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Archive for February, 2014


New Report on Remedies for Criminalized Human Trafficking Victims Released

February 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY – February 24, 2014 – At any given time, an estimated 20.9 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. Of these, an estimated 4.5 million are trafficked into the sex trade.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Legal Implications of Tracking Devices

February 20, 2014

Ars Technica reports on TraqCloud, a new electronic product that combines a GPS tracker with a GSM-based radio for real-time location reporting. Using this type of tracker against a romantic or business partner has now become more feasible, due to lowered cost. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted about the legality of this product. She […]

Prof. Robson Discusses “Dressing Constitutionally” on Book Beat Podcast

February 12, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was featured on the CUNY Book Beat podcast, discussing her book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Prof. Steve Zeidman in NYLJ on “Quality-of-Life” Policing and Equal Protection

February 7, 2014

In a column in today’s New York Law Journal, Professor Steve Zeidman discusses “quality-of-life” policing and equal protection. He writes, As pernicious as rampant stops-and-frisks may be, they pale in comparison to quality-of-life arrests. These arrests often result in a host of impenetrable and permanent negative consequences, including deportation, eviction and ineligibility for various loans […]

Prof. Borgmann on Examining Facts Underlying Abortion Legislation

February 6, 2014

In a short “Reaction” commentary on the Harvard Law Review, Professor Caitlin Borgmann argues that the courts need to do a better job of closely examining the facts underlying abortion legislation and that they can do so under the governing undue burden standard.

Katherine Gallagher (’00) Discusses UN Findings on Sexual Misconduct by Priests on PBS Newshour

February 6, 2014

Katherine Gallagher ( ’00), senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discussed the findings in a United Nations report on how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests on the PBS Newshour. Watch the segment here

Melanie Hart Joins CUNY Law as Director of the Community Legal Resource Network and External Affairs

February 3, 2014

Melanie F. Hart has joined the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law as the new director of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and External Affairs.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) Wins Student-Activist’s Release from Grand Jury Detention

February 3, 2014

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) secured the release of a man jailed eight months for refusing to appear before a federal grand jury on the ground that the man, Gerald Koch, would continue to resist no matter how long he is incarcerated.