• National Law Journal | News

    What the Battles Over Biden's DOJ Picks Means for His Diverse Judicial Nominees

    April 8, 2021

    American Constitution Society President Russ Feingold said the "greatest concern is that we don't want these nominees to be subjected to the kind of criticisms of President Biden's cabinet nominees who are diverse."

  • Supreme Court Brief

    This Year's SCOTUS Books | Abortion Rights Amid the Pandemic | Shanmugam's 5th Cert Grant This Term | Headlines: What Did Alito Mean Again?

    December 16, 2020

    The justices are now on their December break and will return for arguments Jan. 11. Pandemic-related filings still have a strong presence on the docket. Thanks for reading!

  • New York Law Journal | News

    NY Public Interest Lawyers' Group Releases Legal Guides for Nonprofits in Climate of 'Immense Pressure'

    July 29, 2020

    "These guides provide a base coat of legal information for leaders of new or thriving nonprofits to allow them to advance their critical work to create social change," says Marnie Berk, director of pro bono programs at the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. "Legal services can be expensive and far out of reach for many organizations."

  • Sloley v. VanBramer

    Publication Date: 2019-12-19
    Practice Area: Civil Rights | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Rosemary Pooler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiff-Appellant Maxmillian Sloley: Janet A. Gochman, on the brief, Jonathan K. Youngwood, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY.
    for defendant: For Defendants-Appellees Eric VanBramer and Bryan VanBramer: Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General, Victor, Paladino, Assistant Solicitor General, on the brief, Jonathan D. Hitsous, Assistant Solicitor General, for Letitia James, Attorney General of the State of New, York, Albany, NY.

    Case Number: 16-4213

    'Hunch' Defendant Hid Drugs in Anus Did Not Provide Suspicion for Body Cavity Search

  • National Law Journal | News

    ACLU, Simpson Thacher Tackle Immigration-Rights Groups' Suit Over Trump Administration's 'Fast-Track Deportations'

    August 9, 2019

    The rule greatly increases the reach of “expedited removal” to potentially hundreds of thousands of additional migrants. It applies to any migrant arrested anywhere in the country who came into the U.S. illegally and who can't show that they’ve lived continuously in the U.S. for at least two years.

  • New York Law Journal | News

    ACLU, Simpson Thacher Tackle Immigration-Rights Groups' Suit Over Trump Administration's 'Fast-Track Deportations'

    August 9, 2019

    The rule greatly increases the reach of “expedited removal” to potentially hundreds of thousands of additional migrants. It applies to any migrant arrested anywhere in the country who came into the U.S. illegally and who can't show that they’ve lived continuously in the U.S. for at least two years.

  • Charles v. Orange County

    Publication Date: 2019-05-31
    Practice Area: Civil Rights
    Industry: Health Care | State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Gerard Lynch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiffs-Appellants Michelet Charles and Carol Small: Thomas C. Rice, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, on the brief, Daniel J. Stujenske, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY, Laura F. Redman, Antony P. F. Gemmell, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, New York, NY.
    for defendant: For Defendants-Appellees Orange County, State of New York, Orange County Sheriff's Department, Orange County Department of Mental Health and Carmen Elizondo, Former Clinic Director, Orange County Correctional Facility, in her individual capacity: Anthony Cardoso, Orange County Attorney's Office, Goshen, NY. For Amici Curiae American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, National Association of Social Workers, American Public Health Association, and Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, in support of Plaintiffs-Appellants: Ira A. Burnim, Judge David C. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC, on the brief, Aaron M. Panner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC. For Amici Curiae The Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, Detention Watch Network, The Florida Justice Institute, Inc., Human Rights First, Immigrant Defense Project, The Immigrant Rights Clinic of Washington Square Legal Services, Inc., at NYU Law School, the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, The Legal Aid Society of New York, The Prison Law Office, Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, and the Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project, in support of Plaintiffs-Appellants: Jamie A. Levitt, Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY. For Amicus Curiae New York State Sheriffs' Association, in support of Defendants-Appellees: Alexander M. Wilson, New York State Sheriffs' Association, Albany, NY.

    Case Number: 17-3506-pr

    Civil Detainees Alleged Discharge Planning an Essential Part of Their In-Custody Care

  • New York Law Journal | Analysis

    FOIL and Confidentiality of Law Enforcement Personnel Records

    January 15, 2019

    In their New York Court of Appeals Roundup, William T. Russell Jr. and Lynn K. Neuner discuss a recent decision in which the court rejected a FOIL request by the New York Civil Liberties Union for certain New York Police Department disciplinary records on the grounds that they are exempted from disclosure by §50-a of the Civil Rights Law.

  • Connecticut Law Tribune | News

    Firms Step Up Election Volunteering as Voter Suppression Fears Rise

    November 6, 2018

    Dozens of big law firms are hosting call centers and making other efforts to protect voting rights in Tuesday's highly charged midterm elections.

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Law Firms Step Up Election Volunteering as Voter Suppression Fears Rise

    November 5, 2018

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expects over 230 volunteers at its call center in New York, according to partner John Ericson.