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A new federal decision could make it harder for states to draw their own congressional districts, limiting the power of minorities and other groups that might be disenfranchised by the current system. The ruling, which struck down the majority-drawn maps in North Carolina and Texas, will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

New York state legislation would make it a crime for corporations to recklessly, intentionally, or knowingly cause the death or serious physical injury of workers while they are on the job. The bill, known as Carlos’ Law, was passed in memory of a 22-year-old worker who died tragically on a construction site in 2015.

The global community is facing complex issues that cross borders and affect the lives of people all over the world. The global law community is responding to these challenges with research, teaching, and advocacy.

NYU Law alumni are at the forefront of these debates. They are defending reproductive freedom, delving into intellectual property law and technology, and pushing for patent reform to make lifesaving drugs more available. They are fighting for civil rights, protecting judicial independence, and tackling the world’s most challenging problems.

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