There is no question, however, that the Cosby case is an example that “hard cases make bad law,” as “The Great Dissenter,” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, is said to have once observed.
Practice Area: Criminal Law
Today’s vote moves New York one step closer to dismantling the systemic discrimination inherent in our current criminal justice system.
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President T. Andrew Brown today issued an emphatic call for state lawmakers to pass the Less is More Act, a crucial piece of reform legislation that would end reincarceration for individuals alleged to have committed technical parole violations: “The current parole system is the single largest factor in mass … Continued
The New York State Bar Association has long advocated significant restriction of the use of prolonged solitary confinement – a practice that is both inhumane and wholly unworthy of our modern justice system
The High Court has reviewed 30 Qualified Immunity cases since inventing the defense, finding in favor of law enforcement in all but two of them.
The opioid epidemic is worse than ever as the global COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world. Dr. Allison Muller (Acri Muller Consulting) said that there is a connection between the two as people with substance abuse issues may be trying different substances now or have a resurgence of their disorder. Muller expects to see an … Continued
In the midst of an historic pandemic, the legislature enacted changes in two critical areas of the criminal justice system. It enacted changes to the bail and discovery laws it passed last year and, in addition, it passed an expansive package of police reform bills. At the same time, the New York City Council enacted a series of new laws that will have a significant impact on members of the New York City Police Department.