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LAS in the News 03.19.21

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week:

LAS files suit against 88 real estate companies for housing voucher discrimination 

NYT: ‘She Wants Well-Qualified People’: 88 Landlords Accused of Housing Bias
CBS2: Suit Accuses Firms Of Discriminating Against New Yorkers With Housing Vouchers
NY1 Noticias: Inmobiliarias demandadas por rechazar a inquilinos con Sección 8
BK Reader: Section 8 Tenants Face Widespread Housing Discrimination, Lawsuit Alleges
Univision: Investigación encubierta termina en demanda contra varios propietarios de viviendas
Curbed: Everything We Know About the Sweeping New Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

LAS calls out flaws in City’s proposal to curtail solitary confinement

Pix 11: NYC moves to end solitary confinement in jails
AP: Could solitary confinement on Rikers Island be laid to rest?
NYLJ: NY Legislature Passes Reform Bill Aimed at Limiting Solitary Confinement

LAS sues to ensure New Yorkers in State prison have access to COVID-19 vaccine

NYDN: New York has failed to vaccinate most state prisoners: lawsuit
NYLJ: Legal Aid Files New Lawsuit to Get Vaccines to Inmates

LAS urges passage of #Right2RemainSilent legislation

Capitol Pressroom: Criminal justice reformers want protections for minors interrogated by police
Atlantic Black Star: Campaign Seeks to Increase Protections for Teens During Police Interrogations

More LAS in the news

The Indypendent: How the MTA Uses the Pandemic to Freeze Out the Homeless
The Cut: Asian Women Are Facing a Terrifying Rise in Hate Incidents
Gay City News: Lawsuit Alleging Port Authority Police Targeted Gay Men Heads to Trial
El Diario: Baja el número de presos pero sube costo de encarcelamiento en la ciudad de Nueva York
Politico: State tweaks rental voucher requirements following lawsuit
NYDN: Manhattan judge dismisses New York City landlords’ suit
Law360: NYC Lawsuit Requirement For Rent Help Temporarily Waived
NYT: Asian-Americans Are Being Attacked. Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare?
El Diario: Solicita sellar 670 casos relacionados con la derogada ley ‘caminar mientras se es trans’
City Limits: State Temporarily Waives ‘Lawsuit Requirement’ for Family Rent Supplement Program
Lohud: Stimulus Provides Unemployment Tax Break But NYS Still Collects Taxes
Documented: Immigration Lawyers Wait for Biden Administration to Fulfill Promises
Rochester First: Legalized recreational marijuana in New York a matter of ‘when, not if,’
ProPublica: As NYC Moves to Address Policing of Sex Work, Advocates Say It’s Not Enough
The Cut: They’ll call it anything but racism
Amsterdam News: AmNews to co-host mayoral forum
City & State: The 2021 Law Power 100