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New York County Courthouse

Former namesNew York County Courthouse
General information
Location60 Centre Street New York , NY , United States
Coordinates404251.2N 7405.5W / 40.714222N 74.001528W / 40.714222; -74.001528 Coordinates : 404251.2N 7405.5W / 40.714222N 74.001528W / 40.714222; -74.001528
Current tenantsNew York State Supreme Court New York County Clerk
Groundbreaking1919
OpenedFebruary 1927
OwnerCity of New York
Design and construction
ArchitectGuy Lowell

By turn of the twentieth-century, NEW YORK was in need of a NEW COUNTY Courthouse. Tweed Courthouse had outlasted its namesake and the judiciary was ready to move to a NEW location. In 1903, NEW YORK STATE Legislature created the Courthouse Board, which was responsible for approving and overseeing the design and building of the NEW COUNTY Courthouse. The Glacial pace OF the NEW Yorks government caused it to take ten years to select Guy Lowell as project architect. It is interesting to note that Lowell beat out such luminaries as Cass Gilbert, who later implemented his design when constructing the adjacent FEDERAL Courthouse. Lowell submitted two designs to COMMITTEE. His first design consisted OF hexagonal structure and his second design, which won him competition, grand circular structure model of the Roman Coliseum. When construction finally commenced in 1919, budget constraints forced Lowell to return to his original hexagonal design, albeit on a smaller scale. On February 17 1927, Supreme COURT, Civil Branch, NEW YORK COUNTY and NEW YORK COUNTY Clerk moved into their NEW home. Grand dedication ceremonies include Benjamin Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes, and Robert F. Wagner. Sadly, Lowell had died a week earlier. Just below the building frieze, Lowell place quote from George Washington concerning Justice. The quote comes from a 1789 letter from Washington, to Attorney General Edmund Randolph. In full, quote reads: when read in its original context, it is quite evident that Lowell, or someone else in the design team, mistakenly exchanged words due to truth This mistake has been etch in stone ever since. The Buildings interior is even more impressive than its exterior, which is well known from its placement in the introduction to the television show Law & ORDER. On March 24, 1981, NEW YORK City Landmarks Preservation COMMISSION designated the interior of this opulent Courthouse landmark, ensuring that this architectural treasure will continue to survive. In addition to its monumental masonry, Courthouse possesses a number of impressive murals. Rotundas beautiful WPA murals were designed by Italian artist Attilio Pusterla and painted by him and a team of artists. The Murals were completed between 1934 and 1936. They are entitle, History OF Law, and they consist of six lunettes, which depict Law across different civilizations. Assyrian and Egyptian, Hebraic and Persian, Greek and Roman, Byzantine and Frankish, English and American civilizations are illustrated in six lunettes. Above seat figures are portraits of six lawgivers: Hammurabi, Moses, Solomon, Justinian, Blackstone and John Marshall. Even the hallway leading to the rotunda from the main entrance is filled with brightly colored murals, Just make sure to look up. To conclude our Untapped tour OF Courthouse, we journey to the fourth floor to scope out murals OF old NEW YORK by Robert K. Ryland and those OF what used to be contemporary NEW YORK by Pusterla, Andres T. Schwartz, Withrop Turney, and John Edwin Jackson.

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New York State Supreme Courthouse

See also: Supreme Court of the United States. Since 1921, New York has selected its nominees for state trial Court Justices by party convention, process by which political delegates choose judicial candidates, whose names then automatically appear on the general-election ballot. In order to become a state delegate, one must obtain and submit 500 signatures from registered party voters. New York is one of the only States to abide by such an election process for trial court judges. In 2004, Lopez Torres, former judge, along with other judicial candidates who were unable to secure party nominations, filed suit against the New York Board of Elections, alleging that the New Yorks judicial election system serves as a burden upon First Amendment right of association of those who seek to challenge nominees choose by party leadership. The Federal trial Court issued an injunction against New Yorks election laws in 2006, and the Second Circuit later affirmed the decision the same year, observing that the First Amendment ensure plaintiffs a realistic opportunity to participate in the nominating process, and to do so free from burdens that are both severe and unnecessary. Following argument on October 3 2007, decision of the Second Circuit was reversed by the US Supreme Court. The majority opinion was written by Justice Antonin Scalia, who was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito. Justice Stevens filed a separate concurrence, and was joined by Justice Souter. Justice Anthony Kennedy filed a separate opinion concurring in judgment, and was joined by Justice Breyer as to Part II of his opinion only. In Courts opinion, Justice Scalia wrote that the New Yorks political process for nominating and electing state trial Court judges does not violate tenets of the First Amendment, citing the fact that there was no such thing as individuals ' constitutional right to have a 'fair shot' at winning party nomination. As noted in Justice Scalias's conclusion, Court chose to uphold New Yorks ' unique judicial election system:

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