NACDL President Chris Adams' letter to the New York state legislature regarding proposals to truly implement review of excessive sentences, suppression rulings, and streamlining the assignment of counsel in appeals as outlined in A5687/S1280, A5688/S1281, and A5689/S1279, respectively (2021).
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners.
Argument: The strength and completeness of a criminal defendant's narrative is critical to his success at trial. Defense counsel would have crafted a compelling common narrative to rebut the prosecution's case with the evidence suppressed here. The prosecution's Brady violations forced defendants to adopt strategies that supported the prosecution's narrative.