General Litigation

NYS Bar Issues New Civility Guidelines for Lawyers

Thanks in large part to the proliferation of social media (and, I would argue, the current WH occupant) civility has been going the way of the horse-and-buggy in public discourse. Emails, Tweets, Instagram, etc etc have made it easy and the norm to be rude, offensive and demeaning in a variety of communication platforms. So […]

Constitutional Law Criminal Law

“Yes Means Yes” Law Will Mean “No” to Due Process

Swiftly passing laws to combat the “topic du jour” is a politician’s favorite form of grandstanding. As a person who is wary of any such law or indeed of any criminal statute named after a person, I worry that NY’s recently enacted “Yes Means Yes” law will erode the rights of those accused of on-campus […]