New York Judges Lock the Accused Out of Their Homes, Skirting Review Required by Landmark Ruling, Critics Charge
An appellate court ordered hearings for defendants facing orders of protection that could separate them from their homes and families. But some judges — following a memo from state court officials — aren’t adhering to the ruling, defense lawyers say.
Sam Mellins · July 23, 2021
Judges in New York's courts have been unwilling to fully apply a ruling requiring greater scrutiny of orders of protection, defense lawyers charge | Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY
Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Intercept, THE CITY, and The Nation.
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