WTC: Bloomberg touts NYC’s first “green lease.” [Stephen Nessen]
WTC: “Unconvention lease.” [Real Deal]
Judiciary: Jonathan Lippman warns of pain. [Casey Seiler]
Evaluating Cuomo: “I will be angry with him in perpetuity,” said Bill Perkins. [Liz Benjamin]
Housing: “Rent regulation and tax caps are philosophically Read More
ALBANY—The Commission on Judicial Nomination has posted a new set of criteria for selecting potential candidates, including a specific declaration of the benefits of diversity.
These new rules come after a tiff earlier this year that the Commission's slate of potential candidates–from which the governor is legally obliged to select judges for the Read More
ALBANY—Once again Republicans and State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. entered the chamber, were unable to reach a quorum of 32 and attacked Democrats for failing to show up for work.
While they stressed negotiation toward some resolution of a power-sharing agreement were ongoing, they did not seem close to a resolution of the Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson publicly declared Sunday he would force the State Senate into a special session on Tuesday, barring some resolution of the leadership struggle in the chamber that is entering its third week.
In doing so, Paterson had harsh words for senators, many of whom are former colleagues: "Over the last few weeks, Read More
ALBANY—Judicial swearing-in ceremonies aren't always funny.
This one started with Acting Chief Judge Carmen Beauchamp-Ciparick welcoming David Paterson by saying, "We hope you will become a frequent visitor."
"Why?" Paterson asked, to laughs.
Later, when the governor began to speak, he said, "This is an extraordinary day in the history of New York state jurisprudence. Read More
ALBANY—As the State Senate debated — and just voted to approve — the nomination of Jonathan Lippman as chief judge of the Court of Appeals, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was giving a slideshow presentation about the state's worsening deficit.
Silver said he was "very proud that a longtime friend of mine has risen Read More
ALBANY—After 90 minutes of back-and-forth from various witnesses, who testified about his character and the process by which he was nominated, chief judge-in-waiting Jonathan Lippman moved smoothly out of the State Senate Judiciary Committee.
Lippman made a brief statement about his dedication to the court system, in which he has been employed for 40 Read More
ALBANY—Sitting next to a pile of this week's edition of the Village Voice – which featured a story about his elevation by David Paterson on its cover – Jonathan Lippman watched as some of the state's top judges and representatives of the mainstream legal community testified on his behalf, and some members of Read More
ALBANY—Jonathan Lippman is a smart guy, no question. But what might have put him over the top?
Standing next to Lippman as he accepted the governor's nomination to be the next chief judge of the Court of Appeals was Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The two speak in the same manner of Read More