Will Gov. Cuomo seek diversity in court nominations? Prof. McLaughlin comments on Law360

How actively will Governor Andrew Cuomo consider diversity when he nominates two new members to the New York State Court of Appeals was the question asked by Law360. With the sudden passing of Judge Theodore Jones Jr, the only African-American member of the court, and the retirement of Judge Carmen Ciparick, the only Hispanic, writer Pete Brush asked Professor Randolph McLaughlin his views on the issue.

“If Gov. Cuomo has aspirations to move on into higher office, I don’t think he would want his record to show that, when he had an opportunity to replace two judges of color, he chose to do something else,” said Professor McLaughlin, who also works as of counsel on civil rights matters at Newman Ferrara LLP.

The article can be read here.

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