Michael H. Sussman, an attorney from Orange County, proudly announces that he is seeking the Green Partynomination for New York State Attorney General. Sussman is a 1978 Honors Graduate of Harvard Law School and has been one of the Hudson Valley’s most prominent civil rights and trial lawyers since the 1980’s when, as lead counsel for the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP, he helped end racial segregation in the City of Yonkers public schools.
While at Harvard Law, Sussman worked with Ralph Nader and Mark Green to found the Equal Justice Foundation, an organization of law students which advocated for more permissive standing doctrines and the demystification of the American judicial system. Sussman served as the first Chair of that national organization. He also worked with Professor Laurence Tribe in 1976-77 on the first edition of the great constitutional scholar’s masterpiece, American Constitutional Law.