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Author Meyer, Bernard S. (Bernard Stern), 1916-2005

Title The history of the New York Court of Appeals, 1932-2003 / Bernard S. Meyer, Burton C. Agata, and Seth H. Agata
Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (x, 837 pages) : illustrations
Contents A brief overview of the court of appeals -- Jurisdiction of the court of appeals -- Interrelation of the court of appeals, the legislature, and the executive -- Common law and the court of appeals -- Statutory interpretation -- Form of opinions and reports -- The great depression -- New judicial federalism -- Motion picture censorship -- Obscenity, indecency, and immorality -- Religion -- Real property -- Contracts -- Torts -- Corporations -- Arbitration -- Criminal law -- Evidence -- Conflict of laws -- Procedure -- Education -- Abortion, right to control own medical care, and some related matters -- Family law -- Election law -- Antitrust and restraints on competition -- Picketing and labor relations -- The chief judges' contributions : state of the judiciary
Summary From 1932 to 2003, the New York Court of Appeals-the highest court in the state- decided crucial cases pertaining to the social and legal issues of the day. The judges' rulings affected laws regarding motion picture censorship; obscenity, indecency, and immorality; religion; capital punishment; torts; the right to control personal medical care; and abortion. This comprehensive history completes a two volume series that began with The History of the New York Court of Appeals, 1847-1932 . Each case is richly recounted and analyzed, detailing the decisions and dissenting opinions. Short biographies are provided for the judges who served during this period, and changes in the selection of judges, as well as the court's jurisdiction, are thoroughly explained. Particular to this volume, the authors provide the legal, social, and political contexts for these cases, showing how the law has evolved over time. They examine the court's view concerning its constitutional power to respond to an economic emergency during the Great Depression; they outline cases in which the judges ruled on the government's role in legislating morals and morality; and they focus on the evolution of the court's opinions regarding statutory interpretation, judicial federalism, censorship, constitutional reform, criminal law and capital punishment, rules of evidence, education, family law, and antitrust and labor law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject New York (State). Court of Appeals -- History
SUBJECT New York (State). Court of Appeals. fast (OCoLC)fst00510646
Subject Courts of last resort -- New York (State) -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
LAW -- Legal Services.
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Courts.
Courts of last resort.
New York (State)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Agata, Burton C., 1928-2014.
Agata, Seth H
ISBN 9780231509909