Friday, the U.N. Committee Against Torture (“Committee”) strongly criticized the United States for state laws and policies that result in the incarceration of youth under 18 in adult jails and prisons under conditions that endanger their safety and well-being.
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.
The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.
In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.
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.”
Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.
Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise to a New York Times article “Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo”.
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.