The New York State Court of Appeals has reversed a lower appellate court ruling, reversed a weapon conviction and dismissed the indictment. Defendant John W. Walls, 27, was convicted in July 2016 of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He ...Read More »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced nominations to fill two seats on the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. The nominations are pending confirmation by the New York State Senate. “These individuals bring a wealth of ...Read More »
In a split decision, New York state’s highest court has affirmed a lower court ruling that suppressed evidence in a drug and weapon case because of an insufficient search warrant. Over several days, police officers in Suffolk County watched defendant ...Read More »
New York state’s highest court has reversed an Appellate Division ruling and dismissed a weapon conviction. A police officer stopped a vehicle because his patrol car’s mobile data terminal (MDT) notified him that there was a “similarity hit,” indicating that ...Read More »
Gerald J. Whalen, the presiding justice of the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, is among the seven candidates nominated to fill a vacancy on the state Court of Appeals. The state Commission on Judicial Nomination prepared the ...Read More »
With the steady march of technological advancement comes the occasional challenge to the use of new technologies by lawyers. Legal technology is changing at a rapid clip, with new tools emerging all the time. No matter what type of technology ...Read More »
The lawyer for three judges challenging a state court policy designed to limit double-dipping claimed Tuesday that the rule doesn’t actually save the state any money. “The state pension fund is paying the pension,” plaintiffs’ attorney Robert A. Spolzino told ...
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