First Department

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Most of New York's Judges Are Dudes

    Despite women making up 52 percent of the population, fewer than 46 percent of judges in Manhattan and Bronx courts are female, according to a new report from the New York State Bar Association.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Does The City Know Its Own Policy On Park Performers?

    Earlier this week, the Voice brought you very confusing news: The city, which just decided to let performers play in parks, might be considering kicking them out, as detailed in a recent legal filing. When the city decided to OK entertainers, Department of Parks and Recreation officials said that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Will The City Ban Performers from Parks Again?

    In May, the Department of Parks and Recreation decided that entertainers would be allowed to perform in NYC's green spaces once again -- but court docs filed yesterday suggest that City admins might have changed their mind and might plan on kicking out performers. This seeming reversal comes right ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Pataki's Quiet Court-Packing

    Long after he's gone, the governor's GOP judges will still be ruling

  • News

    September 21, 2004

    City Goes Judge Shopping

    Held in contempt for convention detentions, the city gets a Pataki court to step in

  • News

    October 29, 2002

    Jeb & George

    Bush Slated to Pay Top Dollar for Libby Pataki’s Florida Land

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    Rashomon in the Bedroom

    "I’m What They Call a 'Pushy Bottom'"

  • News

    October 30, 2001

    Will Morgenthau Do Justice?

    The First Trial Judge Was Over His Head

  • News

    December 28, 1999

    No Fair Trials for Cops?

    The Presumption of Innocence Gets Lost