Cuomo Weighs 7 Candidates For Top State Court


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected in the next few weeks to select a second judge for New York’s highest court from among seven candidates proposed by a state commission.

Cuomo recently chose City University of New York law professor Jenny Rivera for the seven-member court, filling the vacancy left by Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, who retired.

The next appointee will fill the seat of Judge Theodore Jones Jr., who died in November.

The Commission on Judicial Nomination’s short list includes four justices from the mid-level Appellate Division: Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Eugene Fahey, John Leventhal and Dianne Renwick.

The other candidates, David Schulz, Maria Vullo and Rowan Wilson, are all attorneys in private practice in New York City.

Abdus-Salaam, Fahey and Schulz were on the short list the first time.

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