Recent research by Professor Vincent Bonventre, a leading scholar on the New York State Court of Appeals, figured prominently in today's New York Times article " Dissenting Often, State's Chief Judge Establishes a Staunchly Liberal Record."
Along with a photo of Professor Bonventre in an Albany Law classroom, he was also quoted extensively throughout the article, discussing the record and purpose of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's dissenting opinions, an area in which Judge Lippman is much more prolific than his predecessors.
“He is making a record,” Professor Bonventre said in the New York Times piece. “He is spelling it out, and in the future when a similar issue arises, that court is going to decide who got it right.”
Professor Bonventre maintains the blog New York Court Watcher, where he 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.