Supreme Court Elections
March 14th, 2008
While most voters are focused on the presidential election (or maybe the Spitzer resignation), Judicial Reports is looking into the Supreme Court elections that will be happening across the city this coming November.
There will be four vacancies in 2008 which will be filled by voters – or party bosses, depending on your viewpoint. Three of them are in the district that covers Staten Island and Brooklyn, and the other is in Manhattan.
A number of the justices will also be reaching the age limit this year, which is 70 years old. But when a justice reaches the age limit defined by the state constitution, they can continue their duties for another six years if approved by several of their superiors. The justices’ capabilities are then reviewed every two years during that extended period.
To view fact sheets about your borough, click here and look in the left hand column.By Mike Muller on March 14, 2008, 11:01 am
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