The New York Times - Jessica A. Roth, a former federal prosecutor who teaches at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, said that because the recommendations of the probation office, the prosecution and the defense can have “an anchoring effect” on a judge, there may be “a strategic benefit” for the defense to seek probation, to try to “set that anchor low.”
The News Tribune - “Assuming it’s true, it’s unethical, a misuse of power and an indictable offense,” said Ellen Yaroshefsky, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. She directs ethics courses within the school and consults on legal ethics for other organizations, including the American Bar Association.
In New York City, an immigration public defender system developed in conjunction with Cardozo Law School and funded by the New York City Council attempts to address this problem by providing legal assistance to detainees through the Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services and the Legal Aid Society.
One continues to see deep frustration on the faces of survivors from all corners of Pennsylvania as the bishops hit high-gear lobbying against the victims’ access to justice through statute of limitations reform.
The plaintiffs were represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union; the law firm Morrison & Foerster, which donated its services in the case; and a prisoners’ rights expert, Alexander A. Reinert, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
NY Daily News - Marci Hamilton, a professor at the Cardozo School of Law, echoed Appel’s criticism of the existing state law. New York ranks among the worst states in the nation when it comes to creating a legal window for abuse survivors, landing in the frightful four with Alabama, Michigan and Mississippi, she said. “It’s really the hall of shame,” said Hamilton.