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Constitutional Law Litigation

Sorry But NY Chimp Case Is Waste of Time

NY Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe granted a motion for a writ of habeas corpus to two chimps being held for research by Stony Brook University. The writ was brought by The Nonhuman Rights Project (NHRP) which originally filed a lawsuit on behalf of the chimpanzees in 2013 with a view to having them transferred […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal Law Litigation

Federal Court Refuses to Reverse Conviction Based on Contingency Fee Agreement

Contingency fees in criminal cases are not only frowned upon, they are “per se unethical.” See, People v. Winkler 71 NY2d 592 (1988), where the NY Court of Appeals stated: “These arrangements are thus met with universal disapproval and, as a matter of strong public policy, we join in all appropriate efforts to discourage and […]