Category: News

Buffalo’s Black Mayor Targets Communities of Color to Raise Revenue

This article was originally published in Black Agenda Report. Read it here. In a lawsuit against the City of Buffalo challenging unconstitutional and racially discriminatory traffic enforcement practices by the Buffalo Police Department (BPD), legal and civil rights…

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Lawsuit against Buffalo police seeks class action status for minorities ticketed at checkpoints

This article was originally published in Buffalo News. Read it here. Lawyers for plaintiffs in a discrimination lawsuit against the Buffalo Police Department have filed a motion to achieve class action status including Black and Latino drivers ticketed…

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Lawsuit alleging discriminatory traffic enforcement by the BPD seeks go-ahead from federal court

This article was originally published in WBFO. Read it here. A 2018 lawsuit alleging discriminatory traffic enforcement practices by the Buffalo Police Department is seeking the go-ahead from the federal court to proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The…

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In Lawsuit Over Discriminatory Policing in Buffalo, Civil Rights Groups File for Class Certification, Submit Expert Reports 

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2024Contact: Buffalo, NY – In a lawsuit against the City of Buffalo challenging unconstitutional and racially discriminatory traffic enforcement practices by the Buffalo Police Department (BPD), legal and civil rights groups filed a…

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We urge the New York State Assembly to Pass S549B/A8928C 

We need your help. The New York State Assembly is considering an important bill, S549B/A8928C that addresses New York’s harsh, punishing collection of overpayments of the state’s UI benefits resulting from the state’s mistakes administering benefits and illegal…

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Commentary: State should ease up on collection of overpaid pandemic unemployment benefits

This article was originally published in Times Union. Read it here. New Yorkers who lost work because of the pandemic now face thousands of dollars of debt because the state is trying to collect pandemic-era benefits overpaid to…

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Federal Court Rules Missouri Violated SNAP Law and the ADA 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2024  CONTACT:   MISSOURI – Last night, SNAP advocates secured a major victory in their federal lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services when a district court judge ruled that the State’s practices – including…

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Federal court rules Missourians were illegally denied food aid by the state

The Department of Social Services’ call center issues ultimately denied eligible Missourians meaningful access to benefits, a judge found This article was originally published in Missouri Independent. Read it here. A federal judge ruled Thursday that Missouri’s social services agency…

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New York’s Labor Department Wants Your Unemployment Benefits Back

In New York, unemployment recipients can be found guilty of fraud even if they thought their information was true. The state demands repayment at the highest rate in the country. This article was originally published in New York…

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Groups Submit Amicus Brief to Support Disability Rights in Andersen v. Roberts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 7, 2024 CONTACTJulie Morse, Staff Attorney, LSCNY | jmorse@lscny.orgWill Sudderth, Communications Director, LSCNY | wsudderth@lscny.orgSusan Antos, Managing Attorney, Empire Justice Center | Santos@empirejustice.org Groups Submit Amicus Brief to Support Disability Rights in Andersen v. Roberts…

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