Category: Podcast

Vivian Wesson on AI, Facial Recognition and the Law

Technology can both help and hurt in the cause of justice. In a fascinating conversation, Vivian Wesson shares with host David Miranda how artificial intelligence and facial recognition are being used in both criminal and civil law. Wesson says the technology can unearth biases when it cannot distinguish between races of people and lead to … Continued

NYSBA’s Noblest Act: Preventing War and Establishing a World Court

  From its formative years, the New York State Bar Association has had an abiding interest in the world beyond the Empire State. Beginning in the 1880s, the Association’s annual meetings often included addresses on international law,(1) given by luminaries such as U.S. secretaries of state(2) and foreign dignitaries.(3) These pre­sentations were arranged not merely … Continued

New York State Court of Appeals: What’s Next?

In this month’s episode of “Miranda Warnings Roundtable,” our panel of experts engage in a lively discussion about the state Senate’s rejection of Governor Kathy Hochul’s chief judge nominee and the political ramifications. Albany Law professor and veteran court watcher Vin Bonventre called the vote rejecting Presiding Justice Hector LaSalle shameful. “As somebody whose been … Continued

NYSBA Trailblazer Maryann Saccomando Freedman Speaks Out

She is a trailblazer in the legal profession and at the New York State Bar Association. Host David Miranda talks to NYSBA’s first female president, Maryann Saccomando Freedman, in the latest episode of “Miranda Warnings.” Freedman served as president of the New York State Bar Association from 1987 to 1988. Association leaders sought her out … Continued

The Great Dissents of the NYS Court of Appeals

On this episode of Miranda Warnings, host David Miranda and guest Albany Law Professor Vin Bonventre look at the great dissenting opinions of the last 40 years in New York State’s highest court. The 30-minute podcast covers issue that still resonate today such as the freedom to marry, the rights of patients and the rules … Continued