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Blog Posts in April, 2012

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  • Some Sad Truths about Bail and Some Noteworthy Comparisons between the Bail Systems in New York State and Federal Courts
    Some Sad Truths about Bail and Some Noteworthy Comparisons between the Bail Systems in New York State and Federal Courts

    This week, an article in the Village Voice written by Nick Pinto uncovered some very important issues about the bail process in New York criminal cases . Statistically, Mr. Pinto wrote that in 2010, ...

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  • Steven Brill Asks:
    Steven Brill Asks: "Do Prosecutor's Take Their "Brady" Obligation Seriously?"

    In yet another case where a prosecutor sat on exculpatory evidence, Darrell Dula spent 10 months behind bars when a Brooklyn DA failed to turn over evidence that an alleged sex trafficking victim ...

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  • In the Sanjay Gupta Insider Trading Case, the Feds Cannot Hide the Ball
    In the Sanjay Gupta Insider Trading Case, the Feds Cannot Hide the Ball

    A decision last month by Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York underscores the importance of the government’s Brady obligation and exposes their efforts to avoid it. In the case of USA ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Says
    U.S. Supreme Court Says "Yes" to Strip Searches for Any Arrest

    The Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 vote , just ruled that officials may conduct strip searches on anyone arrested for any offense before being jailed; this, even without suspicion of contraband. Consider ...

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