New York’s High Court Tried to Protect Parents’ Rights. Lower Courts are Ignoring It.
Many judges have ignored a 2016 mandate from New York’s top court that parents must be allowed to present evidence in their defense before they lose custody of their kids.
The legislation cites multiple New York Focus investigations in its attempt to safeguard the rights of incarcerated people.
The state council that reviews grievances spent an average of eight seconds on each case in its last meeting — and rejected nearly all of them.
The rulings shed light on the leanings of Caitlin Halligan, the court’s newest judge and frequent tie-breaker.