Format: 2016-02
Dec 30, 2015

New York Daily News - Well, well, well. It is possible for a prosecutor to finally file charges against the once most powerful comedian on earth for aggravated indecent assault. But don’t let the extraordinary news blind us to the bigger story: Politics, the law and male privilege stood in the way of justice for far too long.

Dec 23, 2015

New Amsterdam News - I am ready, and I am able,” Justice Tanya R. Kennedy announced to a throng of admirers in the New York County Courthouse rotunda last Thursday evening. Kennedy had just been sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of the state of New York. Cardozo Dean Melanie Leslie was among the speakers at the event.

Dec 23, 2015

Suleman Malik '16 discussed, as part of an on-air panel of Muslim Americans, politics, religion, civil rights, and his perspective in light of Donald Trump's comments and the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. The story aired on CBS This Morning, CBS News and Face the Nation.

Dec 16, 2015

Nationwide, efforts to eliminate both criminal and civil statutes of limitations on child sex abuse gained momentum in the wake of the scandal at Penn State and more recent allegations by women who said they were drugged years ago by comedian Bill Cosby, said Marci A. Hamilton, a Cardozo School of Law professor leading the national crusade.

Dec 16, 2015

 

Dec 16, 2015

Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement

A lawsuit filed by Professor Alex Reinert, along with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Morrison & Foerster, has led to far-reaching changes in the way state prisons use solitary confinement. The settlement with New York State will reduce the number of inmates held in solitary confinement, eliminate solitary as punishment for all minor violations, limit the duration of most solitary sentences, and increase rehabilitative features in solitary and end most of its dehumanizing aspects.

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