ADVOCACY AT SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARINGS ON "MERIT
CJA's January 26, 2009 letter to Chairman John Sampson -- "RE: Requests to Testify: (a) at Tomorrow's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on 'The Nomination Process for Judges to the New York State Court of Appeals'; (b) at the Yet-Unscheduled Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing to Confirm Judge Jonathan Lippman as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals"
substantiating CJA's testimony
CJA's January 29, 2009 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Counsel Tim Spotts -- "RE: NYS Senate Judiciary Committee Procedures for Confirmation of Judicial Nominees"
CJA's February 3, 2009 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Counsel Spotts -- "RE: Request for Transcript of the Committee's January 27, 2009 Public Hearing 'The nomination process for Judges to the New York State Court of Appeals"
Background to first hearing:
"Judge nominee list doesn't appeal to Gov. Paterson", Daily News, December 1, 2008 (Kenneth Lovett)
"N.Y. Governor 'Outraged' by All-Male Court Picks", New York Law Journal, December 4, 2008 (Joel Stashenko)
Will be Chief Judge, Senate Will Look Into Process",
New York Observer, January 13, 2008 (Jimmy Vielkind)
Coverage of first hearing:
"Changes urged in the way the state picks top judges", Gannett, January 27, 2009 (Jay Gallagher)
"Lawmakers fault top court selection process", Associated Press, January 27, 2009 (Michael Virtanen)
of Court of Appeals Nominating System Urge Caution",
New York Law Journal, January 28, 2009 (Joel
OTHER HEARINGS & COVERAGE:
"Judicial Nomination Chair Set to Testify in Albany", New York Law Journal, February 3, 2009 (Joel Stashenko)
"Applicants for Court of Appeals Falling, Nominating Panel Head Says", New York Law Journal, February 4, 2009 (Joel Stashenko)
CJA's February 6, 2009 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Sampson -- "RE: Request for Transcript & Other Information Concerning the Senate Judiciary Committee's February 3, 2009 Hearing 'The nomination process for Judges to the New York State Court of Appeals"