At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom 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 decries Mayor’s shameful attempt to end Right to Shelter
NYT: New York City Moves to Suspend Right-to-Shelter Mandate NEWS12: City of New York files revised application to temporarily suspend right to shelter law ABC NY: Mayor Adams sets out for Mexico as part of multi-stop trip to address migrants crisis Patch: Migrants To Street Sleep In NYC Bid To Nix Right-To-Shelter: Critics Gothamist: First stop Mexico: Mayor Adams departs Wednesday for border tour The Brian Lehrer Show: How Mayor Adams Handles Crisis Crain’s: City challenges right-to-shelter mandate again in court Forbes: NYC Pushes To Suspend Legal Right To Shelter As Migrant Influx Roils City Government 1010WINS: Adams files motion to suspend NYC right-to-shelter: ‘the status quo cannot continue‘ CBS2: Mayor Eric Adams’ message to asylum seekers: Don’t come to New York City Politico: Adams’ effort to end right to shelter for migrants draws advocates’ ire City Limits: Advocates Condemn Mayor’s Latest Ask to Suspend Adult Shelter Rights Gothamist: Mayor Adams’ bid to suspend right to shelter for some will have ‘ripple effects’ Associated Press: New York City moves to suspend ‘right to shelter’ as migrant influx continues News Nation: NYC is seeking to suspend right-to-shelter laws for single adults The Guardian: What will happen if the ‘right to shelter’ law is rolled back in New York City? NYDN: Contours of post-right-to-shelter world in NYC take shape in Adams’ administration NYDN Editorial: Degrees of the decree: NYC’s approach to right to shelter case raises questions The Daily Beast: Eric Adams to Discourage Migrants From NYC, Request Lift of ‘Right to Shelter’ NY1 Inside City Hall: Staff attorney discusses right-to-shelter law The City: Adams Admin Takes Second Shot at Suspending ‘Right to Shelter’ in New Court Filing NYDN: Mayor Adams’ admin asks court for clearance to lift NYC right to shelter Gothamist: Mayor Adams files motion to suspend right-to-shelter citing migrant ’emergency’ Newsday: Adams asks judge to suspend ‘right-to-shelter’ mandate amid migrant crisis
LAS praises Supreme Court decision to reject challenge on rent stabilization
NYT: Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to New York’s Rent Regulations City Limits: Supreme Court Tosses Broad Challenge to Rent Stabilization in NY Law360: High Court Will Not Hear New York Rent Law Challenge Gothamist: US Supreme Court rejects challenge to NY’s rent stabilization laws The Real Deal: Four years ago, landlord groups filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s rent law The Real Deal: Supreme Court didn’t save landlords. Now what? Politico: Supreme Court declines to consider landlord groups’ rent law challenge AMNY: Supreme Court rejects landlords’ challenge to New York’s rent stabilization law The Real Deal: Supreme Court declines to take up challenge to New York’s rent law NYDN: U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to New York’s Rent Stabilization Law More LAS in the news
City & State: The 2023 Nonprofit Power 100 Gothamist: Rikers detainees are isolated and idle after programming budget cuts BK Reader: Legal Aid Society Releases NYPD Officer Lawsuit Lists NYLJ: Threats to Prosecutorial Discretion a Key Concern for Tina Luongo BK Reader: NYPD Misconduct Lawsuits Reach $50 million In 2023, Says Report Patch: Rikers Island Watchdog Watchers Regain 24/7 Jail Video Access NYDN: DOC officials scramble to correct stats on violence at Rikers Amsterdam News: Six active NYPD officers named more than 20 times in civil lawsuits
Last Updated: 6 October 2023
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