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Defense lawyers march in protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system’s handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday. In Brooklyn, public defenders and other ...

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Defense lawyers: Laws should be accessible

Vaguely written federal laws and mandatory minimums have shifted the balance of power at the federal level to prosecutors, according to a leader of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Steven D. Benjamin, the association’s immediate past president, recently ...

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NY court limits damages against defense lawyers

ALBANY — New York’s top court on Thursday rejected some malpractice damage claims against defense lawyers by the people they represent unsuccessfully, concluding that allowing them could have “devastating consequences” for the criminal justice system. The Court of Appeals unanimously ...

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