Restrictive discovery laws still foster injustice

Regressive discovery laws in New York and elsewhere render innocent defendants guilty in the court of opinion even when the charges are dropped, says Debora Silberman, a public defender who represented one of the five teenagers falsely accused in a highly publicized Brownsville, N.Y., rape case. If the discrepancies in the accusations had been disclosed earlier, she says here, the defendants’ reputations would not have been left in a shambles.



One response to “Restrictive discovery laws still foster injustice

  1. The growing unfairness in the justice system is driven by those with all the power and resources on their side. Who’s going to restore a balanced justice system, presumption of innocence and due process?

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