News: The Archive

  • 12 Jan 2017 9:59 PM | Anonymous

    CUNY Law School Professor Nermeen Arastu appeared on the CNN show "Messy Truth", hosted by Van Jones. 

    She asked the guest, Carly Fiorina, questions about her support for Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General. Prof. Arastu began by explaining the toll from Sessions’ rhetoric and policies on immigrant communities. 

    Then, on to her incisive questions: What in his immigration record do you see and why did you endorse him? What advice do you have for him if he were to become our AG? How would you like to see him treat our immigrant communities?

    For the full video, please click here

  • 09 Jan 2017 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    Just before the confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) are set to begin, a coalition of 37 civil rights, advocacy, civic, and faith groups expressed concerns about his qualifications and ability to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

    Read the full letter here#StopSessions

  • 03 Jan 2017 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    A NJ.Com article detailed a groundbreaking decision by District Court Judge Shipp and quoted Adeel Mangi, MuBANY Director, whose unwavering commitment to this case is an inspiration.

    The court found that Bernard Township admitted actions constituted discrimination under Religious Land Usage and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA") and separately finds their actions were unconstitutional. The RLUIPA discussion is groundbreaking and makes new law on the discrimination prong -- it will likely be cited in mosque and other RLUIPA cases around the country. 

    Please click here for the full article. A copy of the full opinion is also attached: Judge Shipp Opinion on Rule 12(c) Motion.pdf

    On behalf of MuBANY, a very Happy New Year! 

  • 27 Dec 2016 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    MuBANY Director Adeel Mangi was featured recently in the New York Times, regarding the work he and his firm, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, have conducted representing a mosque in an important legal challenge. 

    For the full New York Times article, please click here.

  • 27 Dec 2016 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    About the Case

    Ziglar v. Abbasi (changed from Turkmen v. Ashcroft in November 2016) is a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2002 on behalf of a class of Muslim, South Asian, and Arab non-citizens swept up by the INS and FBI in connection with the 9/11 investigation. Based solely on their race, religion, ethnicity, and immigration status, hundreds of men were detained as “terrorism suspects” and held in brutal detention conditions for the many months it took the FBI and CIA to clear them of any connection to terrorism. They were then deported.

    The case seeks to hold accountable high-level Bush administration officials, including former-Attorney General John Ashcroft and former-FBI Director Robert Mueller, for their role in ordering racial and religious profiling and abuse in detention, in violation of the detainees’ rights under the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. The clients, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, were held in a specially-created Administrative Maximum Special Housing Unit (ADMAX SHU), in solitary confinement. They were purposefully deprived of sleep, denied contact with the outside world, beaten and verbally abused, and denied the ability to practice their religion. The former wardens and other Metropolitan Detention Center officials who oversaw this abuse are also named in the case.

    Ziglar v. Abbasi seeks compensatory and punitive damages for our clients and fits into CCR’s larger fight for immigrant rights, government accountability, and against illegal detentions and prisoner abuse.

    We can all follow developments and see other briefs filed in this case on the Center for Constitutional Rights' case page. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on January 18, 2017. 

    Please click the following link to read the full brief: Ziglar v. Abbasi_Amicus Brief.pdf

  • 19 Dec 2016 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    On December 19, 2016, MuBANY sponsored an event, entitled Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes and Bias and Representing Peaceful Protestors.

    The program was for pro bono attorneys seeking to assist victims of hate crimes or bias and to represent people arrested while peacefully protesting. Experienced attorneys and New York officials explained the process and what we need to know to do this kind of pro bono work. 

    Please see below: a flyer for the event, images from the event, and a Pro Bono Toolkit with links to relevant training materials.

    For more information, please also click here: Pro Bono Toolkit.pdf

  • 14 Dec 2016 12:55 AM | Anonymous

    The South Asian Bar Association of New York, Muslim Bar Association of New York, and Asian American Bar Association of New York sponsored a panel Thursday called "Moving Forward After the Election," at the Manhattan offices of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher.

    Among the issues discussed were minority identities; the media's role during the campaign; the sentiments of voters, particularly Trump supporters; and how attorneys can get involved in community work to respond to increased anxiety about hate crimes and civil rights concerns.

    For the full New York Law Journal article, please click here

  • 04 Oct 2016 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    For Immediate Release:

    On October 4, 2016, MuBANY Director Abid Hossain met with NYS Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, and leaders of various minority bar associations in New York to discuss matters pertinent to attorneys of different minority backgrounds.

    For more information, please click here

  • 23 Sep 2016 12:31 AM | Anonymous

    It is imperative for individuals serving in the judiciary to be reflective of our wider society and that the process for selecting such judges be consistent and transparent. Justice Ling-Cohan is a thoughtful and accomplished jurist who has ruled on landmark cases and has numerous accolades to her credit, including being named among the 75 outstanding women lawyers in 2015 by the National Law Journal for excellence in the legal profession. The first Asian American woman elected to the New York Supreme Court, she has been a trailblazer on many fronts. The Muslim Bar Association of New York believes she is an eminently qualified jurist who should continue to serve the people of New York.

  • 01 Jun 2016 5:58 PM | Anonymous

    MuBANY offered testimony and a written submission at the Fairness Hearing for the Handshchu Class Settlement on June 1.  Full Testimony is attached.Fairness Hearing Testimony - 06.01.2016 .pdf

MuBANY is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation.

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