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Housing court could get a lot more political under reform plan

The city’s housing court judges could become political appointees under a proposal to dramatically rework the state’s judicial system. Housing court judges today are appointed by a judicial advisory council. But under a plan examined at a state legislative hearing Wednesday, the mayor’s office could be making those appointments. That’s concerning to some, considering the hostile political climate for landlords and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pro-tenant history. “This mayor has been notoriously, blatantly anti-owner,” said

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