Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement



Dec 16, 2015

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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Jan 29, 2016

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.

Jan 26, 2016

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...

Jan 26, 2016

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.

Jan 22, 2016

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.)

Jan 22, 2016

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

Jan 21, 2016

"We can help international LL.M. students become lawyers who understand the dynamics of transactions, brand protection, and challenging intellectual property issues in the states and in the global market."

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