Vinoo Varghese Authors Amici Brief Quoted in NYT
Board member Vinoo Varghese, principal at Varghese & Associates PC, submitted a brief for amici curiae National Legal Aid & Defenders Association (NLADA) and the Bronx Defenders in the case of United States v. Rajaratnam, pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The brief was quoted in the October 23 New York Times article, “Appeal in Insider Trading Case Centers on Wiretap.”
A group of defense lawyers said that upholding the use of wiretaps in this case would “eviscerate the integrity of the criminal justice system.”
To read the article, click on the title. To read the brief, go to http://bit.ly/rajaratnam_vpv.
Great work, Vinoo! Congrats!
Important notice from SDNY, October 15, 2012 effective date:
COURT NOTICE TO THE BAR
CONTACT: Clerk of Court, 212-805-0136
Effective October 15, 2012, the filing of Notices of Appeal in civil cases and payment of the associated fees must be completed online using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. Go here for the official court notice.
Pro se parties who are not members of the bar and who do not have an active ECF account are exempt from this rule. Pro se parties must file a Notice of Appeal in the traditional manner (on paper) and pay the appropriate fee to the Clerk of Court.
Instructions and training for filing a Notice of Appeal on the District Court’s CM/ECF system are available at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_training.php
Stephanie Cirkovich, Esq.
Public Information Officer
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