Implicit Bias. It’s an issue we discuss often, but what does it mean in the context of choosing a jury? The Criminal Justice Section held a panel during Annual Meeting to discuss how implicit bias should be handled during voir dire. With recent changes to jury instructions including a mandatory video presented to prospective jurors, … Continued
Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts
The New York State Bar Association Executive Committee today approved the appointment of a Special Committee on the Selection of Judges for the Court of Appeals in response to concerns raised in recent weeks over the appointment of a chief judge. The committee will examine the selection process, including its history, and make recommendations to … Continued
A panel of New York State Bar Association experts analyzed the three cases at the heart of the criticism of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nominee for chief judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York. The panelists, appearing on the “Miranda Warnings” podcast, spoke about the cases, which were raised by more … Continued
At a New York State Bar Association program on the metaverse Friday at the NYU School of Law, the first order of business was establishing exactly what the metaverse is. A lot of people believe it’s a homogenous place next to the real world where avatars interact. The reality is that it’s many places and … Continued
Some of the greatest opinions in Supreme Court history are dissents. To be sure, Justice John Marshall Harlan’s lone dissenting opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson would be included in any “greatest” list. Protesting the majority’s separate-but-equal doctrine, Harlan insisted that “[o]ur Constitution is color-blind and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” As every law … Continued
Judge Cannataro is an excellent choice as acting chief judge of New York State. His appointment to the court as the second LGBTQ+ judge continues to ensure that the judiciary reflects the people it serves and that all perspectives are represented. I look forward to working with him in his new role.
The New York State Bar Association has filed an amicus curie brief in 303 Creative v. Elenis, arguing that the history and tradition of statutory and common law prohibit discrimination in public accommodations.
The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination has announced that it is soliciting candidates to fill the upcoming vacancy of chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and the State of New York that will occur as of August 31, 2022, due to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s resignation.
With today’s announcement that the process for selecting New York’s chief judge is officially underway, the New York State Bar Association is preparing to evaluate the seven candidates that the Commission on Judicial Nomination recommends to Gov. Kathy Hochul.
In a letter to colleagues today, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced she is stepping down as the Chief Judge of the State of New York on August 31.