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Hochul not near naming new judicial nominee

Feb 23, 2023 12:51 am

Nick Reisman reports in New York State of Politics that after the Democratic-led state Senate last week voted down her nominee, Justice Hector LaSalle, to lead New York's sprawling court system, she has to pick someone else. On Feb. 22, Gov. Kathy Hochul said she won't change her approach to picking her second choice. Hochul said, "I will always do what I did before and do in the future, and that is select the person I think is the best individual and the best person to lead an extraordinary court." The governor also said she doesn't expect to announce another nominee for chief judge until after the state budget is passed. Hochul said, "It’s going to take the time required, so the budget is going to be done before then, I suspect." Read more about this story in New York State of Politics.