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Fourth Dept cites prosecutorial misconduct in overturning conviction

    The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, overturned an Erie County Court criminal conviction because of prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective defense counsel. Glasco P. Rozier, 27, was convicted in May 2014 of second-degree criminal possession of ...

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Erie County conviction overturned because of lack of grand jury notice

    The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, has overturned a criminal conviction in Erie County Court because the defendant was improperly denied his right to testify before the grand jury that indicted him. The panel dismissed ...

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A key part of Obama’s climate legacy gets its day in court

** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY MARCH 29 ** With a transformer tower in the foreground, one of the smokestacks of the coal-fired Cherokee Street power plant owned by Xcel Energy stands over the electrical plant in north Denver, Tuesday, March 16, 2004. Triggered by expensive natural gas prices, Western utility companies are contemplating the construction of new, coal-fired electrical plants for the first time in more than a decade, a move that could worsen the already deterioating air in the Interior West. (APPhoto/David Zalubowski)

  President Barack Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming will be in the hands of federal judges this week, as an appeals court in Washington weighs the legality of the administration’s plan to force sharp cuts in power plants’ ...

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Juror’s weather research not enough for new trial

Scales of Justice

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled last week that a plaintiff in a slip-and-fall case is not owed a new trial even after a juror admitted to conducting independent research. In a 4-3 decision, the court’s majority acknowledged that the juror’s ...

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US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO

NEW YORK — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, saying the U.S. courts lack ...

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Conviction without proper filing dismissed by Fourth Department

An appeals court has thrown out the misdemeanor conviction of a Wyoming County man because he was never officially charged with the crime. Robert Haigler pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting prison contraband Sept. 5, 2013 before Wyoming County Court Judge ...

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Court upholds ‘net neutrality’ rules on equal internet access

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government’s “net neutrality” rules, preserving regulations that force internet providers such as Comcast and AT&T to treat all online traffic — everything from Netflix and cat videos to games and ...

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