Format: 2016-02
Dec 16, 2015

Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement

A lawsuit filed by Professor Alex Reinert, along with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Morrison & Foerster, has led to far-reaching changes in the way state prisons use solitary confinement. The settlement with New York State will reduce the number of inmates held in solitary confinement, eliminate solitary as punishment for all minor violations, limit the duration of most solitary sentences, and increase rehabilitative features in solitary and end most of its dehumanizing aspects.

Dec 16, 2015

Professor Stewart Sterk has been named one of the most-cited property professors in the country.

Dec 10, 2015

Associated Press - "There are completely reasonable concerns on both sides," said Yeshiva University law professor Deborah Pearlstein. The aftermath of an attack, however, "is the least practical time to have a rational discussion about these issues."

Dec 10, 2015

Associated Press - "It is blatantly unconstitutional and it's an attack on the very foundation of the United States," said Marci Hamilton, a law professor specializing in the First Amendment at Yeshiva University in New York City. She called his idea "laughable."

Dec 4, 2015

Reuters - A three-judge U.S. appeals court panel on Friday will consider whether the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules are legal, hearing arguments from major cable and telecommunications trade associations and AT&T Inc.

Nov 25, 2015

Times Picayune - Ellen Yaroshefsky, a legal ethics professor at New York's Cardozo School of Law and executive director of the Jacob Burns Ethics Center, told Hunter that the defects within the Orleans Parish legal establishment were so severe, pervasive and systemic that only judiciary intervention could help.

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