State Constitutional Commentary
The State Constitutional Commentary is an annual issue of the Albany Law Review dedicated to the examination of state constitutional law in its broadest sense, from the widest possible range of perspectives. "State constitutional law" itself is meant to encompass all varieties of law—common law, statutes, constitutional provisions, court decisions, etc.—that fall within the expanse often referred to simply as public law.
Accordingly, the State Constitutional Commentary is intended as a forum for exploring all facets of judicial federalism, the role of state courts, state adjudication, issues of rights and liberties confronting state governments and their courts, and the host of other issues related to state constitutional law. It also includes interdisciplinary examinations of state courts, state constitutional law, and state constitutional adjudication.
Vincent Martin Bonventre, Editor's Foreword, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1631 (2012).
Dedication to Chief Justice Christine Durham
Randall T. Shepard, On the Many Reasons for Our Gratitude to Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1637 (2012).
Evelyn J. Furse, The Successful Creation of a Platform for Debate: Utah Chief Justice Christine M. Durham's Legacy Embodied in American Bush v. City of South Salt Lake, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1643 (2012).
andrè douglas pond cummings, Chief Justice Christine M. Durham: Trailblazer, Pioneer, Exemplar, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1657 (2012).
Jess M. Krannich, In Dedication to Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1667 (2012).
Steven F. Huefner, A Champion of State Constitutions, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1673 (2012).
Brigham Fordham, Tribute to Chief Justice Durham: The "Special Responsibility" of Lawyers and Judges, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1679 (2012).
Jill Jasperson, Civic Engagement and Education―A Chief Passion for the Chief, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1683 (2012).
Symposium: The State of State Courts
Patrick Woods and Nicole C. Nielson, Opening Remarks, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1691 (2012).
Michael Hutter, Jonathan Lippman, Connie Mayer, Dorothy Hill and Vincent M. Bonventre, Introduction of the Panelists, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1695 (2012).
Jonathan Lippman, Christine M. Durham, Shirley S. Abrahamson and Chase T. Rogers, Discussion on the State of State Courts, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1703 (2012).
Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth McGregor, Judicial Selection Principles: A Perspective, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1741 (2012).
Judith Kaye, A Perspective on State Courts Today, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1747 (2012).
Paul J. DeMuniz and Philip Schradle, A Modest Proposal for Selection of Oregon Judges, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1747 (2012).
Meryl Chertoff and Dustin Robinson, Check One and the Accountability is Done: The Harmful Impact of Straight-Ticket Voting on Judicial Elections, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1773 (2012).
Andrea McArdle, The Increasingly Fractious Politics of Nonpartisan Judicial Selection: Accountability Challenges to Merit-based Reform, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1799 (2012).
Mauricio "Mo" Hernandez, Constitutionally Speaking, Does Retention Matter?, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1823 (2012).
Roslyn F. Martorano, The Three-Ring Circus: New Jersey's 2010 Judical Retention Crisis, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1837 (2012).
Michael A. Rebell, Safeguarding the Right to A Sound Basic Education in Times of Fiscal Constraint, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1855 (2012).
Susan Herman, Portrait of a Judge: Judith S. Kaye, Dichotomies, and State Constitutional Law, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 1977 (2012).
Christopher Bopst and Peter J. Galie, Anything Goes: A History of New York's Gift and Loan Clauses, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 2005 (2012).
Judy M. Cornett and Matthew R. Lyon, Contested Elections as Secret Weapon: Legislative Control Over Judicial Decision-Making, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 2091 (2012).
Jessie R. Cardinale, The Injustice of Infertility Insurance Coverage: An Examination of Marital Status Restrictions Under State Law, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 2133 (2012).
High Court Studies
Michael Ariens, A Judge in Full: Wallace Jefferson of Texas, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 2151 (2012).
Chelsea A. Cerutti, Donation After Cardiac Death: Respecting Patient Autonomy and Guaranteeing Donation with Guidance from Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, 75 Alb. L. Rev. 2199 (2012).
The Albany Law Review is presently accepting article submissions for its State Constitutional Commentary. Please contact Michelle Mallette, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Organization and History
The Albany Law Review's Editorial Board is assisted in the editing and publishing of the State Constitutional Commentary by a professional board of jurists and scholars from law and law related fields. Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre, Faculty Advisor of the Albany Law Review, is the founder and Editor of State Constitutional Commentary. Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Stanley G. Feldman currently serves as the Chair of the Professional Board.
The State Constitutional Commentary is the successor to State Constitutional Commentaries & Notes, previously published under the direction of Professor Emeritus Stanley H. Friedelbaum at Rutgers University. Professor Friedelbaum is a frequent contributor and serves as a member of the Professional Board.