Brief of Amici Curiae [New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York State Defenders Association, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association for Public Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers] in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion Seeking Enforcement of this Court’s Orders, Modified Injunctive Relief, and a Finding of Civil Contempt.
Argument: The Sixth Amendment guarantees open and uninhibited attorney-client communications. The pre-arraignment consultation between attorney and client is a critical meeting with broad consequences. The presence of cameras in attorney-client consultation booths prevents free and open communication in violation of the Sixth Amendment and the settlement order. There is no justification for the presence of cameras in attorney-client consultation booths.