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Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson was the featured speaker at the New York City Bar Association last Wednesday at a panel that explored the causes of, and remedies for, wrongful convictions.< Continue reading

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As New York State begins its 2013 legislative session, we have only the briefest of moments to reflect on 2012, a session which yielded two new state laws courtesy of City Bar proposals.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds Governor’s Cuomo’s decision to include four key areas of law reform in today’s State of the State Address: strengthening gun control laws; taking steps to reduce wrongful convictions; achieving true equality for women; and reforming New York’s campaign finance system.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s decision to expand the videotaping of interrogations to all 76 precincts in the city. The recording of interrogations is among several initiatives the Association has recommended to reduce the incidence of wrongful convictions.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association was established in 1870 to press for improvements in our justice system, and since then it has been dedicated to ensuring that we have a justice system that is accessible to all. In no instance is the effectiveness and integrity of our system more important than in criminal matters, where the stakes are so high for individuals and communities. < Continue reading

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Last year, the City Bar supported the bill known as the “All Crimes DNA Bill,” which would extend DNA collection to all persons convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony in New York State. The Governor has included this approach in the Executive Budget. < Continue reading

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