Dean Diller Receives AALS Rhode Award for Achievement in Public Service

Recognizing Dean Matthew Diller’s leadership in legal education and public service, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him with the 2014 Deborah L. Rhode Award. Dean Diller has a decades-long record of distinguished work in public service, which includes legal representation, scholarly research, public advocacy, and innovative leadership in legal education.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Professor Buccafusco Comments on Monkey Selfie Case in Bloomberg Law

July 16, 2018 - The case involving a monkey who took a selfie, and the question of the monkey's rights over that photo, will continue as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has asked the full court to consider rehearing the case. A panel had ruled 2-1 that the monkey didn’t have standing to sue.

Professor Zelinsky in Law360 on Judge Kavanaugh's Tax Opinions

Edward A. Zelinsky, a professor of law at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, said Judge Kavanaugh’s assessment is highly textualist, which is similar to how other conservative judge interpret the law, but that does not mean he will always avoid other methods of interpretation.

“I think it’s important not to read too much into these things,” Zelinsky said. “My own view is that it would be good for everybody to calm down and not read too much into any single opinion.”

On WKOW, Professor Shaw Helps Analyze President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

"In part, because of a couple of votes to uphold or decline to decide questions involving Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act," said Kate Shaw, an ABC News legal analyst.

Professor Seligman in PrawfsBlawg on Constitutional Politics, Court Packing, and Judicial Appointments Reform

In the aftermath of Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement, several legal scholars have suggested that Democrats should add seats to the Supreme Court when they retake the Presidency and Congress.

Professor Zelinsky's Op-Ed in Law360: Interpreting Complex Statutes - When to Go Beyond the Text

In such an environment, it is easy to overlook Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States.[4] While the short-term stakes in Wisconsin Central are not as high as the stakes of these other cases, the long-term implications of Wisconsin Central will prove equally significant.

Professor Deborah Pearlstein in Slate: How Trump's DOJ is Justifying Reversing Itself on the Legality of Indefinite Family Detention

The principal restriction they have in mind is a judicial decree in the long-standing Flores case, enforcing a settlement that requires the government to “release a minor from its custody without unnecessary delay” except where detention of the minor is required “either to secure his or her timely appearance before the INS or the immigration court, or to ensure the minor’s safety or that of others.”

Professor Sterk Comments on Gothamist About Taxing Gramercy Park

Professor Stewart Sterk was quoted in an article on Gothamist, focusing on New York City’s complicated property tax system and specifically, the issue that Gramercy Park isn’t taxed because its value was proven to be captured in the tax assessments of the properties surrounding it. But many of these properties are apparently undervalued, according to the article.