Lippman Proposes Bail System Fix, Expansion of Supervised Release

, New York Law Journal

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Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman yesterday called for a "top to bottom" overhaul of making bail determinations that not only protects public safety but is fair to low-income defendants waiting for their cases to be adjudicated.

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  • Avon

    The previous commenter has a bit of homework to do!

    - Better read the US Constitution before proposing that anyone charged with a violent crime be automatically denied bail. We had a Revolution against the tyranny of a kingdom that presumed folks guilty til proven innocent. Let's not go there now.
    - Better read the NY Constitution before proposing that the Chief Judge dictate laws about police procedure. (I personally doubt that Lippman would be silent for even two seconds if a case on videotaping all interrogations and police stops actually did come before the Court.)
    - And we'd all probably better read the proposal that "'low-cost' guidance from qualified non-attorneys on simpler legal matters" be allowed. Guidance on simple matters is not necessarily legal advice. Helping someone do the Small Claims Court process is pretty common, and there ought to be more help like that out there. Let's see what the plan is before we decide how wrong it is, or isn't!

  • Michael

    Great...so now, in addition to the 'numerous arrests as a juevenile' we get to read about career criminals, we get the joy of having even more career criminals ROR'd or released with little bail? Guess it would make too much sense to simply say, anyone charged with a violent crime will not be afforded bail? And now, non-attorneys can give legal advice? Makes as much sense as requiring pro bono work, from students who aren't even attorneys yet. Lawyers protecting each other....even when they are old-as-dirt judges. Amazing how SILENT Judge Limpman has been on videotaping ALL INTERROGATIONS and utilizing DASH CAMS in police cars (guess irrefutable proof of guilt/innocence would take a lot of money from judicial coffers, huh?). At least his genius arse called the extra-judicial interviews in Queens Central Booking unconstitutional...oh wait, he didn't do that either. Seems these dopey judges prefer endangering the citizenry, with all the loopholes and tricks they are using to release EVEN MORE CAREER CRIMINALS back onto the streets. Bet if they lived next to the Judge, he would not do such inanity.

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