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Marijuana Bill Decriminalizes Possession, Expunges Conviction Records

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that further decriminalizes Marijuana but does not fully legalize the drug, according to The New York Times.
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LAS in the News 7.26.19

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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NYPD Issues Memo Targeting Water Splashers for Arrest

The memo contends that officers have the legal right to charge individuals with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Criminal Tampering in the Third Degree, Harassment in the Second Degree, and Disorderly Conduct, according to the New York Post.
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LTE: Fixing NYCHA is More Than Politics

In today’s Daily News The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner and Lucy Newman call for increased funding to support New York City Housing Authority capital renovations and upgrades.
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Op-Ed: For a Better NYPD, Fix the City Charter

LAS Attorneys Cynthia Conti-Cook and Sateesh Nori make the case for a stronger Civilian Complaint Review Board in today's Daily News.
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NYC Families Receive $13.1 Million in Public Assistance Class Action Settlement

Last month 30,000 New Yorkers received one-time payments, according to Law.com.
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Queens Judge Grants Hearing on Exonerating DNA Evidence After 26 Years of Incarceration

LAS client Michael Robinson has served 26 years for a 1993 murder conviction.
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LAS Stands with LGBTQ+ Community in Supreme Court Filing

The Legal Aid Society and Goodwin Procter LLP filed an amicus brief in support of the position that the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 precludes employer discrimination based on transgendered status and sexual orientation.
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Blaine V. (Fin) Fogg, President of The Legal Aid Society, Dies at 79

"Fin Fogg was an inspiration to us all through his wise counsel, steadfast guidance, generous spirit, and wonderful sense of humor."
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LAS in the News 7.17.19

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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