NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were granted new trials Tuesday in their corruption case, with a federal appeals court citing a Supreme Court ruling that has already unraveled convictions of other powerful politicians.The court found the jury in Dean and Adam Skelos' case was wrongly instructed, in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of what it takes to convict a public official."Because we cannot conclude that the (instruction) error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, we are obliged to vacate the convictions," the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals wrote.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MARCH 05, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
180 MAIDEN LANE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10038
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2013 - ASSOCIATION OF THE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, INC.
Around the Web
- Ex-NY Senate leader Skelos gets new trial in corruption case
By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press - Tuesday Sep 26, 2017
- Supreme Court to hear case that may muffle whistleblowers
By Kevin Dugan - Tuesday Jun 27, 2017
The Supreme Court said on Monday it will weigh in on the limits of whistleblower protections that are part of Obama-era Dodd-Frank financial reform law — potentially weakening protections for people who report wrongdoing in corporate America. The high court will hear Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s case against Paul Somers, an executive fired by the...
- Dean Skelos’s 2015 Corruption Conviction Is Overturned
By BENJAMIN WEISER - Tuesday Sep 26, 2017
A federal appeals panel cited the same Supreme Court decision used to vacate the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the former Assembly speaker.
- Justice Kennedy might retire next year
By Bob Fredericks - Monday Jul 3, 2017
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may retire next year, giving the Trump administration the opportunity to fill the vacancy and move the court to the right for years to come. Kennedy, who turns 81 on July 23, has told people who are applying to be his law clerks for the court’s term beginning in October...
- Supreme Court Takes On Trump Travel Ban
Monday Jun 26, 2017
Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, explains the court’s decision to hear arguments on the legality of the Trump administration’s travel ban. The court also left part of the executive order in effect.
- NY agency called Justice Center may lack power to prosecute
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Wednesday Sep 20, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state agency launched four years ago to protect the disabled from abuse and neglect was staffed with a team of investigators and prosecutors empowered to bring criminal cases against alleged wrongdoers. But it lacked one key thing, according to three recent court rulings: the legal authority to actually prosecute anyone.That has potentially put dozens of convictions in jeopardy and threatens to undermine the mission of the agency, known as the Justice Center, to protect the 1 million disabled, addicted and mentally ill in state care.