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September 2020 Newsletter

President Michael McDermott's Message:

I hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and well.

The recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the controversy surrounding the selection of her replacement, has brought into further focus the sharp ideological divide in our country and provides an occasion to reflect on the lessons to be learned from the remarkable relationship Justice Ginsburg enjoyed with the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Ideologically, these two Justices were considered polar opposites and often found themselves in direct conflict on some of the most divisive issues to come before the Court. They each uncompromisingly staked out their positions and were respectively celebrated as champions of liberal and conservative causes. Despite being cast as antagonists in the court of public opinion, Justices Ginsburg and Scalia enjoyed a long-lasting friendship that was grounded in mutual respect and a love of the law. Rather than indulging in the temptation to demonize an adversary, Ginsburg and Scalia set an example of civility and tolerance despite stark and often impassioned differences. >>Keep Reading

Please click here to read the NYS Judges of Color Statement Regarding Duties as Jurist and Commitment to Equal Treatment

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