At Cardozo, we strive to be great communicators within academia and in the world at large. I'm proud to share with you some of the recent works of my colleagues that appeared in major media outlets. I hope you find it thought- provoking.
Message from Dean Melanie Leslie
"Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law, the bill has failed to deliver on its key tenet: creating an integrated society."
"What weight, if any, should the words of a United States president have in court? It’s not a question the Supreme Court has ever answered. But if the Trump administration asks the court to hear this case, and the court agrees to do so, the outcome will almost certainly turn on this issue."
"Why every worker in the U.S. might now have to sign those agreements and how it could upend workers' rights."
"President Trump has been saber-rattling against 'sanctuary' jurisdictions since the early days of his campaign. He and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have frequently threatened to withhold federal funding and even to jail local officials who refuse to help deport immigrants. But until recently, their talk was mostly just that: talk."
"In February, Google partnered with Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University in New York to initiate a collaborative project designed to increase the number of U.S. patents issued to women and minorities."
"The government now claims, however, that it can legally detain the children with their parents in ICE detention for much longer than 20 days. How did the government come to this position?"
"Most religions have at their core non-verifiable beliefs that can be difficult for non-believers to accept. Requiring the IRS and then courts to determine which beliefs or purported beliefs should count as a religion for tax purposes is clearly entangling."
"The opioid crisis has prompted a reckoning with the devastating effects of joblessness and isolation throughout rural and post-industrial America."
"Immigrants are now afraid to attend court in any capacity — as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, victims or supportive family members. This impedes justice."
"Blockchain is the most disruptive technology since the Internet, and its arrival raises hard questions about how — or if — judges and governments can control it. Should federal agencies, for instance, seek to impose 'net neutrality' style rules to promote fairness on blockchain networks?"
"The tactics of 'legacy' interests—parties who own copyright interests in already-created songs but who won’t be making any new music—are limiting the creative space for today's pop musicians."
"Solitary confinement does not make prisons and jails safer for officers or incarcerated people, it does not prevent recidivism, and it violates Eighth Amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment with appalling regularity."
"Right now state legislators are being lobbied, mostly by conservatives, to place a cap on how much profit consumer litigation funders can make. We think this is the wrong way to regulate this market."