The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.
“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”
Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions. Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme […]
On Thursday, Professor Steve Zeidman was a guest on NPR’s On Point discussing the recent deaths of civilians at the hands of the police.
In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.
Professor Steve Zeidman wrote an editorial piece “Is ‘Broken Windows’ Broken? Yes” that ran in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. He argues that this theory subject minority and poor New Yorkers to harassment for no good reason.
The panel discussion explored the legal and social aspects of affirmative action, how it has evolved over time, and how best to conceptualize the work of equality in the future.
Professor Ruthann Robson’s opinion was included in a Guardian article about the reactions of supporters and detractors to the US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. Professor Robson also contributed a post to the London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy, arguing that the US Congress has a number of options for changing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed for Arise America’s segment about the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.
The five men exonerated in the beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, known as the Central Park Five, have settled their wrongful conviction lawsuit for $40 million. Four of the five men are represented by CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore.