- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s Commission on Judicial Nomination is requesting recommendations and applications for the state’s next top judge, who presides at the Court of Appeals and oversees the state judicial system and its administrators.

Terms are 14 years on the New York’s highest court, though its seven judges by law must retire the year after they turn 70.

They hear appeals from lower courts and make case law for the state, sometimes setting precedents followed by other states and federal courts.

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who is retiring after this year, was appointed by Gov. David Paterson in 2009.

The commission said it will nominate seven candidates it deems well qualified for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to choose from.

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