Bail reform’s killer mistake: Criminal justice overhaul may have taken away important tool courts use to keep dangerous people off the streets (excerpt from Daily News – April 6 2019) Michael Cammarata and his girlfriend were charged Friday with the murder of Cammarata’s estranged wife Jeanine after the schoolteacher’s burnedRead More →

Bail Reform—A View From the Bench (excerpt from New York Law Journal – March 27 2019) As a New York state court judge who has presided over felony criminal cases in Manhattan for the past 11 years, I am gratified that the Legislature and the Governor are on the vergeRead More →

Colorado’s Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool Violates The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses Of The Fourteenth Amendment As the Colorado legislature, at the urging of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCCJ), continues their push for the statewide use of pretrial riskRead More →