• “…our extraordinarily complex and stratified, trial court structure severely handicaps the state’s ability to deliver on the state constitution’s crucial commitment to assuring that “[n]o person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” – Daniel Feldman and Marc Bloustein, “New York’s Broken Constitution.”
  • “The present court structure undermines court efficiency, impedes public access, makes litigation more expensive, and seriously hampers our ability to serve the public effectively.” – Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, “Court Reform in New York State.”
  • “Concerns about an overburdened, underfinanced court system have nagged with increasing urgency across New York City. The number of felony cases citywide that exceed the courts’ own guidelines for excessive delay — 180 days in most felony cases — has more than doubled since 2000, even as the total number of felony cases has dropped by nearly a quarter.” –“Faltering Courts, Mired in Delays,” The New York Times, April 13, 2013.