Dean Matthew Diller has announced that Hon. Dianne T. Renwick of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department, will address graduates at Cardozo School of Law’s 35th Commencement Ceremony.
“The Patent Office’s policy of granting companies complete control over portions of our bodies is both morally offensive and a clear violation of the law,” said Daniel B. Ravicher, Executive Director of PUBPAT, which represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
The scholarship is designed to recognize an outstanding, third-year J.D. student who, through the force of individual effort, energy, spirit and initiative, contributes to and/or expands and strengthens student life and community at Cardozo.
Cardozo Law Professor Michelle Adams discusses the upcoming Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could have a far-reaching impact on affirmative action in higher education. Professor Adams is the co-director of the Floerscheimer Center for Democracy. Her research focuses on civil rights, race and gender issues, among other topics in the law.
National Law Journal - Much of the discussion in the media on whether the surviving Boston bombing suspect should have been given Miranda warnings when he was arrested appears to be based on a misconception: that law enforcement officers are required to give suspects the warnings set forth in Miranda v. Arizona and that failure to do so is a violation of the law, at least if the public-safety exception doesn't apply. That is not correct.
Huffington Post - The Marketplace Fairness Act, just approved by the U.S. Senate, is a rare phenomenon: a bill with strong bi-partisan support and an accurate title. The Act would indeed establish fairness in the marketplace by imposing on out-of-state internet and mail order sellers the same sales tax withholding requirements now imposed only on in-state brick-and-mortar businesses.
May 7, 2013 Wall Street Journal - There are few topics on which leading Democratic and Republican voices agree these days. But the recently introduced Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013—which would authorize federal judges to impose prison terms below statutory mandatory minimums in some cases—represents a new bipartisan effort at addressing America's overcrowded prisons and bloated budget. Passage of the act, though, will depend on President Obama and his Justice Department getting behind it.
By Susan Crawford - I’ve said before that it’s time to fix the pitifully slow, expensive Internet access in the United States: It is ridiculous that 19 million Americans can’t subscribe to high-speed Internet access because they live in areas that private companies believe are too expensive to serve. It’s even more ridiculous that one of the most technologically savvy countries in the world can’t offer reasonable prices compared to other places.
Slate - Though no one much noticed amid the debate over whether the CIA or the Pentagon should be in charge of drone strikes, last week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony on the need for a new and improved law authorizing the president to use lethal force against a new and changeable set of terrorist groups.
Each of these cases could have gone a different route: U.S. special operations forces could have targeted each man, relying on the same statutory authority to use military force that has animated U.S. military counterterrorism operations since just after 9/11. Had either been in Afghanistan or Pakistan, that might have been what happened. But after 12 years of war, we have learned that we can neither kill our way to victory, nor rely on military force alone.