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January 21, 2020

New York Law Journal

By: Joel Cohen

In his latest column for the New York Law Journal, Joel Cohen considers the pros and cons of the New York Legislature’s bail reform laws, which bar judges from setting cash bail for misdemeanors and Class E felonies with a few exceptions.

While Cohen argues for the need to “eliminate the disparity between defendants who can and can’t afford bail,” he further says it makes little sense “that a duly appointed or elected arraigning judge” has “no discretion whatsoever.”

Read the full article below.

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