NYLJ Eastern District Roundup

Posted: December 9, 2022 / Written by: Richard H. Dolan, Harvey M. Stone / Category Bankruptcy

Sentence Reductions, Suppression Motion, Special Liquor Permit

This column reports on several significant representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Frederic Block granted the motions of two defendants to reduce their sentences under the First Step Act. Judge Eric Komitee relied on the “automobile exception” to the Fourth Amendment and the inevitable discovery doctrine in denying a suppression motion. And Judge Block denied a preliminary injunction requiring the State Liquor Authority to issue a permit to sell alcohol all night on New Year’s Eve 2022.