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Human Rights Watch Letter of Support for New York's Discovery for Justice Reform Act, S. 1716/A.1431

March 22, 2019   New York State Assembly Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248   New York State Senate Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247   Via email, regular mail, and fax   Dear members of the New York State Assembly and Senate,   Human Rights Watch urges you to support the Discovery for Justice Reform Act, S. 1716 (Sen. Bailey)/A. 1431 (Assemblymember Lentol),[1] which would apply fair and effective rules of criminal procedure to our courts. The bill would repeal the existing discovery law, also known as the “Blindfold Law,”[2] that prevents people accused of crimes from knowing…

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