New York Court of Appeals Round-Up

July 10, 2017

The New York Court of Appeals Round-Up summarizes key opinions issued by the Court over the past year. The cases are organized by subject. We also highlight a number of civil cases that the Court will hear during the coming year, beginning in September 2017.

This Term, as last term, has been marked by significant changes in the Court’s membership. On February 7, 2017, Rowan D. Wilson was confirmed as an Associate Judge, and on June 21, 2017, Paul G. Feinman was confirmed to fill the vacancy caused by the untimely passing of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. The next scheduled vacancy will not occur until January 1, 2022, when Associate Judge Eugene Fahey reaches the mandatory retirement age.

In 2017, the Court has issued 78 decisions thus far.  Looking ahead, the Court has scheduled 17 cases for argument in September (both civil and criminal).   

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