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Race in the University Admission Process

Amicus Brief: Fisher v. University of Texas (US Supreme Court, August 2012) ( PDF format )

Real Property Assessments

Report on proposed amendments to § 11-216 of the New York City Administrative Code (April 2011) ( PDF format )


Supreme Court Ethics: The Need For Greater Transparency in a Justice's Recusal Decision (September 2012) ( PDF format )


A Proposed New York State Constitutional Amendment to Emancipate Redistricting from Partisan Gerrymanders: Partisanship Channeled for Fair Line-Drawing ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Spitzer commenting on the new proposed constitutional amendment, Governor’s Program Bill No. 26 re redistricting (January 2008) ( PDF format )
Report on S.3331/A.5271 regarding the redistricting process in New York State (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the New York State Senate Public Hearing on Redistricting (December 2010) ( PDF format )

Refugee status

Letter brief regarding the Matter of S-E-G- (Before the Board of Immigration Appeals) (February 2010) ( PDF format )

Registered Offerings

Letter to the SEC on the proposed amendments (File No. S7-30-09) to Rule 163 under the Securities Act of 1933 which would allow well-known seasoned issuers to test the market via underwriters or dealers further facilitating registered offerings (January 2010) ( PDF format )


Letter to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) offering comments on the FIO’s Report to Congress on the U.S. and Global Reinsurance Market (August 2012) ( PDF format )

Religious Facilities, the Establishment Clause

Report on H.R. 592, the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013 (July 2013) ( PDF format )

Renewable Energy

Letter to Congress regarding the Federal tax code and renewable energy (January 2009) ( PDF format )

Reproductive Rights

A.888 - An Act to Amend the Education Law, in Relation to Providing for Dispensing Emergency Contraception Under Certain Conditions ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: The Evergreen Association, Inc. v. City of New York (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, November 2011) ( PDF format )
Report commenting on Program Bill No. 16, the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act (July 2008) ( PDF format )
Report concerning A.6112/S.2844, the Reproductive Health Act (Reissued May 2011) ( PDF format )

Request for Judicial Intervention

Letter to the Office of Court Administration commenting on the new Request for Judicial Intervention Form (November 2009) ( PDF format )

Residential Mortgage Foreclosures

Letter to the Chief Judge of the State of New York and others addressing the challenges facing the New York City Courts in the wake of the surge in residential mortgage foreclosure actions (February 2012) ( PDF format )

Retired Lawyers

Letter to the Chief Administrative Judge commenting on the proposed amendment to 22 NYCRR § 118.2(b)(1) which would allow members of the New York Bar who have certified that they are "retired" to provide the Chief Administrator with either a Post Office Box address or active email address as an alternative to public disclosure of their home addresses (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on Retirement and Pro Bono Activities ( PDF format )

Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

Report on S.4148/A.7826 - the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (May 2007) ( PDF format )

Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

Report on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) (June 2009) ( PDF format )

Right of Election

Report on A.855 regarding a surviving spouse's waiver of right of election (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )

Right of Publicity

Report expressing opposition to A.8836/S.6005 which would amend New York Civil Rights Law §§50 and 51 to provide a "right of publicity" for deceased persons ( PDF format )
Report on S.6790 regarding the use of the persona of a deceased personality for advertising or trade purposes(April 2010) ( PDF format )

Rockefeller Drug Law

Amicus Brief: People v. Orta (filed March 2010, New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department) ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: People v. Paulin & Pratts (New York State Court of Appeals, April 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Spitzer's office regarding Rockefeller drug law reform (February 2006) ( PDF format )

Rule of Law

Amicus Brief: Brewer-Carias v. Venezuela (Inter-American Court of Human Rights, August 2013) ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: Brewer-Carias v. Venezuela (Inter-American Court of Human Rights, August 2013) (Spanish) ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: Perozo v. Venezuela (The “Globovisión” Case) filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, May 2008 ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: Rios v. Venezuela (the RCTV Case) filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, July 2008 ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: Rios v. Venezuela (the RCTV Case) filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, July 2008(Spanish version) ( PDF format )
Arar v. Ashcroft (filed in the U.S. Supreme Court March 2010) ( PDF format )
Letter to President Obama offering suggestions regarding the detention, treatment, and trial of detainees, national security and the rule of law (December 2012) ( PDF format )

Rules of evidence (NYS)

Report on A.3640/S.1977 which would amend of Section 190.30 of the Criminal Procedure Law with regard to Grand Jury rules of evidence ( PDF format )


Letter to President Bush expressing concern over the arrest and imprisonment of Mikhail Trepashkin, a Russian lawyer ( PDF format )


Letter to the President of the Republic of Rwanda regarding the arrest of Professor Peter Erlinder (June 2010) ( PDF format )

Rwanda - Gender-Based Violence

A Workshop on the Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, Kigali, Rwanda, November 27 -28, 2007 ( PDF format )

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