NYLS in the News

Coin Desk, “CFTC Commissioner: Market Manipulation Could Shape Bitcoin’s Future.”

By Pete Rizzo
January 08, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Houman Shadab
Subject: Bitcoin

As noted by New York Law School professor Houman Shadab, author of one of the more comprehensive papers addressing bitcoin and the derivatives market, the CEA classifies commodities into three categories: agricultural commodities, such as soybean and wheat; excluded commodities, such as prices and price indices; and exempt commodities, a catch-all term that includes precious metals.

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Gay City News, “No Religious Out for Firefighters Staffing Engine in Pride Parade.”

By Arthur Leonard
January 08, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights; Employment Law

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that two Providence firefighters with religious objections to homosexuality did not enjoy a First Amendment right to decline an assignment to staff a fire truck participating in the that city’s LGBT Pride Parade.

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Gay City News, “Biological Mom Who Won Child Support Can’t Deny Visitation.”

By Arthur Leonard
January 08, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Arthur Leonard
Subject: Family Law

A unanimous state appeals court panel has ruled that a birth mother who successfully sued her former same-sex partner for child support cannot now argue the partner lacks standing to seek visitation rights with the child.

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Gay City News, “Lesbian Palimony Claim Can Proceed in Illinois.”

By Arthur Leonard
January 08, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Palimony

The Appellate Court of Illinois has found that a state court judge who is a physician’s former same-sex partner can assert an unjust enrichment legal claim — that is, a palimony claim — to seek compensation for her financial contributions toward both the home they shared and the physician’s professional practice. The court’s December 19 opinion found that legislative and common law developments in recent decades rendered obsolete a 1979 Illinois Supreme Court decision that barred such lawsuits between former unmarried partners.

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Coin Telegraph, “Think Tank Launches To Educate Lawmakers and the Media on Blockchain Technologies.”

By Alyssa Hertig
January 06, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Houman Shadab
Subject: Blockchain

Fellows at the think tank also include New York Law School Professor Houman B. Shadab and Start Bitcoin founder Elizabeth Stark.

Additional coverage at Coin Desk.

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New York Law Journal, “Right to Counsel in Housing Court Is Right Thing to Do.”

By Emily Jane Goodman
January 06, 2015

 

 

 

 

Impact Center for Public Interest Law
Subject: Right to Counsel; Housing Court

When Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman spoke recently at a conference, he referred to the “right to counsel” in housing cases where eviction is the end game as “magic words.”

“What can be more important than a roof over our heads?” he posed, while speaking about “the most vulnerable and people of modest means” who are now seeking a “Civil Gideon.” The term is, of course, a nod to Gideon v. Wainwright, the 50-year-old guarantee of counsel in criminal cases. But in his remarks at New York Law School, Lippman was loud and clear in saying, “legal representation for the poor fighting in the housing arena is fundamental to equal justice.”

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PodBean, “January Lesbian/Gay Law Notes.”

By Arthur Leonard
January 01, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights

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Big Think, “To Travel Like a CIA Agent, Keep Your Story Simple.”

By Orion Jones
December 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Nadine Strossen
Subject: Privacy; Secrecy in Government

In her Big Think interview, Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, takes up the issue of secrecy in government. At a time when many are critical of executive overreach, Strossen encourages more scrutiny of the Congress.

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Wall Street Journal, “Landlords Claim Court Bias in Favor of Tenants.”

By Josh Barbanel
December 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Impact Center for Public Interest Law
Subject: Right to Counsel; Housing Court

“In the landlord-tenant area, they have been giving much more serious consideration to arguments that were overlooked over the years,” said Andrew Scherer, a tenant advocate and author of a landlord-tenant practice manual and policy director at the Impact Center for Public Interest at New York Law School. “They are rendering solid, objective decisions.”

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PsychiatryOnline, “Some Prosecutors Said to Unfairly Target Those With Mental Illness.”

By Aaron Levin
December 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Michael Perlin
Subject: Mental Illness

Mental disability, prosecutorial misconduct, and the death penalty are a grim triad in the mind of Michael Perlin, J.D., a professor of law at New York Law School and director of its Online Mental Disability Law Program.

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