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The vacancy on the Court created by the death of Antonin Scalia means that President Obama is constitutionally obligated to appoint a successor. Some names have been bandied about in the media (Judge Sri Srinivasan, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Judge Merrick Garland) but recent news stories say that D.C. Judge Ketanji Brown […]

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The New York Times recently published a three-part series, “Beware the Fine Print,” criticizing the widespread use  of mandatory arbitration and class action waiver clauses in consumer contracts. The authors describe the growth of these contract clauses as “a far-reaching power play orchestrated by American corporations.” A Times editorial asserts that “forced-arbitration clauses, found in […]

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The New York Court of Appeals is seeking comments on a proposed skills requirement for prospective lawyers.  The Task Force on Experiential Learning and Admission to the Bar has proposed five separate paths that will allow applicants for admission to the bar to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the skills competency requirement. Pathways 1 and […]

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WNYC, New York’s public radio station, has run a series of reports about a subject that has dominated national news in recent years. Titled “NYPD Bruised,” the reports began in July, 2014, following the death of Eric Garner during his arrest in Staten Island for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. Reports in the past few days […]

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On May 5, 2015, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that New York is adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) effective with July 2016. Judge Lippman made the announcement during his annual Law Day address in the Court of Appeals Hall in Albany: New York’s carefully considered decision to adopt the UBE is a huge step […]

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Court Listener, founded in 2010 by Brian W. Carver and Michael Lissner, is a free legal research platform – an alternative to fee-based research databases. This project is sponsored by the Non-Profit Free Law Project and offers coverage of millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts, and most recently even oral arguments from […]

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The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has recently announced some changes being made to its PACER database. On August 11, a change was made to the PACER architecture in preparation for the implementation of the next generation of the judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system. NextGen CM/ECF replaces the older CM/ECF system and […]

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A recent decision by Southern District Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein analogizes emails accounts to computer hard drives, permitting seizure of an entire email account by a law enforcement agency with a warrant in a money-laundering investigation. Judge Gorenstein’s decision is at odds with decisions by federal district courts in D.C. (In the Matter of the […]

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The New York Court of Appeals struck down the NYC ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, upholding the Appellate Division decision. The Court based its decision on separation of powers, stating that We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”, exceeded the scope […]

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The oral advocacy program at Pace Law School is a robust one. Students here have the opportunity to learn and practice their oral advocacy skills by participating in the trial advocacy and/or the moot court programs. Along with standard set of courses, students have the opportunity to join variety of trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or […]

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