NYSBA President Scott M. Karson Issues Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Nominees for New York State Court of Appeals
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson today applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nominations of Hon. Madeline Singas and Hon. Anthony Cannataro as associate judges of the New York State Court of Appeals.
Karson has called for timely confirmation of Singas and Cannataro by the state Senate. The State Bar Association has rated both Singas and Cannataro as “qualified” to serve on the state’s highest court.
“District Attorney Singas brings to the Court of Appeals valuable experience as a respected prosecutor with a demonstrated commitment to public service and improving the lives of children and families. She has served on our Task Force on Domestic Violence and Committee on Re-Entry,” said Karson. “We commend the governor on this inspired choice.”
If confirmed, Singas would succeed Associate Judge Leslie E. Stein, who retires in June and Cannataro would succeed Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman, who retired and subsequently passed away in March.
“Judge Cannataro brings to the Court significant and rich experience as a respected judge and former clerk to the Court of Appeals,” said Karson. “His historic nomination as the second LGTBQ+ judge on the Court of Appeals underscores the principle that all New Yorkers are equal under the law and improves public confidence in the law. We commend the governor on an inspired choice.”
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