Following Governor Deval Patrick's announcement that he has nominated Appeals
Court Justice Barbara Lenk to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court, BBA President
Donald R. Frederico issued a statement:
"We commend both the Governor and the Judicial Nominating Commission for
their outstanding work in vetting an extraordinarily impressive pool of
candidates, and selecting Justice Barbara Lenk as their nominee. As this
Commonwealth's Court of last resort, and as one of the most distinguished state
appellate courts in this nation, the Supreme Judicial Court will be well-served
by the appointment of Justice Lenk. The people of Massachusetts will benefit
from her intellectual acuity, her experience on both the Superior Court and the
Appeals Court, and her commitment to fairness and excellence."
She will be a worthy successor to Justice Judith Cowin. We urge the
Governor's Council to approve Justice Lenk's appointment.