Issues: Judiciary

Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

The Senate Majority has long supported fair and equitable salaries for our judiciary to ensure New Yorkers have the highest quality court system in the nation.  Encouraging our best and brightest to become and remain judges in New York is essential to protecting the peoples’ right to a sound system of justice.”

February 23, 2010
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Senator Farley Supports Moving the Terror Trials Out of New York

The New York State Senate overwhelmingly approved a resolution today (February 9th) calling on President Obama and the U.S. Attorney General to move the trials of terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks.State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was one of several Senators on both sides of the aisle to speak in support of this resolution.The federal government has been planning to hold these trials in New York City.

February 9, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO APPOINTED RANKING REPUBLICAN ON THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been chosen as the ranking Republican member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The Judiciary Committee is one of the Senate's senior committees and is responsible for oversight of the New York State Court System.

February 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John Sampson, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations. The Honorable Mark R. Dwyer as Judge of the Court of Claims.

February 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Chief Judge Lippman Testifies at Joint Public Hearing to Address Civil Legal Service Funding Crisis

Senator Hassell-Thompson, Senator Sampson and Assemblywoman Weinstein Sponsor Hearings To Explore The Need For Reform Of The Civil Legal Service System To Ensure That We Protect Families And Core Justice Values In This Hard Economy.

January 8, 2010
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Chief Judge Lippman to Testify at Joint Public Hearing to Address Civil Legal Service Funding Crisis

Committed to meeting the needs of individuals and families facing foreclosure, domestic violence, eviction proceedings and other civil legal issues, New York State Senators John Sampson, Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein will sponsor a joint hearing with the Assembly on Thursday, January 7, 2010 to explore the need for reform of the civil legal service system to ensure that core justice values are protected for all New Yorkers in this difficult economy. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York State Court of Appeals is scheduled to testify. 

January 6, 2010
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January 6, 2010
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Senate Majority Holds Buffalo Hearing to Explore the Need for Reform of the Civil Legal Service System

(Buffalo-NY) -The New York State Senate today held the second in a series of hearings to determine the future of civil legal services in New York State.  Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Antoine Thompson and William Stachowski heard testimony from leaders of various legal, academic, bu

December 16, 2009
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Senate Majority Committed to Protecting the Rights of At-Risk Families

Senators Hassell-Thompson And Sampson Sponsor Hearings To Explore The Need For Reform Of The Civil Legal Service System To Ensure That We Protect Families And Core Justice Values In This Hard Economy.

December 16, 2009
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December 15, 2009
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December 15, 2009
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December 15, 2009
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Civil legal services need New Yorkers' support

During the budget negotiations, I listened carefully to the leaders of the teachers unions, communication workers, transit workers, health care workers and scores of other hard-working unions and associations. I have also listened to leaders from corporate America and heads of federal and state agencies.

December 15, 2009
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December 15, 2009
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Senate Majority Committed to Protecting the Rights of At-Risk Families

Senators Hassell-Thompson And Sampson Hold Hearings To Explore The Need For Reform Of The Civil Legal Service System To Ensure That We Protect Families And Core Justice Values In This Hard Economy.

December 9, 2009
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December 8, 2009
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ONE IN EVERY SEVEN

          During the budget negotiations I listened carefully to the leaders of the teachers unions, communication workers, transit workers, health care workers and scores of other hard working unions and associations. I have also listened to leaders from corporate America and heads of federal and state agencies.

December 7, 2009
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