When Madeline Singas was announced as the nominee for an open state Court of Appeals seat two months ago, criminal defense attorneys were enraged. Court watchers lambasted her experience. Appellate lawyers lamented, describing her as a lackluster pick.
But even before Singas was named as the final candidate, a group of Democratic lawmakers were already pushing for her behind the scenes.Senator Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris. Photo: Hans Pennink/AP