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Reminiscences of Judith S. Kaye : oral history, 2002-2004.

Creator: Kaye, Judith S., 1938-2016
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 47 p. sound recordings: 2 sound cassettes (57, 34 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Chief Judge of the State of New York, and Chief Judge of the State of New York Court of Appeals.

Scope and Contents

Born Monticello, NY; education: B.A. Barnard College 1958, L.L.B. New York University 1962; career: social reporter for Hudson Dispatch Union City, NJ, admitted to New York State Bar 1963, private law practice, appointment to Associate Judge of the State of New York Court of Appeals 1983, appointment as Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the State of New York Court of Appeals 1993; 9/11: in Albany, media coverage, problems keeping the courts functioning; post-9/11: impact on New York courts, loss of offices and records, dealing with trauma in a court atmosphere, memorial services for missing court officers, practice evacuations; security expenditures; civil liberties litigation, World Trade Center insurance policies; obtaining death certificates for victims of 9/11, creation of the Family Assistance Center, overseeing review of 9/11 NY State Courts' decisions by the Vera Institute of Justice; predictions of changed state court systems, American values tested and challenged by 9/11, strength of the role of the courts as an American institution.

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