Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Professor Vincent Bonventre's blog New York Court Watcher, which monthly attracts 4,000 visitors, was featured today by the Albany Times Union for a recent post on "Double Jeopardy, Joe Bruno, and Basic Criminal Justice."
In the post, Professor Bonventre examines the potential erosion of constitutional double jeopardy protection by using as an example the case against Joe Bruno, the former New York State Senator and Republican Majority Leader.
On New York Court Watcher, Professor Bonventre frequently writes commentary on the New York Court of Appeals, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and other state and federal appeals courts. He is a frequent lecturer to academic and bar groups, and is a widely quoted media resource on courts, judges and various areas of public law.
Last spring, Professor Bonventre, along with an editorial board comprised of Albany Law School students, relaunched the Center for Judicial Process to study courts, judges, judicial decision-making and judicial politics and selection at the state, federal and international levels.
The center is publishing its research papers and projects online and attracts more than 1,000 readers each month.
Recent projects posted on the website, many authored by current students and recent graduates, span topics such as the impact of judicial decision-making on the progression of law, the Alaska judicial system, and labor and collective bargaining.