April 11, 2008 |
They say all big decisions in this town get made by three men in a room: the governor, Assembly speaker and Senate majority leader. Perhaps that's why New York state's top judge -- fed up with lawmakers' stalled efforts to increase judicial salaries -- has decided to take aim at the trio and sue them. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Judith S.
December 21, 1992 |
Responding to complaints that too few women had been appointed to the Cabinet, President-elect Bill Clinton and his advisers are looking more closely at the posts of attorney general, U.N. ambassador, secretary of education and secretary of agriculture, transition aides said Sunday. But despite the 11th-hour effort, aides also said that former Gov. Richard W.
June 27, 2003 |
Public school students in New York City, the nation's largest school system, are not receiving a "sound basic education" as required by the state constitution, the Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. "Tens of thousands of students are placed in overcrowded classrooms taught by unqualified teachers and provided with inadequate facilities and equipment," the state's highest court said. "The number of students in these straits is large enough to represent a systematic failure."
February 9, 1990 |
New Zealand's America's Cup legal team fielded a barrage of sharp queries from New York's highest court Thursday, while rival San Diego slid smoothly through the final court session of a two-year battle for yachting's grand prize. The one-sided questions from the seven-judge state Court of Appeals left some observers predicting the panel would send the Cup winging back to San Diego.
December 21, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton has chosen utility executive Hazel O'Leary to be his energy secretary and former South Carolina Gov. Richard W. Riley to head the Education Department, sources said Sunday. The selections will be announced at a noon PST press conference today and will bring Clinton closer to his goal of choosing his top 25 Administration officials before Christmas. More announcements are due Tuesday and Wednesday.
April 8, 1993 |
The withdrawal of New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court has increased the chances that President Clinton will fill the post from a group of liberal-to-moderate jurists who likely would face little public opposition, sources said. The group includes federal judges Amalya L. Kearse, Richard Arnold, Stephanie Seymour and Patricia M. Wald and New York state appeals court Judge Judith S. Kaye, according to White House sources and knowledgeable Democrats.