New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Scott M. Karson today issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that the state’s court system is planning an independent review of its policies to examine whether there was institutional racism.
“The New York State Bar Association commends the state court system for proactively reviewing ways to root out racial inequalities within our legal system that undermine the rule of law,” said NYSBA President Scott M. Karson. “In order to effect the kinds of institutional and cultural changes needed in our society to eradicate racism, we must continue to rethink all aspects of our justice system.”
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