Publication Archive: Civil Rights

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Marie Napoli on Banning Cashless Businesses in NY

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Source: citylab
Recently, New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres introduced legislation that would prohibit retail establishments from refusing to accept payments in cash. But the resulting exclusion of New Yorkers of color and the undocumented, based on their lack of a bank account, still counts as discrimination, according to Marie Napoli, a lawyer and civil rights advocate. However, Napoli…Read the article

Hill Harper Backs John Ramsey’s Exoneration Motion

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Source: New York Daily News
An actor known for his roles on “CSI-NY” and “The Good Doctor” threw his support Friday behind a man who spent 33 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit and is trying to overturn his conviction in the face of new evidence. Hill Harper, 52, appeared at a press conference for…Read the article

Hill Harper Speaks in Support of John Ramsey

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Source: The Grio
John Ramsey, who served 33 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit, filed a motion based on recently discovered documentation pointing to his innocence. At the center of the case is the fact that authorities repeatedly ignored Ramsey’s requests for a report detailing the arrests of two men who fit the…Read the article

Daily News: John Ramsey’s Quest for Vindication

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Source: New York Daily News
John Ramsey’s was paroled, and now his quest to overturn his conviction has reached a crucial point. Napoli Shkolnik Civil Rights attorney Craig Phemister agreed to put some of the firm’s resources behind Ramsey’s case. They first convinced the Brooklyn DA’s Conviction Review Unit to open an investigation into Ramsey’s conviction, and then they got…Read the article

Daily News: Motion to Overturn John Ramsey Conviction Filed

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Source: New York Daily News
Brooklyn man, John Ramsey, who served 33 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit is filing a motion Friday to try to overturn the conviction. He was paroled in 2015 after serving more than three decades in various state prisons. Lawyers for John Ramsey, now 58, claim in the motion that the…Read the article

The Verdict Newsletter Spring 2016

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Source: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
The Verdict Newsletter keeps you up-to-date on firm news, current litigation, recalls & advisories and recent verdicts & settlements. In this issue, we discuss our move to 360 Lexington Ave, and several awards that Paul Napoli and the rest of the team have received.Read the article
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