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Nilay Vora invited speaker at new USC Honors Residential Colleges

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On March 27, 2018, firm founder Nilay U. Vora was invited to speak to honors students at his alma mater, the University of Southern California, by Mathematics Professor Neelesh Tiruviluamala and the Residential Faculty of the new residential colleges of the USC Village. Nilay spoke about his journey from Texas through USC, the United Kingdom and the Marshall Scholarship, his time at Harvard Law School, and his current practice of law, including his prominent civil rights work.

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Baton Rouge Advocate: ‘Dangerously hot’: Death row inmates still face health problems from heat years after order to cool it down

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By Joe gyan jr. jgyan@theadvocate.com

JUN 15, 2016

The state has done “little if anything” to keep the sweltering heat on Louisiana’s death row below 88 degrees, a Baton Rouge federal judge said Wednesday while warning he won’t shy away from making a “tough and unpopular” decision to protect the health and safety of three ailing condemned killers.

Nilay Vora, one of the inmates’ attorneys, asked Jackson to order implementation of the state’s first heat remediation plan. Vora said death row without air conditioning exposes Ball, Code and Magee to “serious risk of substantial harm.”

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Baton Rouge Advocate: Court seeks ‘special master’ to cool down death row

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Special master to monitor compliance

By Joe Gyan Jr. jgyan@theadvocate.com

MAY 4, 2014

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson, who toured the Angola prison last summer and ruled in December that heat indexes recorded on death row amount to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment, said he’ll appoint either Quigley, Medina or Hebert as special master in the case within the next few days. (more…)