The accolades for retiring New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye continue, with a story in today’s New York Times. There is also a humble tribute to Kaye by Lawrence Cunningham at Concurring Opinions, calling her “One of the country’s greatest contemporary judges.” She leaves the bench January 15, 2009, having won admiration from people from across the political spectrum.
What will she do now? Two weeks ago I advocated that she be considered for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton. Now Daily News columnist Bill Hammond makes the same suggestion.
The idea of Caroline Kennedy getting the seat because of her breeding makes me deeply uncomfortable. That is the worst possible reason to hand someone a Senate seat on a silver platter.
Anyone else think Kaye should be considered?