Chronic Bronx Court Delays Deny Defendants Due Process, Suit Says
The New York Times
May 10, 2016

“Court delays in the Bronx — so troublesome that state officials had to create special courts to clear a backlog of felony cases — remain unresolved and have ‘fatally undermined the right to trial’ for tens of thousands of people charged each year with low-level offenses, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

“The suit, which was filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan and seeks class-action status, depicts a broken system in which hundreds of people arrive each morning and wait for hours or even a day for perfunctory court appearances.”

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