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.”
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.”
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.”
Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.
Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.
“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.”
Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.
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.
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.
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. […]
Professor Alan White testified this week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about mortgage settlements between the Department of Justice and Citigroup and Bank of America.
Professor Steve Zeidman is one of the signatories of a recent letter to the New York Times urging the city not to heed calls to defund the Bronx Defenders, after two staff attorneys appeared in an anti-police rap video with violent tone.
Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.
Professor Steve Zeidman recently commented on the San Diego Police Department’s practice of reviewing available information to determine which ex-inmates are “prolific offenders” and setting up dragnets in public places they might pass through.
Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on “Bloomberg Law” to discuss the Education Department’s finding that Harvard Law School was in violation of Title IX for its failure to respond adequately to sexual assault reports.
Professor Ruthann Robson wrote an op-ed for the National Law Journal about the role of the U.S. Supreme court in creating “a culture that ignores racism unless it is the product of a particular individual with a bad motive.”
Professor Victor Goode’s letter in a response to an editorial in the New York Times was published. He considers the ethics of wealth.
In the wake of the Eric Garner decision, Professor Steve Zeidman has spoken out on the problems with broken windows policing and the need for a 21st-century approach to policing.
Professor Steve Zeidman spoke to the New York Times about the need for checks when compiling databases for “smart prosecutions” and on why prosecutors should keep a healthy distance from police.
Yesterday, Professor Lisa Davis testified before Congress at a hearing organized by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann wrote the lead op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times about the threat of targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP laws) to abortion facilities.
Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to RH Reality Check about how less-than-sound facts from legislative testimony wind up in front of judges.
Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.
Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”