Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Treatment of Criminal Cases by the High Courts of Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey

A Presentation on Preliminary Observations of the Patterns Emerging  from the Data, 2005-2010

In this PowerPoint presentation, Roslyn Fuller, a third-year student at Albany Law School, a Senior Editor of the Law Review, and Co-Executive Director of the Center, compares the treatment of criminal cases by the high courts of Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.  Among other things, the presentation looks at the members of the three tribunals, with particular attention to the experience of each of them with criminal law. Ultimately, the presentation examines data based on more than 200 divided criminal decisions over six years, 2005 through 2010, and offers initial observations based on the decisional and voting patterns within the three state supreme courts.

To view the full presentation, click here --then, to view the slide show, click Download + Slide Show + From the Beginning.