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Court System Will Allow Supreme Court Justices To Renew Certification

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced today that the new state budget will enable the judiciary to reverse many of the difficult budget decisions that were made last year including the controversial decision to deny the certification applications of 46 Supreme Court justices, which led to a high-profile lawsuit.

NYSBA Adopts Proposed Changes to State Constitution’s Home Rule

The New York State Bar Association’s Executive Committee has adopted proposed revisions to Article IX of the State Constitution – commonly referred to as “home rule” – regarding implied preemption, which has been a source of much uncertainty and litigation over the years. NYSBA’s Committee on the New York State Constitution presented the revisions to … Continued

Inside the Second Impeachment of Donald Trump With Stacey Plaskett

During an hourlong conversation with nearly 500 attendees, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) pulled back the curtain to reveal the behind-the-scenes details of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The panel discussion was moderated by Jerry H. Goldfeder, special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Ava Ayers, director of the Government … Continued

Seven Nominees for Court of Appeals Announced

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination released a report to the governor today with the names of seven nominees who in their judgment are well qualified to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by Associate Judge Leslie E. Stein’s retirement effective June 4, 2021.