New York Criminal Law Newsletter

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    The New York Criminal Law Newsletter  features updates on Section activities, recent cases and articles about current issues. Edited by Spiros A. Tsimbinos, Esq., the New York Criminal Law Newsletter is published quarterly by the Criminal Justice Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    WINTER 2016

    Message from the Chair
    (Sherry Levin Wallach)

    Message from the Editor
    (Spiros A. Tsimbinos)

    Feature Articles

    New Criminal Law Legislation
    (Barry Kamins)

    New Appointments to the New York Court of Appeals
    (Spiros A. Tsimbinos)

    The Approaching Demise of the Death Penalty
    (Spiros A. Tsimbinos)

    New York Court of Appeals Review

    Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions Dealing with Criminal Law and Recent Supreme Court News

    Cases of Interest in the Appellate Divisions

    For Your Information

    • Despite Recent Stock Market Decline, U.S. Economy Continues to Do Well
    • Ready to Retire?—Consider Tampa, Florida
    • Judge Marks Assumes Post of Chief Administrative Judge
    • New Sentencing Guidelines Result in Decreased Prison Time
    • Homicides Increase in Many Big Cities
    • Supreme Court Justice Kagan Issues Interesting Interview on a Variety of Issues
    • Despite Economic Recovery, Incomes Remain Stagnant
    • Manhattan District Attorney Provides Funding for Testing of Rape Kits
    • Real Estate Market on Upswing
    • U.S. Immigration Population Continues to Rise
    • Several Prosecutors’ Offices Undergo Leadership Changes
    • Increasing Rents and Higher Health Plan Costs Place Additional Financial Burdens on Families
    • New York State High School Students Score Below SAT National Average
    • New York Law Journal Article on Grand Jury Reforms
    • Recent Publication Discusses Contributions of Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg to the United States Supreme Court
    • Beware of an Old Heart
    • New Construction Boom Results in Shortage of Skilled Workers
    • New York Contributes to Florida Population Growth
    • Number of Deportations Drops
    • Review of Circuit Court of Appeals Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court
    • Rare Appellate Contempt Motion Resolved in St. Lawrence County
    • Frequency of Religious Observance
    • New York Court of Appeals Has New Court Clerk
    • China—U.S. Relationship
    • Chief Judge Lippman Initiates Bail Reforms Prior to His Departure
    • Money in Politics
    • Country Going to Pot

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