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2007 Voter Guide

Hon. Langston C. McKinney
Candidate for the
City Court, City of Syracuse

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I strongly believe in the American system of justice and the rule of law upon which it rests. I also believe that nothing is more essential to good government under the rule of law than a free and independent judiciary which skillfully and consistently administers justice in a fair and evenhanded manner. All our liberty, all our fundamental freedoms---indeed, every single privilege that we have come to cherish as citizens in a well-functioning constitutional Republic-- ultimately depend upon the faithful and diligent exercise of judicial power for their protection. Good government is promoted only when that power is exercised--either individually or collectively--by neutral and impartial, knowledgeable and conscientious judges who enjoy full freedom to apply the properly applicable law to every matter pending before them. For the twenty years that I have sat as a City Court Judge, I have held myself to these principles. My beliefs have spurred me to work zealousy inside the courtroom and in the community to help the notion of justice become a reality for all my fellow citizens.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
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  • Howard University, Washington, DC, B.S. Chemistry, 1965
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY, Juris Doctor, 1971
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1972
  • NY State Unified Court System
Professional Experience
  • Partner, Maye, McKinney & Melchor (General Practice Law Firm), Syracuse, NY (1980-1986)
  • Senior Staff Attorney Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society Syracuse, NY (1973-1979)
  • Staff Attorney and Reginald Heber Smith Fellow Onondaga Neighborhood Legal Services Syracuse, NY (1971-1973)

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