Aug 15

According to the New York Unified Court System PRESS Release (here), Honorable Justice Lawrence K. Marks has been named as Chief Administrative Judge.

As stated by the Press Release;

Date: July 29, 2015

New York ─ Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman today announced the appointment of Hon. Lawrence K. Marks to the position of Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State court system. The appointment, which will take effect on July 31, was made with the approval of the Administrative Board of the Courts. Judge Marks succeeds Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, who is leaving her position as Chief Administrative Judge to serve as Executive Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University’s School of Law.

Chief Judge Lippman stated, “I am absolutely delighted that Judge Marks has agreed to serve as Chief Administrative Judge of the New York state courts. He is a highly accomplished judge and administrator who brings an array of talents and a wealth of institutional knowledge to this difficult assignment. Judge Marks has provided invaluable leadership as First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge since 2012 and over the course of an outstanding court career that spans more than two decades, helping implement crucial reforms to streamline court operations, enhance public access to the courts and trim case backlogs, among others. While I am heartened by the advances achieved during my tenure as Chief Judge to make the court system more efficient, accessible and transparent, more work remains toward ensuring equal justice for all New Yorkers and fostering public confidence in our justice system. Judge Marks is the best candidate to take on these enormous challenges.




Aug 15

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As reported by fellow activist (and friend) Mr. Andrew Kreig, of the Justice-Integrity Project, the National, annual, Whistle Blowers Summit was held in Washington D.C., on July 29-31, 2015. Senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Ron Wyden (Oregon) were the speakers at a luncheon on the 30th. Along with book signings, other speakers and a networking opportunity extraordinary - many things transpired.



Mr. Andrew Kreig of the Justice Integrity Project


According to Mr. Kreig (pic immediately above, from the Justice-Integrity Project website), many good things transpired, including the fact that the



The annual Whistle Blower Summit provided shocking and inspirational material three days last week for anyone concerned about the nation's future.

Highlights on the positive side during the conference beginning July 29 in the nation's capital included an unprecedented commitment by U.S. senators to speak of their commitment to create a Whistle-Blower Caucus.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley was the leader on that. Additionally, the event saw an outstanding array of courageous and expert speakers share their insights.

Details are in our previous columns, to be updated soon.

Meanwhile, there are other noteworthy issues germane that we will report here, real soon, as the updates occur.


In the interim, please feel free to view the C SPAN video provided by Justice-Integrity Project.