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 Alexander Reinert on "Right to Yelp Act"

September 26, 2016 - Professor Alexander Reinert spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle about two pending laws intended to protect free speech both before and after it occurs. 

"NYC Project Shows Value of Legal Aid in Immigration Court": Professor Peter Markowitz Quoted in Crime and Justice News

Crime and Justice News - “No family can have a loved one locked up and deported, simply because they can’t afford counsel,” says Peter Markowitz, director of the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo School of Law. “That’s not justice, and we don’t do that in New York.”

"Bitcoin Industry to Legislators: Lay Off Miners, Multisig Wallets" - Professor Aaron Wright Quoted in American Banker

American Banker - Many businesses involved in bitcoin or other virtual currencies are "just a conduit," said Aaron J. Wright, a professor at the Cardozo Law School who penned a Medium post last year on the topic. "They just pass it along."

"Drug Abuse is No Crime" - Professor Ekow Yankah Featured in Valley News Editorial

Valley News - Ekow Yankah, a professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York, pointed out that crack has long been viewed as “the black drug” that infects only minority communities. Except for making a lot arrests and putting people behind bars for long stretches, “we did nothing about it,” he said.

Professor Richard Weisberg's Work with U.S. Commission on the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad Appears in Ukrainian Newspaper

An article detailing Professor Richard Weisberg's participation in an event rededicating a Jewish cemetary in Ukraine appeared in the Hope newspaper in August. Professor Weisberg's involvement was part of his work for the U.S. Commission on the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. See below for the translated version of the article.

Professor Deborah Pearlstein: Fifteen Years After 9/11 Legal Complexities Remain

It is not the case that courts always defer in wartime or executives always seek and invariably receive greater power or that war, the modern counterterrorism war, could never end. The story is more complex and its details going forward depend very much on what we choose.

Should We Let Artificial Intelligence Be Our Ghostwriter? Professor Brett Frischmann Writes on the Dangers of Smart Technology

It turns out that putting our social interactions on autopilot can leach away the very things that make us human to begin with. At the extreme, using AI to make our social lives more “efficient” just might corrode them beyond recognition.

New York Law Journal: Professors Barbara Kolsun and Lee Sporn Write About the Many Hats of a Fashion Lawyer

Fashion has achieved the status of a truly global industry, and the rapid growth of fashion law is now catching up to the challenges facing mass-market fashion brands

Vice Dean Myriam Gilles' "Class Warfare" Article Picked As One of Best Works of Recent Scholarship Relating to Courts Law

For some, the popular culture class action story is about greedy plaintiffs’ lawyers getting rich raising frivolous issues like the lack of vitamins in Vitamin Water and the presence of pesticides in “all-natural” tea. Gilles’ article is an important reminder that more is at stake.