Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo
"Last month, New York State lost a pioneering legal mind. We continue to mourn the passing of Judge Abdus-Salaam, an exceptionally talented and beloved member of the state’s highest court.
The Court of Appeals is a pillar of our judicial system, and it is unacceptable for the court to go months without a full bench.
"Today, I am calling on the Commission on Judicial Nomination to accelerate the process to fill the new vacancy to allow for the State Senate to take up confirmation before the conclusion of this year’s legislative session at the end of June.”
Source: Press Office, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo