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NCLEJ Condemns Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Yesterday, just over a month after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and just days before the election, President Trump and his allies in the Senate forced through Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. NCLEJ condemns…

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Victory for SNAP Recipients Nationwide

On Sunday, a federal court in DC issued an injunction permanently blocking a Trump Administration rule that would have deprived more than 700,000 people of desperately needed SNAP benefits.  The District of Columbia et.al. v. U.S.D.A decisionis a victory for…

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Dozens of Statewide Groups Call on Gov. Cuomo to Sign Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act

Legislation Would End Widespread Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Traffic Debt Today, over 50 groups from across New York State sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to sign the Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act, which the…

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Press Release NYS Ventilator Case (COVID-19)

“No one should have to worry about their life-sustaining medical equipment being taken from them in a pandemic.” -Britney Wilson @NCLEJ staff attorney. Read our press release on our case with @disabilityrightsnewyork to protect personal ventilator users:

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NCLEJ Files Lawsuit to Protect Personal Ventilator Users

Did you know that New York State has a policy for rationing medical resources — like ventilators — during emergency health crises? As Covid-19 infections spike again this Fall, New Yorkers with disabilities, and especially personal ventilator users…

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Federal Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Due Process Violations by the MTA

The concentration of primary active ingredient Dapoxetine in the blood reaches maximum level within 24 hours. The drug is absorbed by the liver and exits the body through urine. Last week, a federal judge certified a class action charging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) with systemic due process violations. The lawsuit challenges the Transit Authority’s unlawful seizures of New Yorkers’ state tax refunds to collect on default…

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In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In recognizing the extraordinary life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice joins the nation in mourning her passing and celebrating the magnitude of her legal presence. The lives of…

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NCLEJ Joins Buffalo Community in Call for Police Accountability and Upholding the Repeal of 50-A

NCLEJ, in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit brought by the Buffalo, New York police and firefighter unions that seeks…

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