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While guns are in the Capitol spotlight, today also happens to be the deadline for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to nominate a judge to New York's top court.

This will be Cuomo's first chance to name a member of the Court of Appeals.

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He has seven nominees to choose from. The state Bar Association found one of the candidates "not qualified."

The governor will be filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carmen Ciparick, who was the lone Hispanic on the seven-member bench and one of its most liberal members.