40 Cited authorities

  1. Crane v. Kentucky

    476 U.S. 683 (1986)   Cited 2,682 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding that an opportunity to present a complete defense "would be an empty one if the State were permitted to exclude competent, reliable evidence bearing on the credibility of a confession when such evidence is central to the defendant's claim of innocence"
  2. People v. Crimmins

    36 N.Y.2d 230 (N.Y. 1975)   Cited 5,137 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that an error is prejudicial "if an appellate court concludes that there is a significant probability, rather than only a rational possibility, in the particular case that the jury would have acquitted the defendant had it not been for the error or errors which occurred"
  3. People v. O'Rama

    78 N.Y.2d 270 (N.Y. 1991)   Cited 483 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding the defendant was prejudiced when the court failed to read a portion of the jury note stating jury was split "6/6," told counsel the jury was experiencing "continued disagreements," and subsequently issued a supplemental instruction urging a verdict
  4. People v. Almodovar

    62 N.Y.2d 126 (N.Y. 1984)   Cited 430 times
    Finding the trial court did not err by refusing to provide supplemental instructions where there was no indication that "the jurors were dissatisfied with the instructions given" and the jury "did not ask for further instructions"
  5. People v. Malloy

    55 N.Y.2d 296 (N.Y. 1982)   Cited 438 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that charge defining reasonable doubt as "a doubt for which you can conscientiously express a reason" was "neither confusing nor inaccurate"
  6. People v. Goetz

    68 N.Y.2d 96 (N.Y. 1986)   Cited 368 times
    Holding that the “he reasonably believes” language in self-defense statute “retains an objective element” and thus the court below erred in saying it merely required the defendant's belief to be “reasonable to him”
  7. People v. Arnold

    96 N.Y.2d 358 (N.Y. 2001)   Cited 229 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding a juror's participation in a group answer to questions posed to the entire venire to be insufficient to rehabilitate her
  8. People v. Velasquez

    1 N.Y.3d 44 (N.Y. 2003)   Cited 143 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Noting that a "presumption of regularity attaches to judicial proceedings," which "may be overcome only by substantial evidence," not mere speculation
  9. People v. Kisoon

    2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 1194 (N.Y. 2007)   Cited 126 times
    In People v. Kisoon, 8 N.Y.3d 129, 132, 831 N.Y.S.2d 738, 739 (2007), the New York Court of Appeals considered "whether a trial court committed a mode of proceedings error when it failed to disclose... a jury note.
  10. People v. McManus

    67 N.Y.2d 541 (N.Y. 1986)   Cited 196 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Explaining that a justification defense may be asserted against a charge of depraved indifference murder