Mineola adopts resolution thwarting state’s new discovery rule.
Mineola has adopted a resolution to prevent first responders’ contact information from being shared in pre-trial discovery
By Dandan Zou
February 20, 2020
“I don’t see the need for [the resolution],” said Elizabeth Nevins, an associate clinical professor of law at Hofstra University in Hempstead and a former public defender. “This is an example of local government trying to subvert the intent of the state government.”
Fred Klein, a former Nassau County prosecutor and visiting assistant professor of law at Hofstra, disagreed. “I don’t see why the first responders shouldn’t be afforded the same protection” as law enforcement, Klein said.
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