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Hochul Gambles On Lasalle, But The Odds Are Stacked Against Her

The governor faces growing opposition over her controversial pick to be the next Court of Appeals chief judge.

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Important Update: Sen. Rachel May and several other Dem Senators have pledged to vote NO! (Read it here)

If you are a constituent of John Mannion, please ask him to vote NO!

New York is about to get a new Chief Judge. For the next 14 years, this judge will lead the Court of Appeals—New York’s highest court—and the entire state court system. 

Gov. Hochul nominated Justice Hector LaSalle despite significant alarm raised by unions, reproductive rights organizations, Senators, and other New Yorkers concerned about Justice LaSalle’s record. Justice LaSalle’s deeply conservative judicial record includes decisions that are anti-abortion, anti-union, and anti-due process. His decisions make clear that his judicial philosophy is wrong for New York, and that, if confirmed as Chief Judge, he would be a continuation of former Chief Judge DiFiore’s right-wing Court of Appeals.

Use this tool to call on your senator and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to reject Justice LaSalle’s nomination and demand a Chief Judge nominee who will protect the rights of workers, tenants, women, incarcerated people, and all New Yorkers.

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