“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.