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Contrasting the Court of Appeals in New York and Maryland

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The Court of Appeals was established in 1847. Its headquarters is located in Albany, New York. This is the highest court in New York. It consisted of seven judges. The governor appoints the chief judge along with six other associate judges for 14-year terms. The chief judge is also the head of the state’s court system’s administration and is called the Chief Judge of the State of New York. Our present Chief Judge is Jonathan Lippman. The judges are stationed in the Neoclassical courthouse.

Before the Court of Appeals gets a case they are taken from four departments of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Once the Court of Appeals makes a decision it is binding throughout the state. The Court of Appeals has absolutely no role in bar admissions. Practically all other jurisdictions are allowed to admit new lawyers to the state’s bar, and the Appellate Division controls it.

Our Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman was appointed in 2009 with his term ending in 2015. He attended the New York University School of Law. The governor that appointed him was David Paterson, a Democrat. The remaining six judges underneath him are Judge Carmen Beauchanmp Ciparick, Judge Victoria A. Graffeo, Judge Susan Phillips Read, Judge Robert S. Smith, Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr., and Judge Theodore J. Jones.

The Maryland Court of Appeals was established in 1841. It is located in Annapolis, Maryland. It just like the New York Court of Appeals by the way that they have one Chief Judge and six associate judges. They meet with Robert C. Murphy at the capital when situations arise. The second Monday of September is when the term of the court begins. Just like the New York State Court of Appeals the Governor appoints the Chief Judge.

In order to become a judge they must be a citizen and qualified voters. They also have to live in Maryland for at least five years, and for at least six months in the appellate...

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