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Archive for January, 2014

Judith C. McCarthy (’91) Selected as Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

January 31, 2014

The Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has selected Judith C. McCarthy (’91) to serve as a magistrate judge for a term of eight years. She will serve on the bench at the Charles L. Brieant United States Courthouse in White Plains. Ms. McCarthy […]

Mayor de Blasio Announces Settlement of Historic Racial Profiling Case in which Prof. Jonathan Moore is one of Lead Counsel

January 31, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced settlement of the Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk lawsuit, in which Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is one of two lead counsel, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Brad Parker on 5th Anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

January 30, 2014

Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, five years later, on the toll of Israel’s January 2008 military offensive in Gaza and the effects of the subsequent fact-finding mission of the UN Human Rights Council.

Paula Edgar Receives Woman of Inspiration Award

January 29, 2014

Paula Edgar (’06) is being recognized by Ms. JD for its first Woman of Inspiration Award.

Prof. Ruthann Robson on Upcoming Supreme Court Cases About the “Contraceptive Mandate”

January 23, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson wrote a piece for the London School of Economics Blog discussing the pending Supreme Court cases in which corporations challenge the so-called contraceptive mandate in Obamacare on religious grounds.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Obama’s Reforms to NSA

January 23, 2014

In its article about President Obama’s plan to put limits on the NSA, Ars Technica quotes Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson:

Daily News Reports Prof. Moore’s remarks on Central Park Five Settlement Discussions

January 22, 2014

The New York Daily News reports that lawyers for plaintiffs and the City of New York said at a court hearing that settlement discussions are taking place in a decade-long federal civil rights lawsuit brought by five men exonerated in the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989.

NY Times Reports Comments by Fahd Ahmed (’08) on New Justice Department Profiling Rules

January 17, 2014

The New York Times front page report on U.S. Justice Department plans to strengthen rules on discriminatory profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender, and sexual orientation unless actually relevant to an investigation, included comments by CUNY Law graduate Fahd Ahmed (’08).

Prof. Moore in $18 Million Right to Protest Settlement

January 16, 2014

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore’s photo appears at the top of the front page of the New York Law Journal article reporting that the City of New York will pay $18 million to settle multiple cases brought by thousands of demonstrators wrongfully arrested during anti-war protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

Muhammad Faridi (’07) Receives Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

January 15, 2014

Muhammad U. Faridi (’07) of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP will receive the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the New York State Bar Association at the annual meeting in late January 2014. The award honors a young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding service to both the community and legal profession. Read More

Zoe Rawson (’07) on LA’s New Approach to Discipline in School

January 15, 2014

Alumna Zoe Rawson (’07) is quoted in a recent NPR story about new policies that have been enacted in Los Angeles schools to “take a less punitive approach” to common misbehavior in elementary and middle school. According to the article, “students under the age of 13 will no longer be subject to school police citations […]

Prof. Chernoff on Fair Cross-Section Challenges

January 14, 2014

Professor Nina Chernoff’s new article “The 16 Things Every Defense Attorney Should Know About Fair Cross-Section Challenges,” co-authored with Joseph B. Kadane, is the lead article in the December 2013 issue of Champion, from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Camille Massey Appointed as Founding Executive Director of Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law

January 14, 2014

L. Camille Massey, J.D., has been named the Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Efficacy of NSA Surveillance Program

January 13, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to Ars Technica about a new report that examines whether the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs stop terrorists.

BBC Features Prof. Robson & “Dressing Constitutionally”

January 9, 2014

In its article “The Secret History of Fashion Laws,” the BBC features Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson and her latest book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy From Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Cesar Vargas (’11) on California Ruling Regarding Immigration Status and Legal Careers

January 9, 2014

A recent New York Daily News article reports on the decision of the California State Supreme Court to allow Sergio Garcia, who entered the U.S. illegally as a teen and has passed the California Bar Exam, to be admitted to the bar.

Prof. Borgmann Speaks on Arizona’s Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

January 7, 2014

A recent New York Times article reports on a three-year surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half U.S. states that has altered the landscape for abortion access. Advocates for both sides are preparing for new political campaigns and court battles that could significantly change the accessibility of abortion for American women. Professor Caitlin Borgmann […]

Judge Jenny Rivera Speaks on Her Experiences at the Court of Appeals

January 7, 2014

Judge Jenny Rivera, a former professor at CUNY School of Law, who was appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals last February, was recently interviewed by the New York Law Journal about her experiences on the court so far and her journey to the bench. Read the full New York Law Journal interview […]

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