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 […]
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.
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.
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.
In its article about President Obama’s plan to put limits on the NSA, Ars Technica quotes Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson:
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.
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.
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.
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to Ars Technica about a new report that examines whether the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs stop terrorists.
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.
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, 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 […]
Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the legal policing of women’s headscarves on WOMEN=BOOKS, the blog of Women’s Review of Books. She writes, A preoccupation with a woman’s underlying rationale for wearing a headscarf accords with many legal doctrines, but it should alarm us as feminists. Whenever the law seeks to apportion rights to women based […]
Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann was interviewed on Legalese It!, a HuffPost Live program covering the top legal stories on Friday, December 6. Professor Borgmann weighed in on the issue of Supreme Court Justices doing their own internet research to find facts not contained in the trial record. The discussion of this issue starts 12 minutes and […]
Recently, Washington and Lee University School of Law hosted the symposium “Roe at 40 – The Controversy Continues”. Professor Caitlin Borgmann delivered a keynote address, offering a pro-choice perspective. Watch Professor Borgmann’s presentation “Untying the Moral Knot of the Abortion”. Professor Borgmann has litigated reproductive rights cases and has also spoken and written widely about reproductive […]
Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In recognition of this day, Professor Julie Goldscheid’s forthcoming article, “Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative Reform,” is featured as the daily read on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog.
Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Bautista, the longtime personal confidante and personal secretary to former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. “District Attorney […]
Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Arizona’s attempt to get the Supreme Court to reinstate its denial of Medicaid funding for reproductive health services, like cancer and STD screenings and contraception, to any provider that also provides privately funded abortions.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Albuquerque’s upcoming abortion ballot initiative.
A Huffington Post article about the Supreme Court’s decision in the EPIC case cites Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson.
CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson spoke with the Wall Street Journal about a new report from the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession, where she is chair of the Committee on Unmet Legal Needs.