Colby Hamilton

Judge questions prosecutors on two Sampson charges:

The former Senate Democratic leader saw his motion to dimiss to embezzlements counts argued in court Thursday.

Bio: Colby Hamilton is a freelance reporter. He formerly wrote about politics for WNYC. You can follow him on Twitter: @bcolbyhamilton

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Judge questions prosecutors on two Sampson charges

The former Senate Democratic leader saw his motion to dimiss to embezzlements counts argued in court Thursday.

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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Advocates split over Prop 1 prisoner-counting implication

Proposition 1 doesn't address whether the 2011 law to count prisoner's back in their communities during redistricting would still be in effect.

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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Judge delays Grimm trial, denies ‘speculation’

Federal Judge Pamela Chen said the Republican Congressman failed the litmus test for proving he was unfairly targeted.

Oct. 22, 2014

 
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Astorino: Cuomo ‘injected politics’ into court pick

Republican candidate accuses governor of breaking tradition

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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Bonacic: No problem with Cuomo’s Court of Appeals pick

The Republican head of the senate Judiciary Committee said he was "disappointed" Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed over Judge Victoria Graffeo.

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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In the Eastern District, a veteran rises

James McGovern, a ten-year veteran of the Eastern District, takes over a young office for Loretta Lynch

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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Cuomo picks ‘independent’ Stein for high court

Justice Leslie Stein fits nicely into Cuomo's ramped-up women's agenda, even as observers see an independent jurist.

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo decision flips Court of Appeals to Democrats

Governor replaces sitting Republican with newcomer Leslie Stein

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo allies push him on court appointment

Gay and women's rights activists see a governor on their side as they hope to derail a Graffeo renomination.

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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A political guide to Cuomo’s appellate court options

Among most of the picks for the vacant court seat are overlapping interests or allegiances with the governor.

Oct. 16, 2014