NYLS in the News

Bitcoin News, “NYPAY Hosts Event on Cryptocurrencies and Regulation at Deloitte.”

By Sid Kalla
March 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Houman Shadab
Subject: Bitcoin

The Cryptocurrencies and Regulation panel was hosted by a well-known roster of people. The expert panel included David Landsman, Executive Director of the National Money Transmitters Association; Houman Shadab, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law at the New York Law School; and Ron Quaranta, CEO of Digital Currency Labs. The panel was led by George Peabody of Glenbrook Partners.

 

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New York State Bar Association, “State Bar Names David L. Ferstendig Editor of New York State Law Digest.”

By Christina Couto
March 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty David L. Ferstendig
Subject: New York State Law Digest, New York State Bar Association

David L. Ferstendig, an expert on New York civil practice and procedure, has been named editor of the New York State Law Digest.

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Gay City News, “Puerto Rico Urges Reversal of Anti-Marriage Equality Ruling.”

By Arthur Leonard
March 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights

In an unusual turnabout, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which to date had been defending its ban on licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages in response to a suit brought by Lambda Legal, is now urging the First Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a district court ruling that dismissed the challenge.

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Gay City News, “NJ Bias Law Ruling Could Impact Dharun Ravi’s Conviction.”

By Arthur Leonard
March 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights

A unanimous ruling by New Jersey’s Supreme Court striking down part of the state’s Bias Intimidation Law has implications for some of the charges on which Dharun Ravi was convicted in the wake of the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University freshman who was Ravi’s dormitory roommate.

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Crain’s New York Business, “Poor job prospects, huge debt. Why in the world would anyone want to go to law school?”

By Judith Messina
March 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

Dean and President Anthony Crowell
Subject: Law Schools

“It’s giving students opportunities to work on issues that are going to make an impact immediately on communities in New York,” said New York Law School Dean Anthony Crowell.

 

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Gay City News, “Gender Identity Bias Claim Can Go Forward Under Obamacare.”

By Arthur Leonard
March 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights

Deciding an important issue under the federal Affordable Care Act for the first time, Minnesota US District Judge Susan Richard Nelson denied a motion by a Minneapolis area hospital and its emergency physicians to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a transgender man claiming the defendants violated the ACA because “he received worse care because of his status as a transgender man.”

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Filipino Reporter, “New York City Council Initiative Ensuring All Unaccompanied Minors in NYC Have Lawyers.”

By The Council of the City of New York Office of Communications
March 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson
Subject: Immigration, Safe Passage

“Safe Passage Project, a pro bono mentoring project jumped in last August to expand its work at the immigration court from one day a month to one day a week. Without the City Council’s support and that of Robin Hood Foundation, the Project could not have met the needs of unrepresented immigrant children,” said Lenni B. Benson, Director of the Safe Passage Project. “With the support we were able to host over twenty free trainings and happily more than 2,000 attorneys participated in one of our trainings on how to provide pro bono representation to immigrant youth. We are thrilled to mentor and expand the pool of excellent attorneys who will be meeting the needs of these unaccompanied youth.”

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My San Antonio, “Let private enterprise build broadband networks.”

By Lindsay Lewis
March 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Charles M. Davidson and Michael J. Santorelli
Subject: Broadband, Communications, FCC

Unfortunately, studies show that the government-run broadband is about as efficient as the local DMV office. It has been tried and, for the most part, taxpayers ended up losing.  Charles M. Davidson and Michael J. Santorelli of New York Law School recently studied 10 such networks, concluding that most of the networks are awash in debt and either dragging down their communities or being sold off at losses.

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New York Times, “A Test of Free Speech and Bias, Served on a Plate From Texas.”

By Adam Liptak
March 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Nadine Strossen
Subject: U.S. Supreme Court, First Amendment

A brief from the libertarian Cato Institute, the satirist P. J. O’Rourke and three prominent advocates for free expression — Martin Garbus, Nat Hentoff and Nadine Strossen — urged the court to protect caustic speech at a time when it is under attack around the world. “It would be offensive to the First Amendment to allow Texas to tell us what is offensive,” the brief said.

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Gay City News, “Grindr Not Liable for Hook-Up With Underage User.”

By Arthur Leonard
March 19, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights

A gay man’s attempt to hold Grindr responsible for his arrest and prosecution for sex with a minor was cut short on March 13 when a federal judge in New Jersey ruled that an “interactive computer service” provider enjoys statutory immunity from liability for harm resulting from content third parties post to its service.

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