Tag Archives: First Department

“Ten ways to improve the First Department”

Recently the redoubtable Judge Saxophone came out in the NY Law Journal with a piece called  Ten Ways to Improve the First Department.  The problems it addresses are so recondite we didn’t know they existed, while the problems it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Appellate Division vs. bicycles

The Appellate Division “threw a tantrum,”  the NY Post reports, when the City had the effrontery to put a bike station in front of the Manhattan courthouse, depriving Presiding Justice Luis Gonzalez of his self-appointed parking space. “In this particular … Continue reading

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Terrorists force First Department to read briefs

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The NYPD Patrol Guide to the Constitution

Recently Judge Android and a trio of First Department Judgettes declared that it was A-OK for the cops to Taser a man who was violently objecting to their “trying to help him” after his girlfriend told them he’d had a … Continue reading

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Occupy the Appellate Division

Last week a Marine exhorted the cops in Times Square to leave the Occupy Wall Street protestors alone. “It doesn’t make you tough to hurt these people,” Sergeant Shamar Thomas, wearing his desert camouflage and medals, shouted to a numb-faced … Continue reading

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