Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement



Dec 16, 2015

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.


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Jan 20, 2016

Forbes - Schwadron, who fashions himself a crusader as well as an entrepreneur, invokes legal academics like Anthony Sebok of Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School, who contends insurance companies have too much bargaining power. Lending money to individual plaintiffs, the argument goes, allows them to hold out for fatter settlements.

Jan 15, 2016

Salon - “The right to counsel is an empty constitutional promise without adequate funding,” emails Cardozo School of Law professor and ethics expert Ellen Yaroshefsky, who testified in November on behalf of the defenders.

Jan 14, 2016

Jewish Forward - But according to Marci Hamilton, professor of law at the Cardozo School at Yeshiva University, about one-third will suffer from PTSD and, as we acknowledge in other aspects of our society — notably among military veterans — the consequences of traumatic stress may take years and even decades to manifest.

Jan 8, 2016

Professor Richard Weisberg, whose distinguished scholarship and legal advocacy have helped to win major restitution claims for Jewish victims of the Holocaust, has written a new book on Vichy and the German occupation, published in Paris.

Jan 6, 2016

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced the creation of the Center For Rights and Justice, a home for more than 25 programs at Cardozo School of Law/ Yeshiva University, which will work to advance justice through scholarly research, public policy reform, and advocacy. Professor Alexander Reinert has been appointed as program’s faculty director.

Jan 6, 2016

Huffington Post Politics - We, the undersigned professors with expertise in constitutional law, write to urge the President to follow through on his pledge. There are numerous actions the Administration can take which are fully consistent with the constitutional limitations on the President's power, which preserve the Second Amendment rights of Americans, while reducing gun violence and saving lives.

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