During his State of the State address last month, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo put forward a five-prong measure that would reform the state’s criminal justice system.
With the goals of “removing critical barriers, reaffirming our beliefs in fairness, opportunity, and dignity, and continue our historic progress toward a more equal society for all,” Governor Cuomo proposed legislation that would:
If passed, the measures would be a significant update to the New York State criminal code. The laws of discovery have remained largely unchanged since 1979.
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