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Op-Ed: Don’t Leave the Vulnerable with Less Defense in NYC Courtrooms

A joint op-ed in today's City Limits penned by NYC Defender organizations calls on City Hall to protect the rights of the NYC’s most vulnerable residents by maintaining funding levels for public defenders in its upcoming budget.
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Op-Ed: How to Prevent People From Getting Kicked Out of Their Homes When the Coronavirus Crisis Ends

The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez call for critical housing measures that go beyond the eviction moratorium to protect tenants across the state in the New York Daily News.
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Op-Ed: Policing the Pandemic: This is Nothing New

Attorney's from The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice explain the NYPD's inequitable social distancing enforcement is part of a larger pattern of discrimination in today's BKLYNER.
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Op-Ed: ICE Detention Facilities Have Failed to Protect People From COVID-19

The organizations that comprise the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project penned a joint op-ed in City Limits condemning the many documented failures of Immigration Customs & Enforcement.
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Op-Ed: Social Distancing Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Racist, Aggressive Policing

Rigodis Appling, a LAS attorney and member of the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid caucus, slams the NYPD for continuing its discriminatory policing policy towards minorities in today's Truthout.
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Op-Ed: Release Many More People From Prison Now, Gov. Cuomo

In an op-ed in today's New York Daily News, Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice demands an expansion of the release of vulnerable prisoners from local jails and prisons.
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Op-Ed: Fear Prevailed in the Crusade to Undo New York’s Bail Reforms

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice penned an op-ed in City Limits decrying the new state budget, which was used by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to force a rollback of bail reform.
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Op-Ed: Cuomo is Exploiting a Pandemic to Roll Back Bail Reform

Staff Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice sound the alarm over New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's intent to force rollbacks to 2019's bail reform through changes in the state budget, in today's Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
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Op-Ed: Cuomo Must Act to Save Jailed Parolees from COVID-19

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society's Parole Revocation Defense Unit issued a call for the Governor to release prisoners held on parole violations at Riker's Island in today's City Limits.
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Op-Ed: Make the Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium Real

Jason Wu, a housing attorney in The Legal Aid Society's civil practice informs tenants about their rights under New York City's emergency eviction moratorium in today's New York Daily News.
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