In N.Y., Publication of ‘Simple’ Judicial Directory Proves Complicated

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For a decade now, advocates of judicial oversight have dreamed of compiling a basic guide to the New York State judiciary. The guide would be "no more than a public list of state judges and their professional backgrounds," writes Joyce Purnick in the New York Times. Simple? Not in New York. A decade ago, the state's chief administrative judge, E. Leo Milonas, tried to create a directory to give the public more information about Supreme Court justices, who . . .

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