Apr 11, 2018

April 11, 2018 - Professor Michelle Adams' piece in The New Yorker titled "The Unfulfilled Promise of the Fair Housing Act" takes a detailed look at the Fair Housing Act.


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Dec 21, 2017

December 21, 2017 - The Innocence Project and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office together sought and achieved justice this week for Mark Denny, a New York City man who spent nearly 30 years behind bars for rape and robbery. He was set free after prosecutors asked to vacate his conviction because he had been falsely identified.

Nov 17, 2017

November 17, 2017 - The Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic’s preliminary injunction request was granted in a case involving a young girl with cerebral palsy. The girl’s parents, represented by Professor Leslie Salzman and Samantha Smith ’18, sued the NY State Department of Health, claiming that the Health Department uses an uneven standard to improperly refuse to provide Medicaid patients with medically necessary speech-generating devices. The girl’s parents wanted the agency to cover a device known as the Tobii I-12, which can track eye movement.

Nov 9, 2017

Soon, under the Safe Cities Network, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in a dozen more cities will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court case.

Nov 1, 2017

Starting November 1, 2017, New York City’s immigrant community no longer has to worry about the threat of deportation when accessing city services, regardless of their immigration status. Thanks to the work of a coalition of immigration activists and legal service providers, including Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, the NYC Council passed a bill prohibiting city agencies from misusing resources to help federal immigration enforcement. 

Oct 26, 2017

At a preliminary injunction on October 11 and 12, Cardozo School of Law student Samantha E. Smith '18 of the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic represented a proposed class of New York State Medicaid beneficiaries who need speech-generating devices from Medicaid to enable them to communicate.

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