By Avi Brisman, Published on 07/01/11
By Travis Johnson, Published on 12/31/11
New York excludes all individuals who have ever been convicted of a felony from its jury pool except in the most extraordinary circumstances.This practice undermines the representativeness of juries, their inclusiveness, as well as public confidence in the courts. It leaves whole communities underrepresented in one of the foundations of democracy. It also compromises an...
By Bradley A. Parker, Published on 07/01/10
This Report was originally prepared for and published by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
The New York City Human Resources Administration has implemented a policy that has a punitive and disproportionate impact on poor families of color. The policy departs from the legislative mandate to support New York’s neediest and most at risk by arbitrarily excluding incarceration from the definition of “temporary absence,” as it applies to the Cash Assistance program. Aside...
By Jessica M. Vaughn, Published on 07/01/09