“In God we trust,” the great statistician W. Edwards Deming famously quipped. “All others must bring data.” We have a quarter-century of data that shows a sharp decline in the U.S. crime rate between 1993 and 2018: down 51% by the FBI numbers and 71% according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. By these numbers, … Continued
Practice Area: Criminal Law
The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Executive Committee today approved repealing Civil Rights Law 50-a to allow for the public disclosure of law enforcement personnel disciplinary records. “Disclosing all records pertaining to police misconduct and discipline will help stem the tide of repeated and senseless incidents of police brutality that are all too frequently … Continued
Topic: Police officer representing traffic court defendants
Topic: Legal Aid Society; conflicts of interest; screening; definition of law firm
Topic: Conflicts of interest in defending multiple clients in prosecutions
There now exists for the benefit of the bench and bar a new resource, the Guide to New York Evidence, published by New York’s Unified Court System at http://www.nycourts.gov/JUDGES/evidence/, with a “rule” set forth in black letter and a “note” explaining the decisional or statutory derivation of the rule and any decisional nuances on the meaning … Continued
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