Archive for the ‘Policing’ category

For students of the legal regulation of sex/work, this forthcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Society looks great.

Yesterday I got an e-mail from a reporter for Metro (one of those free papers they distribute at the top of the subway stairs every morning).  Seems she was doing a story about a website she’d stumbled upon, dickflash.com.  “It’s where people can go online and brag about their experiences exposing themselves,” the reporter wrote […]

GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, publishes Columbia law students’ written work that engages key issues in gender and/or sexuality law.  We just published Erin Meyer‘s (JD 2011) excellent paper written for the Domestic Violence and the Law course this spring.  It is entitled:  Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence […]

It seems some things haven’t changed much since the time of Stonewall Students in the Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, working with the Urban Justice Center and the New York Civil Liberties Union, are seeking to compel the New York City Police Department to release records of prostitution arrests and a series […]

Seems that a full-fledged gender-panic may be breaking out.  As if the whole mishigas with Constance McMillen being told she couldn’t wear a tux to her senior prom weren’t enough, now a mom in Maple Shade, New Jersey has had a fit that has gone viral on Facebook about the humiliation her son would face […]

Former New York City police officer Wilfredo Rosario was convicted yesterday of offering to destroy a summons he had issued to an 18 year old woman when she was in Riverside Park after hours if she would give him oral sex. Apparently this isn’t the first time he’s done this sort of thing and will […]

Milli Kanani Hansen, currently a second year law student at Columbia Law School is on the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review, is the Research Chair for Rights Link (is a human rights law student organization at Columbia Law School that provides free legal research services to human rights and public interest law […]

After much gossip, hand-ringing, internecine scuffles and turf kick-up, the White House has announced that Luis de Baca will be appointed to head up the State Department’s Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Office.  The TIP Office coordinates policy out of the State Department on the Traffic in Persons and, perhaps most importantly, must issue an annual […]

I blogged recently about the concerns I had when I read the statements Hilary Clinton made in her Senate confirmation testimony related to the issue of sex trafficking.  I heard little sign in her testimony of a desire to change policy from the crusade undertaken by the Bush Administration that overdetermined the problem of human […]

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