NY Commission Recommends White Males to Replace Chief Judge
The chief judge of New York's highest court, Judith Kaye, is retiring at the end of the month. The commission charged with nominating candidates to replace her deserves the criticism it has received from Gov. David Paterson, who makes the final selection from the nominees, and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
The seven candidates offered by the Commission on Judicial Nomination include no women and only one minority.
Did the Commission really believe that white males make the best chief judges -- to the exclusion of all females?
"I've really got to wonder how this group would feel comfortable sending a list forward and not one of them represents half of the human race," Paterson said.
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