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Tonight, we will continue the tradition of this stellar program that celebrates our former Dean Bellacosa's many contributions to the law school, the judiciary, and the legal profession. As a result of some brainstorming with Judge Bellacosa and others, I have chosen to continue the discussion of judicial independence and its corollary judicial accountability, and I particularly want to focus on how it is enhanced by an effective system of judicial discipline which we in New York are so very fortunate to enjoy.



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