UNLOCK Rocah v. Costa Court Case

I unlocked the paywall, added all the court filings, and wrote a Smart Brief

UNLOCK Rocah v. Costa Court Case

Paid subscribers got a preview of my article last week on the Mimi Rocah v Matt Costa dispute which has spilled over into a highly unusual court case in New York State Supreme Court. It is a case with wider implications than the two underlying DWI cases. A decision on Judge Costa’s Motion to Dismiss is now pending.

Due to strong interest in the story I have taken three steps:

  • Unlocked the Substack article (linked below) so anyone can read it — feel free to share it.
  • Published a Smart Brief^ version of the Substack article on Talk of the Sound (linked below)
  • Converted my 1,000+ iPhone photos of the papers filed in the case into PDFs and linked PDF files to both the Smart Brief on Talk of the Sound and in the original Substack article.

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Smart Brief: Westchester DA Takes New Rochelle Judge to New York Supreme Court

Unlocked Substack:

Westchester DA Battles New Rochelle Judge in New York Supreme Court over Her Ability to Enforce the Law in his City
WHITE PLAINS, NY (July 28, 2022) -- The Westchester County prosecutors office says the flawed decisions of a New Rochelle Judge to toss out vital evidence in two cases is an “improper arrogation of power” and brings into question her “future ability to enforce the law in New Rochelle”. The Judge scoffed at the claims in a recent court filing. He says he…

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