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New York's DAs-for-life and the term-limit question
For a variety of possible reasons, a DA-for-life phenomenon -- or something close to it -- is common in New York State. Brooklyn's District Attorney Charles Hynes, who is seeking re-election again, took office in 1990; Robert Johnson has been Bronx district attorney. since 1989, and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, since 1991. In Manhattan, Robert Morgenthau served in the job for 35 years,...