City | 4:55 pm | October 2, 2012 | By Payal Marathe

Roundup of New Conn. Legislation

The Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford.

Sixteen new state laws went into effect yesterday, some original for the state and others that expanded on previously existing penalties for crimes of violence or cruelty. For your convenience, Cross Campus has compiled some of the major ones below so you know what to expect in the upcoming year. Medical marijuana (HB 5389): One »

City | 5:31 pm | April 10, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Occupy gets another chance to stay on Green

A federal judge has ruled that the city has the authority to require that Occupy New Haven leave the Green.

Just as bulldozers were knocking down Occupy New Haven’s encampment on the New Haven Green, a federal judge gave the protesters one more reprieve. On Monday, federal judge Mark Kravitz ruled that the city could lawfully remove protesters’ tents from the New Haven Green. Kravitz gave the Occupiers until noon today to leave. But as »

City | 8:19 pm | March 28, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Federal judge hears arguments in Occupy case

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Federal judge Mark Kravitz heard arguments from Occupy New Haven, City Hall and the Proprietors of the Green today in a court hearing that will decide the fate of the protest movement. Occupy attorney Norm Pattis argued before Kravitz that the regulations that govern the New Haven Green, where the Occupiers have camped since October, »

University | 7:05 am | March 13, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

YLS celebrates its silver jubilee with U.S. News

Yale Law School

For the 25th consecutive year, Yale is number one in U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings. The rankings, released on Monday, name Yale the top law school in the nation, an honor it has held since the list was first released in 1987. That was 25 years ago, which makes this year »

University | 12:29 am | February 29, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

YLS offers tenure to Latino scholar

Cristina Rodríguez '95 LAW '00 has been offered tenure at Yale Law School.

At a Yale Law School town hall on faculty diversity, the school’s faculty hiring committee announced it offered tenure to a Hispanic professor. The school has never had a tenured Latino faculty member. Six sources who attended the town hall said the professor offered tenure was Cristina Rodríguez ’95 LAW ’00. The town hall was »