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Kraham v. Lippman, 06-2695

In case involving new rule of Chief Judge of State of New York prohibiting certain high-ranking political party officials, their families, and their law firms from receiving state court fiduciary appointments, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed as the rule does not violate the First Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/27/2007
  • Published 02/28/2007


  • SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judge., Before SOTOMAYOR and HALL, Circuit Judges, and KOELTL, District Judge.


  • United States Second Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Stephen Bergstein, Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP, Chester, NY, for plaintiff-appellant., Laura R. Johnson, Assistant Solicitor General (for Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of the State of New York;  Robert Easton, Deputy Solicitor General, on the brief), for Amicus Curiae State of New York.

  • For Appellees:
  • Shawn Kerby, Assistant Deputy Counsel (Michael Colodner, John Eiseman, on the brief), Office of Court Administration, New York, NY, for defendant-appellee.
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