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Huffington Post: New York Law Blocks Judges From Practicing Medicine From The Bench

New York Law Blocks Judges From Practicing Medicine From The Bench Ryan Grim & Jason Cherkis | September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Drug court judges in New York will no longer be allowed to order defendants in recovery to stop taking doctor-prescribed medications as part of their treatment, as the result of a new law signed by […]

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New York City Bar Association Urges Reduction of Mass Incarceration in Report Tatiana Schlosseberg | September 28, 2015 The New York City Bar Association released a report on Monday urging federal and state leaders to “make the reduction of mass incarceration a top priority.” Titled “Mass Incarceration: Seizing the Moment for Reform,” the report offers […]

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Gothamist: City Nearly Doubles Budget For Lawyers Who Help NYers Fight Evictions

City Nearly Doubles Budget For Lawyers Who Help NYers Fight Evictions Emma Whitford | September 28, 2015 Mayor de Blasio today announced that he will nearly double his spending on legal assistance for tenants facing eviction, with an emphasis on New Yorkers living in the city’s 15 most rapidly-gentrifying neighborhoods—Crown Heights, Bushwick, and Bed-Stuy in […]

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VOCAL Guide to Your Week: Winning Alternatives to the Drug War!

  This Week Wednesday (9/30) @ 6PM: Out of Harm's Way, Alternatives to Public Injection in New York. A town hall on Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) with international panelists and Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! RSVP HERE. Where: Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, corner of 80th & Lexington Ave. Travel: 6 train […]

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