Former Court of Appeals Judges Dish on the Court, Jurisdiction, and How to Become a Judge

The Albany Law Review’s Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium this year featured two of the most recent “retirees” from the Court of Appeals, Associate Judges Robert Smith and Eugene Pigott, who reached mandatory retirement age and left the Court in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Entitled “Off the Bench: Reflections on Judging …

Passing of New York Court of Appeals Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam is a Tragic Loss for New York

As has been reported by numerous outlets, including the New York Law Journal, New York Times, and New York Daily News, among others, the Court of Appeals family lost Associate Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam on Wednesday when her body was discovered on the banks of the Hudson River.  Judge Abdus-Salaam was the first African-American and Muslim …

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