The legal world will be turnedon its head when a Supreme Court justice in Albany hears arguments thismorning on the suit challenging the judges of the New York Court of Appealsover the Court’s reduction of attorney compensation rates in capital casesby as much as 50 percent.

As any first-year law studentknows, it is the Court of Appeals that reviews lower court rulings. Yeton the first page of its brief, the State Attorney General’s Office asksa trial level Supreme Court justice in Albany to “uphold the determinationof the Court of Appeals.”