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New York Makes a Big Shift on Trials

The Legislature revamped a law that kept evidence from defendants. Prosecutors now must show their hands earlier. The overhauled law, written largely by public defenders and advocated for by the Katal Center and VOCAL-NY, will fundamentally transform how trials are conducted in New York, moving the state from having one of the most restrictive rules in the country regarding turning over the government’s evidence — a process known as discovery — to having one of the most open. Read more in The New York Times.