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Rolando Acosta Rolando T. Acosta

There has been much discussion of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s proposal to consolidate New York’s inordinately complex court system, particularly how that proposal, if enacted, would affect judicial diversity. Dan M. Clark, NY Lawmakers Eye DiFiore’s Court Reform Plan for Impact on Judicial Diversity, NYLJ, Nov. 13, 2019, at 1. In my view, we should embrace the consolidation proposal on its merits, because it is an inherently valuable plan to simplify what is one of the most rigid, non-responsive, and Byzantine court systems in the United States. Yet some have opposed or questioned this plan indirectly, by raising another important value—judicial diversity—that they believe would not be well served under the current proposal.

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