The Appeal: New York Adopted Pretrial Reforms. Its DA Races Will Decide Who Implements Them.

“These elections will decide who implements the new laws, and who lobbies for or against future ones, in some of the state’s most populous upstate jurisdictions, as well as in Queens.

“If district attorneys are actively resisting implementing the spirit of the reforms, they can really throw a huge wrench in the process and undermine the intent of these new laws,” said Scott Levy, the chief policy counsel at the Bronx Defenders.”

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