Rivera Confirmed for Court of Appeals Seat
February 13, 2013
After a whirlwind, historic and stressful week seeking confirmation for a seat on the state's highest court, Jenny Rivera left the Capitol Feb. 11 and embarked on what is likely to be a whirlwind, historic and stressful new career: associate judge of the Court of Appeals.
Senate Considers Rivera Nomination Today
February 11, 2013
Several Republican senators have complained that Rivera, a CUNY law school professor, lacks the experience necessary to serve on the Court of Appeals, but Cuomo has said he is confident she will be confirmed.
Former Judges Write Lawmakers to Support Rivera for High Court
February 8, 2013
On the day Rivera weathered an aggressive Judiciary Committee hearing in which her qualifications, experience and ideology came under attack, three former Court of Appeals judges each wrote in support of Rivera. Their letters are among dozens sent to the committee regarding the controversial nomination.
Hispanic Senator Criticizes Rivera Pick for High Court
February 7, 2013
In a news release yesterday, Senator Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx, listed 11 Hispanic judges whom he said are better suited to sit on the high court than nominee Jenny Rivera.
Without Recommendation, COA Nominee Advances
February 6, 2013
The close vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of law professor Jenny Rivera for the Court of Appeals sends a message to Governor Andrew Cuomo that the Legislature will not rubber-stamp his judicial nominations, observers say.
After Tough Questioning, Senate Committee Delays Vote on Rivera
February 5, 2013
Court of Appeals nominee Jenny Rivera, a law professor, yesterday endured four hours of unusually aggressive questioning from Senate Judiciary Committee members concerned about her lack of judicial or practical legal experience, an academic record focused narrowly on social justice and scholarly writings that some lawmakers found abstract and unclear.
Committee Sets Hearing on Rivera Nomination
January 29, 2013
The state Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Feb. 4 in Albany on Governor Andrew Cuomo's nomination of Jenny Rivera, a City University of New York School of Law professor, to the state Court of Appeals.
Rivera's Record Runs Deep but Is Limited to Social Justice Issues
January 24, 2013
Unlike most nominees for New York's highest court, Jenny Rivera, a City University of New York law professor, has a paper trail of academic articles that provides personal insight different from what can be gleaned from the judicial opinions and dissents of an appellate division judge.
CUNY Law's Rivera Named to Fill Ciparick Seat
January 16, 2013
Jenny Rivera, who was a special deputy state attorney general for civil rights when Cuomo was attorney general, has been a CUNY Law professor and founder and director of the school's Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality since 2008.
Four Bar Groups Give Top Rating to Acosta
December 20, 2012
Justice Rolando Acosto of the Appellate Division, First Department, is the only one of seven candidates to garner the highest possible assessment from the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Women's Bar of the State of New York and the New York City Bar.
Court Candidates Found Qualified by Trial Lawyers
December 19, 2012
In the first rating of Court of Appeals nominees by a major bar group, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association has found all seven candidates qualified but reserved its highest praise, "highly qualified and highly recommended," for three Appellate Division, justices: Sheila Abdus-Salaam and Rolando Acosta of the First Department, and Eugene Fahey of the Fourth.
Experts Point to Experience, Diversity of Candidates on List
December 4, 2012
A Commission on Judicial Nomination headed by a former chief judge and counseled by two former clerks of the Court of Appeals has produced what observers say is not only the most diverse group of high court nominees ever, but a list of exceptionally qualified candidates.
Commission Announces Nominees for Court of Appeals
December 1, 2012
Three current appellate judges, two private practioners, a law school professor and the director of a nonprofit organization that advocates for immigrants and low-income New Yorkers have been named to the list of candidates from which Governor Andrew Cuomo will name a successor to Court of Appeals Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, who is retiring at the end of the year.