Last week, the state Commission on Judicial Nomination offered 5 recommendations for the seat on the New York Court of Appeals that will be open on January 1, 2008 -- when Judge Ciparick's 14-year term expires.
The choices are:
Judge Carmen Ciparick, who currently sits on the New York Court of Appeals;
George F. Carpinello, a partner in the Boies, Schiller & Flexner;
Jeremy G. Epstein, a partner in the Shearman & Sterling;
Helen E. Freedman, currently a state Supreme Court justice for New York County, Commercial Division; and
Steven C. Krane, partner in the Proskauer Rose law firm.