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Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on abortion, LGBTQ rights and protections for undocumented immigrants had liberals cheering Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and conservatives decrying his perceived leftward shift.

Hank Greenberg: Busy Times Ahead

May 14, 2020

When the clock struck eight on the night of Sunday, March 22, our economy was put on “pause.”  In order to try to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus Governor Andrew Cuomo had no choice but to issue an executive order putting most of the state on lockdown.

Hank Greenberg: The Pandemic And The Election

Apr 9, 2020

In 1864, the nation was deep in the throes of the Civil War, yet incumbent President Abraham Lincoln was determined to go forward with the scheduled election that would decide his fate in the White House. 

The fast-moving novel coronavirus has upended life as we know it in a blink of an eye.

Engraved on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. are the words: “Equal Justice Under Law.”

Hank Greenberg: It's Time To Legalize Pot In NY

Feb 11, 2020

You may be surprised to hear that the New York State Bar Association supports the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana.

Hank Greenberg: A Cancer In The Body Politic

Jan 8, 2020

The holiday season is a time of joy and goodwill.  We join in celebration with friends and family in the presumably safe havens of our homes and houses of worship.

Hank Greenberg: The Oath

Jan 2, 2020

“I solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of President Donald John Trump, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.''

Hank Greenberg: Simplifying The NY Court System

Nov 27, 2019

For decades, leaders of the judiciary, bar associations and good government groups have highlighted the need to modernize New York’s court system.

Hank Greenberg: On Being Agreeably Disagreeable

Oct 31, 2019

There is an ancient saying: "May you live in interesting times." This expression is intended to be ironic. It reflects anxiety and fear about current events or perhaps even the future. 

Hank Greenberg: Lawyers And Depression

Oct 2, 2019

One of America’s greatest lawyers, judges and public servants was Charles Evans Hughes.