Thursday, August 25, 2016

New York's Former Chief Judge Lippman: Dissents [presentation]

By Kerry L. Cunningham
Kerry Cunningham graduated from Albany Law School this past spring. She did her undergraduate work at Gettysburg College, graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies.
While in law school, Kerry served as the Managing Editor of Research and Writing for the Albany Government Law Review and as the Executive Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, she interned with Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP during her second and third years.
This presentation was prepared for Professor Bonventre's Court of Appeals Intensive class in the Spring of 2016.

This PowerPoint presentation is the product of research regarding the voting patterns of former New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's voting patterns. It is based on the dissenting opinions Lippman authored throughout his 9 year tenure on the New York's high court.

His dissents evince a strong dedication to and passion for equal justice for the less advantaged, and this is especially conspicuous in criminal cases. This presentation focuses on four of these dissents. Two are from his first two years and two from his final two years on the Court.

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