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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Faces Test Amid Opposition to High-Court Pick

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2023
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ALBANY, N.Y.— Kathy Hochul ‘s nominee for chief judge of New York’s highest court has divided her fellow Democrats and is shaping up to be her first major political test since being elected governor. The state Senate’s judiciary committee on Wednesday will consider Hector LaSalle to lead the New York State Court of Appeals. He currently runs a regional mid-level appellate court based in Brooklyn. More than a dozen Democrats in the chamber said they will vote against Justice LaSalle’s nomination to the chief judge role because of his previous...

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