Judges Caitlin Halligan and Rowan Wilson: Providing Unique SolutionsNovember 13, 2023
The recent actions of judges on New York’s highest court are cause for concern. After Rowan Wilson was named chief judge and Caitlin Halligan filled his vacancy, Halligan recused herself from a major case regarding redrawing congressional districts due to her friendship with a party or lawyer involved. Wilson then brought in Dianne Renwick to replace Halligan, despite Renwick’s previous ruling on a related redistricting case. The process for subbing a judge has also changed under Wilson’s leadership, causing concerns of judge shopping. These actions raise questions that demand answers.