NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS
What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.
My recent jury experience was a vivid reminder of one of the core purposes of schools, which is sometimes forgotten in all the talk about how important it is to prepare students for college and career training. That is to say, schools are an integral part of preparing students to take on the responsibilities of citizenship.
The New York Court of Appeals is a bellwether court, meaning that High Court's decisions in Aveni and Thomas are bound to have influence well beyond New York's borders. I'm hoping that the Court not only provides justice for Messrs. Aveni and Thomas, but crafts its decision in a way that helps to prevent future coerced and false confessions.
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