ALBANY, NY (WENY) — On. Dec. 22, about a week before she took her oath of office, Gov. Kathy Hochul nominated Hector LaSalle to lead the state’s court of appeals. Monday, advocates and some lawmakers rallied inside the capital continuing to urge Gov. Hochul to withdraw her nomination.

Some advocates said he’s too anti-abortion.

“Now more than ever, it is critical that New York courts serve as a bulwark against the further erosion of pregnant people’s rights liberty and autonomy. Justice LaSalle’s record demonstrates he is the wrong choice to lead New York’s highest court,” said Emma Roth, Staff Attorney at Pregnancy Justice.

Other advocates said he’s too anti-union.

“This really is an extremely important moment for us here, for all New Yorkers to make sure that we have a court that’s actually going to work for everybody,” said Deborah Wright, Political Director for United Auto Workers Region 9A.

Wright added that the New York State Court of Appeals has historically been in favor of corporations over employees.

Some lawmakers said that confirming LaSalle as chief judge would solidify a four justice conservative majority for the state’s court of appeals until 2030.

“If this nomination is in fact brought to the floor for a vote, I will absolutely be voting no. And I want to urge my colleagues to join me in rejecting this nomination,” Senator Julia Salazar (D, 18th Senate District).

And Salazar is not alone, so far 14 state Senators have announced their opposition to LaSalle’s nomination.

Hochul continues to stand by her nomination.

“I selected the very best person. Hector LaSalle has an exceptional record. He’ll be the person that’ll bring a fractured court together. He’ll be fair. He’ll be just. And a review of his 5,000 cases will reveal that. So that’s why the process will be to go to the committee, even if it’s stacked,” said Hochul.

Following a nomination for chief judge, the Senate has 30 days to hold a confirmation hearing. Lawmakers have not yet decided on a date.