Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Prof. David Rudenstine's Op-Ed in Orlando Sentinel: Horrible Choices Don't Make Us More Secure

Orlando Sentinel - After the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., late last year, one might have a powerful inclination to give a green light to government surveillance hoping that such surveillance would detect terrorist plots before more people are murdered.

Prof. Felix Wu Speaks to Bloomberg Radio on the Expiration of the 'Safe Harbor' Agreement

Felix Wu, a law professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and Donald Aplin, managing editor for privacy and data security for Bloomberg Law, discuss the expiration of the "safe harbor" agreement between the United States and the European Union.

Prof. Marci Hamilton in The Dickinson Press: Lists of Accused ND Priests Still Under Wraps

The Dickinson Press - "The problem is that the vast majority of survivors need into their, really, adulthood to be able to come forward. The average age is about age 42, so the current numbers in North Dakota keep out most of the victims," said Hamilton...

Prof. Ekow Yankah in the Associated Press - Experts: Activists' Indictment Shows Disapproval of Videos

ABC News/Associated Press - "It's really citizens scolding what they thought was a political investigation. Look at what they indicted them on," said Ekow N. Yankah, a law professor at the Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Prof. Deborah Pearlstein in The New Yorker: Is Obama Serious About Closing Guantánamo?

The New Yorker - In earlier times, Congress did not interfere with Administration plans to release Nazis, Viet Cong, or, more recently, war-on-terror prisoners held in Iraq. (Professor Deborah Pearlstein, of Cardozo Law, has given a thorough account of this history.)

Prof. Julie Suk in Reuters: U.N. Brain Trust to Tackle Unleashing Women's Economic Power

Reuters - "The real challenge will be whether or not having more women's representation in decision-making positions trickles down to actual on-the-ground economic empowerment for women in all levels of society." - Prof. Julie Suk

Prof. Anthony Sebok Quoted in Forbes: The Next Great Investment Idea? Somebody Else's Lawsuit

Forbes - Schwadron, who fashions himself a crusader as well as an entrepreneur, invokes legal academics like Anthony Sebok of Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School, who contends insurance companies have too much bargaining power. Lending money to individual plaintiffs, the argument goes, allows them to hold out for fatter settlements.

Immigration Justice Clinic Files Lawsuit Accusing Federal Agencies of Failing to Provide Information on Deportation Program

BuzzFeed News - The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York City by NDLON, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (AAAJ-ALC), and the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Cardozo School of Law.

Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky in Salon: New Orleans Faces a 'Constitutional Crisis'

Salon - “The right to counsel is an empty constitutional promise without adequate funding,” emails Cardozo School of Law professor and ethics expert Ellen Yaroshefsky, who testified in November on behalf of the defenders.