Senior NY Judge Flouting Vax Mandate Provokes Unions' Ire

By Frank G. Runyeon (October 6, 2021, 8:46 PM EDT) -- New York state court employees facing termination if they fail to comply with the chief judge's COVID-19 vaccination mandate on Wednesday called out the comparatively light treatment of the lone judge flouting the order, Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera.

New York Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera appeared remotely during arguments this week in Albany while her colleagues on the high court appeared in person. Judge Rivera has failed to comply with the court system's vaccination policy, two court employees told Law360, meaning that she provided no proof of vaccination and filed no exemption request since the policy went into...

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