What a year! Almost everyone even remotely paying attention now has a fairly good idea of how we elect a president, or at least knows the broad outlines of the process. Fortunately, the so-called nightmare scenarios that I and others incessantly wrote about for the last two years ultimately did not come to pass, though … Continued
Practice Area: Government
The New York State Bar Association Task Force on the Presidential Election, chaired by veteran election lawyer Jerry H. Goldfeder, is inviting reporters and lawyers to an information session on the laws that will determine how the winner of the November election is decided.
In their recent holding in Bostock v. Clayton Cty., the Supreme Court held that use of the word “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 allows for court actions to redress gender-based discriminatory acts. In a majority opinion by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court held: The statute’s message for our cases … Continued
In this column, I examine how Washington has exercised its power in the technology space and what to look for after Election Day.
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, a Long Island Democrat, will discuss the gender and diversity issues facing women on the campaign trail and in Congress at a Sept. 9 webinar focusing on California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s historic vice-presidential run. The webinar, “Campaigning While Female: Congresswoman Kathleen Rice Speaks on Gender and Diversity Issues Facing Vice … Continued
Parents are living in the most difficult time with respect to making decisions about what’s the safest way for your children to become educated, whether you continue to live in your home and be educated there or go to school. Everyone has their heart in their throat.
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The Rule of Law, the very foundation of our American democracy, is based on the concept that no one – not even the president – is above the law.
Hilary on the Hill is a new column which puts a spotlight on current legislative areas for our members. Hilary Jochmans is the policy director for the New York State Bar Association and a member of the House of Delegates. She is also the founder of Jochmans Consulting, a boutique government affairs business. Previously, Hilary … Continued
With the coronavirus changing how meetings are held, public meetings must be recorded and transcribed, but are not required to be posted, under current modifications made by Executive Order to existing laws. This was one of several key takeaways from the CLE webinar, “Changes In The New York Open Government Laws During The Declared Coronavirus … Continued