Oct 30, 2014

Dear Friends,

I am very proud of the scholarship produced by Cardozo School of Law's highly accomplished faculty. I want to share with you some of their groundbreaking work from the past year. Please take a moment to review their news and publications, and let me know if you have any thoughts or comments.

Warm regards,
Matthew Diller

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Dec 8, 2014
December 7, 2014 The New York Times -  To the Editor: “A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates” (news article, Nov. 22) reports on pioneering efforts in a few states to respond to vulnerable residents’ basic needs for legal assistance in the most critical civil actions involving child custody, shelter, safety, sustenance and health.
Dec 8, 2014
Fox Detroit - "These kinds of cases are different they have to be adjudicated outside of bankruptcy," said Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project. "And we're really open to trying to resolve this so that Walter and everybody else can move on with their lives."
Dec 8, 2014
Slate - Imagine if, as Cardozo Law School professor Richard A. Bierschbach has suggested, we had in place a “punishment budget.”
Dec 5, 2014
Background Briefing with Ian Masters - We begin with the continuing fallout from the failure to indict a white NYPD policeman who choked a black man to death in an incident that was recorded on video by a bystander.
Dec 5, 2014
New York Times - Jessica A. Roth, a former assistant United States attorney who teaches law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and has written about entrapment, said prosecutors are arguing that “these are real criminals who are engaged in this conduct on an ongoing basis, and that the agents are actually stopping future crimes by catching them in this controlled way.”
Dec 4, 2014
December 4, 2014 BBC News - Watch Professor Ekow Yankah on BBC News speak on the Eric Garner case, discussing subjects such as the possibility of a federal case being successful, a retraining program for the NYPD, the race/class element to the case, and clarifying the Grand Jury system. 

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