Ujala Sehgal

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Bill Hammond: Justice denied as Albany shrugs

Anyone who watches “Law & Order” knows people accused of crimes have a right to a lawyer.<p>But that Sixth Amendment promise is hardly worth the …

Editorial: Defending the indefensible

<b>THE ISSUE:</b><p>New York's system of providing lawyers for the poor is facing a court challenge.<p><b>THE STAKES:</b><p>Constitutional rights shouldn't depend on the …

N.Y. should defend the defenseless

With the state facing a trial this fall over its shameful neglect of poor criminal defendants, New York's counties, fed up with bearing an impossible …

New York state is at fault for Onondaga County's wrecked public defense system (Commentary)

<i>Donna Lieberman is executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.</i><p><b>By Donna Lieberman</b><p>This fall, New York state is going on trial for its …

Set public defender standards

Public defense attorneys are often the only thing standing between poor, vulnerable New Yorkers facing criminal charges and the series of misfortunes …

Reform public defense

On June 26th, the New York Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement with Ontario County in the Hurrell-Harring lawsuit. Ontario is one of five …

Op-Ed: End State's Two-Tiered Justice System (amNew York)

<b>By Donna Lieberman</b><p>New York's two-tiered criminal justice system -- one in which poor people who can't afford to hire a lawyer are forced to rely on …

Opinion: End New York's two-tiered justice system

Donald Telfair did not meet his public defense attorney until he was standing in front of the prosecutor and judge in a Suffolk County courtroom last …

State-run system would help ensure justice for all

Based on credible data, New York's system for providing legal representation to poor people in criminal cases is broken and badly needs reform.<p>A …

Column: Justice Department and New York Civil Rights Cases (New York Law Journal)

<b>by Christopher Dunn</b><p>Last Thursday, a front page story in <i>The New York Times</i> announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would be filing papers in a …

Upstate trial could change course for defense of poor

There’s a trial that was slated to start next week in Albany County state Supreme Court that could change the way New York state handles legal …

New York State

Editorial: Indefensible

Touting his progressive bona fides at Columbia University on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman boasted:<p>“Probably every month or so, we …

New York state must own up to its responsibility to poor defendants (Editorial)

New York state's system of providing legal representation for poor criminal defendants goes on trial next week in Albany. Witnesses will testify …

'Unity Map' proposal aims to help in redistricting

Advocates representing Asian, Latino and African-American New Yorkers are trying to get a jump on the politically charged redistricting process by …

“Mapping Muslims” Report Documents Chilling Effect of Police Surveillance

A new report says the New York City Police Department’s efforts to spy on Muslim Americans have had a chilling effect on freedom of speech and …

The Horrifying Effects of NYPD Ethnic Profiling on Innocent Muslim Americans

A new report describes the concrete ways a clandestine spying program has caused individuals and communities to suffer.<p>Reuters

Showing anti-Muslim documentary to cops is unacceptable

The New York Police Department is sorely in need of independent oversight.<p>The NYPD’s use of an anti-Muslim propaganda film, “The Third Jihad” — and …

Muslims ask NJ Gov. to investigate NYPD monitoring

Group Files Paperwork to Find Out Who Gave NYPD Money To Spy

Following months of reports revealing widespread NYPD surveillance of Muslim Americans, and the use of anti-Muslim propaganda in NYPD training, the …

White House helps pay for NYPD Muslim surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it has no control over how the New York Police Department spends millions of dollars in White …

NJ Muslims, officials discuss NYPD surveillance

100 Civil Rights Groups Call on Feds to Investigate NYPD for Spying on Muslims

Over 100 civil rights, faith, community, and advocacy groups signed a letter sent on Monday urging the Department of Justice to commence a prompt …

Worried About NYPD Spying? Go FOIL Yourself!

In response to the slew of stories of the NYPD spying on just about anyone for no reason at all, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund …

NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Has Created a Climate of Fear

<i>New York University Muslim chaplain Khalid Latif leads a roundtable discussion at New York University in 2012. Police surveillance has targeted</i> …

Mapping: Surveillance and its impact on American Muslims

In 2011, students in the Muslim Students' Association (MSA) at Hunter College put up a sign in their club room, reading: "Please Refrain from Political Convos in the MSA". The sole justification provided? An arrow pointing to a recent news article detailing the NYPD's vast, secret surveillance …

New York’s finest Islamophobes

<b>NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly</b><p>A new report sheds light on NYPD’s secret surveillance of Muslim communities. And what it reveals about liberals<p>Falguni A. Sheth<p>March 11, 2013 8:45pm (UTC)<p>Imagine living in a small American community, innocently minding your own business, while constantly worrying …

NYPD Spying On Muslims Bred Political And Religious Suppression, Report Finds

Systematic and widespread monitoring of Muslims’ everyday life by undercover informants, brought to light by an Associated Press investigative series …