Schumer Remarks Draw Rebuke From Chief Justice

Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice – a key vote – did not tip his hand.

Accuser To Priest: ‘You’re A Murderer Of Souls’

‘The people in Geneva that you come back and visit, do they know the kind of person you really are?’ And for the first time there was silence. Do you know you’re a murderer of souls?’ And there was silence and he dropped the phone, then he hung up.”

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Governor Nominates First Openly Gay Judge To New York’s High Court

ALBANY (WSKG) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named the first openly gay judge to New York’s highest court. Cuomo has nominated Paul Feinman, an appellate court judge and LGBT rights advocate, to fill a vacancy on the New York State Court of Appeals. During an interview on the cable news station NY1, Cuomo praised Feinman’s abilities. “[He] is an extraordinary human being,” Cuomo said. “And would be a great addition to that court.” Gay rights advocates have urged Cuomo to appoint an openly gay judge to the court, which often deals with LGBT issues. State Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), the only openly gay member of that chamber, called Feinman an “historic and inspired candidate.” If he’s confirmed by the state Senate, Feinman would replace Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who died earlier this year in what police said was likely a suicide.