Colby Hamilton

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

Latest Articles:

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‘Impatient’ Bharara seeks to join Rikers suit

The U.S. Attorney said his goal was to get a court-ordered set of reforms for the troubled jail facility.

Dec. 18, 2014

 
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Judge in Garner grand jury case recuses himself

Cites potential conflict of interest

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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Rikers guard found guilty in inmate death

A former Rikers captain was found guilty of civil rights violation after failing to heed warnings an inmate needed medical attention.

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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Another Gillibrand-backed female judge promoted in Eastern District

Magistrate judge Joan Azrack has been promoted to serve as an Article III judge

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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Bharara press officer to de Blasio administration

Jerika Richardson was with Southern District since 2011

Dec. 16, 2014

 
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Law professors dispute I.B.O. on housing counsel bill

Three leading legal experts said the IBO didn't go far enough in estimating the cost savings indigent legal counsel would provide the city.

Dec. 16, 2014

 
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Court of Appeals overturns precedent on new evidence

Reversing four decade precendent, ruled it had the authority to review certain cases where new evidence was found

Dec. 16, 2014

 
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Levine questions IBO estimate of housing-counsel bill

A bill in the city council would offer free legal services to residents in housing court who made up to 125 percent of the federal poverty rate.

Dec. 15, 2014

 
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SUNY research group settles Medicaid fraud case

As part of the settlement the research center, based out of Buffalo State College, will pay a $3.75 million fine.

Dec. 15, 2014

 
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NYCLU seeks grand jury documents in Garner case

The group announced its application after an appellate level court ruled that the application itself should not be under seal.

Dec. 12, 2014