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Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in Newsday on President Trump’s Call for Death Penalty for NYC Truck Attack Suspect

Official photo of Hofstra Law faculty member Ellen Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Trump Calls for Death Penalty for NYC Truck Attack Suspect Sayfullo Saipov
By Emily Ngo
Nov. 2, 2017

The president’s tweets demanding capital punishment “will make the prosecutor’s job of securing a fair, unbiased and untainted jury more difficult,” said Ellen Yaroshefsky, professor of legal ethics at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

A prosecutor who voiced the same would be disciplined for acting unethically, she said.

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