City University of New York Law Review

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List of Papers (Total 391)

A More Inclusive Democracy: Challenging Felon Jury Exclusion in New York

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...

Promoting Self-Sufficiency? How HRA's Exclusion of Incarceration from the Definition of "Temporary Absence" Contradicts Statutory Mandates and Hurts New York Families

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...