Youth Court, DNA Top Lippman's Agenda

, New York Law Journal


A new "youth court" to deal with non-violent 16- and 17-year-old offenders and an expanded DNA databank with novel protections against wrongful convictions highlight Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's legislative agenda as outlined in his 2012 State of the Judiciary address.

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  • Lulaine

    DNA has played a huge role in getting people wrongly convicted out of prison. While there maybe some civil liberty issues with having DNA on file. As long as there are protections against abuse many people may agree with it. Especially if it comes down to releasing many innocent people in prison.

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