NYLS in the News

Towleroad, “The Most Dangerous Line in the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling.”

By Ari Ezra Waldman
July 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Ari Ezra Waldman
Subject: Hobby Lobby Ruling

“The most dangerous line in the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby doesn’t come until page 46. It reads as follows:

The principal dissent raises the possibility that discrimination in hiring, for example on the basis of race, might be cloaked as religious practice to escape legal sanction. Our decision today provides no such shield. The Government has a compelling interest in providing an equal opportunity to participate in the workforce without regard to race, and prohibitions on racial discrimination are precisely tailored to achieve that critical goal.

That doesn’t sound too bad; indeed, it is probably one of the few statements in Justice Alito’s opinion that many of us would endorse.

Its danger, particularly to the LGBT community, rests in what is not said.”

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Gay City News, “Obama Stand-Up Guy on Religious Exemptions, But Questions Remain.”

By Arthur Leonard
July 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Religious Exemptions

“When White House officials went public on July 18 with news that President Barack Obama would, three days later, issue his executive order barring sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by the federal government,advocates were cheered by word that no religious exemptions would be added to the terms of a longstanding executive order prohibiting discrimination on other grounds, including race, religion, and sex. In the weeks leading up to the president’s action, he faced calls from religious conservatives and congressional Republicans to condition his order on the right of at least some contractors to opt out based on their religious beliefs regarding homosexuality.”

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NY Daily News, “New York Law School’s Safe Passage Project Helps Immigrant Children Navigate the Immigration System.”

By Albor Ruiz
July 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson & Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigrants

“Watching how racist, grossly opportunistic politicians have turned the humanitarian tragedy of the Central American border children into a despicable hate fest is a terribly sad spectacle. To see how instead of offering them the protection of the world’s richest, most powerful country, these so-called leaders are tripping over each other to expel these innocents without regard for existing laws or the consequences to them, is moral misery at its worst. Fortunately, what is neither sad nor ridiculous, but uplifting and heartwarming, is the work of the Safe Passage Project at New York Law School.”

Lenni Benson and Safe Passage Project were also mentioned in “Evidence Mounts of a Manufactured Border Crisis.” [Right Side News]

 

Safe Passage Project was  mentioned in “How You Can Help Undocumented Kids Without Leaving Your Computer” [The Daily Dot] and “For Child Migrants In Court, Access to a Lawyer Depends on Chance.” [International Business Times]

 

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The Gleaner, “Moral Authority or Not… US Must Save Jamaicans From Themselves.”

By Ian Boyne
July 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Book Review

“An excellent book which details the evolution of international law and foreign-policy practice, in favour of humanitarianism instead of state sovereignty, is law professor Ruti Teitel’s Humanity’s Law (2011). Another excellent work I recommend is Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century (2011), edited by the scholar Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann.”

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Gay City News, “Florida State Trial Judge Nixes Marriage Ban.”

By Arthur Leonard
July 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Marriage Ban

“A state trial judge in Key West has ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. On July 17, Judge Luis M. Garcia ruled that Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin must issue a marriage license to Aaron R. Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who have been a couple for 11 years. The judge wrote he was giving Heavilin until July 22 to comply ‘in consideration of the Clerk of Court’s anticipated rise in activity, and preparation thereof.’”

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OUP Blog, “What Are the Most Important Issues in International Criminal Justice Today?”

July 17, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: International Criminal Justice

“The central issue confronting international criminal justice today is: at what level of governance should issues of global justice be decided? This question is confronted by the International Criminal Court but also more broadly as a global matter where there are evolving norms of universality which mean that serious crimes can be prosecuted in a number of jurisdictions, domestic, i.e. where the crime may have occurred but also in other countries where there are other ties, such as the nationality of victims, etc., or another nexus.”

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Real Estate Weekly, “Joining AREW a Wise Strategy for Career Growth.”

By Erin Bond
July 17, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS's Erin Bond
Subject: Real Estate

“In the competitive New York City market, whatever your profession, if you’re in the real estate industry, being a member of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW) is like having the world’s best pair of track shoes. We not only keep you in the race with programs, events and opportunities, we focus on keeping you steps ahead of the competition. Often, when giving ‘how to succeed’ advice, high-level executives recommend joining a real estate association.”

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Univision, “Abogados Que Representan a Ninos en la Frontera.”

July 16, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson & Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigrants

Abogados voluntarios ofrecen su ayuda para representar a los niños detenidos en la frontera.

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Humanity Journal, “Justice, Charity or Alibi? Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and ‘Humanity Law.’”

By Bronwyn Leebaw
July 15, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Book Review

“In his classic commentary on the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross, Jean Pictet argued that ‘legal justice’ differs profoundly from charity. ‘Justice rewards each person according to his rights,’ he wrote, and to judge is to ‘separate the good from the bad, the just from the unjust.’ Charity, in contrast, ‘is the mainspring of immediate action by an individual in the face of a stricken victim’ and ‘gives to each according to his suffering.’”

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Gay City News, “Amidst Developments Unfolding in Courtrooms Across Colorado, Same-Sex Couples Marry in Boulder, Denver, Pueblo.”

By Arthur Leonard
July 14, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Colorado Marriage Equality

In a complex jumble of legal proceedings that suggests a growing consensus that marriage equality is inevitable in Colorado, one county judge there has thrown out the state’s ban on marriage by same-sex couples even as he stayed his ruling pending appeal, while a second county judge is refusing to halt marriages there. Even the judge who stayed his gay marriage decision later declined to halt weddings he concluded were not based on his ruling.”

Arthur Leonard’s podcast, “Lesbian/Gay Law Notes Podcast: Summer 2014.” [Le-Gal.org]
He also published the summer issue of his newsletter, “Lesbian/Gay Law Notes.”

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