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$80 Million Class Action Settlement Helps Offset Food Stamps Cuts Just in Time for Thanksgiving

On June 19, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the negotiated settlement in Richard C. v. Proud, 12 Civ. 5942, which challenged the State’s failure to advise individuals facing SNAP (Food…

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24-hour shifts at the center of home care lawsuit

This article was originally published in The Capitol Pressroom. Read it here. Sept. 1, 2023 – The Hochul administration is being sued by a group of home care workers in New York City that wanted state labor officials…

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NCLEJ Responds to SCOTUS Affirmative Action Ruling 

Today, in decisions that were as damaging as they were predictable, the United States Supreme Court struck down admission polices at Harvard University and The University of North Carolina that were created to benefit all of their students by…

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NCLEJ Mourns the Loss of Disability Rights Advocate and Board Member Nancy Lieberman 

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of former NCLEJ Board Member Nancy Lieberman. A staunch advocate for people with disabilities, she co-founded New Yorkers to Cure Paralysis, and twice succeeded in reinstating state funds for…

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“New York Department of Labor Sued Over Failure to Release Unemployment Insurance Information”

“The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court last week against the state Department of Labor for documents the group requested under the state Freedom of Information Law….

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Brooklyn residents take legal action against the construction of the North Brooklyn pipeline

Brooklyn residents gathered in Brownsville, claiming that National Grid misled the community. The residents have filed a Title VI complaint asking the federal government to examine the project. The New York Law School Civil Rights and Disability Justice…

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Honor Daunte Wright and End Police Violence

With outrage, we at NCLEJ mourn Daunte Wright who was killed in Brooklyn Center, near Minneapolis, by police last Sunday. Wright’s tragic and unjust murder reminds us, yet again, that the abuse and discrimination against Black communities by…

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Government Response Falls Short of Need After Hurricanes Laura and Zeta

NCLEJ joined Bill Quigley and Davida Finger of Loyola University’s College of Law in filing public record requests today under the Freedom of Information Act and Louisiana Public Records Law Act to obtain documents concerning the state and…

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Remembering MLK’s Call for Economic Justice

Photo credit: Marion S. Trikosko, 26 March 1964, Wikimedia Commons Today is Martin Luther King Day, a day to celebrate civil rights activists who paved the way for racial justice. It’s also a day to reflect deeply and…

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NCLEJ Condemns January 6th Insurrection at the Capitol

By Karina Tefft, Staff Attorney Yesterday, a mob of pro-Trump rioters descended upon Capitol Hill aiming to disrupt the counting of electoral votes that would finally confirm the election of Joe Biden as our next President. Stoked by…

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NCLEJ’s Call to Our Next President

NCLEJ celebrates the democratic process that has resulted in voters selecting Joseph R. Biden to be America’s 46th President. We urge President-elect Biden to prioritize the following key issues during his first 100 days in office. Restore and…

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