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In its first years under Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s leadership, judges of the New York Court of Appeals have shown that they won’t pull punches when it comes to disagreeing with their colleagues through dissenting opinions.

Observers who’ve examined the details said the atmosphere of the high court—comfortable with showing its divisions, not as focused on presenting consensus—means lawyers and judges have a clearer understanding of the thinking of individual judges.

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Andrew Denney

Andrew Denney is a New York-based reporter covering litigation and other news from the federal and state courts. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @messagetime

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