Judicial Decisions

Judge Campbell has authored many legal decisions, some of which have received statewide publication in various forums including the Official Reports of New York Court Decisions and the New York State’s Magistrates publications.

 One of Judge Campbell’s legal decisions received the distinction of being selected for publication in the annotations of Gilberts Criminal Practice Annual, which is a leading New York State criminal law handbook used by many criminal court judges and lawyers across the state.

In 2016 Judge Campbell authored a precedent setting decision in an animal cruelty case holding that animal life should be afforded the same protection as human life under the New York Court Of Appeals "Emergency Doctrine" exception to the search and seizure provisions of the  Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. This decision was selected by the State Reporter for publication in full text in the official New York Miscellaneous Reports. According to the state reporter, approximately 500 appellate term and trial court opinions submitted each year are selected for publication in full text in the official New York Miscellaneous Reports meeting the statutory criteria of precedential usefulness and a matter of public importance.