Albany Law Celebrates Constitution Day with NYCLU Speaker

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Date: 09/14/2011

Albany Law School will host civil rights attorney Corey Stoughton on Friday, Sept. 16, as part of its celebration of Constitution Day. Stoughton will deliver the keynote presentation "Reviving Gideon: New York on the Cutting Edge of Bringing Meaning to the Constitutional Right to Counsel" at 3:00 p.m. in the law school's Rochester Moot Courtroom (Room 209).

As senior staff attorney and upstate litigation coordinator at the New York Civil Liberties Union, Stoughton focuses on statewide civil rights and civil liberties impact litigation.

Stoughton is currently lead counsel in Hurrell-Harring v. State of New York, a statewide indigent criminal defense reform case. The case argues that as a result of inadequate resources for  indigent criminal defense, defendants in New York state are at severe risk for wrongful denial of representation and wrongful conviction of crimes.