Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 1.10.20

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:

Court upholds injunction against “public charge” rule

CBS News: Court refuses to greenlight Trump’s “public charge” rule to restrict immigration
Gothamist: Trump Administration Loses Fight To Temporarily Block Public Charge Rule
El Diario: Administración Trump intenta vencer bloqueo de corte de NY a la regla de carga pública
NBC News: Federal appeals court upholds bar on Trump’s public charge rule
Law360: 2nd Circ. Preserves Nationwide Block On Public Charge Rule
Queens Daily Eagle: Public charge rule blocked by federal appeals court

Evictions drop after new rent reforms

NY Daily News: NYC evictions down almost 20% six months after state tenant protections enacted
AMNY: Staying home: NYC evictions down nearly 20% after pro-tenant laws enacted
Gothamist: Evictions In NYC Continue To Fall In Wake Of Rent Reforms
Politico: Evictions drop following rent changes
QNS: Staying home: NYC evictions down nearly 20 percent after pro-tenant laws enacted
Curbed: Evictions drop by more than 18 percent
Marketplace: Fewer NYC evictions after tenant rights are beefed up
Queens Daily Eagle: Evictions decreased by 30% last year under new state tenant protections

Cuomo proposes mass transit ban

NBC NewYork: Gov. Cuomo Wants to Ban Sex Offenders from Riding on NYC Subways, Buses, Rail
NY Daily News: Gov. Cuomo wants to ban serial sex offenders from NYC subways
Pix 11: Cuomo plans to ban sex offenders from MTA transit system
NY Post: Cuomo announces 3-year ban for subway pervs
Bronx News 12: Gov. Cuomo proposes banning sex offenders from MTA rail systems and buses
Gothamist: Cuomo Vows To Ban Repeat Sex Offenders From The Subway. But How?
Politico: Police commissioner backs Cuomo plan to ban sex offenders from subway
CBS880: Cuomo Proposes MTA Ban For Sex Offenders On Subways, Buses
Daily Mail: Serial sex offenders could be BANNED from New York City subways and buses 

More LAS in the news

NY Daily News: NYC Councilman Mark Levine launches Manhattan borough president run
The Chief Leader: HA Just Chipping Away At Lead-Paint Backlog
NY Daily News: Advocacy groups call on Cuomo to repeal law that hides police misconduct records
StreetsBlogNYC: NYPD Targets Blacks and Latinos for ‘Jaywalking’ Tickets
City & State: Black and Hispanic residents targeted for jaywalking in NYC
NYLJ: Legal Aid Society Hires Corey Stoughton as Attorney-in-Charge of Criminal Defense Practice
CBS8: Forgotten Families: DHS Will No Longer Pay 1 Year’s Rent Up Front To House Homeless
THE CITY: State Sets Rules to Give Due Process to Child Parolees