The Judiciary and Judicial Reform

Patricia E. Salkin and Amy Lavine

in The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195387230
Published online December 2012 | | DOI:

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 The Judiciary and Judicial Reform

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This article describes the judiciary and judicial reform in New York. Reform has been ongoing, and in recent years the courts in New York have evolved into a unified system to manage better, among other things, the volume of cases, physical infrastructure, and human resources. The administrative board plays a mostly advisory role; many of the chief judge's responsibilities have in practice been delegated to the chief administrator. The court of appeals is responsible for appointing the state board of law examiners and establishing regulations for the admission of attorneys to practice law in the State of New York. The court of appeals has also become embroiled in nonfiscal issues that have major political dimensions and are arguably better resolved through the legislative process.

Keywords: judiciary; judicial reform; New York; administrative board; chief judge; court of appeals; chief administrator

Article.  12244 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Institutions ; Politics and Law

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