All three Democratic Justices, Cahill, Teresi, and Ceresia were cross-endorsed by the Republican Judicial delegates on Friday at it nominating convention in Albany. All are now ensured a 14 year term starting in January. All three are good honorable public servants and I wish them a congratulations. Even though they're all unopposed it's essential that we all support them with our vote this November.
Justice Cahill was appointed by Gov. Elliot Spitzer to fill a vacancy left by the late Justice Bradley who died earlier this year. Prior to his appointment, Justice Cahill served as Bradley's Principal law clerk. His responsibilities included keeping abreast of current law and advising Justice Bradley on a full range of legal issues as they arise at trials, conferences and hearings; researching and drafting all motion and non- jury trial decisions; presiding at settlement, discovery and scheduling conferences; training and supervising legal interns; and monitoring all rules, regulations and statutes affecting the operation of Supreme Court for compliance and advising Justice Bradley and staff of same. Justice Cahill's website
Justice Teresi was first elected in November 1993, as a Supreme Court Justice for the Third Judicial District, and took office on January 1, 1994. Judge Teresi presides over civil and criminal cases primarily in Albany County, but has served in a number of other counties throughout the state as well, including New York, Essex, Saratoga, Westchester and Warren counties.
Interesting Fact : Justice Teresi was the trial Judge for the Amadou Diallo case
Justice Ceresia Jr. was first elected to the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 1993. Judge Ceresia is one of 15 Supreme Court Justices currently serving in the Third Judicial District, which encompasses Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Justice Ceresia's website