Capitol Pressroom

Aug. 12, 2014: Richard Brodsky, Susan Kent, Albany Law School, Dr. Terrence Murphy

NYU Wagner School & Demos Fellow Richard Brodsky on the Governor’s trip to Israel amid the Moreland controversy, as well as New York State’s political relationship with Israel.

PEF President Susan Kent testified Monday before a legislative hearing that the union is asking its 9000 members who work with people with developmental disabilities to begin filling out incident forms. “We have the anecdotes. Now we are going to collect the evidence so that when you ask us what is going on, we can, with certainty, let you know.” PEF’s new procedures are a result of the state’s implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision, which says the unjustified segregation of people with disabilities is a form of discrimination.

Albany Law School students along with several supervising attorneys are providing legal resources to detained immigrants in New York. We will discuss the project with Albany Law’s Sarah Rogerson, Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project; Co-director, Law Clinic and Justice Center & Princy Abraham, a third-year student and the project leader for the school’s Immigration Assistance Project.

We meet Dr. Terrence Murphy who is running for the 40th District State Senate seat in the Hudson Valley which is being vacated by Greg Ball.

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