Immediately, speculations began in the press as to who is going to be appointed in Judge Read's place and suggestions started to pour.
Appointments of judges are an interesting matter in New York.
Such appointments must be at least based on judicial qualifications, right?
Qualifications for a judge should be (exclusively):
- knowledge of the law;
- proven integrity, fairness and impartiality
- ability to be even-tempered with parties and counsel, under any circumstances
That misconduct only garnered for Samantha Holbrook an appointment from Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to the "Commission for Statewide Attorney Discipline" and a place on several committees within the "Commission" to ensure "uniformity, efficiency and fairness" of attorney discipline in New York. Right!