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Anti-double dipping rule set for argument

The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday will hear arguments in the case of three state Supreme Court justices who are challenging a policy that won’t let them stay on the bench after they turn 70, collecting a ...

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COA upholds tougher sentence

ALBANY — New York’s highest court has upheld the maximum prison sentence for a man who rejected a plea bargain of a decade on probation if he admitted raping a neighbor’s child. The Court of Appeals agrees with Antonio Martinez ...

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COA: Mental patient can challenge unlawful detention

ALBANY — New York’s top court ruled Thursday that a mentally ill patient who is sent involuntarily to a psychiatric hospital has a right to challenge detention once the court order for treatment expires. The Court of Appeals, split 5-1, ...

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Fracking case comes down to standing

Clarification is being sought from the state Court of Appeals on a rule requiring injury to someone in a case involving land issues be different from the general public at large. The Sierra Club, other environmental groups and village of ...

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Casino developers granted leave to Court of Appeals

Developers of a proposed casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre will have their case defending against a group of opposed residents heard by the state’s highest court. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department on Friday rejected their request to ...

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COA considers contempt in divorce accounting

ALBANY — New York’s highest court is considering whether a man can be held in civil contempt and jailed for refusing to tell what he did with money from property sold during his divorce proceeding. The state Court of Appeals ...

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COA refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

ALBANY — An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won’t get a hearing in the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals, without comment Tuesday, declined to hear the appeals by The Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf of ...

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