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 Jay Shapiro, 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

    Summer 2016

    Message from the Chair
    (Sherry Levin Wallach)

    Message from the Editor
    (Spiros A. Tsimbinos)

    Feature Articles


    It’s Time to Change the Mode of Trial for New York City Class B Misdemeanors
    (Leon B. Polsky)

    A Snapshot View of the United States Supreme Court
    (Spiros A. Tsimbinos)

    President Obama Nominates Justice Scalia’s Replacement but Senate Confirmation Remains Unlikely
    (Spiros A. Tsimbinos)

    Juveniles Then and Now, Through the Ages —An Analysis of Juvenile Sentencing
    (Natasha Pooran and Peter Arete)

    New York Court of Appeals Review

    Scenes from the Criminal Justice Section Spring Meeting

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

    Cases of Interest in the Appellate Division

    For Your Information

    • Governor Cuomo Finally Fills Some Appellate Division Vacancies in Order to Relieve a Critical Situation
    • FBI Statistics Confirm Rise in Violent Crime Rate
    • Exonerations in 2015 Reach Record Number
    • New District Attorney to Be Selected for Westchester County
    • Best Places to Live
    • Health Survey
    • Justice Department Takes More Lenient Position on Drug Sentencing
    • Former Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals Susan Read Joins Manhattan Law Firm
    • Convicted Lawmakers Receive State Pensions
    • Law Graduates Comment on Law School Experience
    • Changing Views on 1994 Crime Bill
    • Judicial Salary Increases and Some Unforeseen Consequences
    • Three United States Supreme Court Justices Appear at New York City Functions
    • Increases in Minimum Wage
    • College Degrees Within the Labor Force

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