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  1. Spring Creek Towers Sued for Barring Tenants on De Blasio's Rent ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | DNAinfo.com

    ... Administration oversees the initiative. HRA Commissioner Steven Banks said in a statement that the Legal Aid Society informed his agency that Spring Creek wasn't accepting the rental vouchers. He added that his agency was glad legal action was being ...

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  2. How to Hold Bad Prosecutors AccountableBy Bennett GershmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | The Daily Beast

    ... Commission bill is supported by numerous organizations-United Teachers Association, Catholic Archdiocese, Legal Aid Society, New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. Committees in the Senate and Assembly approved the bill late ...

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  3. East New York Tenants Protest Living Conditions in Lawsuit Against LandlordRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | DNAinfo.com

    ... Representatives of The Tenants Rights Campaign, a joint initiative of Legal Services NYC and the Legal Aid Society, said it partnered with New York Communities for Change to launch an anti-displacement initiative in East New York and Brownsville. ...

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  4. NYC appeals Eric Garner chokehold cop complaint info releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | New York Daily News

    ... case law prohibiting disclosure and our appeal seeks clarity and guidance from a higher court." The Legal Aid Society triggered the court battle by suing the Civilian Complaint Review Board to get information about public grievances it has received ...

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  5. New York Playbook, presented by Americare: de Blasio losing...Read the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Politico

    POLITICO New York Playbook, presented by Americare: DE BLASIO losing Latinos? -- FLEGENHEIMER moves to Bush beat -- BRATTON's Times Square claim CITY BLOCKS RELEASE OF GARNER OFFICER'S RECORD -- Post's Josh Saul and Julia Marsh: "The city is appealing a Manhattan judge's order to release the disciplinary records for Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer cleared of criminal charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner - arguing that the order conflicts with established civil rights laws. The Legal Aid Society sued the Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent city agency, to get the Pantaleo information in February.

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  6. East New York Tenants Protest Living Conditions; Lawsuit Filed Against LandlordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | CBS Local

    ... or a hole in the floor. "This is one of the worst landlords in New York City," said Judith Goldiner of the Legal Aid Society. "The conditions in this building are really horrendous."

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  7. Is disclosure in Garner case really worth the effort?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | SILive.com

    ... The petitioners include City Public Advocate Letitia James, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett summed up the core ...

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  8. D.A.: Garner grand jury minutes should remain sealed; opposes continued bids to disclose recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | SILive.com

    ... to divulge the minutes. City Public Advocate Letitia James, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have petitioned the Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ...

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  9. Team Obama's Fight to Keep the Homeless Living on the StreetsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 23 | Accuracy In Media

    ... City Hall. One of Mayor De Blasio's top advisers is Steven Banks, a lawyer who spent three decades at the Legal Aid Society and has sued the city numerous times on behalf of the homeless. Under de Blasio's tenure, 311 calls complaining about the ...

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  10. New York City Struggles To Keep Up With High Homeless NumbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... a rent-subsidy program for homeless families after state funding dried up in 2011. Judith Goldiner of The Legal Aid Society in New York City adds that the city's real estate market squeezes out many low-income families, making homelessness ...

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  11. Tenants of 710 Jefferson Street NW v. District of Columbia Rental Housing CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | FindLaw

    ... 17, 2011. However, we reversed the Commission's calculation of attorney's fees for work performed by The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia ("Legal Aid") in its successful representation of the Tenants in the administrative proceedings ...

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  12. Judge nixes CCRB request for Garner grand jury minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | SILive.com

    ... Garnett rejected requests by city Public Advocate Letitia James, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to release the grand jury transcripts and other documents. ...

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  13. Homeless Colonies Pose Safety ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | News Max

    ... city hall. One of Mayor De Blasio's top advisers is Steven Banks, a lawyer who spent three decades at the Legal Aid Society and has sued the city numerous times on behalf of the homeless. Under de Blasio's tenure, 311 calls complaining about the ...

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  14. Derelicts Now Demanding To Live on the Streets As Matter of RightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | New York Sun

    ... City Hall. One of Mayor De Blasio's top advisors is Steven Banks, a lawyer who spent three decades at the Legal Aid Society and has sued the city numerous times on behalf of the homeless. Under Mr. de Blasio's tenure, 311 calls complaining about the ...

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  15. Civil Liberties Union adds to appeals for release of Garner grand jury recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | SILive.com

    ... of the NYCLU application in this case," Eisenberg said. The NYCLU, city Public Advocate Letitia James, the Legal Aid Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are asking the New York Court of Appeals to hear ...

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  16. Mobile home park tenants evicted: Owners replacing old pre-fab homes with newer modelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... of the tenants have met with housing advocates including officials with the Housing Leadership Council and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. The tenants are not sure yet what their legal avenues are yet, said tenant Mike Doeltz, who has lived ...

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  17. De Blasio is crafting his own downfallRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 4 | New York Post

    ... policies on welfare and homelessness, and hired as commissioner Steven Banks, the former head of the Legal Aid Society who spent 30 years suing the city agency he now runs. As Heather Mac Donald wrote in the the City Journal , Banks "helped create, ...

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  18. Judge denies transgender woman's effort to get rap tossedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | New York Daily News

    ... because, among other reasons, she "has endured a lifetime of abuse, harassment and discrimination." The Legal Aid Society attorneys also said prosecutors had lost touch with witnesses at the grocery store and would not be able to produce them at ...

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  19. Court nixes release of New York chokehold death testimonyRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2015 | Cybercast News Service

    ... was recorded on video. But city Public Advocate Letitia James, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society said they would appeal. They're seeking the transcripts, detailed descriptions of evidence and other documentation in the ...

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  20. Carlucci Holds Hearing in Pearl River on PovertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2015 | Patch.com

    ... reasonably related to the housing costs in Rockland County," said Alexander Bursztein, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. "In Rockland County the Shelter Allowance for a family of four is four hundred and eighty eight ...

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