Republican Senators Question Qualifications of Cuomo High Court Nominee

February 7, 2013

Only three of twelve Republicans on the senate judiciary committee voted with their Democratic colleagues to advance New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent nominee to the state court of appeals, but they did so "without recommendation." Some critics of CUNY law professor Jenny Rivera question the breadth of her legal experience, while the committee's chair accused the governor's office of "social engineering" for striving to ensure diversity on the high court. Democrats defended Professor Rivera's qualifications.