On July 20, 2016, Daniel Kornstein penned an insightful examination of the 2016 presidential campaign in the New York Law Journal. In his thought-provoking analysis, Kornstein ponders the corrosive influence of political defamation and negative campaigning on American democracy, and discusses whether or not the law should play a role in curtailing the threat posed by candidates’ dishonest and inflammatory comments.
To read Daniel Kornstein’s article titled, “Political Defamation and Democracy,” click here.
ECBAWM is proud to announce that Daniel Kornstein has been invited to join the Board of Editors of the New York State Bar Association Journal. The NYSBA Journal features articles relating to the practice of law in New York and is published nine times a year.
To read Ilann Maazel’s Op-Ed titled “Limit justices to one 18-year term,” click here.
ECBAWM lawyers Hal Lieberman and Dan Kornstein published an essay in the March 8, 2016 issue of the New York Law Journal entitled “Jewish Claims Conference’s Duty to Victims of Nazis.” Read the article here.
Hal Lieberman published a second article in the New York Law Journal concerning the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline’s September 2015 Report. His previous article focused on the recommendations that would improve uniformity and fairness. This article considers the recommendations aimed at fostering efficiency within the disciplinary process.
Hal supports the Commission’s suggested two-prong approach: (i) developing a process for disposing of meritless complaints, and (ii) targeting more resources at prosecuting serious cases that warrant public discipline. Read the full article here.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (through Cleveland.com) published an Op Ed authored by Jonathan S. Abady and Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. titled, “Tamir Rice and the Deeper Issues of Police Violence.”
To read the full article, click here.
Hal R. Lieberman and Harvey Prager co-authored a two-part article published in the New York Legal Ethics Reporter, concerning New York’s Catch-All Rule (N.Y. Rule Prof. Cond. 8.4(h)), and whether it should be retained. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Andrew Wilson published an article concerning the Supreme Court’s forthcoming consideration of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin with the American Bar Association’s civil rights section. The article provides context for the Supreme Court’s next decision to address affirmative action in college admissions. To read the full article, click here.
Hal R. Lieberman and Harvey Prager co-authored an article published in the current edition of the New York Legal Ethics Reporter (“NYLER”), published on October 1, 2015, titled “New York’s Catch-All Rule: Is It Needed? Part 1.”
A second part of the article will be published in November.
In response to the publication of the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline’s September 2015 Report, Hal Lieberman published an article in the New York Law Journal evaluating the recommendations made in the report with respect to uniformity and fairness.
Mr. Lieberman traces the impact of the recommendations on sanctions and procedure. He commends the proposal of adopting statewide sanctioning guidelines, which will lead to uniform sanctioning outcomes in the future. He also supports the proposal that would yield statewide uniform rules and procedures governing the processing of disciplinary matters, which he calls a “wholly refreshing departure.” Read the full article here.