- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Commission on Judicial Nomination has recommended seven candidates to fill the Court of Appeals vacancy created by Judge Robert Smith’s retirement at the end of the year.

Potential nominees’ names, chosen from 53 applicants, were sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The list includes justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto from the midlevel Appellate Division court in Rochester.

Others are Manhattan attorneys Kathy H. Chin, Hector Gonzalez, Mary Kay Vyskocil, Rowan D. Wilson and Stephen P. Younger, a past president of the state bar association.

The top court’s seven judges review lower court decisions, interpret statutes and the state’s constitution and often make case law for New York.

Terms are 14 years, though judges must retire at the end of the year they turn 70.

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