The sudden importance in 2009 of language drafted in 1821 is a sobering reminder that every word and phrase set forth in law has the potential to impact New Yorkers' lives for decades. Yet New York law is rarely treated with the seriousness that such a far-reaching effect entails. The broken processes in Albany will not be fixed until new laws are viewed with the importance that they command.
Fiscal Issues Trip Up Democratic Processes
New York Law Journal
May 3, 2010
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