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."

Nov 16, 2015

The Crime Report - Katharine Tinto, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law who has written extensively on fake stash-house stings, believes the accumulating case law used to defeat outrageous conduct motions threatens the due process protections guaranteed under the Constitution.

Nov 10, 2015

The New York Times - “They’re all eligible,” said Leslie Salzman, a clinical professor at the Cardozo School of Law. The school’s Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic is suing the city along with JASA Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens and Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation Legal Services.

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