Cardozo Law News Brief: Feb. 12, 2021

In The News

Jon Lenzner ’04 Appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland

Jonathan (Jon) Lenzner ’04, a member of Cardozo’s Board of Overseers, was named acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
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Cardozo Earns “A” Grades in PreLaw Magazine’s Winter Issue

PreLaw Magazine gave Cardozo “A” grades in their winter 2021 issue, for two categories: International Law and Public Policy Law. Cardozo also earned an A- in Legal Technology.
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Professor Myriam Gilles Testifies to Congress in Support of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

“Forced arbitration is nothing more than a ‘get out of jail free’ card for companies that have enough market power to [force individuals] to sign or click ‘agree’ to their standard form contracts.”

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Professor Kate Shaw Discusses the Second Impeachment of Donald Trump on Good Morning America and More

“If the offense happens when the official is sitting in government…there is no constitutional obstacle to proceeding this way,” says Shaw. Shaw also joined WBUR’s On Point to discuss the matter. Day Two breakdown on ABC News. Day Three breakdown on FiveThirtyEight podcast and ABC News. Watch Good Morning America

Professor Deborah Pearlstein Informs on Use of Defense Production Act in “Talks on Law Blog” Interview

“Over the years the Defense Production Act has been amended repeatedly…to address concerns of domestic preparedness,” says Pearlstein.
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Professor Edward Zelinsky Discusses Taxation of Remote Workers in Law360

“It’s costing a lot of money this year. For 2021, they’re going to continue to give the credit. But a future governor, or even this governor, under fiscal stress, could reasonably say, ‘I’ve got to go back to the pre-2019 policy,’” Zelinsky says.
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Professor Ekow Yankah Elected Chair of Public Campaign Finance Board

“I am deeply honored by the faith my colleagues have shown in me,” says Yankah. “I cannot think of more pressing work today than to secure faith in our elections, ensure elected officials are responsive to a broader electorate and inspire more citizens to know they can run for office.”
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Faculty Scholarship & News

  • Professor Kate Levine presented her article, Police Prosecutions and Punitive Instincts, at Washington University Law School’s Faculty Workshop on February 10.
  • Professor Richard Weisberg was interviewed in Hungarian outlet Magyar Nemzet on his involvement in ongoing cases on behalf of Holocaust survivors and their heirs.


Billie Holiday’s Legacy Walks the Halls of 55 Fifth Avenue
Monday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by The FAME Center, Cardozo Committee for Diversity and Inclusion the Offices of Alumni Affairs, Career Services, and Student Services, and the Filmmakers Legal Clinic

CLIHHR Panel on USCIRF Blasphemy Report
Friday, February 26 at 12 p.m.

16th Annual E. Nathaniel Gates Award Ceremony
Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

BMI Moot Court Competition CLE Panel
Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

AELJ Symposium: 75 Years of the Lanham Act
Wednesday, March 24 at 2 p.m