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Habeus Corpus: Johnson v. U.S.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ‘Habeas Corpus’ Johnson v. U.S. 10-3046-op Leave to file successive §2255 petition Background: Petitioner Leonard C. Johnson, proceeding pro se, seeks leave to file a successive 28 U.S.C. §2255 motion challenging his ...

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Guilty Plea: People v. Nichols

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Guilty Plea Recitation of Elements People v. Nichols KA 09-0003 Appealed from Livingston County Court Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possessing stolen property. On appeal he argued the plea colloquy was ...

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First Amendment: Byrne v. Rutledge

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit First Amendment License Plates — Religious Expression  Byrne v. Rutledge 07-4375-cv Appealed from the District of Vermont Background: Plaintiff Shawn Byrne filed an action alleging Vermont’s denial of his requested vanity license ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Matter of Hadzaj v. Harvard Cleaning Service

Appellate Division, Third Department Workers’ Compensation Clandestine Work Matter of Hadzaj v. Harvard Cleaning Service 508275 Appealed from the Workers’ Compensation Board Background: The claimant appeals a ruling that he violated Workers’ Compensation Law §114-a and is disqualified from receiving ...

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