New York Times Editorial: A Nightmare Court, Worthy of Dickens

The New York Times Editorial Board weighs in on Trowbridge et al., v. Cuomo et al, our federal lawsuit challenging the epidemic of court delays in the Bronx Criminal Court.

“This Dickensian nightmare is all too common in the Bronx, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal District Court by the Bronx Defenders, which represents indigent clients, and by two private law firms. The suit alleges that backlogs in the borough’s criminal courts have led to delays so extreme — the average wait for a jury trial on a misdemeanor charge is 827 days — that they violate the Constitution.”

Read the editorial here: A Nightmare Court, Worthy of Dickens