Democrats and Republicans made their cases before the Court of Appeals on the fate of the current congressional lines.
New York’s progressive chief judge joins with conservatives to expand DNA searches by law enforcement
In a 4-3 decision, Chief Judge Rowan Wilson ruled that the Commission on Forensic Science has the authority to allow law enforcement to search DNA databases to find partial DNA matches from relatives of potential suspects.
A conservative judge handed former Gov. Andrew Cuomo an early win in his legal fight against the state’s new ethics commission, which investigated Cuomo’s pandemic-era book deal.
The U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York is in the spotlight with this high-profile fraud case.
Dozens of public defender offices said that they were excluded from closed-door discussions about possible changes to the law.
The state Senate voted 40-19 to confirm Gov. Kathy Hochul’s most recent chief judge nominee.
Members of the committee voted to advance Hochul’s latest nominee for a full Senate vote.
Clark has said the 2019 discovery reforms went too far and cost her office prosecutors.
As state budget negotiations continue, state leaders are rumored to be considering relaxing requirements for prosecutors to turn over evidence quickly.
The legislation would ensure migrants have a right to a lawyer when appearing before an immigration court.
Lawyers accuse the department of not upholding the 2021 bill placing strict restrictions on the use of solitary confinement for incarcerated people.
Wilson, who would be the first Black chief judge in New York state, was tapped following the rejection of Hector LaSalle.
New York State
Lawyers for the former lieutenant governor filed a new brief on Friday making the case that democracy itself hangs in the balance.
The question is, what are we waiting for?
New York State
The state senator is the second new committee member to have publicly announced that she would not vote to confirm Hector LaSalle as chief judge.
News & Politics
In a letter shared exclusively with City & State, more than 70 Latinx leaders explained their opposition to chief judge nominee Hector LaSalle.
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