The New York Court of Appeals issued five opinions from Feb. 13-19. As of Feb. 19, the court issued nine opinions in 2023—six fewer than this point a year ago. The five opinions are below:
- State v. New York State Public Employment Relations Bd.
- Bank of America, N.A. v. Kessler
- People v Rivera
- Hetelekides v. County of Ontario
- State v. Vayu, Inc.
From Feb. 13-19, state supreme courts issued 233 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 77. State supreme courts in 12 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 165 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 68.
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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 1,067 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 683 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 384. New York is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.