Hochul nominates Hector LaSalle as next chief judge of New York’s top court, irking progressives


Several months after Janet DiFiore suddenly stepped down from her post as the chief judge of New York’s top court, Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday nominated Hector LaSalle, the presiding justice of the state Supreme Court’s Second Department, as her replacement.

Not long after, the decision recieved pushback from criminal justice advocates and some lawmakers, claiming the judge is too conservative for their standards.