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MOVING THE CHAINS: WHY EMPLOYEE STATUS FOR COLLEGE ATHLETES IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THEIR PROTECTION

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on MOVING THE CHAINS: WHY EMPLOYEE STATUS FOR COLLEGE ATHLETES IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THEIR PROTECTION

As a group whose efforts generate large amounts of revenue, the “student-athlete”…

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: THE ANTI-REVENGE PORN ACT

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Imagine one morning, after you grab your usual iced latte and are waiting for the 7 train to head to work on Madison Avenue, you check your Twitter and decide to peak at your ex-boyfriend’s Twitter account. You unexpectedly find a naked photo of yourself…

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KEEPING THE “BENEFIT” IN BENEFIT CORPORATIONS:

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on KEEPING THE “BENEFIT” IN BENEFIT CORPORATIONS:

How and Why New York State Should Continue to Foster and Develop Benefit Corporation Legislation

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The Most Discriminatory Laws You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Most Discriminatory Laws You’ve Never Heard Of

The Supreme Court recently decided in favor of same-sex marriage in the long awaited case of Obergefell v. Hodges. As a supporter of LGBT rights, this decision makes me uneasy. I worry this decision will be seen as the end of the gay rights movement. Mission accomplished, time to go home. The gay rights movement has been…

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Delivering Gideon: Giving Birth to Humane Immigration Laws.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

by Makousse Ilboudo “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazarus “We don’t detain pregnant women.”  That was the initial response of an El Paso, Texas immigration detention center officer back in 2013 when asked about the number of pregnant detainees in immigration detention centers, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.  This was obviously false because in response to a Fusion.net Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request regarding pregnant women detained, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agency provided data that 13 pregnant women were detained in Texas and at least 559 were detained in six facilities throughout the U.S. since 2012.  Pregnant detainees may be shackled, and...

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Time For A Change: The NFL’s Non-existent Policies on Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Time For A Change: The NFL’s Non-existent Policies on Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

By:  Christina Campolo Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. For example, imagine a young girl, being kidnapped off the street, drugged by pimps, and sold for sex. Sex trafficking is prevalent around major sporting events like the Super Bowl. In fact, on February 2, 2015, the evening after the Super Bowl, Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested in Arizona for allegedly soliciting a prostitute and assaulting two women. According to reports, Sapp was at a bar at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix where he started talking to two women (ages 23 and 24). Sapp invited the two women to his hotel room. While in his room, Sapp threw $100 bills at the women as they danced for him. After his arrest, Sapp reported...

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