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Disability rights suit against Suffolk DSS reaches preliminary settlement

NCLEJ’s case Newkirk v. Pierre was featured in Crain’s New York Business Health Pulse Newsletter. Read the article here. Read more about this class action settlement for Suffolk County residents with disabilities who could not access the reasonable…

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The US should seize the opportunity for global leadership on racial justice

Senior Attorney Anjana Malhotra co-authored an op-ed about opportunities the Biden administration has to significantly improve U.S. compliance with a racial discrimination treaty through enacting reparations, criminal justice and immigration policies. Read excerpts below and the full article…

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Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich

The following excerpts were reprinted from The New York Times. Read the the full article. This article It uplifts the stories of Plaintiff in the case McCullough v. City of Montgomery Marquita Johnson and others in Alabama persecuted by debt in…

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Missouri judge denies state’s request to dismiss federal SNAP lawsuit

The following excerpts were reprinted from Missouri Independent. Read the the full article. This article was also reposted in Fulton Sun. Mary Holmes says she subsisted on hardly any food for over a month as she struggled to…

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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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