Seven Nominees Announced to Succeed Kaye

Governor Worries List Not Diverse Enough

, New York Law Journal

Governor David A. Paterson yesterday questioned whether the list of seven nominees he must choose from to select the state's next chief judge, a list that includes six white men and no women, was sufficiently diverse. Not included was the name of Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, the senior associate judge and the only Hispanic ever to serve on the Court. In a surprise, Judge Ciparick did not make the final cut even though she applied for the chief judgeship that Judith S. Kaye must relinquish on Dec. 31 due to mandatory retirement.

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