The New York State Court of Appeals has sent a case back to the lower court for a hearing after a defendant was required to wear a stun belt during his murder trial.
The state’s highest court has overturned a lower court ruling and reinstated a murder conviction.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping police personnel records secret. Body camera […]
The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously that citizens have no right to assisted suicide. The plaintiffs sought a declaration confirming the constitutional right of a mentally competent, terminally ill person to get a prescription for a lethal dose of drugs from a physician without legal consequences for the doctor. In February […]
The Tri-County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, which is composed of selected members from the Bar Association of Erie County, Monroe County Bar Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association, has sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the Committee’s ratings for seven nominees under consideration for associate judge of the New York State […]
New York’s Court of Appeals has upheld a state law that allows for permanent suspension of drivers licenses for repeat drunk drivers. A unanimous opinion from five of the state’s highest court judges Tuesday affirmed that the Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner has the authority to refuse to relicense drivers who have had their licenses […]
The New York State Court of Appeals has decided that a policy that prohibits double dipping by state Supreme Court justices is legal and constitutional. Three state Supreme Court justices challenged the policy that wouldn’t let them stay on the bench after they turn 70 if they collected their salary without postponing their state pension. […]
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s top court, was found dead in the Hudson River Wednesday, police said. She was 65. The body of Abdus-Salaam, a native of Washington, D.C., was found fully clothed in the river in Upper Manhattan at 1:45 p.m., a day after her husband had reported […]
Facebook and Manhattan prosecutors went to New York state’s highest court Tuesday to settle a legal dispute over search warrants for users’ accounts, a closely watched case with big implications for online privacy. An attorney for Facebook told the judges that it must be allowed to object when law enforcement seeks search warrants for its […]
Can Facebook and similar entities protect user data from sweeping government searches? On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals hears oral argument on this issue in the case of In re 381 Search Warrants Directed to Facebook, Inc. I detail the major issues below. You can watch the arguments live on the Court of […]
On Dec. 22, the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court and Second Department, Appellate Division’s decisions, finding New York City liable in negligence for failing to adequately study and correct a documented speeding problem on a city street, which led to a car accident seriously injuring a 12-year-old boy. Turturro v. City of New […]
Radio stations don’t have to get permission — or pay compensation — to the owners of old music recordings in order to play the recordings, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday in an ongoing legal dispute between Sirius XM Radio and the owners of The Turtle’s 1967 hit “Happy Together.” The Court of Appeals determined […]
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- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Independently written bench book: Opinion 22-163
- Fourth Department – Suppression: People v. Saeli
- Second Circuit – RICO: Horn v. Medical Marijuana Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Uncompensated interview: Opinion 22-159
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Uncompensated guest speaker: Opinion 22-158
- Fourth Department – Negligent performance: Rosenthal v. Syracuse University, et al.
- Second Circuit – Visual Artists Rights Act: Kerson v. Vermont Law School Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former foreclosure referee: Opinion 22-157
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – College honorarium: Opinion 22-156
- Second Circuit – Reasonable accommodation: Tafolla v. Heilig
- Fourth Department – Labor Law: Primisch v. Peroxychem LLC
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- Assistant district attorney appointed City Court judge by Rochester mayor
- Murder conviction affirmed despite trial judge error
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