Alexandra Brodsky Examines Due Process in the Context of the Andrew Cuomo Investigation

Alexandra Brodsky (’16), Staff Attorney at Public Justice, penned a guest essay for The New York Times discussing the role of due process in sexual harassment cases and called for an end to Cuomo’s governorship (“I’m a Civil Rights Lawyer. Cuomo Got His Due.” Aug. 4). “Of course, people accused of sexual harassment, just like people accused of anything else, deserve to be treated fairly. . . . Fair investigations help everyone, victims and the accused alike. But some bad actors co-opt the rhetoric of ‘due process’ to advance their true agenda: tolerance for sexual harassment, and impunity for those who commit it. . . . Here, the state refused to prejudge, investigated thoroughly, substantiated the allegations and now can dole out the appropriate consequence. That’s due process done well.”