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New York Could Be the First State to Make Its Public Schools Test for Lead

New York, home to more than 2.5 million public school students, may soon pass the nation's first law requiring regular testing of water in those schools for the presence of lead. It likely won't be the last: This year, at least 20 bills...Show More Summary

Free Tampons in the 212: NYC Passes New Law

Free Tampons in the 212: NYC Passes New Law Last month the New York City Council passed laws requiring the City to provide free menstrual hygiene products in schools, homeless shelters and jails.  Here’s an excerpt from the press release: Feminine hygiene products are essential for the health and … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

NYC Mayor Signs Free Tampons For Schools, Prisons, Shelters Into Law

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on Wednesday making free menstrual products available in all New York City public schools, shelters and prisons. The bill had passed with a unanimous vote by the City Council in June, after council...Show More Summary

Thoughts on Carlson/Ailes Sexual Harassment Complaint?

Friend-of-Blog Lise Gelernter (University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York) sends along the complaint in the Gretchen Carlson/Roger Ailes (Fox News) sexual harassment case. The complaint is available here: (Download Carlson-Ailes-Complaint), and as most of us...

Illegal Immigrants - Trump Says Deport Them - But Obama Should Pardon Them

In a recent article in the New York Times, Peter L. Markowitz, a professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, drew attention to the fact that President Obama is able, through the constitutional pardon power of the President, to grant undocumented immigrants unconditional pardons for their civil immigration violations, [...]

The Jailhouse Lawyer Derrick Hamilton’s Role in the Reversal of a Murder Conviction

Derrick Hamilton never went to law school, but prisoners across New York State have heard about his formidable legal skills, which he acquired while he was wrongly imprisoned for murder for more than two decades, reading law books and fighting to get himself and other inmates set free. Show More Summary

Let It Flow! NYC Funds Free Pads And Tampons for All Schools, Jails, and Shelters

Emily McCarty Photo credit: Jen (Creative Commons) Last week, New York City Council approved a policy that provides free tampons and pads in every public school, jail, and shelter in the city. The law is the first of its kind in the United States, and it will provide supplies to an estimated 300,000 youth and 23,000 people in shelters annually. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls—Study: Special interests pouring money into local elections

Lauren McCauley at Common Dreams writes—Landmark Survey Finds Special Interests are Pouring Money into Local Elections: The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on Sunday published a landmark report (pdf) documenting...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Temperature Rises In Debate Over New York

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Temperature Rises In Debate Over New York Times Coverage Of The Law School Crisis.

NY Times:Law Schools Go Online In Wake Of 'Marked Declines In Enrollment, Revenue And Jobs'

New York Times: Law Schools Are Going Online to Reach New Students, by Elizabeth Olson: Law schools, in the face of marked declines in enrollment, revenue and jobs for graduates, are beginning to adopt innovative new ways of delivering legal education. Some law schools are moving away from relying solely...

Debate Over The Law School Crisis Shifts From The New York Times To Facebook And Twitter

The debate over the New York Times' recent coverage of the law school crisis (links below) has moved onto Facebook and Twitter, with lively exchanges between New York Times reporter Noam Scheiber and Law Profs Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara), David Herzig (Valparaiso), Dave Hoffman (Temple), and Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)...

NY Times:As Law Grads Seethe With 'Atavistic Rage' At Their Financial Plight, Many Law Schools Confront Stark Choice: Continue To Admit Marginal Students, Or Shut Down

New York Times Deal Book: An Expensive Law Degree, and No Place to Use It, by Noam Scheiber: By most measures, John Acosta is a law school success story. He graduated from Valparaiso University Law School — a well-established regional school here in northwestern Indiana — in the top third...

Both crime and incarceration are going down in some areas

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, a New York University School of Law think tank, “getting tough on crime” with more punitive incarceration policies may be a lot of smoke and mirrors … in so many words. In actual words, their latest report looks at data from 27 states over a 10-year period. Show More Summary

Disabled law school grad sues after failing N.Y. bar exam

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A Harvard Law School grad is blaming the New York Board of Law Examiners for her failures to pass the bar exam.

On Choosing a School in a Segregated City

Nicole Hannah-Jones weaves a personal story with our awful social history in this compelling piece for the New York Times:Last June, de Blasio signed the School Diversity Accountability Act into law. But the law mandates only that the Department of Education report segregation numbers, not that it do anything to integrate schools. Show More Summary

Graetz & Greenhouse:The Burger Court And The Rise Of The Judicial Right

Michael J. Graetz (Columbia) & Linda Greenhouse (New York Times), The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (June 7, 2016). From Columbia Law School: Early reviews are extolling the insights of The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, the new book by Columbia Law...

The Curve

Jeremy Blachman (J.D. 2005, Harvard; author, Anonymous Lawyer) & Cameron Stracher (J.D. 1987, Harvard; Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, New York), The Curve (2016): The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, are geographically-challenged and mad as hell –...

Prominent New York Democrat Donates To Stenehjem Campaign

Wayne Stenehjem at the University of North Dakota Law School. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald I’ve been hitting Fargo businessman Doug Burgum over support from Democrats for his gubernatorial campaign, so I guess it’s only fair that I do the same for his opponent Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Show More Summary

Columbia law professor shreds the 'don't ask, don't tell' code of insider trading in NYT op-ed

Columbia Law School professor John C. Coffee Jr. wrote a blunt condemnation of US laws around insider trading. In the editorial, published Monday in the New York Times, Coffee explains that the US has "overly complex and burdensome"Show More Summary

No, the Obama Administration Doesn’t Need the Public to Weigh in on Trans Bathroom Equality

Despite what a Yale Law School emeritus professor argues in the New York Times, the administration's “Dear Colleague letter” about Title IX and trans rights was a guidance document that doesn’t have the force and effect of law. The post No, the Obama Administration Doesn’t Need the Public to Weigh in on Trans Bathroom Equality appeared first on Rewire.

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