Hispanic Senator Criticizes Rivera Pick for High Court

, New York Law Journal

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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.

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  • Avon

    Whether or not Rivera is the right choice for appointment, and regardless of the fact that I do not like Diaz one bit, I think Diaz is courageous. It's gutsy to risk seeming disloyal to their historically-disadvantaged minority group by criticizing her publicly.

    I hope he has helped the State Senate - and the public - focus on her qualifications and suitability, rather than on the ethnic angle. At the very least, he has helped deflect accusations of bias against her critics, some of which I think have been exaggerated or simply false. Plus, I couldn't agree more that Acosta would be great.

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