ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday nominated Jenny Rivera, a professor at the City University of New York School of Law with no prior experience as a judge, to fill a state Court of Appeals seat left vacant by the Dec. 31 retirement of Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick.

An announcement from Cuomo’s office praised Rivera, 51, as a defender of legal rights of all New Yorkers who would “make our state a fairer, more just place to live.”

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