The Elephant in the Room

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A New York court is considering this week whether an elephant can be considered a person by law. The argument involves Happy, the last remaining elephant at the Bronx Zoo, and whether she should be granted legal personhood—which would subject her to habeas corpus and allow for her removal to an elephant sanctuary. Reporter Robert Gavin has been following the case, and discusses the unique legal argument in the case.

Also on this episode, Times Union Capitol Bureau reporter Amanda Fries has an update on the likelihood of State Senate Democrats gaining a supermajority after absentee ballots are counted in key races that remain undecided.

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