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  • Court Rules NY Law Enforcement Cannot Detain Immigrants for ICE, Nov 16
    NEW YORK -- A state appeals court in Brooklyn ruled today definitively, and for the first time, that it is illegal under state law for local law enforcement agencies in New York to make immigration arrests at the request of federal immigration officials.. ...
  • Digital legal papers give greater access to justice, Nov 15
    When Alejandro Alvarez says “greater access to legal documents is an important component to achieving greater access to justice”, the UN legal expert is underlining the importance of contracts to how society and business function from day to day. As hea ...
  • With More Lawyers for Tenants, City Says Evictions Are Dropping, Nov 13
    . . .In the past, almost all of the attorneys here were representing landlords. But starting last year, New York City’s Right to Counsel law has provided free lawyers for tenants in 15 ZIP Codes throughout the city, three in each borough. The law is gradu ...
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