Last Thursday, the Commission on Judicial Nomination submitted the following list of seven nominees to Gov. Cuomo to fill the state Court of Appeals vacancy caused by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam:

  • Eric Corngold — Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
  • Paul Feinman, — Association Justice, Appellative Division, First Department
  • Judith Gische — Association Justice, Appellative Division, First Department
  • Rosalyn Richter — Association Justice, Appellative Division, First Department
  • Mary K. Vyskocil — U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Southern District of New York
  • Troy Karen Webber — Association Justice, Appellative Division, First Department
  • Gerald Whalen — Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department

In early May, Gov. Cuomo asked the Commission on Judicial Nomination to accelerate its process for choosing nominations for the Court of Appeals so that the State Senate can take up the Governor’s nominee before the conclusion of this year’s legislative session.