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A joint report by the New York City Bar Association and Common Cause/New York (“Review Group”) finds that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) thus far has fallen short in meeting its mission of acting vigorously to restore public confidence in government. While performing well in promulgating regulations and providing advice, JCOPE has not persuaded the public of its independence, has appeared reactive rather than proactive, and has not made sufficient use of its statutory authority, according to the report.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association continues to urge passage of the Compassionate Care Act (the “CCA”) and applauds its inclusion in the Assembly’s 2014-15 Health and Mental Hygiene budget.< Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the 2014 State of the State message, the New York City Bar Association urges Governor Cuomo to put first and foremost a strong package of reforms in government ethics.< Continue reading

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Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the American Bar Association last week was welcome, and long overdue. He noted that the United States is the world’s leading jailer. We have five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population.< Continue reading

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The City Bar’s Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts Committee, chaired by Sharon L. Klein, continues to work with the State Legislature to ensure that laws pertaining to New York trusts and estates remain up-to-date and effective.< Continue reading

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We are encouraged that Governor Cuomo has proposed substantial legislation to improve voter participation and election procedures; limit the influence of money in campaigns, including the establishment of a strong public financing system; and combat corruption by public officials.< Continue reading

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On March 29th, Governor Cuomo signed the 2013-2014 New York State budget. Since the State’s annual budget goes beyond making appropriations and effectuates substantive changes in the law, the City Bar committees will sometimes comment on budget provisions that are relevant to their work.< Continue reading

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We applaud Governor Cuomo for supporting the Judiciary Budget.< Continue reading

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