ALBANY—The Commission on Judicial Nomination is seeking appointees.
Two vacancies now exist on the 12-member commission, chaired by former Chief Judge Judith Kaye, which is responsible for forwarding a list of names to David Paterson when vacancies arise on the Court of Appeals. The Commission’s work was criticized by Paterson last December Read More
The Working Families Party announced they’ve hired Skadden Arps and former Chief Judge Judith Kaye to review their business structure in hopes of clarifying what critics have said are questionable arrangements designed to skirt the city’s campaign spending laws.
“Now that Election Day is behind us, the firm will begin that Read More
ALBANY—The Commission on Judicial Nomination has posted a new set of criteria for selecting potential candidates, including a specific declaration of the benefits of diversity.
These new rules come after a tiff earlier this year that the Commission's slate of potential candidates–from which the governor is legally obliged to select judges for the Read More
ALBANY—Judith Kaye, who retired as chief justice of the state's highest court last year, will now head the committee tasked with recruiting judges that was criticized then for not including a woman in its pool of applicants to replace her.
The Commission on Judicial Nomination announced today that Kaye was elected Read More
ALBANY—Democrats in the State Senate announced they will hold hearings into the judicial nominee selection process as The New York Times reported that David Paterson will name Jonathan Lippman to replace Judith Kaye as chief judge of the Court of Appeals.
Lippman would be the first chief judge appointee in over Read More
ALBANY—With a list of seven candidates, none of whom are traveling the state or giving interviews, the coming appointment of the state's top judge might, on its face, be a simpler prospect for David Paterson than the circus surrounding the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.
And this appointment has a Read More
ALBANY—After being publicly called out by David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo for overseeing a process that yielded seven men for the head judge's spot on the Court of Appeals, the chairman of the Commission on Judicial Nomination wrote that his nomination process was transparent and thorough.
"This chief judge vacancy was Read More
After speaking in praise of retiring Chief Judge Judith Kaye at an event on West 44th Street last night, I asked Paterson if the news out of Illinois is affecting his decision-making process about Hillary Clinton’s vacant senate seat.
He said it made him “more resolved” to find someone based on “merit” and to pick Read More
GENEVA—An organization of Latino lawyers is lining up against the Commission on Judicial Nomination's latest round of nominees for chief judge of the Court of Appeals, even as the state's largest group of lawyers stood behind the process and David Paterson, despite protesting the lack of diversity in the current list, appears Read More