NACDL - Zullo v. Vermont

Amicus Brief

Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant. 

Brief filed: 02/18/2018

Documents

Zullo v. Vermont

Supreme Court of Vermont; Case No. Docket No. 2017-284

Prior Decision

On appeal from Rutland Superior Court Docket No. 555-9-14 Rdcv

Argument

Expanding police discretion would exacerbate the racial inequities entrenched in Vermont's criminal justice system in general, and its traffic enforcement practices in particular. Implicit racial bias impacts police office behavior and perceptions of what constitutes criminal behavior. 
 

Author(s)

Dahlia Mignouna and Chad I. Golder, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, DC Jeffrey T. Dickson, Dickson Law Office, PLLC, Burlington, VT Lindsay A. Lewis, NACDL, New York, NY