On appeal, the Court of Appeals of New York recognized that a mental illness defense could mitigate or excuse conduct resulting in a prison disciplinary proceeding, even though there was no authority expressly saying so. Regardless, the Court found that the hearing officer didn’t inappropriately reject that defense in this case. The appeal was therefore dismissed. See: In the Matter of Higgins v. Coughlin, 155 AD.2d 844; 76 N.Y.2d 904; 563 N.E.2d 281; 561 N.Y.2d 910 (1990).
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In the Matter of Higgins v. Coughlin
|Cite||155 AD.2d 844; 76 N.Y.2d 904; 563 N.E.2d 281; 1990|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|