Atlantic Records wants a New York judge to force the user-driven news site Reddit to hand over IP address information that would show who posted a new Twenty One Pilots single more than a week before its planned release.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected claims by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez that his prosecution on corruption charges is pre-empted by the Speech or Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
In his Criminal Law and Procedure column, Barry Kamins writes: The right to effective assistance of counsel has had a rich development under the state constitution, and the New York Court of Appeals has often expressed its "special solicitude for this fundamental right." In this past term, the court has revisited the effective assistance of counsel in the context of suppression issues, addressing the failure to file a motion to suppress; counsel's performance at a suppression hearing; and counsel's failure to move at trial to reopen a suppression hearing.
A New Jersey appeals court has once again rejected a demand by Cherry Hill Rabbi Fred Neuldander, now serving a life sentence for arranging the contract-killing of his wife, that he should get a new trial.
An appeals court has reinstated a man's 1992 murder conviction, reversing a lower court's decision to vacate the sentence after finding that a conflict of interest arose when the man's attorney took a job with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.