NYLS in the News

Bloomberg BNA article, “Child Porn Gets Longer Sentences than Rape, Molestation”

By Jessica DaSilva
July 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Heather Cucolo

Part of that increase fits in with an overall trend in federal sentencing, said Heather Ellis Cucolo, an adjunct professor at New York Law School and director of its Online Mental Disability Law Program. Federal sentencing in general increased over the past two decades, Cucolo said.

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New York Times article, “Bratton, Who Shaped an Era in Policing, Tries to Navigate a Racial Divide”

By Al Baker and J. David Goodman
July 26, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Alumni: Charles Phillips ’93

Mr. Bratton’s schedule also includes regular meetings with his Police Department counsel, Edna Wells Handy, and conversations with Charles Phillips, a board member of the nonprofit Police Foundation and a software executive to whom Mr. Bratton turns for discussions of race in the city. Both are African-American.

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LGBT Law Notes (July 2016)

By Art Leonard
July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

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Summer 2016 LGBT Law Notes Podcast

By Art Leonard
July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

Discussion of: (1) big wins in federal court challenges to Mississippi’s H.B. 1523 that have left the entire law blocked; (2) continuing developments in various federal courts on the question of whether Title VII covers employment discrimination based on sexual orientation; (3) good and bad news for LGBT parents in Maryland, Michigan, and Indiana; and (4) a great ruling in a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health over a categorical Medicaid exclusion for cosmetic surgery in connection with gender transition.

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Concurring Opinions article, “University of Cape Town Disinvites Flemming Rose — Nadine Strossen Dissents”

By Ronald K.L. Collins
July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen

As someone who was honored to deliver the TB Davie Memorial Lecture in 2011, I was inspired by the University of Cape Town’s proud history of defending academic freedom, and its ongoing commitment to doing so, including through this Lecture and the work of the Academic Freedom Committee. I also recall fondly Dr. [Max] Price’s cordial hospitality and  appreciated support for the AFC and the Davie Lecture.

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Inside Higher Ed article, “Speaker Uninvited to Academic Freedom Event”

By Elizabeth Redden
July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor at New York Law School and an immediate past president of the American Civil Liberties Union — and Cape Town’s chosen speaker for the TB Davie lecture in 2011 — wrote in a letter to Price and others at Cape Town that she considers Rose to be “one of the most principled, courageous exemplars of intellectual freedom and freedom of conscience, including freedom for religious and other beliefs …. Of course, I would neutrally defend Mr. Rose’s right to speak at UCT — and the UCT community’s right to hear his ideas — even if I strongly objected to his ideas.

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European Society for Comparative Legal History article, “BOOK: “The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law” by Michael H. Roffer (2015)”

By Flavia Mancini
July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Michael Roffer

Michael H. Roffer explores 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching and often-controversial cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our world—for good or bad.  Offering authoritative context to ancient documents as well as today’s hot-button issues, The Law Book presents a comprehensive look at the rules by which we live our lives.

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The Sparta Independent article, “Law firm launches trial consulting group”

July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Alumni: Andrew Fraser ’88

Andrew Fraser is a lead counsel and instructor for Blue Suit Trial Strategies. He has been listed as a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2006 and National Trial Lawyers NJ Top 100 Trial Lawyer. He received his J.D. from New York Law School and has obtained multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million for clients who had sustained “soft tissue” injuries. He lectures frequently on trial strategy for NJICLE.

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Gay City News article,“Maryland, Michigan Differ on Key Co-Parent Issue Pending In NYS”

By Arthur S. Leonard
July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

 Appellate courts in Maryland and Michigan reached opposing conclusions in decisions announced on July 7 about whether a biological mother’s lesbian partner can seek visitation with the child they were raising together before their relationship broke up.

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Vogue article, “Is it legal for Taylor Swift to sue Kim and Kanye?”

By Francesca Wallace
July 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Ari Waldman

According to California law, for a phone call to be recorded both parties must be aware that they are being recorded. So, if the recording was taken in California where the Kardashian-West’s share a home, Swift would have the law on her side.

“You have to get the consent of all the parties involved,” privacy law expert Ari Ezra Waldman told TIME

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