Battle Lines. They have been drawn in the fight over Hector LaSalle. Hochul’s nominee will undergo questioning today by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The exchange is likely to be heated. The Governor’s candidate has come under fire from the political left. They claim that LaSalle is too conservative. They cite rulings that frame him as anti abortion and anti union. Women’s rights groups and organized labor have come out against him. In his defense Hochul has been calling in markers. She has enlisted the support of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. The heavy artillery has been called out. Battle Lines. The confrontation has far reaching implications for New York politics !!