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The Daily Freeman featured research conducted by student clinicians in Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic in "New NY state law adds level of protection to endangered species"

10/01/2020

The Daily Freeman featured research conducted by student clinicians in Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic in "New NY state law adds level of protection to endangered species"

Barrett said the new law, based on research by students at Pace University, requires that any endangered and threatened species, as designated by the U.S. secretary of the interior, continue to be subject to protections in New York state regardless of federal action.

“A species would only be removed from the list if it is determined to no longer be endangered or threatened by the commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,” Barrett’s office said.

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USA Today featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "'Release the transcripts': Ben Crump slams decision in Breonna Taylor case, calls out systemic racism in the legal system"

09/30/2020

USA Today featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "'Release the transcripts': Ben Crump slams decision in Breonna Taylor case, calls out systemic racism in the legal system"

Bennett Gershman, a nationally recognized expert on prosecutorial ethics who teaches law at Pace University in New York, said under those rules prosecutors could elect to reveal their grand jury recommendations or keep them confidential. He said he is not aware of any prosecutor being sanctioned for disclosing a recommendation. 

Grand jury proceedings are secret for four reasons, the U.S. Supreme Court has said:

  • To prevent those under investigation from interfering with witnesses;

  • to encourage witnesses to speak freely;

  • to reduce the chance that a person about to be indicted will flee;

  • and to protect innocent people who may be grand jury targets but are never indicted.

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City & State featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Times’ Trump tax scoop could fuel further inquiries from James, Vance"

09/29/2020

City & State featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Times’ Trump tax scoop could fuel further inquiries from James, Vance"

But experts say several points raised about Trump’s taxes look like possible red flags. One is to look into the legitimacy of the millions of dollars in business losses Trump reported, which reduced his overall taxes. “What we don’t have from the Times story is we don’t have the documents that back up these numbers,” said Bennett Gershman, a professor at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. “That’s going to be what’s going to determine whether or not he’s guilty of criminal conduct because, right now, on the surface, we can’t say whether or not he’s cheated on his taxes or whether he has just behaved like an aggressive businessman.”

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News12 featured Haub law professor Bennett Gershman in "Pace law professor: Barrett would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, ‘Obamacare’"

09/28/2020

News12 featured Haub law professor Bennett Gershman in "Pace law professor: Barrett would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, ‘Obamacare’"

Few who News 12 spoke to Saturday were surprised by President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Her views in many ways are seen as the opposite of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18.

Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman predicts the overturning of many historic Supreme Court decisions if the conservative is confirmed to fill the seat.

"She would vote to overturn Roe v Wade. She would vote against gay marriage. She would vote against the Affordable Care Act. Everything that Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for, she would be against," he says.

Barrett's nomination is expected to kick off a furious scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day on Nov. 3.

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The Courier Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Was AG right that he couldn't reveal to public his Breonna Taylor recommendation to grand jury?"

09/25/2020

The Courier Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Was AG right that he couldn't reveal to public his Breonna Taylor recommendation to grand jury?"

Bennett Gershman, a nationally recognized expert on prosecutorial ethics who teaches law at Pace University in New York, said under those rules prosecutors could elect to reveal their grand jury recommendations or keep them confidential. He said he is not aware of any prosecutor being sanctioned for disclosing a recommendation.

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News12 featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Trump’s Push to Appoint Electors"

09/25/2020

News12 featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Trump’s Push to Appoint Electors"

Trump's campaign says appointing electors to do so can protect the people's will. But Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman is questioning whether or not our democracy can survive this election. It's theoretically possible that correct electors in the state say we're upholding democracy.

Watch the News12 clip at 2:59:50.

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