The New York Court of Appeals issued four opinions from Feb. 6-12. As of Feb. 12, the court issued four opinions in 2023—seven fewer than this point a year ago. The four opinions are below:
- People v. Sanders
- People v. Myers
- Min Zhong v Matranga
- Matter of Town of Southampton v. New York State Dep’t of Environmental Conservation
From Feb. 6-12, state supreme courts issued 195 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 55. State supreme courts in 23 states issued none. Courts where judges are elected have issued 140 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 55.
The State of New York Court of Appeals is the state’s court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current acting chief of the court is Anthony Cannataro. The court issued 85 opinions in 2022 and 69 in 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 833 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 518 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 315. New York is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.