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Assemblyman Lemondes: Judge Appointment Bill Allows for Backroom Deals


A bill passed by the State Assembly will allow backroom deals to appoint judges.

That’s what Assemblyman John Lemondes is saying after he voted against the bill that would allow for the governor, with the Senate’s advice and consent, to appoint an associate judge to the Court of Appeals if appointing a chief judge creates an immediate vacancy.

Lemondes said in a statement that New York already had a fair system for nominating judges but that system has now been rigged by Democrats.

“This bill drips of corruption and backroom dealings,” Lemondes said. “We already have a fair and thorough process for nominating justices to our state’s highest court and now Democrats have rigged the system to allow themselves and the governor to hastily appoint justices we all know will steer our state further to the radical left. It’s obvious there is no appetite for their radical policies and now they are stacking the courts to cement power even further.”

Lemondes is the assemblyman for New York’s 126th district which consists of parts of Cayuga and Onondaga Counties.

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