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OWS.harris.art78memo

OWS.harris.art78memo

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORKCOUNTY OF NEW YORK _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ xIn The Matter of the Application Of :MALCOLM HARRIS, :Petitioner, :For A Judgment Under Article 78 of the CPLR, :- against - :MATTHEW A. SCIARRINO, :Judge, Criminal Court Of The City Of New York,County of New York, :Respondent, : INDEX No. 12103569And:CYRUS R. VANCE, JR., ESQ.,District Attorney, New York County, :And :TWITTER, INC., :Additional Parties _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ xMEMORANDUM OF LAWIN SUPPORT OF ARTICLE 78 PETITIONMartin R. Stolar, Esq.351 Broadway, 4
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FloorNew York, N.Y. 10013(212) 219-1919Emily M. Bass, Esq.551 Fifth Avenue, 28
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Floor,New York, N.Y. 10176(646) 810-3117Attorneys for Petitioner
 
Table Of ContentsPagePreliminary Statement………………………………………………………………………………………1Factual Background & Statement of Proceedings……………………………………………2The Information And Materials Sought By The Subpoenas ImplicateHarris Rights Under The First Amendment …………………………………………………….8ARGUMENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………….15I.
 
HARRIS IS ENTITLED TO AN ARTICLE 78 JUDGMENTIN THE NATURE OFPROHIBITION
…………………………………………………………………………………………..15A.
 
Respondent Exceeded His Authority When He EnforcedThe January 26, 2012 Subpoena …………………………………………………….17B.
 
Respondent Exceeded His Authority When He EnteredOrders Under 18 U.S.C. 2703(d) …………………………………………………….19C.
 
Respondent Threatens To Exceed His Authority AndFurther Violate Harris’ Rights By Undertaking An
In Camera
Inspection…………………………………………………………………….…20
II.
 
HARRIS IS ENTITLED TO AN INJUNCTION AGAINST APPLICATION
OF THE THIRD PARTY DOCTRINE OR A DECLARATION AS TO ITSINAPPLICABILITY……………………………………………………………………………….….21A.
 
Harris Had Protectable Interests In The InformationSought By The Subpoenas ………..………………………………………………………..231.
 
Harris Had A Protectable Interest In Location And Call-IdentifyingInformation ………………………………………………………..……………………..232.
 
Harris Had Protectable Interests In The Contents Of HisCommunications ………………………………………………………………………..25a.
 
He Had A Proprietary Interest ……………………………………………..25
 
Pageb.
 
He Had a Privacy Interest …………………………………………………….28B.
 
The Information And Materials Implicated Harris’ First Amendment Rights ………………………………………………………………..29
III.
 
HARRIS IS ENTITLED TO AN ARTICLE 78 JUDGMENTIN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS ………………………………………………………..…….…...31
A.
 
Respondent Should Be Compelled To Reach and RuleOn The Substance Of Harris Challenges Under TheFourth Amendment And Art. I, Sec. 12 ………………………………..……….31B.
 
Respondent Should Be Compelled To Reach and RuleOn The Substance Of Harris Challenges Under TheFirst Amendment And Art. I, Sec. 8 …………………………………………….36C.
 
Respondent Should Be Compelled To Reach and RuleOn The Substance Of Harris Challenges Under TheElectronic Communications Privacy Act……………………………….…………37D.
 
Respondent Should Be Compelled To Reach and RuleOn The Substance Of Harris Challenges Under TheCriminal Procedure Law………………………………………….……………………….40E.
 
Respondent Should Be Compelled To Reach and RuleOn The Substance Of Harris Challenges At Common Law…….….…..41CONCLUSION ……………………………………………………………………………………….….…..43

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