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Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

JCRED member Allie Cabibbo represented her first client in a criminal case on Monday in her Legal Aid Criminal Defense Clinic —  the case was dismissed! She will be interning at Legal Aid this summer; this is the agency she hoped to work for even before applying to law...

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Shannon Dempsey’s team (’19) team won 1st place in Quinnipiac Competition

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shannon Dempsey’s (’19) team won 1st place in Quinnipiac...

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JCRED Volunteering at the Peter J. Johnson Competition

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  JCRED Volunteering at the PJJ...

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Alex Mangano ’18 placed third in the Queens District Attorney’s trial advocacy competition.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Alex Mangano ’18 placed third in the Queens District Attorney’s trial advocacy competition.  ...

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Giving a Voice to the 32,000: Why Immigrant Detainees Must Have First Amendment Rights

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In Pineda Cruz v. Thompson, the women of Karnes County Civil Detention Center in Texas protested the awful treatment they experienced during their stay. Approximately eighty mothers circulated a petition and announced a hunger strike during Holy Week, consuming only liquids. As a result, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and detention center employees were angered, and the treatment of the women got worse, leading to a class action law suit filed on behalf of the women in the detention center alleging violations of First Amendment free speech rights. In its motion to dismiss the action, the government argued the immigrant women did not have First Amendment rights. Although the Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claim, putting an end to this specific case, this does not put an end to the abuse and terrible conditions experienced by many immigrants across the country.  Across the...

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St. John’s Law Hosts a Constitution Day Symposium on Religious Freedom

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on St. John’s Law Hosts a Constitution Day Symposium on Religious Freedom

Last week, leading scholars in the fields of law, religion, politics, and ethics came together at St. John’s Law for a Constitution Day symposium on “Religious Freedom Today.”

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