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Rockefeller Laws

Rockefeller Drug Laws In New York To Be Repealed

New York Times | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY -- Gov. David A. Paterson and New York legislative leaders have reached an agreement to dismantle much of what remains of the state's strict 19...

Rockefeller Drug Laws and Judicial/Prosecutorial Power Struggle

Emily Jane Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Jane Goodman

Under existing law, despite the public perception of powerful judges, it is the state, through its prosecutors, and not its judges, that calls the shots on judgment day.