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Dean Yassky appears on NY1 to discuss Clinton Crime Bill

Dean Yassky appears on NY1 to discuss Clinton Crime Bill

The 1994 crime bill has become a recurring topic in this year’s presidential campaign. Dean David Yassky, who helped draft the bill when he was counsel to the House Committee on Crime, appeared on NY1 to discuss the legislation, why he believes it made sense at that time, as well as the consequences of the […]

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Prof. Mushlin writes editorial for NYT calling for prison reform

Pace Law School Professor Michael Mushlin and Michele Deitch, a lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin, published an op-ed in “The New York Times” calling for independent oversight of New York State prisons. They cite the deplorable conditions in the prisons and note that situations are not much better in other areas of the […]

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Wide press coverage of Prof. Mushlin’s testimony before NYS Assembly Correction Committee

Wide press coverage of Prof. Mushlin’s testimony before NYS Assembly Correction Committee

Professor Michael Mushlin, an expert in prison reform, testified before the New York State Assembly Correction Committee. Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell convened the hearings after the escape of two prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Professor Mushlin spoke especially about the need for independent oversight within the state prison […]

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NPR quotes Prof. Garfield in story about NYS AG investigating Exxon Mobil

NPR quotes Prof. Garfield in story about NYS AG investigating Exxon Mobil

In its coverage of the steps taken by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate whether Exxon Mobil lied about its knowledge of the effects of climate change, National Public Radio spoke with Professor Leslie Garfield. The story examines whether the company misled the public and its shareholders about the impact of fossil fuels […]

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Bloomberg News quotes Prof. Gershman about impact of Dewey mistrial

Bloomberg News quotes Prof. Gershman about impact of Dewey mistrial

Professor Bennett Gershman commented on the mistrial in the case against Dewey & Le Boeuf LLP and its impact upon Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and his efforts to address corporate crime. As noted in “Bloomberg BNA”, the Dewey case was Vance’s third failed case this year. Prof. Gershman is a former prosecutor in […]

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In his Huffington Post column, Prof. Gershman challenges the treatment of those in police custody

In his Huffington Post column, Prof. Gershman challenges the treatment of those in police custody

Professor Bennett Gershman shined a light on the legal system when he wrote about a case in Mount Vernon, NY where Raynette Turner, a woman of color, was arrested for a misdemeanor and confined to a jail cell over a weekend where she died. In his post that appears in Huffington Post, Professor Gershman, a […]

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Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Gershman regarding legal tactics in S.C. shooting case

Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Gershman regarding legal tactics in S.C. shooting case

In “The Wall Street Journal,” Professor Bennett Gershman explained the legal tactic behind the advice given to Dylann Roof, the man accused in the shootings at the South Carolina church that left nine people dead. Mr. Roof’s attorney has asked the government whether it plans to seek the death penalty should the case go to […]

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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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