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A Call to The Bar: Fight for the National Popular Vote Initiative

Adjunct Professor Jerry Goldfeder wrote an op-ed in the New York Law Journal regarding constitutional democracy. Daniel J. Kornstein’s excellent article reviews how voter disenfranchisement subverts our constitutional democracy. …   As he points out, lawyers have a critical role in rectifying state laws that restrict access to the voting booth.  That said,  I want

Trump Can’t Stop Confessing

Bruce Green was quoted in The Atlantic regarding how prosecutors build a case. “Few defendants admit that they knew they were breaking the law. So prosecutors ordinarily prove the defendant’s state of mind circumstantially, by asking the jury to draw inferences from the defendant’s words and deeds,” said Bruce Green, a law professor at Fordham

Inside the Supreme Court’s Latest Case on Cruelty and the Death Penalty

Deborah Denno was quoted in an America magazine article about lethal injection as a form of capital punishment. Until this decade, lethal injection had been widely regarded within the justice system as a “humane” way to end a life, though some, like Deborah Denno, a professor of law at Fordham University in New York, have

The Real-Life Heroine Who Inspired a Character on ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster, a book about the life of alumna Eunice Carter ’32, was featured in the New York Times. Carter’s prosecutorial work inspired a character in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. “It is the curse of historians … to judge the

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Prove Survivor Stories Matter

Professor Catherine Powell was quoted in a CNN piece about Nobel Peace Prize recipients Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad and their ongoing campaign to defeat the Islamic State. Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter. Mukwege, a gynecologist who set up a hospital