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Oct 11, 2017

McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees. Conservative activists such as the Judicial Crisis Network have been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace on judicial nominees. [&h[...]

Feb 1, 2016

Judicial candidates lining up for state and local races

Election Day is about 11 months away, but state and local judicial candidates are already lining up for a place on the ballot. Two Democrats — Matthew Nafus and Melissa Barrett — have announced their intentions to run for Monroe County Court Judge. Nafus, a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is a former assistant […]

Oct 28, 2015

Judicial candidates answer questions at GRAWA event

“What one thing would you like to accomplish/ do differently if elected?” This was the opening question for the seven judicial candidates who participated in the Oct. 22 luncheon hosted by the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys. The four candidates seeking election in the seventh Judicial District New York State Supreme Court and participating […]

Jul 26, 2014

Judicial candidates prepare for primary

The ballot positions have been established in the three-way primary race for a new Rochester City Court judge seat. The positions were drawn Tuesday for the primary election scheduled for Sept. 9. William T. Gargan, who received the backing of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, will top the ballot. Fellow Democratic candidates Michael C. Lopez […]

Oct 11, 2013

Judicial candidates make their cases

Candidates for elected judicial offices spoke on issues dealing with the importance of belonging to legal groups and how they would promote professionalism among attorneys and the bench. The candidates who are seeking a judgeship for the first time also were asked how they would make the transition from practicing attorney to judge at the […]

Sep 24, 2013

Union endorses judicial candidates

The Service Employees International Union Local 200 United has endorsed judicial candidates in the November general election in regions throughout the state. Greece town justice candidate Gregg H. Redmond, Democrat; Monroe County Court judge candidates Christopher S. Ciaccio, Democrat, and Paul D. Irving, Republican; Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann, Republican; Family Court [&[...]

Nov 23, 2011

ABA panel nixed more 90 percent of Obama’s judge candidates

The vast majority of the Obama administration’s potential judicial nominees were rejected before they reached the nomination stage — all due to poor ratings by the American Bar Association. The New York Times reports that the ABA’s judicial vetting committee gave more than 90 percent of the president’s proposed federal judgeship candidates ratings of “not […]

Oct 24, 2011

Court system guide to judicial candidates

For the 2011 general election, the New York State Unified Court System will publish a nonpartisan online voter guide for the public with information about candidates for elective judicial office. For candidates who have chosen to participate ...

Sep 22, 2011

Judicial candidates to be selected by convention

Two Republican candidates for state supreme court justice vacancies in the 7th Judicial District may be running unopposed. Two seats are up. Justice Nancy E. Smith, who also serves on the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is seeking re-election to a second 14-year term.

Aug 9, 2011

BAEC issues ratings for judicial candidates

The Bar Association of Erie County has issued its 2011 ratings for judicial candidates for Buffalo City Court, Erie County Family Court and New York State Supreme Court.

Nov 4, 2010

Review process questioned

The Monroe County Bar Association is reviewing its process of rating judicial candidates. President Susan Schultz Laluk said the process is periodically reviewed, but the process of bar associations evaluating the candidates ...

Oct 19, 2010

Guide to judicial candidates published

A 2010 general election guide on judicial candidates has been published for the public by the New York State Unified Court System. The guide contains biographical information ...

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