Guilty or Innocent? N.Y. Trial Purgatory: The Right To A Speedy Trial Is Being Routinely Denied

While bail reform is crucial, it is insufficient. Just as badly, we need speedy trial reform.

"All Americans have a constitutional right to a speedy trial. But in New York State, that right is denied under a labyrinthine “ready rule,” enacted in 1972. 

I, along with Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, have introduced a measure called Kalief’s Law to reform how the speedy trial clock is measured. It would require prosecutors to certify they are ready by offering supporting facts to pause the clock, and place more accountability, and oversight, with the court."

Read the full Op-Ed at the Daily News www.nydailynews.com/opinion/daniel-squadron-guilty-innocent-n-y-trial-purgatory-article-1.2434317