“With the nominations of Hon. Kimberly Budd, Hon. Frank Gaziano, and Hon. David Lowy – as well as with his nominations to fill vacancies on the lower-court benches – Governor Baker has demonstrated his commitment to continued diversity within the ranks of the judiciary.
It was a great challenge to find suitable replacements for three sitting justices with 40+ years of SJC service among them. But we expect these nominees would ably fill those seats and help maintain the SJC’s sterling reputation.
We are looking forward to hearing from each of the nominees during the confirmation process, as they receive the thorough screening from the Governor’s Council that is called for under the state constitution.”