In January 1995, the New York Legislature approved the fourth phase of New York's "experiment" with cameras in the courtroom. This experiment, which began on December 1, 1987, gives trial judges discretion to allow televised and still camera coverage of civil and criminal trial court proceedings. As before, the Legislature created a mechanism for evaluating the latest phase of the experiment, which is scheduled to last until June 30, 1997. The Legislature called for the appointment of 12-member committee "to review audio-visual coverage of court proceedings." The Legislature directed this Committee to evaluate the efficacy of the experimental program and to assess its effects. In the meantime, highly publicized cases - in particular, the O.J. Simpson case - have focused national attention on the issue of audio-visual coverage of trials. It was against this backdrop that the Committee conducted its surveys of public and professional opinion in New York State, reviewed the laws and experiences of other states, and examined the actual experience and effects of audio-visual coverage of trials in New York State. This book reviews the Committee's work and presents the majority recommendation, as well as a minority report. Extensive charts, questionnaires, and other exhibits help to document the work and findings of the Committee.
This book reviews the efforts of New York state to site a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility. It evaluates the nature, sources, and quality of the data, analyses, and procedures used by the New York State Siting Commission in its decisionmaking process, which identified five potential sites for low-level waste disposal. Finally, the committee offers a chapter highlighting the lessons in siting low-level radioactive waste facilities that can be learned from New York State's experience.
Three years ago, in celebration of the publication of The Union Preserved: A Guide to the Civil War Records in the New York State Archives, the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, a program of the New York State Education Department, held a two-day symposium featuring research byleading scholars on New York's role in the Civil War. The symposium brought together a broad spectrum of attendees from the Lincoln Forum, Civil War re-enactors, Civil War Roundtable members, students, local historians, educators, and history enthusiasts. As the most populous state at the time of the Civil War, New York was central to winning the war. The state not only provided the most men and materiel, but was also the North's economic center as well as an important center of political and social activism. Inhabited by increasing numbers ofimmigrant groups, abolitionists, and an emerging free black community, New York's social and political environment was a microcosm of the larger social and political conflict being played out in the war. The symposium addressed these tensions by examining the role of women, blacks, Native Americans,and European immigrant groups in New York, particularly the various perspectives held by members of each group regarding the war effort. The symposium examined the difficulties Abraham Lincoln faced in keeping New York favorable to his policies. It revealed the tremendous sacrifice New York made in the military campaign, as well as the treatment of Confederate soldiers at New York's Elmira Prison Camp. The State of the Union is acompilation of the papers presented at the symposium. The essays included in the volume: * Housekeeping on Its Own Terms: Abraham Lincoln in New York, by Harold Holzer * The Volcano Under the City: The Significance of Draft Rioting in New York City and State, July 1863, by Iver Bernstein * What's Gender Got to Do With It? New York in the Age of the Civil War, by Lillian Serece Williams * In the Shadow of American Indian Removal: The Iroquois in the Civil War, by Laurance M. Hauptman * Above the Law: Abitrary Arrest, Habeas Corpus, and the Freedom of the Press in New York, by Joseph M. Bellacosa and Frank J. Williams * New York's "Andersonville:" The Elmira Military Prison, by Lonnie R. Speer * The Continuing Conflict: New York and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, by Hans Trefousse
In recent years, several symposia have been held on subjects relating to the general theme of information processing in the nervous system. It is now widely recognized that this whole field is rapidly developing and changing in a manner beyond our imaginings of a few years ago. When confronted with conceptual revolutions of this kind, it is justifiable to have a continued on-going discourse and disputation so that there is maximum opportunity for interaction between the leaders of thought in all the re lated disciplines. The conference organized by K. N. Leibovic, and held at the State University of New York at Buffalo from October 21st to 24th, 1968, made a notable contribution to this interaction. It is fortunate that there is here being published, not only the papers contributed to the sym posium, but also much of the stimulating discussion. The term "neuronal machinery" can be validly used because there is now good understanding of the operational mechanisms of at least some of the neuronal centers in the brain, and our knowledge of these mechanisms is progressing in a most encouraging manner. The stated objective by Prof. Leibovic, the organizer of the symposium, was that it was designed to cor relate neuronal machinery with psychophysiological phenomena. He calls attention to the urgency of achieving a common conceptual basis for neuro anatomy, neurophysiology, and psychology.
Governor Mario Cuomo formed the New York State Commission on Government Integrity in 1987. Acting under an extraordinary mandate, the Commission of seven private citizens pursued a wide-ranging agenda of subjects from campaign financing and judicial selection to ethics training and whistleblowing protection. In many publicized hearings, it exposed abuses and legal loopholes in the system and documented the need for a major overhaul of state laws, regulations, and procedures.
This book focuses not only on the practical problems of animal control but examines related issues that have received less attention. It covers the psychological bases of resistance to spay/neuter, and discusses the sensitive subject of the animal rights attitude toward euthanasia. it explores the possibility of chemical, rather than surgical, sterilization, and proposes a humane method of dealing with feral cats under certain circumstances. It presents the possibility of early spay/neuter, and offers a glimpse of the conditions of animal shelters in some other countries and how they are beginning to be handled. The contributors include veterinarians, a philosopher, teachers, animal control and shelter personnel and directors, a psychiatrist and an attorney.
Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives. For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication—as told through the records of the men and women who made it.
Home to some of the United States’ most important historical treasures, the New York State Archives serves as steward for more than two hundred million records of New York’s colonial and state governments from 1630 to the present. Contributions from Pulitzer Prize winners to best-selling authors mine this wealth of information to tell lively and engaging stories of New York State’s rich history. From the pages of The Best of New York Archives, nearly four hundred years of history comes alive.
“By evoking the Flushing Remonstrance, Evacuation Day, the women’s suffrage movement, and other pivotal episodes in the state’s history, The Best of New York Archives reminds readers that, as Columbia’s Ken Jackson likes to say, ‘America begins in New York. ’” — Sam Roberts, New York Times
“The New York State Archives is full of rich documents that serve as gems—they reflect and reveal transformations in national and world history. You’ll find many of those gems presented here, and New York’s vibrant history comes to life through the eyes of those who lived through it.” — Kimberly Gilmore, Senior Historian, History Channel/A+E Networks
“The Best of New York Archives is a treasure trove of compelling essays that inform and expand understanding. The selected narratives reflect the essential role the New York State Archives plays in the preservation of the fascinating and wide-ranging particulars of New York State’s history. As a bonus, the sampler is a storehouse of golden nuggets useful to deflate any annoying know-it-all whose behavior cries out for it.” — Harry Rosenfeld, author of From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman
“An original, authoritative, and entertaining walk through Empire State history—provided by a who’s who of leading historians and all inspired by the unparalleled treasures in the New York State Archives.” — Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
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