Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Judith Kaye


It is clearly going to be a month of (well-earned) Judith Kaye celebrations. Last night, I attended a Bar Association event in her honor. It couldn't have been a more star-studded occasion -- the featured speakers were Jonathan Lippman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gov. David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (among others). There were a number of nods to our work, including a photo from Bronx Community Solutions, a reference to the drug court stories book that the Center for Courts and the Community produced, and postive references (by Gov. Paterson) to drug court and domestic violence court. Judge Kaye herself was in fine form, giving a speech that was at once heartfelt and laugh-out-loud funny.
As if that were not enough, this week's New Yorker has a short piece on Kaye by Jeffrey Toobin.