In a recent opinion piece authored by New York State Bar Criminal Justice Section Chair Marvin Schechter, the author recklessly opined that hiding Brady material is a “learned and taught” practice by district attorneys. This outrageous statement does not comport with the facts, nor do his comments honestly and accurately describe the professionalism and integrity of New York prosecutors.

The evidence Schechter uses to support his sweeping indictment of an entire profession is a single case involving one prosecutor. To reach his offensive and inaccurate conclusion, Schechter not only chose to rely on an insufficient body of evidence, but also to ignore ample evidence that district attorneys in New York take nothing more seriously than their responsibility to promote and protect the integrity of our criminal justice system.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]