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COA: Drug law revisions also apply to parolees

ALBANY — The 2009 revisions in the tough Rockefeller-era drug laws also apply to parolees, who can seek shorter sentences, New York's highest court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals, divided 5-to-2, upheld lower court rulings that Jarrod Brown was eligible for resentencing. Queens prosecutors argued that the amendments to the sentencing laws applied only to ...