On May 10, 2016, along with the Bronx Defenders and Morrison & Foerster LLP, ECBAWM filed a federal class-action to end the massive delays in misdemeanor cases in the Bronx Criminal Court. The groundbreaking suit alleges that the systematic delays violate the constitutional speedy trial and due process rights of thousands of people facing misdemeanor charges in the Bronx.
The case has garnered local, national and international press coverage. Read about the case in the New York Times, CNN.com, New York Daily News and Reuters. The New York Times Editorial Board published an op-ed calling for the transformation of “the dysfunctional culture that has long plagued the justice system, and the citizens, of the Bronx.”
Listen to an interview with Ilann Maazel on NPR’s The Brian Lehrer Show. ECBAWM attorneys Matthew Brinckerhoff and Doug Lieb are also working on the case.