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Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment?

April 13, 2015

In a new article, “Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment,” Professor Rebecca Bratspies writes, “Just as a healthy environment can contribute to the enjoyment of human rights, there is a growing sense that environmental degradation and climate change have ‘generally negative effects on the realization of human rights.’ Thus, there is a growing sense that the goal of realizing human rights necessarily entails protecting the environment.”

Prof. Borgmann Comments on New Abortion Law in Arizona

April 6, 2015

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise in reproductive rights law to a recent US News & World Report article, “Arizona Abortion Law Pushes Boundaries of What Providers Must Tell Patients.”

Distinguished Prof. Robson Comments on Recent Religious Freedom Laws

April 2, 2015

Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in a recent VICE News article, “How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws.”

Prof. Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) Receive ABA’s 20/20 Vision Awards

April 1, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.

Prof. Rossein on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

March 26, 2015

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.

Prof. Jeffrey Kirchmeier on the Legacy of Lynching, Racial Terror, and the Death Penalty

March 19, 2015

“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”

Prof. Goldscheid Testifies on Compensation Programs for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

March 17, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.

CUNY Law and Sorensen Center Host Women Confronting ISIS Symposium

March 16, 2015

The Women Confronting ISIS symposium, held at CUNY Law on March 6, provided an opportunity for people concerned about the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact of women to come together and strategize about responses to this human rights crisis.

Prof. Doug Cox on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email

March 13, 2015

Professor Douglas Cox has been quoted by Time, The Hill, and PolitiFact about the recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state.

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

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