Issues: Judiciary

Senate Confirms Nominees To Court Of Claims And Several Supreme Court Districts

The State Senate Majority has confirmed eight Executive nominees to the Court of Claims and the Supreme Court’s Second, Fourth, Tenth and Eleventh Districts.

 

Glen T. Bruening (Guilderland)

November 29, 2010
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Statement From Senator José Peralta Regarding Today’s Court Decision To Issue an Injunction Against Arizona’s Divisive Immigration Enforcement Law

“As a Dominican American who represents one of the most diverse communities in this country, I applaud Judge Susan Bolton of Federal District Court’s decision to issue an injunction against  Arizona’s divisive immigration enforcement law.  Allowing any governing body to legalize racial profiling is appalling and flies in the face of our core belief of “innocent until proven guilty”.

July 28, 2010
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Senator Krueger Explains No Fault Divorce

New York is the only state without no-fault divorce. Liz Krueger, New York State Senator (D-Manhattan, 26th district), talks about her support of the State Senate's passage of no-fault divorce legislation. Plus, Andrew Eliot, a matrimonial attorney at Chemtob, Moss, Foreman, & Talbert, LLP, discusses how a no-fault system would affect how divorces are settled and how the practice of matrimonial law will be affected.

To Listen: http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2010/jun/17/no-fault-finally/

June 28, 2010
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Keeping Kids Safe: Majority Mandates Life Without Parole For Child Killers

Child Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law, Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a Child

June 28, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

SenateStanding Committee on Judiciary Senator John Sampson, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations. Michelle Ila Schauer as Judge of the Westchester County Family Court; Vincent J. Rizzo as Judge of the Monroe County Court; and Glen T. Bruening as Judge of the Court of Claims.

June 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Keeping Kids Safe: Majority Mandates Life Without Parole For Child Killers

Child Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a child

June 25, 2010
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Juvenile Justice Reform Passes Senate

Legislation helps youth offenders access skills & resources to becomehealthy, contributing members of society

June 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation Creating 21 New Family Court Judgeships, Protecting New York’s Most Vulnerable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S5968A/Sampson) that will establish 21 new Family Court judgeships throughout the state, including New York City and several counties. This legislation represents the first major infusion of new Family Court judges in more than three decades. 

June 22, 2010
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Public Protection Budget Ensures Equal Justice For All New Yorkers

Majority adopts Interest On Lawyer Account funding in legislation

(Albany, NY) Recognizing the need to give all New Yorkers equal access to our justice system, the Senate Democratic Majority passed budget legislation on June 21, 2010 that fully funds the $15 million Judiciary appropriation for civil legal services for poor New Yorkers.

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mt. Vernon), Chair of the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction and Conference Chairwoman said, “We needed to stabilize Civil Legal Services in New York State and we did. Now New Yorkers who need legal assistance to stop foreclosure actions, to fight for unemployment benefits, to fight against housing evictions, debt collection and scores of other actions will have access to competent counsel.”

June 22, 2010
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Public Protection Budget Ensures Equal Justice For All New Yorkers

Majority adopts Interest On Lawyer Account funding in legislation

June 22, 2010
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Empowering Law Enforcement, Public Protection Budget Makes Sensible Cuts, Enhances Community Safety & Streamlines Services

In Difficult Economy, Focus on Crime Reduction, Legal Services for Poor New Yorkers

June 22, 2010
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LARKIN SPONSORS BILL TO ALLOW GANG COURTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

 


Response To Increased Law Enforcement Activity


    Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has introduced legislation, along with Senator Brian Foley of Suffolk County, to establish a pilot program for gang courts in both Orange and Suffolk counties.

June 18, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

June 17, 2010
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MAJORITY BRINGS MARRIAGE LAW INTO 21st CENTURY

Package ends NY’s status as only state lacking no-fault divorce, guarantees significant protections for women

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority passed a legislative package which fundamentally restructures matrimonial law to improve the process and outcome of divorce for all New Yorkers, particularly women and children who are often the most vulnerable when marriages are dissolved.

The requirement under current law to determine who is at fault for causing the divorce has significant financial and emotional costs, and unnecessarily forces couples in deteriorating relationships to rehash the bitter, painful and embarrassing reasons for divorce.

June 16, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER & SENATE DEMOCRATS PASS LAWS RESTRUCTURING OUTDATED MATRIMONIAL LAWS INCLUDING NO FAULT DIVORCE

For Immediate Release | June 15, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(Albany – NY) The New York State Senate has just passed legislation that would allow for No Fault Divorce, a bill that fundamentally restructures matrimonial law to improve the process of divorce for all New Yorkers. This legislation, along with two other bills having to do with matrimonial law, was co-sponsored, and fiercely advocated for, by State Senator Liz Krueger, who represents Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.

June 16, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John Sampson, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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