Sunday, December 14, 2008

Judge Kaye's Example

Today's NYTimes has a nice editorial looking back on Judge Kaye's career and trumpeting her achievements, including her commitment to problem-solving justice. The editorial concludes by endorsing Jonathan Lippman to succeed her:

Beyond legal philosophy, the pressing issue for Governor Paterson is which candidate is most likely to continue Judge Kaye’s hard-won progress toward effective and responsive access to justice for all New Yorkers. There are a number of good choices, but we believe Jonathan Lippman, who presides over the intermediate appellate court in Manhattan, has the edge — because of his experience as the state’s longtime chief administrative judge and as Judge Kaye’s partner in reform.