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New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to be Honored at Pace Law School Commencement Ceremony 0

New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to be Honored at Pace Law School Commencement Ceremony

Lippman, Pace Law School aligned in emphasis on social justice

WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 7, 2011–Pace Law School will confer an honorary degree on Chief State Judge Jonathan Lippman, an influential figure in the New York State judicial system for the past four decades, when he delivers the commencement address on Sunday, May 8.

Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, was appointed by Gov. David A. Paterson in Jan. 2009 and confirmed by the New York State Senate in Feb. 2009. As Chief Judge, he has a upheld the constitutional rights of the accused, insisting that the Fourth Amendment requires particularized concrete information to justify intrusive searches; striking down the warrantless secret planting of a GPS device on a citizen’s vehicle; and requiring trial courts to carefully scrutinize guilty pleas to ensure that they are truly informed and voluntary.

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