Colby Hamilton

Bio: Colby Hamilton is a freelance reporter. He formerly wrote about politics for WNYC. You can follow him on Twitter: @bcolbyhamilton

Latest Articles:

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Astorino: Cuomo ‘injected politics’ into court pick

Republican candidate accuses governor of breaking tradition

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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Bonacic: No problem with Cuomo’s Court of Appeals pick

The Republican head of the senate Judiciary Committee said he was "disappointed" Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed over Judge Victoria Graffeo.

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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In the Eastern District, a veteran rises

James McGovern, a ten-year veteran of the Eastern District, takes over a young office for Loretta Lynch

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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Cuomo picks ‘independent’ Stein for high court

Justice Leslie Stein fits nicely into Cuomo's ramped-up women's agenda, even as observers see an independent jurist.

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo decision flips Court of Appeals to Democrats

Governor replaces sitting Republican with newcomer Leslie Stein

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo allies push him on court appointment

Gay and women's rights activists see a governor on their side as they hope to derail a Graffeo renomination.

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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A political guide to Cuomo’s appellate court options

Among most of the picks for the vacant court seat are overlapping interests or allegiances with the governor.

Oct. 16, 2014

 
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Graffeo nomination breaks along party lines

Democrats, including the senate conference's leader, have lined up in opposition to her reappoint, while Republicans are supporting her.

Oct. 16, 2014

 
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Glick urges Cuomo not to reappoint ‘out of touch’ Graffeo

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick called Judge Graffeo 'hostile' to the LGBT community.

Oct. 15, 2014

 
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Thompson: Murder convictions based on ‘false fed facts’

No other evidence linked the convicted to the murder but their confessions, the Brooklyn DA said.

Oct. 15, 2014