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Dec 15, 2010

Judge Marks to step down after 25 years

Monroe County Court Judge Patricia D. Marks is leaving the bench after 25 years. Marks, who is also supervising judge of the criminal courts in the Seventh Judicial District, plans to retire effective Dec. 31, four years before her term expires.

Dec 13, 2010

Kagan says ‘steep learning curve’ on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says she is facing a "steep learning curve" in her first months on the bench as she is drafting her first opinions and trying to acclimate to life as a judge.

Oct 28, 2010

Scudder faces challenge from Downstate

State Supreme Court Justice Henry J. Scudder, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, on Tuesday will face a challenge from a downstate candidate in his bid for re-election. Stephen J. Lynch of Suffolk County ...

Oct 27, 2010

Six candidates seek three county court seats

Five of the six candidates running for three Monroe County Court judgeships have sat on a judicial bench and the other came close. One currently holds a seat on the county court bench and ...

Oct 1, 2010

Kagan takes her place on High Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Justice Elena Kagan took her seat at the Supreme Court for the first time Friday in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama.

Apr 16, 2010

NYS judges’ mandatory retirement age under scrutiny

If it’s wrong to require senior partners to retire when they reach a certain age, why are New York judges forced off the bench at the age of 70?

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