NYLS in the News

US Telecom, “Seniors’ Growing Embrace of the Internet.”

By Anne Veigle
April 09, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS's Charles Davidson
Subject: Seniors Embracing the Internet

“From connecting with loved ones to performing jobs and accessing information, the Internet has tangible benefits for seniors just as it does for younger generations of Americans. In fact, these technology-based skills are important for the millions of Americans age 65 and older who continue to work in some capacity as profiled by CNBC.”

This news also appeared in Brookings.

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Gay City News, “This Week Marriage Equality Litigation Amps Up to Full Throttle.”

By Arthur Leonard
April 09, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Marriage Equality

“As anticipation builds for the first federal appellate arguments on marriage equality since last June’s Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act’s ban on federal recognition of legal same-sex marriages, new developments in litigation efforts across the nation continue to pile up.”

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The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, “New York Law School Launches Institute For In-House Counsel.”

April 09, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS's Institute for In-House Counsel
Subject: Institute for In-House Counsel Conference

This news also appeared in Corporate CounselLaw 360Above the Law and Law.com.

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NYS Court of Appeals, “Palladino v. CNY Centro.”

April 08, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Adjunct Mitchell Rubinstein
Subject: Quoted in Case

Mitchell Rubinstein’s article, Union Immunity from Suit in New York, 2 NYU J. L. & Bus. 641, 649 (2006) was quoted and cited by the NYS Court of Appeals,  Palladino v. CNY Centro, ___N.Y.3d___(April 8, 2014).

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Al Jazeera America’s “The Inside Story.”

April 08, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Ari Ezra Waldman
Subject: Firing of Mozilla CEO

Ari Waldman appeared on Al Jazeera America’s “The Inside Story” to discuss the recent firing of Brendan Eich as Mozilla CEO. 

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Gay City News, “How the US Second Circuit Decided the NYC Churches in Schools Case.”

By Arthur Leonard
April 08, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: NYC Churches in School Case

“Ruling in a long-running case that may not yet be at an end, a federal appeals panel has found that a New York City policy barring the rental of public school space for ‘religious worship services’ does not violate the First Amendment.”

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The New York Press Association, “2013 Better Newspaper Contest.”

April 08, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Best Newspaper Contest

Arthur Leonard was mentioned in The New York Press Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest, their annual awards for local and community newspapers. First place under the category of “Coverage of Religion”  was awarded to Gay City News, New York, writers Andy Humm, Duncan Osborne, Arthur Leonard and Paul Schindler. 

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1320 WILS Michigan Talk Radio, “Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen.”

April 07, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Capital City Recap

Robert Blecker featured on “Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen.” 

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle, ’Color of Justice’ Program Presented at Brooklyn Criminal Court.”

By Charisma Miller
April 07, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS's Paula Edgar
Subject: 'Color of Justice' Program

“The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) joined with legal research company LexisNexis to present ‘Color of Justice,’ a program created by NAWJ and designed to expose high school girls to courts and the legal system with the hope of encouraging them to attend law school and/or pursue careers in the law. The ‘Law as a Career — Preparing the Way’ panel was included law students and practicing attorneys, including Paula T. Edgar, Esq,, chief diversity officer and admissions specialist at New York Law School.”

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The New York Times, “Punishment Needs to Be Punishment.”

By Robert Blecker
April 06, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Punishment

“Here’s the current constitutional strategy to ban capital punishment under the Eighth Amendment: Persuade the United States Supreme Court that society’s ‘evolving standards of decency’ have culminated in a national consensus opposing the death penalty. Point to a uniform direction of change: Six states have recently abolished capital punishment; none have newly adopted it. Opinion polls show a drop in public support, confirmed by a declining number of death sentences issued and carried out. Point out that European democracies that ‘share our values’ have eliminated their death penalty. (Ignore the fact that European elites banned capital punishment in the teeth of overwhelming public support for it that continues to this day.) Meanwhile press state legislatures to appoint abolitionist ‘study commissions,’ then follow their pre-ordained recommendations, until fewer than 25 states retain death as punishment. By that point, a fifth newly appointed justice will join the current abolitionist four, and a bare majority may rule that ‘decency’ has truly ‘evolved’ to the point where a genuine American ‘consensus’ now exists that a punishment of death violates human dignity and thus also the Eighth Amendment.”

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