For years now, local police departments have been playing an increasingly pivotal role in enforcing federal immigration laws.
U.S. denies financial aid to thousands of immigrants
Immigrant detainees are routinely deported from New York State before all legal remedies have been exhausted, according to a report released this week by the New York University School of Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic and immigrant rights advocacy organization Families for Freedom.
Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>
New York University President John Sexton will not continue has the head of the university past 2016, according to a university-wide email circulated by the NYU's Board of Trustees yesterday. In the same email, the board acknowledged the bad press surrounding its lending program for professors, whic ... More >>
High-cost, low-interest loans from NYU are the hottest commodities on the market these days. On a city level, they've been used (and eventually forgiven by the school) across Manhattan to pay for profiled professors' lofts or condos. On a national level, they've made their way into the Senate, with ... More >>
Demetri Martin has a new book of his hilarious cartoons
The legal aftermath of of the NYPD's crackdown on street protest over the past year continues to unfold, with another lawsuit filed against the department in federal court. The most recent suit is filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on behalf of two protesters, Johanne Sterling and Josh ... More >>
A newly released report by human rights lawyers documents widespread police abuse of the rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters. Over 195 pages, the report offers the most detailed and comprehensive accounting yet of the New York Police Department's response to the Occupy Wall Street movement, fro ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
Beijing might have us beat in regards to population and the Olympics opening ceremony but there's no place like New York. And the blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng will soon discover that.This morning, the controversial figure who has given American diplomats a few headaches in past weeks board ... More >>
Isn’t it time the NYPD had some real oversight?
According to a damning new report from the Democracy Program at NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, thousands of New York votes were voided in the 2010 elections because people were confused by the optical scan voting machine's instructions. The study says that across New York State, 20,000 votes for ... More >>
We're raising a generation that doesn't know its rights
A new report out of the NYU Law School slams the feds and the NYPD for conduct in three recent terrorism cases, saying that the government should end the practice of sending "paid informants into Muslim communities or families without any particularized suspicion of criminal activity." The ... More >>
It's Eliot Spitzer in Surround-Sound these days. Between the book ("Rough Justice"),the movie (Alex Gibney doc, unfinished cut), and the big Times interview this weekend in which the ex-gov savaged his would-be successor, Andrew Cuomo, it's All Spitzer, All the Time. Which is clearly how the ... More >>
Another sign that David Paterson's refusal to quit his day job and go home to his Lenox Terrace apartment is driving reasonable people insane appears in Mike Lupica's Monday political column in the Daily News. All is well and good as Lupica The Lip declares that Paterson needs to quit. Then, ... More >>
Dr. Li-Ann Thio, the Singaporean human rights expert retained by NYU Law School whose strong anti-gay-rights sentiments were noted here yesterday, has withdrawn and will not teach here in the fall. NYU Law cites "the atmosphere of hostility by some members of our community towards her views and by t ... More >>
The next time your conservative friends tell you that all our New York professors are homo-loving commies, you tell them about Dr. Li-Ann Thio, a visiting Professor at the NYU Law School. As a nominated member of Parliament of Singapore, Dr. Thio in 2007 delivered a stemwinding defense of Section 37 ... More >>
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going. We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 7, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 16 Scientific Revolution is Liberty's Greatest Danger Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas took almost all of American society to task, in a speech at New York University last week, for allowing the civil ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 4, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 28 If I Were Krushchev By Edmond Cahn [The Village Voice would like to associate itself with the views expressed in the following piece. Edmond Cahn, professor of law at New York University School of Law, is one of ... More >>
Torture in Manhattan for 28-year-old Muslim American Sayed Fahad Hashmi
The war president is finding a less pliant judiciary
Workers at a Brooklyn grocery say they're not paid fairly, if at all.
Our European allies in the CIA's criminal missions are finally held accountable
CIA war crimes in Europe are now under official investigation there, but not here
New York cops and civil libertarians resume their fight over political surveillance
Silver and his Albany pals mint hundreds of millions in corporate handouts without anybody noticing
City council wades into the middle of the nation's health care crisis
Prosecutors backing off on hate crime charge in beating of Queens Satanist
Confusion over felon voting bans keeps even the eligible from the polls
The GOP's champions of this war had a hard time finding their own way to the battlefield
From the left corner of the room, fears of an electronic-voting disaster
Activists Fear Nonparty Elections Will Quash the Minority Vote
Youth Rally to Halt Millions for Juvenile Facility Expansion
24-Hour Domestic Sues Upper East Side Bosses
Slaverys Legacy Shackled the Black VoteAnd Cost Gore Thousands of Ballots
State Legislature Slices Waiters Minimum-Wage Raise
Study Finds More Apartments, Fewer Vacancies
An Expert Analyzes the Prison Population Boom
Villagers file lawsuits against NYU over new student center
The Motion Picture Association Shuts Down Crypto Research
Getting Hooked on Lexis
New Mexican appointee in Washington tied to paramilitary massacre
'What Was the State of Georgia Doing in Hardwick's Bedroom?'
When the President Perjures Himself, Is He Above All Laws?