Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 10.18.19

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:

Preliminary injunction granted against Trump’s “public charge” rule

Gothamist: Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s ‘Repugnant’ Public Charge Rule
Queens Daily Eagle: Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule blocked by federal judge
NBC: Federal judges block Trump public charge rule for immigrants receiving public assistance
NY1: Judge Blocks Trump Policy to Deny Green Cards, Visas to Low-Income Immigrants
NYLJ: Manhattan Federal Judge Puts Trump Administration ‘Public Charge’ Rule on Hold
El Diario: Juez federal de Nueva York bloquea entrada en vigor de la ‘carga pública’
THE CITY: Immigrant New Yorkers in Limbo After Courts Halt ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Housing advocates launch 2020 statewide legislative campaign

Queens Daily Eagle: Tenants’ rights coalition announces 2020 legislative priorities
Curbed: NYC tenant advocates push for even greater renter protections with new campaign

More LAS in the news

Gothamist: New Lawsuit Shows How A Routine Noise Complaint Spiraled Into Violence
Patch: Man Put In Chokehold During Inwood Arrest Sues City
NY Daily News: Advocates push back on complaints about new bail and discovery laws
Pix 11: Man, attorneys say NYPD used banned chokehold in 2018 arrest
THE CITY: New York’s Most Desperate Caught up in ‘Crimes of Poverty’
The Bronx Ink: Raise the Age law at work transforming youth’s futures
Brooklyn Paper: Motorist runs down cop amid traffic stop in PLG
Bronx Justice News: DNA Testing Company’s Plans Being Kept from NY Oversight Commission
Patch: Nearly 5K East Harlem NYCHA Residents Lose Hot Water
Times Union: Innocence Project joins fight for prosecutorial conduct board
Patch: NY Landlords Now Barred From Suddenly Booting Tenants
Queens Daily Eagle: Opinion: The time for a strong Conviction Integrity Unit in Queens is here
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: New York’s most desperate caught up in ‘crimes of poverty’
Politico: HRA ensnaring low-income, immigrant New Yorkers in dubious Medicaid probes
THE CITY: A Call to End Special Education Hearing Delays Amid ‘Harm’ to Students
NY Daily News: NYC advocates press for changes to law that keeps cops’ records private
THE CITY: De Blasio Ousts Key Solitary Confinement Foe as Reform Nears
DocumentedNY: Early Arrival: Immigrants Rack Up Medicaid Bills Under De Blasio Health Care
Daily News: Shutter Island: How we got here. Lessons from the campaign to close Rikers