Landmark Decisions

People v. Boone, 30 N.Y.3d 521 (2017)

When identification is at issue, and identifying witness and defendant appear to be of different races, trial court must, upon request, charge jury on cross-racial identification.

People v. Bridgeforth, 28 N.Y.3d 567 (2016)

Skin color of a prospective juror is a cognizable classification upon which a Batson challenge may be based.

People v. John, 27 N.Y.3d 294 (2016)
Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses was violated when People failed to produce a witness who conducted, witnessed, or supervised the DNA profile or used his or her own independent analysis on the raw data.

People v. Dunbar, People v. Lloyd-Douglas, 24 N.Y.3d 304 (2014)
Prearraignment interview program implemented by the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, in which a scripted preamble to the Miranda rights was given, rendered the Miranda warnings inadequate and ineffective in advising defendants of their rights.