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LAS Decries COVID-19 Outbreak at Four Upstate DOCCS Prisons

An Ulster county facility saw cases more than double in a 24 hour period, according to the New York Daily News.
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Listen: Ellen Davidson Warns of Eviction Crisis on Capitol Pressroom

Davidson, a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society, appeared on the WNYC program to discuss the status of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's moratorium on evictions, which have been extended to September 4th.
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LAS Calls for Gov. Cuomo to Extend Eviction Moratorium Indefinitely

New York has extended its eviction freeze to Sept. 4; housing advocates say it's not enough, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
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Watch: Legal Aid’s Judith Goldiner on Inside City Hall

Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Law Reform Unit, discusses New York’s eviction crisis and what Albany must do to protect tenants at risk of losing their homes.
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Op-Ed: De Blasio’s Lies on Crime

Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice at The Legal Aid Society, calls out Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent mistruths regarding the City's spiking crime rate in the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 8.07.20

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.
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LAS Announces Agreement Addressing City’s Non-Compliance Issues with Rikers Island Consent Judgment

The agreement requires the DOC to make systemic changes in supervisory structure and accountability, investigating misconduct, and disciplinary proceedings, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS and Faith Leaders Call on Cuomo to Extend Eviction Moratorium

The Legal Aid Society joins the city's faith leaders in asking the Governor to enact several essential measures to prevent a citywide housing crisis and help New Yorkers access critical food and cash assistance, according to BK Reader.
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Op-Ed: Lives Hang in the Balance as Courts Resume In-Person Work

The Legal Aid Society's Martha Lineberger penned an op-ed pushing back on NYC’s reckless and dangerous rush to reopen in-person court proceedings in today’s City Limits.
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LAS Wins Appellate Decision Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rule

A federal appeals court blocked the controversial rule in Connecticut, New York and Vermont, according to CNN.
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