Motion No: M-2187
Consolidated appeals having been taken to this Court from two judgments of the Supreme Court, New York County, rendered on or about February 14, 2017, and on or about November 14, 2018, and said appeals having been perfected, (Cal. No. 1944), And defendant-appellant, by orders of this Court entered on July 5, 2017 and February 5, 2019 (M-2452 and M-6003, respectively) having been granted poor person relief and assigned the Center for Appellate Litigation as counsel to prosecute the appeals, And assigned counsel, the Center for Appellate Litigation, having moved for an order relieving it as counsel, and substituting other counsel on the consolidated appeals to assess whether the brief filed by the Center for Appellate Litigation with this Court on April 10, 2019, should be withdrawn, (M-2187), And defendant-appellant having moved for leave to file a pro se supplemental brief, (M-2117), Now, upon reading and filing the papers with respect to the motion, and due deliberation having been had thereon, It is ordered that the Center for Appellate Litigation's motion (M-2187) is granted to the extent of relieving the Center for Appellate Litigation as assigned counsel, striking their appellate brief, filed with this Court on April 10, 2019, and substituting Christina Swarns, Esq., Office of the Appellate Defender, 11 Park Place, Suite 1601, New York, New York 10007, Telephone No. 212-402-4100, as assigned counsel to prosecute the consolidated appeals. The poor person relief previously granted in this Court's prior orders is continued and the perfected consolidated appeals are adjourned to the December 2019 Term of this Court, and It is further ordered that the motion (M-2117) by defendant-appellant to file a pro se supplemental brief, is denied, with leave to renew, if so advised, after replacement counsel files its substituted appellant's brief.
ENTERED: June 11, 2019
Present - Hon. David Friedman,Justice Presiding, Judith J. Gische Troy K. Webber Ellen Gesmer Peter H. Moulton,Justices
Ind. No. 1540/15