Journals Higher Education



15 October 2007

1,300 Pages | 65 b&w illus.

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780823227631

Bookseller Code (06)

The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals

A Biographical History

Edited by Albert M. Rosenblatt and Foreword by Judith S. Kaye

A Fordham University Press Publication

New York's Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, created in 1847 to articulate statewide principles of law in the context of deciding particular lawsuits. Focusing on broad issues of law rather than individual disputes, the Court now consists of seven judges-one chief judge and six associate judges-appointed by the governor to terms of fourteen years.Since its creation, the Court of Appeals has often been at the forefront of shaping American law; its judges have been among the nation's most influential jurists. And now, this important reference work finally provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to one hundred and sixty years of this important legal legacy.