ALBANY—The seven judges of the State Court of Appeals peppered attorneys for David Paterson and Dean Skelos with questions as they argued the constitutionality of Richard Ravitch's appointment as lieutenant governor.
On of the lighter comments came from Judge Robert Smith, as he parsed an argument made by Paterson that Skelos did not Read More
Yesterday’s gay marriage decision offered up enough controversial nuggets to keep both sides of the debate yammering for weeks to come. But one that really seems to have people buzzing this morning seems to be Judge Smith’s argument that one could “rationally believe that it is better, other things being equal, for children to grow Read More
“Political fund-raising in New York hasn’t been very inclusive,” declared Robert Smith, a voluble banker with a sideline passion for Democratic politics. “It’s kind of like de facto segregation. So what we’re trying to do is to increase fund-raising capacity among young professionals, particularly young black professionals.
“I don’t think it’s a new idea,” he Read More
When young hiker Aron Ralston made headlines after he escaped from a rock slide by cutting off his own arm with a penknife, most saw an inspirational story of the indomitable will to live.
Dr. Robert Smith couldn’t agree more.
Dr. Smith is an expert in a rare disease called Body Identity Integrity Disorder Read More
Heather Matarazzo swirled into the Push Café, a dark, smoky coffee hole near Gramercy Park. It was a midsummer afternoon, and Elvis Costello was ranting grandly from the stereo.
Ms. Matarazzo, who is 18,took a seat in a ratty chair, fired up a Camel filter and began talking about her new movie, The Princess Read More