NYLS in the News

Coin Desk, “American Banker Conference: Lines Drawn in Blockchain Debate”

By Pete Rizzo
July 28, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Houman Shadab
Subject: American Banker Conference

“American Banker’s second annual digital currencies conference was also its first to put an equal emphasis on the emerging opportunities posed by bitcoin’s distributed ledger, the blockchain. This friction surrounding the idea that certain parties in the industry are attempting to separate bitcoin’s speculative currency from its digital ledger again created sparks in the panel including Krellenstein; Silbert; Swanson; and New York Law School’s Houman Shadab.”

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Chalkbeat New York, “Reflecting on his own education, Buery advises charter students”

By Stephanie Snyder
July 27, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Projects: The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice
Subject: Charter Schools

“When Samantha Pugh walked into City Hall last week, the principal was as giddy as the two 14-year-olds she arrived with. Deputy Mayor Richard Buery sat down with Samantha Pugh, the principal of the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice, to answer questions asked by the Bronx school’s inaugural class at City Hall last week.”

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News BTC, “Winklevoss Twins Hoping to Nationalize their Bitcoin Exchange”

By Gola Yashu
July 27, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Houman Shadab
Subject: Bitcoin

“Internet entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss has filed an application to register their upcoming Bitcoin exchange in New York. A chartered trust company, as New York Law School Professor, Professor Houman B Shadab, further explained, is a company that has powers to act like banks.

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The New York Times, “Evicting a Family of Urban Raccoons”

By Ronda Kaysen
July 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Lucas A. Ferrara
Subject: Animal Control

“Ask Real Estate is a weekly column that answers questions from across the New York region. Submit yours to realestateqa@nytimes.com. ‘Staying beyond the expiration of a free-market lease is risky business,’ said Lucas A. Ferrara, a Manhattan real estate lawyer and an adjunct professor at New York Law School.”

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Reuters, “Winklevoss twins file paperwork to operate Gemini bitcoin exchange”

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
July 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Houman Shadab
Subject: Bitcoin

“Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss earlier this week filed paperwork to operate a bitcoin exchange called Gemini for both individual and institutional investors in New York state, a spokeswoman said on Friday. A trust company is a type of financial institution technically different from a bank, according to a blog by Houman Shadab, an expert on bitcoin regulations and a professor at the New York Law School.”

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Gay City News, “European Court Orders Italy to Create Same-Sex Partnerships”

By Arthur Leonard
July 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Same-Sex Partnerships in Italy

“A seven-judge chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that Italy’s failure to adopt a legal structure for same-sex relationships, such as a civil union or registered partnership similar to those in Austria and Germany, violates Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, a treaty to which 47 European countries are signatories.”

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Gay City News, “Federal Court Applies Labor Relations Statute to Trans Job Claim”

By Arthur Leonard
July 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Labor Relations Statute

“A unanimous three-judge panel of the Manhattan-based US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a transgender man’s federal employment discrimination lawsuit, which was earlier dismissed by Southern District of New York Chief Judge Loretta Preska.”

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Gay City News, “EEOC Says Gays Protected Employment Against Discrimination”

By Arthur Leonard
July 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Gay Rights

“In a complete turnaround, the federal agency that enforces Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act has, for the first time, ruled the federal ban on employment discrimination because of sex includes discrimination against somebody because they are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.”

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Gay City News, “Appeals Court Tosses Out City’s Adult Business Zoning”

By Arthur Leonard
July 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Adult Uses Zoning Ordinance

“Introducing a significant new chapter into a two-decade legal saga dating back to the Giuliani administration, the Manhattan-based First Department of the New York State Appellate Division has ruled that the city’s controversial 1995 adult uses zoning ordinance, as amended in 2001, violates the US Constitution’s First Amendment free speech guarantee.”

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Gay City News, “For the First Time, Wide-Ranging LGBT Equality Bill Reaches Congress”

By Arthur Leonard
July 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights

“The Equality Act, introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island on July 23, is the first truly comprehensive federal measure attempting to provide legal equality for LGBT people in the United States.”

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