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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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“You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause--and you refuse to do it because you are afraid; you refuse to do it because you want to live longer; you\'re afraid that you will lose your job, or you\'re afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity or you\'re afraid that somebody will stab you or shoot at you or bomb your house, and so you refuse to take the stand. Well you may go on and live until you are 90, but you\'re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90! And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. You died when you refused to stand up for right, you died when you refused to stand up for truth, you died when you refused to stand up for justice.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr. 

April 2013

  • NY Criminal Bar Association Annual Meeting Special Opportunity for NYSACDL members

    Special Opportunity for NYSACDL Members: New York Criminal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Second Circuit Update Presented by Richard Ware Levitt Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m. Ceremonial Courtroom, 500 Pearl Street, 9th Floor, New [...]

  • Accountability for Prosecutors who violate Brady

    Prosecutorial misconduct, particularly in the form of failing to disclose favorable information to the defense, is a leading cause of wrongful convictions.  Yet, despite reversals of convictions, admonitions, even excoriation by appellate courts, seldom is [...]