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Category: In the News

Groups Sue to Restore Protesters’ Rights After George Floyd Backlash

The following excerpts were reprinted from The Black Wall Street Times. Read the full article. After the 2020 police lynching of George Floyd in broad daylight inspired the nation’s largest social uprising ever recorded, states like Oklahoma retaliated…

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New York’s Hidden Water Affordability Crisis

The following excerpts were reprinted from The River. Read the full article. If you could get to another planet, what would you need to live there? It’s a straightforward question with a simple answer—air, food, shelter, and water….

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Winston & Strawn Releases 2022 Pro Bono Racial Justice & Equity CEASE Initiative Report

The following excerpts were reprinted from PRNewswire. Read the full article. Winston & Strawn LLP has released its 2022 Pro Bono Racial Justice & Equity CEASE Initiative Report. The publication outlines the CEASE Initiative’s most significant wins and ongoing matters…

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Otra vez el Estado retrasa la decisión sobre la expansión de la planta de gas de Greenpoint por parte de National Grid

The following excerpts were reprinted from City Limits. Read the full article. El Departamento de Conservación Medioambiental del Estado de Nueva York ha vuelto a retrasar el plazo de la solicitud de permiso de National Grid relacionada con…

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Racial profiling in Buffalo traffic enforcement hard to gauge with imperfect data

The following excerpts were reprinted from a News 4 Investigates’ article. Read the full piece by Daniel Telvock. Most law enforcement agencies in New York, including the Buffalo Police Department, do not consistently collect the race of drivers ticketed…

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Buffalo Council president says racial disparity in police traffic stops does exist

The following excerpts were reprinted from a News 4 Investigates’ article. Read the full piece by Daniel Telvock. Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen said he is “very familiar” with stories from constituents about racial bias from Buffalo’s…

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EPA Uses Hybrid Approach For Informal Resolution Of Rights Complaints

This article is reprinted from InsideEPA. Read full article by Dawn Reeves. EPA is seeking to move forward with a new “hybrid” approach to reaching informal resolution of Civil Rights Act complaints by allowing community members filing complaints…

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State Delays Decision on National Grid Expansion of Greenpoint Gas Facility—Again

These excerpts are reprinted from City Limits. Read the full article by Liz Donovan. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has once again delayed the timeline of National Grid’s permit application related to the controversial Greenpoint…

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High Court Scraps Medicaid Work Requirement Fight

This excerpt was reprinted from Law360. Read the full article. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to scrap a case over whether states can impose work requirements in Medicaid programs, vacating D.C. Circuit decisions in the process. In…

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Kentucky kept collecting UK medical debt after acknowledging due process violations

This excerpt is reprinted from The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. “Tip Moody trusted the University of Kentucky. He worked there, and since 2001 he had visited UK’s Albert B Chandler hospital every three months for HIV treatment….

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