Vol. 18.2

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When the Invisible Hand Wields a Scalpel: Maternity Care in the Market Economy, by Farah Diaz-Tello, Senior Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Working on the Outskirts of Hope: One Independent Legal Services Organization’s Struggle to Survive and Serve Rhode Island’s Low Income Communities, by Geoffrey Schoos, Founder and President of the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy


Toxic Sweatshops: Regulating the Import of Hazardous Electronics, by Allie Robbins, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, City University of New York School of Law


Revisiting S.C.P.A. 17-A: Guardianship for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, A Report of the Mental Health Law Committee and the Disability Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association


 “I Don’t Really Sleep”: Street-Based Sex Work, Public Housing Rights, and Harm Reduction, by Chelsea Breakstone, City University of New York School of Law, J.D. Class of 2015

Toward a Synthesis: Law as Organizing, by Aaron Samsel,  City University of New York School of Law, J.D. Class of 2015

Vol. 18.1 – The Economic Justice Issue

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Introduction – To Economic Justice Themed Issue.

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MFY Legal Services, Inc.’s Medical  Legal Partnership with Bellevue Hospital Center: Providing Legal Care to Children with Psychiatric Disabilities, by Aleah Gathings, Staff Attorney at MFY Legal Services, Inc. and on-site attorney at Bellevue Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Clinic


Elevating Substance over Procedure: The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama under Teague v. Lane, by Brandon Buskey, Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, Criminal Law Reform Project & Daniel Korobkin, Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

A Founding Failure of Enforcement:  Freedmen, Day Laborers, and the Perils of an Ineffectual State, by Raja Raghunath, Assistant Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


One Condo, One Vote: The New York BID Act as a Threat to Equal Protection and Democratic Control, by Brett Dolin, J.D. Candidate ’15, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

No Access, No Choice: Foster Care Youth, Abortion, and State Removal of Children, by Kara Sheli Wallis, J.D. Candidate ‘15, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.


The Long Crisis: Economic Inequality in New York City, A Conversation between Fahd Ahmed, Inequality in New York City Tom Angotti, Jennifer Jones Austin, Shawn Blumberg, & Robin Steinberg, Moderated by Professor Stephen Loffredo.

Vol. 17.2

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Notes & Comments 

Tax a Bank, Save a Home: Judicial, Legislative, and Other Creative Efforts to Prevent Foreclosures in New York by Erica Braudy, Staff Attorney at the New York Legal Assistance Group, Housing Project/Mobile Legal Help Center, J.D. CUNY School of Law (2013).

Executive Article

The Chicago Police Torture Scandal: A Legal and Political History by G. Flint Taylor, founding partner, People’s Law Office (PLO).


Discriminatory Maintenance of Reo Properties as a Violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act by Stephen M. Dane, of the civil-rights law firm Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC; Tara Ramchandani, associate at Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC; and Anne P. Bellows, 2013 Relman Civil Rights Fellow.


A Tribute to Justice: Honoring Forty Years of Struggle to Advance Judicial Process for Crimes Against Humanity in Chile with Judge Baltasar Garzón Real, internationally renowned Spanish jurist who issued the first detention request, through Interpol, for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on charges of abductions, torture, murder, forced disappearances and terrorism; Sir Geoffrey Bindman, QC, a British attorney specializing in human rights law who represented Amnesty International and Chilean victims’ interests in the case against Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the late 1990s; and Joan Garcés, a Spanish attorney who has made major contributions to international human rights law in the fight against impunity for heads of government who commit crimes against humanity. Moderated by Almudena Bernabeu, International Attorney for the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA).



Vol. 16.2

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The Continued Marginalization of People Living with HIV/AIDS in U.S. Immigration Law by Cristina Velez, Supervising Attorney of Immigration at the HIV Law Project, a non-profit based in New York City.

Challenging the Practice of Solitary  Confinement in Immigration Detention in Georgia and Beyond by Azadeh Shahshahani, director of the National Security/Immigrants’ Rights project at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia & Ayah Natasha El-Sergany, an attorney based in Seattle, Wash., and 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Executive Article

J. McIntyre and the Global Stream of Commerce by Frank Deale, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law.

Notes & Comments 

Not Guilty By Reason of Gender Transgression: The Ethics of Gender Identity Disorder as Criminal Defense and the Case of PFC. Chelsea Manning by Madeline Porta, J.D. 2013, City University of New York School of Law.

Because Parents Owe it to Them: Accompanied LGBTQ Youth Enforcing the Parental Duty of Support by Maria Roumiantseva, J.D. 2013, City University of New York School of Law and Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice.


Work, Work, and More Work: Whose Economic Rights? A conversation between Professors Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work & Shirley Lung, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law and former Executive Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights. Moderated by Professor Ruthann Robson, Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor, CUNY School of Law.



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Enforcing the Right to be Free from Sexual Violence and the Role of Lawyers in Post-Earthquake Haiti by Blaine Bookey, Staff Attorney at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.

The Criminalization of Peacemaking,  Corporate Free Speech, and the Violence of Interpretation: New Challenges to Cause Lawyering byAvi Brisman, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA).


Grassroots Women’s Organizations’ Fight  for Freedom from Sexual Violence and Recognition under Domestic and International Law by April Marcus, City University of New York School of Law, Class of 2011 and the International Women’s Human  Rights Clinic.

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Outlaw Judiciary: On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: The Florida Supreme Court Deals with Death Row Claims of Actual Innocence
Michael Mello
In his note, Mello discusses the similarities between a law review article and a good United States Supreme Court brief. Aiming to cater to the busy litigator or judicial clerk who might make use of his scholarship, Mello attempts to write “plagiarizable” work by publishing unmediated pleadings and correspondence.

A Critique of the Second Circuit’s Analysis of New York and New Jersey Joint Venture Law in Arditi v. Dubitzky and Sagamore Corp. v. Diamond West Energy Corp.
Robert Steinbuch
Steinbuch identifies various analytical tools used to detect valid joint ventures and assesses the differing views courts have taken on what constitutes a joint venture, ultimately recommending that the Second Circuit revisit its approach and avoid re-writing state law.


The Independence of the Judiciary?
Edward I. Koch
Ex-Mayor of New York City, Edward Koch, writes on the importance of maintaining an independent judiciary, which he says requires assuring the judiciary that its appointments will be made without regard to political affiliations and obligations, and stresses the importance of assurances that reappointments will come to those found deserving by the two committees assigned the responsibility of making such decisions.


The Contract with America: The Crystallization of the GOP’s Racial Agenda
Edward J. Rymsza
Using empirical evidence, Rymsza explains how the Contract, either on its face or in its effect, furthers a racial agenda; also advances the notion that in an ideal society, the percentage of minorities on welfare and under the auspices of the criminal justice system should reflect a cross-section of the population as a whole.


Canvassing ‘Points Outs’ and Police Suggestion: A Comment on People v. Dixon
Geoffrey T. Raicht
While People v. Dixon will have little effect on police practices, proceedings that have grown out of United States v. Wade, and become known as the “Wade hearings,” will likely be conducted more often that they have ever been. This shift will result in decreased misidentifications and increased reliability of Wade hearings.

Book Review

A Review of Haig’s Commercial Litigation In New York State Courts
Walter M. Schackman
In an effort to restore New York as the center of commercial law in the United States, Schackman emphasizes the importance of this treatise for use in commercial law, stressing its unparalleled utility to the Commercial Division and to all New York courts faced with issues in commercial law.