Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | If Immigrants Are Entitled to Jury Trial for Deportable Offenses, New York Court Rules Supported by ByAshley Southall Dec. 1, 2018 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] As soaring crime overwhelmed New York City’s courts in the 1970s, state lawmakers came up with a fix to speed things up. The State Legislature decided that people facing less than six months in jail would have their cases decided by a single judge rather than a jury. That law has had the unintended effect of depriving immigrants in the city of jury trials for crimes like prostitution and harassment, even though they face the stiff punishment of deportation if convicted, advocates for immigrants said. This week New York State’s highest court carved out an exception to the law, declaring in a 5-2 decision that noncitizens are entitled to jury trials for deportable offenses under the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees the right to a trial by an impartial jury. Immigrant advocates and civil rights lawyers hailed the ruling as giving all… Read full this story
- Jury trial may await Mets owners
- Could Amar’e and Nash reunite in New York?
- Key players in Clemens trial
- Clemens trial transcripts
- Experts: Clemens likely to go on trial again
- Clemens likely to go on trial again
- Prosecutors request new Clemens trial
- Clemens trial another blow for feds
- Roger Clemens trial timeline
- Roger Clemens trial judge chides lawyers
If Immigrants Are Entitled to Jury Trial for Deportable Offenses, New York Court Rules have 254 words, post on www.nytimes.com at December 1, 2018. This is cached page on Law Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.