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People v. Adams, 47

Conviction of harassment in the second degree is reversed, where: 1) the appearance of impropriety itself is a ground for disqualification when the appearance is such as to discourage public confidence in our government and the system of law to which it is dedicated; and 2) here, while no actual impropriety occurred, there is an unacceptably great appearance of impropriety, the appearance that the District Attorney's Office refused to accept a reduced charge because the complainant was a sitting judge who demanded that the matter go to trial, rather than because a trial was, in its own disinterested judgment, appropriate.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/28/2013
  • Published 03/28/2013




  • Court of Appeals of New York


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