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Cayuga County

Nov 19, 2014

Mentally impaired man’s confession not voluntary

A Cayuga County man’s limited mental capacity to fully understand the impacts of waiving his  Miranda rights and police interrogation tactics deemed coercive because of that prevented him from intelligently and voluntarily waiving those rights, an appeals court ruled Friday. Allegations included raping a 3-year-old girl. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department unanimously threw out all [&hell[...]

Nov 17, 2014

Lighter sentence upheld in DA-judge dispute

A Cayuga County judge did not violate the law when he sentenced a drug defendant to one year less than what the district attorney thought was an agreed-upon sentence. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department on Friday unanimously ruled in favor of Cayuga County Court Judge Thomas G. Leone in an Article 78 challenge brought by […]

Jan 2, 2014

Central NY teen charged with killing stepfather

FLEMING — An 18-year-old man is accused of stabbing his stepfather to death with a kitchen knife in their central New York home as a younger sibling watched. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould is asking the public’s help finding the knife used Monday night to kill 41-year-old John Welsh of Fleming, 25 miles southwest of Syracuse. […]

Aug 2, 2012

Cayuga County — Judicial Immunity: Stoudymire v. New York State Division of Human Rights

Supreme Court, Cayuga County Judicial Immunity Jurisdiction Stoudymire v. New York State Division of Human Rights 2012-0256 Justice Valentino Background: The petitioner sought review of the respondent Department of Human Rights’ determination that dismissed the petitioner’s complaint of unlawful discrimination for lack of jurisdiction. The petitioner alleged that the respondent, the Hon. Micha[...]

Jul 31, 2012

DHR: No jurisdiction in discrimination claim

The owner of an Auburn counseling business is still trying to get her discrimination claim heard. Anita Stoudymire alleges Auburn City Court Judge Michael F. McKeon discriminated against her and illegally blacklisted her business, Recovery Counseling, by diverting clients to another facility. Judge McKeon, in a letter dated Oct. 19, 2010, notified Stoudymire that the […]

May 4, 2011

Adverse Possession: Camardo v. City of Auburn, et al.

Supreme Court, Cayuga County Adverse Possession Actual & Exclusive Possession — Waste of Taxpayer Funds Camardo v. City of Auburn, et al. 2011-0072 Judge Valentino Background: The case arose out of an ownership dispute over a 1.9-foot strip of land over which a storage room was constructed and attached to the west wall of the […]

Oct 28, 2010

Cayuga judge censured

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Thursday determined that Brian M. Dugan, a justice of the Scipio Town Court in Cayuga County, should be censured.

Oct 5, 2010

High Court will not hear Seneca/Cayuga case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request by Seneca and Cayuga counties to hear a case involving a tax dispute with the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York.

Aug 11, 2010

Counties turn to High Court in land dispute

Leaders in Seneca and Cayuga counties are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider hearing a case involving the sovereignty of the Cayuga Indian Nation.

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