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Ground Breaking National Injunction Blocks Trump’s “Public Charge” Immigration Rule

Today’s order issuing a preliminary injunction—the first to be granted nationwide on this issue—blocks the regulation and related application forms from taking effect until a final decision is reached in the litigation.
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LAS in the News 10.11.19

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 Demands NYCHA Immediately Terminate Eviction Proceeding Against Client Suffering from Terminal Cancer

William Sanchez is 64 years old and suffers from stage-four cancer, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls on Albany to Enact Automatic Expungement Legislation

On the two year anniversary of a law to seal dated criminal records, only 1,758 out of an estimated 600,000 eligible have capitalized, reports The Appeal.
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LAS, Immigrant Rights Groups in Court to Halt Public Charge Rule

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP argued that this dramatic change should be halted until the lawfulness of the proposed rule is determined. 
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Dawne Mitchell Honored by Delta Sigma Theta with Trailblazer Award

Mitchell, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice, was awarded for her exceptional work with children.
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In First for NYC, Bronx DA Releases List of NYPD Officers with Questionable Credibility

The Legal Aid Society calls on other prosecutors to follow suit, according to WNYC/Gothamist.
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LAS’ Susan Cameron on Keeping ICE Out of NYC Courts

Cameron, Supervising Attorney in our Civil Law Reform Unit, spoke with NY1’s Inside City Hall and NY1 Noticias about the importance of the recently filed lawsuit.
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LAS Lauds Ruling Against Flawed DNA Software Forensic Statistical Tool

Attorneys are demanding a full review of all cases involving the City’s in-house FST, reports WNYC/Gothamist.
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LAS in the News 10.4.19

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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