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Race Discrimination, the 14th Amendment and the Exclusionary

Race Discrimination, the 14th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This program has been postponed.

Format: In-Person

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non Lawyers | $15  Non Member Attorneys
Non Lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register. 


Should the exclusionary rule apply to criminal cases where the underlying police encounter is shown to have been motivated by racial discrimination? This question has divided courts in New York and across the country. Traditionally, the exclusionary rule has applied to police encounters that violate the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures, but in recent years some courts have extended its application to stops, searches or arrests tainted by race discrimination. Panelists with judicial, defense and prosecutorial experience will discuss this development in the law, its practical implications, and whether the exclusionary rule is a necessary or appropriate remedy for racially biased policing.

Megan Byrne,  Director, Racial Justice, Center for Appellate Litigation
Hon. Barry Kamins (ret.), Former Administrative Judge, NYC Criminal Courts
Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney

Sponsoring Committee:
Civil Rights, Evan Henley & Molly Thomas-Jensen, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Criminal Courts, Carola Beeney & Anna Cominsky, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
New York City Bar Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Tanya Martinez-Gallinucci, Executive Director

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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