Chief Judge Shortlist Excluded Court’s Sitting Liberals, DiFiore Opponents
Three current Court of Appeals judges applied for the lead position. They are all people of color — and the only judges who regularly dissented from former chief Janet DiFiore’s conservative rulings.
Sam Mellins · December 1, 2022
The only current Court of Appeals judge to make the cut was Anthony Cannataro, the acting chief of the court and an ally of DiFiore. | Governors Press Office
Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Intercept, THE CITY, and The Nation.
Also filed in Criminal Justice
The policy and its sudden reversal will be among Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci’s last acts.
New York prisons may have effectively banned journalism behind bars.
The governor’s team coordinated meetings between her failed chief judge nominee and Senate Republicans in the days before a key committee vote, emails show.
Also filed in New York State
A new letter from the federal government is energizing a push to expand health insurance for undocumented New Yorkers, but time is running out.
Some counties pay social services workers so little, the people who administer benefits end up applying themselves.
Formerly incarcerated "peers" offer drug counseling to people in county jails — when they can get in.