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Melanie Hart Joins CUNY Law as Director of the Community Legal Resource Network and External Affairs

February 3, 2014

Melanie F. Hart has joined the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law as the new director of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and External Affairs.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) Wins Student-Activist’s Release from Grand Jury Detention

February 3, 2014

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) secured the release of a man jailed eight months for refusing to appear before a federal grand jury on the ground that the man, Gerald Koch, would continue to resist no matter how long he is incarcerated.

Judith C. McCarthy (’91) Selected as Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

January 31, 2014

The Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has selected Judith C. McCarthy (’91) to serve as a magistrate judge for a term of eight years. She will serve on the bench at the Charles L. Brieant United States Courthouse in White Plains. Ms. McCarthy […]

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.

Brad Parker on 5th Anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

January 30, 2014

Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, five years later, on the toll of Israel’s January 2008 military offensive in Gaza and the effects of the subsequent fact-finding mission of the UN Human Rights Council.

Paula Edgar Receives Woman of Inspiration Award

January 29, 2014

Paula Edgar (’06) is being recognized by Ms. JD for its first Woman of Inspiration Award.

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.

NY Times Reports Comments by Fahd Ahmed (’08) on New Justice Department Profiling Rules

January 17, 2014

The New York Times front page report on U.S. Justice Department plans to strengthen rules on discriminatory profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender, and sexual orientation unless actually relevant to an investigation, included comments by CUNY Law graduate Fahd Ahmed (’08).