Jun 16, 2016

Dean Melanie Leslie’s paper in issue 31 of the Wisconsin Law Review (2000), “The Costs of Confidentiality and the Purpose of Privilege,” was cited by the New York Court of Appeals in its June 9, 2016 decision concerning Ambac Assur. Corp. v Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.


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Mar 15, 2016

The Nation - He was celebrated because he used his position as a Supreme Court justice to mobilize conservatives—but his views were antithetical to what is most enduring about American legal and political aspirations.

Mar 14, 2016

Crain's New York - The most troubling piece of this law is its temporary-closing-order provision. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says he will reevaluate the use of this practice, which lets the city ask a judge to close a premises without notice to the affected parties.

Feb 9, 2016

The New York Times - When crack hit America in the mid-1980s, for African-Americans, to borrow from Ta-Nehisi Coates, civilization fell.

Nov 6, 2015

The New York Times - Deborah Pearlstein, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, wrote that Mr. Obama might not want to create such a precedent. “Which does the president think is more important?” she wrote. “The strategic importance of closing Guantánamo on his watch? Or the structural, historical importance of holding the line on the expansion of presidential power in the United States?”

Oct 14, 2015

The New Yorker - Two weeks ago, as Americans were settling into the harvest comfort of football Saturdays, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in the antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The decision drew blood on both sides.

Sep 30, 2015

The Fiscal Times - Yet the biggest winners under Trump’s plan would be, well, people just like Trump: America’s richest citizens. That’s because he’s proposing a big reduction in income taxes for married couples earning at least $300,000, as well as a plan to eliminate the estate tax, which only kicks in at about $10 million per couple, said Edward Zelinsky, a law professor at the Cardozo School of Law, who specializes in tax issues.

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