“This will not be a typical State of the Judiciary message”

That’s how New York’s top judge, Jonathan Lippman of Rye Brook, opened his first State of the Judiciary speech.

Why atypical? First, the speech was posted on the Internet rather than given live at the Court of Appeals hall in Albany. Second, it didn’t propose broad reforms and strategic planning, but instead focused on judges’ increased caseloads and the pressures that come from it. Third, it’s coming out nearly three months later than usual.

Click here to read Lippman’s written speech in full.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.