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Street Vendors To March Brooklyn Bridge In Plea For More Permits

2020-11-18T14:45:16+00:00November 11th, 2020|Press|


In a news release, the Urban Justice Center said some vendors are known to pay up to $25,000 for permits sold in an underground market while others continue selling food without permits. The group also alleges the city's 'Open Restaurants' and 'Open Storefront' initiatives are hypocritical and unjust, allowing 10,000 restaurants to serve food on the streets while vendors struggle.

Kamala Harris is our new VP, and that holds different meanings for people

2020-11-18T13:52:02+00:00November 9th, 2020|Press|

Daily Kos

“The victim narrative and rescue mentality that most Democrats take around sex work is not helpful,” said RJ Thompson, a human rights lawyer, longtime sex worker, and director of the Sex Workers Project. “We do not need to be rescued, we need our human rights protected.”

OPINION: When your boss sees everything – why Biden must act against spyware

2020-11-09T13:33:52+00:00November 8th, 2020|News|

Thomson Reuters Foundation News

As more and more Americans live, work, and sleep in the same confined spaces, our offices have seeped into parts of our life that we once thought were walled off from employers. The pandemic dramatically accelerated existing tracking, bringing the boss’s prying eyes to our homes, even our bedrooms.

NY Gov. Orders Eviction Default Buffer In Wake Of Atty Pleas

2020-11-09T13:41:20+00:00November 5th, 2020|Press|

Law 360

"Leaving it up to individual judges to decide behind closed doors when they are considering a landlord's request for a default judgment is... bound to lead to a range of inconsistent results," said Marika Dias, attorney and director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center.

Dec. 2nd 6:00PM: What 2021 Candidates Need to Know about Closing Rikers

2020-11-23T13:52:38+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Event, Event Redirect|

In 2021, New York City will elect dozens of new representatives. Anyone running for elected office in 2021 must be committed to closing Rikers (the last penal colony in the United States) and addressing horrendous conditions in all City jails, and must be accountable to directly impacted people in that process. Everyone is welcome, and we especially want to reach 2021 candidates. Please share this tweet and let’s spread the word! Register here.

NYC Tenant Attys Urge State, Courts To Prevent Default Spike

2020-11-02T13:56:18+00:00October 30th, 2020|News|

Law 360

"You've lost your case simply by virtue of the fact that you didn't file an answer," said Marika Dias, attorney and director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center. "That's not irreversible, but that's not a strong position to be in. You have to show both that your case has merit and that you have an excusable reason for the default."

Surveillance and the City: Online Bar Exam, Remote Learning Fuel In-Home Surveillance

2020-10-28T19:09:23+00:00October 28th, 2020|News|

Gotham Gazette

Standardized testing has never been fun for students, but in the age of COVID-19, it’s positively nightmarish. As the pandemic forces students and teachers around the globe to stay home, every part of education has suffered, but test administration has completely collapsed.

Panel Discussion: Is Criminal Justice Possible?

2020-10-26T14:07:15+00:00October 26th, 2020|Event|

Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Criminal Justice is bringing together a group of experts to discuss the open question: Is Criminal Justice Possible? The panel will present different perspectives on possibilities for the criminal legal system in the wake of the largest protest movement in United States history, when some are questioning whether the system can work justly at all, and some are working hard to make it better.