Ciparick, 70, was nominated to the Court of Appeals by Mario Cuomo in December 1993. That fulfilled a promise that Cuomo had made to appoint a Hispanic to the Court of Appeals as governor. To date, she is the only Hispanic to serve on the court.
Ciparick was reappointed to the court in late 2007 by Paterson at the conclusion of her first 14-year term.
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