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  • Attorney Brill Addresses the Kalief Browder Tragedy on Huffington Post

    || 12-Jun-2015

    This month, a Kalief Browder, a 22-year-old New York City man who had spent three harrowing years in Rikers Island without a criminal charge, took his own life. Now many are citing critical flaws in our criminal justice system that led to Browder's death—including Attorney Steven Brill, who has lent his insight in a new Huffington Post opinion piece. In "The Kalief Browder Case: ...
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  • A sharply divided Second Circuit Court of Appeals (9-6) issued a decision in Poventud v. City of New York, et al that clarified the Circuits understanding and application of Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994) . The fundamental issue the Court considered was whether or not a § 1983 plaintiff, who had plead guilty to a lesser charge arising out of the same facts of his originally indicted ...
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  • Second Court Stays Judge Scheindlin's Decision in Floyd Case

    || 4-Nov-2013

    The 2nd federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just blocked Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's order to restrict New York's so-called "Stop and Frisk" policy, essentially keeping the controversial policy in place for the time being. The court said the judge's decisions would be stayed pending the outcome of an appeal by New York City, according to The Associated Press (AP). Stop and ...
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