The victory over victims of a wrongful conviction was that NYS AG obtained a court order proclaiming that a person who was wrongfully convicted may not sue the state for the wrongful conviction if he was also charged with something else in the same indictment - and that conviction was not overturned.
There is, of course, no logic in it.
If you committed ANOTHER crime, you have no right of access to court to sue for wrongful conviction for something else. Even if it is proven that the conviction was wrongful, and even if you have been exonerated.
That's the logic of these 5 judges:
- presiding - William E. McCarthy, never worked a day either in private practice or in criminal law, but clerked for several judges and advised Governor Pataki;
- former criminal prosecutor, former attorney for Senator James Seward, well known corruptioner Robert Mulvey;
- former CPS and criminal prosecutor Michael Lynch;
- former criminal prosecutor, working hand-in-hand with Mulvey on political cases, judge Phillip Rumsey
NONE of the judges have a criminal defense attorney background.
4 out of 5 are former criminal prosecutors, and the remaining one (the presiding judge) never worked in criminal law or in private practice.
5 white judges prevented a remedy of black victims of the racist New York criminal "justice" system which disproportionately investigates and convicts people of color, including wrongful convictions.
And, mind, these judges also regulate licenses of attorneys and, through that, access of all New Yorkers to court.
No logic. No integrity. No competency needed.
Just blunt force to "save money" for the state of New York by quashing the rights of victims of wrongful convictions.
You have just voted for a new Attorney General, New Yorkers.
In that election campaign, candidates for that position clamored to you how they will be protecting your civil rights.
Civil rights are protected only and exclusively against the government.
So, note, dear New Yorkers, which side of a civil rights lawsuit the New York State Attorney General is on.
Definitely not the victim's side.
Defending the wrongdoers' side.
Weren't you all duped?