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"Expert Opinion: The 'Brady' Obligation: A True Boost from District Judge Allison Nathan," by Jay Goldberg, New York Law Journal, July 31, 2020
"An all-White jury convicted a Black man of rape in 1976. Now, lawyers say evidence was hidden from the defense," by CBS News, CBS News, July 17, 2020
"ESI and the Unforeseen Consequences of the New Discovery Laws," by Peter A. Crusco, New York Law Journal, June 22, 2020
"Prosecutors Blame Discovery Reform Law For Overtime, Tax Hikes, And A Murder ," by Sarah Lustbader, The Appeal, February 12, 2020
"Prosecutorial Misconduct: Getting Away With Murder," by TCR Staff, The Crime Report, February 03, 2020
"Blindfold Removed from Justice in State Criminal Cases in 2020," by Robert Anello, Forbes, January 08, 2020
"Taking off the ‘Blindfold Law’ in 2020," by Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report, December 19, 2019
"Will New York’s New Criminal Justice Laws Lead to More Trials?," by Beth Fertig, Gothamist, December 19, 2019
"Discovery reform will bring true justice without threatening safety," by Jocelyn Simonson, New York Daily News, December 11, 2019
"New York City Lawyers and Police Prepare for Evidence Changes," by Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2019
"Stay the course on criminal justice reform: Discovery reform will level the playing field for defendants," by Wayne Gosnell, New York Daily News, November 25, 2019
"Commentary: New Data Types Challenge E-Discovery to Keep Pace," by Cliff Dutton, Texas Lawyer, November 20, 2019
"Carlos Ghosn Wants to See Prosecutors’ Files. Nissan Says No.," by Ben Dooley, New York Times, October 24, 2019
"NY High Court Grants New Trial in Case Where Prosecutors Withheld Witness Contact Info," by Dan M. Clark, New York Law Journal, October 17, 2019
"Wrongful Murder Conviction Spurs Suit Over Fabricated Evidence," by Nathan Solis, Courthouse News Service, October 01, 2019