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.

Judges and Lawyers Work to Understand Courtroom Science

New York Law Journal - "Training lawyers in the latest in forensic science means we are creating a network of public defenders who are better armed in the courtroom and more prepared to win their case," said Barry Scheck, cofounder of the Innocence Project, which is housed at Cardozo. "

Gay Marriage Stirs Backlash as Businesses Assert Religion

Bloomberg Businessweek - “The result of Hobby Lobby is political war,” said Marci Hamilton, a religious-freedom expert who teaches at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School.

Professor Richard Weisberg: Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

OUP Academic - The recent Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled that corporations with certain religious beliefs were no longer required to provide insurance that covers contraception for their female employees — as mandated by Obamacare — hinged on a curious piece of legislation from 1993.

Investigation: ATF Drug Stings Targeted Minorities

USA Today - "It's not enough to say we're not purposely targeting young men of color," said Katharine Tinto, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law who has studied the ATF's tactics.

Professor Susan Crawford: Fox and Time Warner Need Each Other

Bloomberg View - In 2010, Gary Shteyngart's "Super Sad True Love Story" amused readers with its futuristic depiction of people traveling via UnitedContinentalDeltamerican and banking with AlliedWasteCVSCitigroupCredit.

Revamped Cardozo Courses Stress Practical Skills

New York Law Journal - After spending the past year testing potential changes to its second- and third-year curriculum, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is rolling out new and revamped offerings this fall with an emphasis on practical lawyering skills.

Professor Susan Crawford: Government Should Invest in Fiber Optics

Because we treat high-speed Internet access as a luxury rather than basic infrastructure — akin to electricity and clean water — we're leaving most economically disadvantaged people in New York behind.

Professor Bernhard Schlink: Liberals Need to Learn to Say No

The Daily Beast - The legal theorist Richard Weisberg argues that rather than castigate conservatives for their intransigence, liberals ought to become more infliexible themselves.

Professor Renata Salecl's TED Talk: Our Unhealthy Obsession with Choice

TED Talk - We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones.