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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. 

 

NYSACDL Praises Decision by SUNY

Albany, NY – The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) lauded a decision by the State University of New York (SUNY) system to no longer require student applicants to disclose prior felony convictions during the admissions process.

“This change will make an enormous difference. We believe many more New Yorkers will now seek the higher education so vital to their continued ability to succeed,” said Association President Andrew Kossover.

The SUNY Board of Trustees voted for the change on Wednesday.

NYSACDL thanks SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall for his work on the new policy, which is designed to insure New Yorkers broad access to quality public higher education.

The new policy is expected to begin with the 2018 admissions cycle.

 

Fore more information on the decision, please visit http://theatln.tc/2cdkB2H or http://bit.ly/2cz4V7A.