Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2023, 7:57 PM

After Rebuke, NY Governor Gets Second Go at Top State Judge Pick

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has 30 days to pick a nominee to lead the state’s highest court, after the Senate rejected her original choice last month.

The state Commission on Judicial Nomination sent a new list of seven candidates to Hochul on Friday. It includes three judges that already sit on the Court of Appeals, the state’s top court.

Hochul (D) has a month to pick a candidate to send to the state Senate for confirmation, a decision that will reveal whether she has learned any lessons from the previous failure.

The Senate, in an unprecedented move, on Feb. ...

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