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20 Ways To Fight Housing Discrimination, Ian Wilder Jan 2022

20 Ways To Fight Housing Discrimination, Ian Wilder

Touro Law Review

When looking at the continuing size of the problem of discrimination it is easy to be paralyzed into inaction by the sweeping scope of the undertaking. A good remedy is to find actions that an individual can take to move toward justice. Though Dr. King is often quoted as stating that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” that bend in the arc is caused by legions of activists pulling the future toward justice. Robert Kennedy noted in his opposition to apartheid in South Africa that “a million different centers of energy and daring …


Recent Case Law, Disparate Impact, And Restrictive Zoning, Michael Lewyn Jan 2022

Recent Case Law, Disparate Impact, And Restrictive Zoning, Michael Lewyn

Touro Law Review

The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) prohibits housing discrimination, including the refusal to sell or rent housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin,and any policy or conduct that “otherwise make[s] unavailable or den[ies], a dwelling [based on these impermissible factors].”In 2015, the Supreme Court interpreted the “otherwise make unavailable” language of the Act to mean that the FHA includes not only claims for intentional discrimination, but also claims for disparate impact. Under the disparate impact doctrine, a defendant may be liable for facially neutral rules or policies that disproportionately favor one racial group over another.

Zoning …


Leave Your Stereotypes At The Door: The Importance Of Context In The Halls Of Congress And The Garden Of Torah, Rabbi Michael Levy Jan 2021

Leave Your Stereotypes At The Door: The Importance Of Context In The Halls Of Congress And The Garden Of Torah, Rabbi Michael Levy

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National Animal Abuse Registry Reform: To Be Effective And Provide Prospective, A National Animal Abuse Registry Must Be The Next Directive, Kaleigh M. Gorman Jan 2021

National Animal Abuse Registry Reform: To Be Effective And Provide Prospective, A National Animal Abuse Registry Must Be The Next Directive, Kaleigh M. Gorman

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Uncle Sam’S Dilemma: Whether Prioritizing Confederate Memorials Over National Sentiment Is A Monumental Mistake, Hayley A. Valla Jan 2021

Uncle Sam’S Dilemma: Whether Prioritizing Confederate Memorials Over National Sentiment Is A Monumental Mistake, Hayley A. Valla

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Of Arms And The Militia: Gun Regulation By Defining “Ordinary Military Equipment”, Edward J. Curtis Jan 2021

Of Arms And The Militia: Gun Regulation By Defining “Ordinary Military Equipment”, Edward J. Curtis

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Recent mass shootings have placed pressure on Congress and state legislatures to regulate semi-automatic rifles and handguns in the interest of public safety. However, the Second Amendment provides that, “[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. There is no obvious public safety exception.

Semi-automatic rifles, handguns, and other kinds of arms can be regulated more effectively by defining the “ordinary military equipment” militia members are expected to provide. This may be accomplished using the rationale employed by the United States …


Incorporation By Reference In New York State, Bennett Liebman Jan 2021

Incorporation By Reference In New York State, Bennett Liebman

Touro Law Review

Incorporation by reference is a traditional procedural mechanism that allows for actors at each level of government to include all or parts of a previously enacted law into the newer version of the law by simply including a statement stating that the second law should be treated as if it was part of the primary law. While incorporation by reference could facilitate and streamline legislation, New York has seemingly banned incorporation by reference in Article III, § 16 of the State Constitution. However, even though this ban is in place, there are several limitations and exceptions placed on the ban …


For All Who Have Borne The Battle: A Wish List For The Incoming Secretary Of The United States Department Of Veterans Affairs, Benjamin Pomerance Jan 2021

For All Who Have Borne The Battle: A Wish List For The Incoming Secretary Of The United States Department Of Veterans Affairs, Benjamin Pomerance

Touro Law Review

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Slapps Across America, Jack Toscano Jan 2021

Slapps Across America, Jack Toscano

Touro Law Review

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in New York Times v. Sullivan was meant to protect our fundamental right to free speech from defamation lawsuits. However, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, known as SLAPPS, continue to chill free speech through weak but expensive to defend defamation lawsuits. In response to SLAPPs many states have passed anti-SLAPP statutes that are meant to identify SLAPPs, quickly dismiss SLAPPS, and punish plaintiffs who bring SLAPPs. A difficult issue for federal courts throughout the country is whether these state anti-SLAPP statutes should apply in federal courts. This Note examines the Supreme Court opinions in Shady …


Criminal Usury And Its Impact On New York Business Transactions, Christopher Basile Jan 2020

Criminal Usury And Its Impact On New York Business Transactions, Christopher Basile

Touro Law Review

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Caveat Emptor: Real Property Law’S “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card V. The Property Condition Disclosure Act, Alessandra E. Albano Jan 2020

Caveat Emptor: Real Property Law’S “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card V. The Property Condition Disclosure Act, Alessandra E. Albano

Touro Law Review

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How To Deter Pedestrian Deaths: A Utilitarian Perspective On Careless Driving, John Clennan Jan 2020

How To Deter Pedestrian Deaths: A Utilitarian Perspective On Careless Driving, John Clennan

Touro Law Review

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Lawful Permanent Residency: A Potential Solution For Temporary Protected Status Holders In The Eastern District Of New York, Cody M. Gecht Jan 2020

Lawful Permanent Residency: A Potential Solution For Temporary Protected Status Holders In The Eastern District Of New York, Cody M. Gecht

Touro Law Review

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Establishment Of Religion Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department Jul 2019

Establishment Of Religion Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department

Touro Law Review

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Due Process Supreme Court Rockland County Jul 2019

Due Process Supreme Court Rockland County

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Due Process Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department Jul 2019

Due Process Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department

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Due Process Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Department Jul 2019

Due Process Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Department

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Due Process Supreme Court Appellate Division Jul 2019

Due Process Supreme Court Appellate Division

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Due Process Pringle V. Wolfe (Decided 28, 1996) Jul 2019

Due Process Pringle V. Wolfe (Decided 28, 1996)

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Due Process People V. Scott (Decided June 5, 1996) Jul 2019

Due Process People V. Scott (Decided June 5, 1996)

Touro Law Review

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Due Process Court Of Appeals Jul 2019

Due Process Court Of Appeals

Touro Law Review

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Supreme Court Queens County Jul 2019

Supreme Court Queens County

Touro Law Review

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Double Jeopardy Jul 2019

Double Jeopardy

Touro Law Review

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Double Jeopardy Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Department Jul 2019

Double Jeopardy Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Department

Touro Law Review

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Double Jeopardy Jul 2019

Double Jeopardy

Touro Law Review

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The Application Of Title Ii Of The Americans With Disabilities Act To Employment Discrimination: Why The Circuits Have Gotten It Wrong, William Brooks Jan 2019

The Application Of Title Ii Of The Americans With Disabilities Act To Employment Discrimination: Why The Circuits Have Gotten It Wrong, William Brooks

Touro Law Review

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Free Appropriate Public Education After Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District (2017), Terrye Conroy, Mitchell L. Yell Jan 2019

Free Appropriate Public Education After Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District (2017), Terrye Conroy, Mitchell L. Yell

Touro Law Review

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The Public Trust Doctrine: The Development Of New York’S Doctrine And How It Can Improve, Steven Fink Jan 2018

The Public Trust Doctrine: The Development Of New York’S Doctrine And How It Can Improve, Steven Fink

Touro Law Review

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The Stakes Are High: The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act Is Constitutionally Vulnerable And Reflects Bad Policy, Stephen Weinstein Jan 2017

The Stakes Are High: The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act Is Constitutionally Vulnerable And Reflects Bad Policy, Stephen Weinstein

Touro Law Review

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Sex Offender Registration In New York: The Dangers Of State Law Preemption Of Local Residency Restriction Laws And Its Implications For Communities And Sex Offenders Alike, Megan Forbes Jan 2017

Sex Offender Registration In New York: The Dangers Of State Law Preemption Of Local Residency Restriction Laws And Its Implications For Communities And Sex Offenders Alike, Megan Forbes

Touro Law Review

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