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Onondaga Co. assigned counsel plan upheld

Onondaga County’s assigned counsel program has withstood another legal challenge, but will soon be undergoing an audit. The Court of Appeals last week affirmed a lower court’s decision, which found the plan valid, with one exception. Timothy A. Roulan brought ...

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Court OK’s force feeding prison hunger striker

ALBANY — The New York Court of Appeals says prison officials can force feed an inmate on a hunger strike to prevent his death, finding that doesn’t violate his constitutional right to refuse medical treatment. The Court of Appeals, divided ...

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Court says inmates can keep child visit rights

ALBANY — New York’s highest court says parents don’t lose child visitation rights in prison. The Court of Appeals says Shawn Granger is entitled to periodic four-hour prison visits with his 4-year-old son. Granger’s attorney sued after the child’s mother ...

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COA OKs tax on online sellers like Amazon

ALBANY — New York’s highest court ruled Thursday the state can collect sales tax from out-of-state retailers, rejecting claims by Amazon.com and Overstock.com that the tax law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause. The Court of Appeals said in a ...

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Prevailing wage not needed for fire hall

Contractors for a Steuben County fire department did not have to pay prevailing wages on the construction of a new fire hall, according to the Court of Appeals. The court Tuesday found contractors for the Bath Volunteer Fire Department did ...

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Case could lead to rule change on jail surveillance

A former Monroe County Jail inmate wants a new state rule to require law enforcement officials to preserve video surveillance tapes of incidents of alleged crimes. Dayshawn P. Handy, 24, who was convicted of second-degree assault in connection with a ...

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