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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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Deadline extended for Court of Appeals vacancies

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination is extending the deadline for submitting applications for the forthcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Associate Judge Susan Phillips Read. Applications, originally due Aug. 10, must ...

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COA seeks nominations

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination is seeking recommendations and applications of people who may be qualified to serve as associate judge of the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. The court is looking to fill a ...

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COA rejects rant as disorderly conduct

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court has thrown out the convictions of a subway rider who yelled at police. The Court of Appeals says there’s no record to support the disorderly conduct charge that led to the man’s arrest. ...

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COA expands youthful offender consideration

Courts will have to make a youthful offender determination on the record, under a new Court of Appeals ruling, even if certain young defendants do not request such or they agree to forgo youthful offender treatment as part of a ...

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New Court of Appeals judges get warm welcome

Hundreds of judges and lawyers came from throughout the 22-county Fourth Judicial Department and beyond Wednesday to welcome Judges Eugene M. Fahey and Leslie E. Stein, the newest members of the Court of Appeals. In turn, they received thanks from ...

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COA: Actions support intent to steal

Wearing a mask, carrying a BB gun and having a car waiting for an apparent getaway was enough to show a Rochester man intended to rob a Wendy’s restaurant in 2008 even though he and an accomplice never entered the ...

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COA: Drug law revisions also apply to parolees

ALBANY — The 2009 revisions in the tough Rockefeller-era drug laws also apply to parolees, who can seek shorter sentences, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals, divided 5-to-2, upheld lower court rulings that Jarrod Brown was ...

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Court of Appeals hitting the road

The Court of Appeals will hear cases away from its Albany courtroom in March, April and May. The court’s March session runs March 23-27. On March 25, the court will hear arguments, beginning at noon, in the Melanie Gray Courtroom ...

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State bar rates COA nominees

Ratings of seven candidates for an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals have been sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in a letter by New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee. By law, the governor must designate his ...

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COA: Silent witness can be charged

ALBANY — New York’s top court ruled Tuesday that a man who got immunity from prosecution by giving grand jury testimony against his brother in a stolen property case can be charged with criminal contempt for refusing to follow through ...

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Graffeo loses seat on Court of Appeals

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has selected someone from his own party to replace Court of Appeals Senior Associate Judge Victoria A. Graffeo, an incumbent who was seeking reappointment. Judge Graffeo, a Republican appointed by former Gov. George Pataki, has been ...

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