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.
Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts
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.
No prior decision is actually immune from being overruled. In fact, there have been no fewer than 300 reversals in the court’s history.
The New York State Bar Association calls upon President Joe Biden to immediately sign this important bill into law so Supreme Court justices can fully engage in their constitutional duty to issue rulings without fear or favor.
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore discussed the “senseless, racially-motivated act of violence that took the lives of 10 innocent community members who were simply going about their ordinary Saturday afternoon chores in the City of Buffalo on May 14.”
When it comes to judicial bodies, studies show that having diversity (a person of color or a woman) on a panel of judges creates different – often better – results.
Proposals to achieve long-overdue reform and simplification of the State’s overly complicated court structure by merging the current 11 trial courts were announced today.
Effective today, the courts are implementing three-foot physical distancing for participants in criminal grand jury trials statewide, freeing up additional courtroom space for criminal jury trials.
Her historic appointment underscores the importance of diversity and equity. The judiciary must reflect the people it serves to be a system of justice.