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New Cuomo pick coming for state's high court

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to nominate a judge this week to the state Court of Appeals, his third selection for the highest court in the state.

Among the nominees submitted to him by a state screening panel are Daniel Alter, an attorney who works for the governor; Maria Vullo, who worked for Cuomo in the attorney general’s office; and Rowan Wilson, a private attorney and the lone Long Island candidate.

The lone Republican candidate is Judge Victoria Graffeo, whose 14-year term is expiring, creating a vacancy in the seven-member court.

In his first two picks, Cuomo chose fellow Democrats for the court. The last governor to appoint a member of the opposite political party? Mario Cuomo.

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