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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.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Settlement of Historic Racial Profiling Case in which Prof. Jonathan Moore is one of Lead Counsel

January 31, 2014

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.

Prof. Ruthann Robson on Upcoming Supreme Court Cases About the “Contraceptive Mandate”

January 23, 2014

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.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Obama’s Reforms to NSA

January 23, 2014

In its article about President Obama’s plan to put limits on the NSA, Ars Technica quotes Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson:

Daily News Reports Prof. Moore’s remarks on Central Park Five Settlement Discussions

January 22, 2014

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.

Prof. Moore in $18 Million Right to Protest Settlement

January 16, 2014

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.

Prof. Chernoff on Fair Cross-Section Challenges

January 14, 2014

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 Prof. Robson on Efficacy of NSA Surveillance Program

January 13, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to Ars Technica about a new report that examines whether the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs stop terrorists.

BBC Features Prof. Robson & “Dressing Constitutionally”

January 9, 2014

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.

Prof. Borgmann Speaks on Arizona’s Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

January 7, 2014

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 Speaks on Her Experiences at the Court of Appeals

January 7, 2014

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 […]

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013

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 Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Legal Policing of Women’s Headscarves

December 17, 2013

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 […]

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013

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.

Prof. Borgmann Weighs In on Supreme Court Justices Conducting Internet Research

December 9, 2013

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 […]

Professor Borgmann Delivers Keynote Address on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

December 6, 2013

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 […]

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013

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.

Prof. Julie Goldscheid Article on Constitutional and Social Problems of Violence Against “Women” Featured as Daily Read

November 25, 2013

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.

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013

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 […]

Arastu Named to Public Advocate-elect Letitia James Transition Committee

November 25, 2013

Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Arizona Attempt to Deny Medicaid to Clinics Providing Abortions

November 22, 2013

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.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Albuquerque’s Upcoming Abortion Ballot Initiative

November 18, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Albuquerque’s upcoming abortion ballot initiative.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Supreme Court Decision in FISA Case

November 18, 2013

A Huffington Post article about the Supreme Court’s decision in the EPIC case cites Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson.

Dean Michelle Anderson in Wall Street Journal on Alternatives to ‘Big Law’ Jobs

November 15, 2013

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.

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