People v. Saddler

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation38 A.D.2d 964,331 N.Y.S.2d 705
Decision Date20 March 1972
PartiesThe PEOPLE, etc., Respondent, v. John SADDLER, Appellant.

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331 N.Y.S.2d 705
38 A.D.2d 964
The PEOPLE, etc., Respondent,
v.
John SADDLER, Appellant.
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department.
March 20, 1972.

Before HOPKINS, Acting P.J., and LATHAM, SHAPIRO, CHRIST and BRENNAN, JJ.

MEMORANDUM BY THE COURT.

Appeal by defendant from five orders of the Supreme Court, Kings County, to wit: (1) one dated May 14, 1970, which denied his Coram nobis application to vacate a judgment of conviction rendered April 19, 1966; (2) one dated October 15, 1970, which denied his motion to reargue said Coram nobis application; (3) a third order dated June 1, 1970, which denied his Coram nobis application to vacate a judgment of conviction rendered April 7, 1948; (4) another dated December 14, 1970, which granted his motion to reargue the latter Coram nobis application, but adhered to the original decision; and, (5) finally, an order dated September 18, 1970, which denied his application for a writ of habeas corpus.

Order of May 14, 1970 affirmed. No opinion.

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Appeal from order of October 15, 1970 dismissed. An order denying reargument is not appealable.

Appeal from order of June 1, 1970 dismissed as academic. That order was superseded by the order of December 14, 1970.

Appeal from so much of the order of December 14, 1970, as granted reargument dismissed. Defendant is not aggrieved thereby.

Order of December 14, 1970 otherwise affirmed. No opinion.

Order of September 18, 1970 reversed, on the law, and application remitted to the Criminal Term for a Coram nobis hearing and a new determination.

Although in his application to the Criminal Term which resulted in the order of September 18, 1970 defendant sought a writ of habeas corpus, in his notice of appeal he characterized the application as in Coram nobis; and his and the District Attorney's briefs on this appeal do so also. The application was directed to the 1966 judgment.

We agree that the application should have been treated by the Criminal Term as one for Coram nobis relief.

Defendant alleged that during the trial which resulted in the 1966 judgment one of the People's major witnesses, McFarlan, on cross-examination, falsely testified he had never been convicted of a crime, whereas he had, in fact, been previously convicted of robbery, grand larceny and other crimes. He further contended that the prosecutor knew that McFarlan's testimony was false, because he had McFarlan's 'yellow sheet' in his hands during the interrogation...

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  • People v. Key
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • March 22, 1976
    ...dated March 19, 1975 and April 18, 1975 dismissed. The orders were superseded by the order granting reargument (People v. Saddler, 38 A.D.2d 964, 331 N.Y.S.2d 705; see People v. McCaskey, 46 A.D.2d 692, 360 N.Y.S.2d On July 24, 1974 defendant was charged with operating a motor vehicle with ......
  • People v. D'Amico, No. 1
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • March 10, 1989
    ...motion in a Page 967 criminal case is not appealable (see, CPL 450.20; People v. Armer, App.Div., 471 N.Y.S.2d 38; People v. Saddler, 38 A.D.2d 964, 331 N.Y.S.2d 705). "It is fundamental that in the absence of a statute expressly authorizing a criminal appeal, there is no right to appeal in......
2 cases
  • People v. Key
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • March 22, 1976
    ...dated March 19, 1975 and April 18, 1975 dismissed. The orders were superseded by the order granting reargument (People v. Saddler, 38 A.D.2d 964, 331 N.Y.S.2d 705; see People v. McCaskey, 46 A.D.2d 692, 360 N.Y.S.2d On July 24, 1974 defendant was charged with operating a motor vehicle with ......
  • People v. D'Amico, No. 1
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • March 10, 1989
    ...motion in a Page 967 criminal case is not appealable (see, CPL 450.20; People v. Armer, App.Div., 471 N.Y.S.2d 38; People v. Saddler, 38 A.D.2d 964, 331 N.Y.S.2d 705). "It is fundamental that in the absence of a statute expressly authorizing a criminal appeal, there is no right to appeal in......

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