July 29, 2008

Death of Judge Charles L. Brieant Jr.

Sadly we have to report that Judge Charles L. Brieant Jr., a former chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, died on July 20th in Manhattan.

Judge Brieant had been presiding over the long-running Graziano v. Pataki civil rights case, which aims to restore fairness to the parole hearings of inmates convicted of violent felonies.