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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information and clarification on the government’s position on the law governing targeted killings. < Continue reading

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In a letter sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the New York City Bar Association expresses “profound concern” with Section 1116 of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (“Section 1116”), which, if it becomes law, would terminate funding for the transfer of a non-citizen to the United States for any purpose, thereby preventing Guantanamo detainees from being tried in Article III courts for offenses related to the events of September 11, 2001. Section … Continue reading

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On Saturday, November 20th, more than 300 students from over 50 New York City high schools attended the City Bar’s eighth Constitutional Rights Symposium. Association President Sam Seymour welcomed the students, who then divided into discussion groups to address topical constitutional issues. “My Rights, My Nation: Constitutional Freedoms Now and In the Future” was created in 2006 to provide regional high school students with a forum to discuss their constitutional rights with fellow students, State Supreme Court Justices and lawyers … Continue reading

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