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    July 6, 2017

    Law of the Land: The Supreme Court’s Year in Review

    "The Supreme Court of the United States is the branch of government with the most mystery, and curiosity. The proceedings are not televised, and yet many are fascinated by the goings on at the High Court, despite having little understanding of the cases decided there, and what they mean for most people. The Forum on Law, Culture & Society at NYU School of Law, and its partner, 92Y, continues its annual program, Law of the Land: the Supreme Court’s Year in Review. We will take you inside the Court’s major rulings and discuss their bearing on past and future cases. And this year offers a new Supreme Justice. Join us with the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News Dan Abrams, Supreme Court biographer and CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic, and Dean Trevor Morrison and Professor Kenji Yoshino of NYU School of Law, along with our moderator Thane Rosenbaum for another fascinating look at the Supreme Court’s just concluded term. CLE CREDIT for this event is approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for attorneys to earn 1.5 transitional and non-transitional credits of CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice. New York University School of Law has a financial hardship policy. For more information, please contact Erin Bundra at erin.bundra@folcs.org." Read more >

 

News

  • June 15, 2017

    The Chinese Labor Activist Who Wants Ivanka Trump to ‘Take Responsibility’

    "When Ivanka Trump announced in March she would take a job at the White House advising her father, labor-rights advocate Li Qiang had found his highest-profile target yet. By homing in on factories that supply Ivanka Trump-branded products, the founder of New York-based China Labor Watch thought the daughter of newly elected President Donald Trump could become a potent illustration of the problems facing Chinese workers like those employed by one of her suppliers -- whom he said are often overworked, underpaid and unprotected." Read more >
  • June 12, 2017

    Is Att’y Gen. Jeff Sessions About to Commit Perjury?

    "Following James Comey’s hearing on Capitol Hill, the Department of Justice issued a statement which flatly contradicts something that Comey said in his testimony. It appears that Comey and Jeff Sessions have directly opposing positions on how the Attorney General responded when Comey says he implored Sessions to prevent the president from directly communicating with him as FBI director. It is increasingly common these days for the administration to include a falsehood in an official statement. Repeating that falsehood under oath before Congress is an entirely different matter. It’s a federal crime. And these proceedings have a special counsel looking over them." Read more >
  • June 6, 2017

    The Internet Is Where We Share — and Steal — the Best Ideas

    "In April, a photograph of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o taken at a Miu Miu fashion show three years ago began recirculating online. Their friendly body language and chic clothes (Rihanna wore thigh-highs, fur and leather; Lupita a plum jacket with a jeweled collar) caught the imagination of the internet. A Twitter user named @1800SADGAL suggested that “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer-smart best friend that helps plan” the scams. People began talking about an “Ocean’s 11”-type film written by and starring black women. Issa Rae was nominated to write the script and Ava DuVernay to direct. All four women chimed in on Twitter, announcing their support, though what that meant seemed unclear. Like any other online frenzy, it disappeared after a few days. But a few weeks later, Entertainment Weekly reported that the social-media fantasy was actually coming to life: Netflix beat out several bidders at Cannes to buy the concept, which could go into production as early as next year. Viewed one way, this is a tale about how the web has collapsed the distance between audience and creator. But it also raises questions about ownership in the digital age." Read more >
  • June 6, 2017

    U.S. Presses China to Free Activists Scrutinizing Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory

    "SHANGHAI — China faces growing pressure to release three labor activists detained for investigating conditions at factories that make Ivanka Trump’s shoe brand, as experts warned that the detentions could make it more difficult for other Western companies to take a clear look at the practices of their Chinese suppliers.

    Chinese officials on Tuesday dismissed a call from the United States to release the activists and grant them judicial protections and a fair trial. At a daily news briefing, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said it was an internal Chinese matter."

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  • June 4, 2017

    Bank at Center of U.S. Inquiry Projects Russian ‘Soft Power’

    "It has offices in a sleek Manhattan skyscraper. Its bonds are accessible to millions of American investors. And it holds ties to some of New York’s biggest banks.

    Despite this presence on Wall Street, detailed in previously unreported financial records, Vnesheconombank, or VEB, is no normal bank. It is wholly owned by the Russian state. It is intertwined with Russian intelligence. And the Russian prime minister is, by law, the chairman of its supervisory board."

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