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Court of Appeals – Executive Law 552: People v. Viviani; People v. Hope; Peoiple v. Hodgdon

New York State Court of Appeals Executive Law 552 Special prosecutor – Unconstitutional delegation of authority People v. Viviani; People v. Hope; Peoiple v. Hodgdon Nos. 15-17 Judge Garcia Background: As part of the Protection of People with Special Needs Act, the legislature enacted Section 552 of the Executive Law, which created a special prosecutor empowered to investigate and prosecute crimes ...