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The New York City Bar Association’s Capital Punishment Committee has honored Eleanor Jackson Piel with its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Lifetime Achievement Award, and James W. B. Benkard with its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Pro Bono Award. In a ceremony at the City Bar on July 15, 2013, Piel was honored for her career, principally in solo practice, as a civil rights, criminal defense and capital defense attorney. She was the first chair of what is now known as the … Continue reading

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Beginning with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, the nations of the world agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to slow, and ultimately reverse, global warming. Despite these promises, global warming has continued to accelerate, with likely severe consequences for coastal cities, potable water sources, marine life, agriculture, forests and many island states.< Continue reading

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Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the American Bar Association last week was welcome, and long overdue. He noted that the United States is the world’s leading jailer. We have five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds the New York City Council for allocating $500,000 for the “nation’s first public defender system for immigrants facing deportation,” as the New York Times described it. The Council’s effort is a model for what Congress should enact nationwide, to support justice, economic fairness and efficient administration of the courts.< Continue reading

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In issuing hundreds of reports, letters and statements a year on everything from Antitrust to Zimbabwe, the New York City Bar Association’s natural posture is one of observation, analysis and commentary. But the City Bar also has a more active side.< Continue reading

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In a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, the New York City Bar Association expresses “serious concerns regarding the maintenance of the rule of law and the targeting and detention of lawyers in Turkey following recent events there.”< Continue reading

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We are encouraged that Governor Cuomo has proposed substantial legislation to improve voter participation and election procedures; limit the influence of money in campaigns, including the establishment of a strong public financing system; and combat corruption by public officials.< Continue reading

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When we and our co-sponsors announced that we would host a forum for the New York City Mayoral candidates here at the City Bar on June 6th, the response was a great measure of our members’ engagement. The interest in the event was so overwhelming that it ‘sold out’ almost immediately. Similarly, when we released the City Bar’s 95-page “Policy Recommendations for New York City’s Next Mayor,” the report was downloaded nearly 2,000 times on the first day.< Continue reading

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