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Prof. Gershman asks if Rosenberg prosecutors suborned perjury

Prof. Gershman asks if Rosenberg prosecutors suborned perjury

In his latest article to appear on “Huffington Post,” Professor Bennett Gershman, a former prosecutor, raises questions about the Rosenberg trial and asks whether the prosecution suborned perjury. Examining recently released grand jury transcripts, Professor Gershman notes the inconsistencies between the testimony given by David Greenglass during the grand jury and that which he gave […]

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Professor Lissa Griffin comments on five-month delay in trial

Professor Lissa Griffin comments on five-month delay in trial

Criminal law Professor Lissa Griffin commented on a case in Westchester County where the prosecutor called for a five-month hiatus in the trial proceedings, an unusual step taken so as to avoid a mistrial due to juror absences, said U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas An article in the “Journal News” reads: “Although jurors were allowed […]

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Prof. McLaughlin comments on cases involving police and excessive force

Prof. McLaughlin comments on cases involving police and excessive force

Multiple news outlets have tapped Professor Randolph McLaughlin, a civil rights expert, for comment on cases involving municipal police and incidents of excessive force. In an article that has received international distribution, Professor McLaughlin commented on the Walter Scott case in South Carolina where a white police officer shot and killed Mr. Scott when he […]

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Appearing on Huff Post Live, Prof. Lissa Griffin questions the role of grand juries

Professor Lissa Griffin appeared on “Huff Post Live,” a news program on the Huffington Post website. The topic of discussion was the role of grand juries. Professor Griffin, an expert in comparative criminal law, commented on how the American court system compares with those in other countries. The discussion was prompted by the actions of […]

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Prof. Gershman interviewed by AP regarding Sanford Rubenstein investigation

Prof. Gershman interviewed by AP regarding Sanford Rubenstein investigation

In a story reported by the Associated Press, Professor Bennett Gershman commented on a case in New York City where a prominent lawyer has become the focus of a rape investigation. The case involves Sanford Rubenstein who has been a part of some of the City’s more notorious criminal cases including representing the family of […]

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U.S. News & World Report interviews Prof. Mushlin on prisoners’ rights case

U.S. News & World Report interviews Prof. Mushlin on prisoners’ rights case

“U.S. News & World Report” interviewed Professor Michael Mushlin regarding a case that is before the Supreme Court. Professor Mushlin, an expert on prisoners’ rights, provided his opinion on Holt v. Hobbs that seeks legal protection that would allow a prisoner to grow a beard as part of religious observances, a right that has been […]

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Director of Pace Women’s Justice Center comments on new NFL policy

Director of Pace Women’s Justice Center comments on new NFL policy

Jane Aoyama-Martin, executive director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, was quoted in a recent article that appeared on lohud.com, the online version of Westchester County’s “Journal News.” The story covered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of the League’s new policy regarding incidents of domestic violence committed by its players. The change followed public criticism […]

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Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Gershman regarding actions of Cuomo Administration

Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Gershman regarding actions of Cuomo Administration

In an article in “The Wall Street Journal,” Professor Bennett Gershman commented on the possibility of legal action against the Cuomo administration stemming from its contact with members of the Moreland Commission, a group convened by the Governor to investigate public corruption. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said contacts with people on the Moreland Commission […]

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Prof. Gershman explores SCOTUS decision regarding cell phone searches

Prof. Gershman explores SCOTUS decision regarding cell phone searches

In his regular column on Huffington Post, Professor Bennett Gershman explores the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision that requires the government to obtain a search warrant before accessing a cell phone. Professor Gershman notes that the vast advances in technology call into question the simple application of stare decisis in such cases. “Technology changes everything, […]

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In “Huffington Post” blog, Prof. Gershman takes exception to Nancy Grace’s tactics

In “Huffington Post” blog, Prof. Gershman takes exception to Nancy Grace’s tactics

In his “Huffington Post” blog, Professor Bennett Gershman criticizes former prosecutor and cable TV personality Nancy Grace. A former New York prosecutor himself, he cites multiple occasions when Grace ignores verifiable facts, a practice that Gershman says undermines the effective workings of the country’s legal system. “To the extent she slimes defendants, their lawyers, and […]

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