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Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts
In January 2020, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, issued a decision in United States v. Varner, that a federal court cannot require litigants, judges, court personnel or anyone else to refer to litigants using pronouns matching their gender identity. In the Varner decision, the Fifth Circuit sets forth three bases to support … Continued
Safety above all. This is how the court system has operated since March, albeit continuously. “From the beginning of this crisis, we have not closed the courts. Justice has been delivered continuously throughout this process,” said Hon. Vito C. Caruso, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge (Outside NYC). He recently detailed the courts’ recent and future operations … Continued
Chief Judge Charles Breitel explaining pending court reforms to New York City judges at a statewide judges conference of continuing education with David Ross (seated) and William Kapelman, circa 1976. Judge Bellacosa is standing behind Chief Judge Breitel. Chief Judge DiFiore and the Lesson of History A common wisdom holds that those who fail to … Continued
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