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The conviction has been overturned for defendant Sparkle Daniel in the suffocation death of Nellie Hocutt, 91. (Credit: CBS2)

Appeals Court Overturns Woman’s Conviction In Brutal Murder Of Bronx Grandmother

A New York appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a woman found guilty in the gruesome murder of an elderly Bronx grandmother.

11/07/2014

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Court Rejects City’s Appeal To Get Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Tossed

The city had argued that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to remove federal Judge Shira Scheindlin meant it should also nullify her rulings.

11/22/2013

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes, Removes Judge From Case

The judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with its stop-and-frisk program.

10/31/2013

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Top NY Court Will Review Bloomberg’s Large Sugary Drinks Ban

The Court of Appeals granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in July.

10/17/2013

Art vendor displays pictures to a tourist. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Court Upholds Limit On Number Of Art Vendors In City Parks

The city said the parks had become too crowded. But the lawsuit argued that greenmarket and holiday commercial vendors create more congestion in the parks than the artists.

09/25/2013

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City Continues Push To Allow Large Sugary Drinks Ban To Take Effect

A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel last week said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban and said it didn’t believe sugary drinks were “inherently harmful.”

08/05/2013

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Court Rules Some Emergency Contraception To Be Available Without Restrictions

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government’s appeal of a lower-court ruling.

06/05/2013

The PATH station at Journal Square in Jersey City - Dec. 4, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Court Throws Out $7.7 Million Jury Award For PATH Station Fall

Soma Mandal was on her way to work at a New York City hospital when she slipped on wet floor mats at the Pavonia station. She sued the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Modern Facilities Services cleaning company.

04/04/2013

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N.J. Appeals Court To Rule On Whether Environment Dept. Should Look Out For Business

A New Jersey appeals court heard arguments on Monday on a case asking whether the state Department of Environmental Protection should look out for the interests of business as well as the environment.

01/14/2013

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Appeals Court Leaning Toward Reversing Ruling Allowing For Worship In NYC Schools

No ruling has been issued, but a federal appeals panel signaled Monday that it was leaning toward reversing a decision by a lower court that allowed for after-hours worship services in New York City public schools.

11/19/2012

White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley and his wife Fumiko - File / Photo: Adam Bradley for Mayor

New Trial Granted For Former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley

Former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley, who stepped down after what he called an unjust domestic violence conviction, won a new trial Wednesday from an appeals court.

CBS New York–10/17/2012

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Court Upholds NYC’s Campaign Finance Law Over Lobbyists’ Challenge

“This is a victory for individual New Yorkers and clean government and clean campaign finance,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

12/22/2011

A black bear caused a scare in East Brunswick, roaming neighborhoods and climbing a tree. It was tranquilized and captured by authorities. (Credit: CBS 2)

Appeals Court: NJ Black Bear Hunt Can Go On As Planned

An appeals court turned down a challenge on Thursday from animal rights groups that the bear hunt plan was flawed.

12/01/2011

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Judge Sets Retrial Date For Ronell Wilson, Accused Of Killing NYPD Detectives

Judge Nicholas Garaufis told prosecutors in Brooklyn that no more tax dollars should be spent on the case unless he gets a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder saying he still wants to seek death for Ronell Wilson. Otherwise, Wilson would automatically get a life term.

07/20/2011

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Appeals Court: NYC Can Block Christian Worship Services At Public Schools

The decision is likely to affect dozens of schools where church services are conducted each week on Sunday.

06/02/2011

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