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Judge Retiring From NY's Highest Court

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Judge Susan Read plans to retire after more than 12 years on New York's highest court, which hears appeals from lower courts and often makes case law for the state.

A former deputy counsel to Republican Gov. George Pataki and state Court of Claims judge, she was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2003 by Pataki to a 14-year term.

The 67-year-old judge, who could stay for another 18 months, is retiring Aug. 24.

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is scheduled to retire at the end of this year after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has named four of the court's seven judges, will fill the vacancies from lists of applicants screened by a commission.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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