Court Of Appeals
New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said advances in technology mandate the opening of all courtrooms to cameras so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works.
City University of New York law professor Jenny Rivera was confirmed to the state’s highest court Monday by the state Senate, after some Republican senators faulted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice for limited experience as a trial lawyer and judge.
The requirement, aimed at helping fill the legal needs of New York’s poor, will apply next year to first- and second-year law students. The work can be done anywhere in the U.S. or in a foreign country.
The majority conclude that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area airports and owns the trade center site, is entitled to government immunity for its security measures at the building.
An appeals court ruled the Legislature did not overstep its authority by allowing the Human Services to end coverage for nearly 12,000 immigrants enrolled in the state’s FamilyCare program.
The Court of Appeals in a unanimous ruling Tuesday upheld lower courts’ dismissal of an injured doctor’s personal injury lawsuit against his golfing partner.
New York’s top court has rejected Democratic Sen. Craig Johnson’s request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to Republican newcomer Jack Martins.
New York’s top court will hear a Democratic state senator’s challenge Monday to the vote tally showing he lost his seat on Long Island and consider his request to have all district ballots recounted from the state’s new voting machines.
The Court of Appeals is weighing whether to reinstate the lawsuit dismissed by a divided lower court.
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