Au Revoir Morgenthau: D.A. to Retire
Attention must now turn to Leslie Crocker Snyder, the zealous former assistant prosecutor, state supreme court justice, and Morgenthau opponent who is expected to contend again for the office. The police unions seem to like her, though she has recently reversed her support of the death penalty; she likes Bloomberg; though no fan of the Rockefeller drug laws, she worries that their reform may lead to exoneration of dangerous criminals; she has served as a Law & Order script consultant. New York magazine has profiled her approvingly.
Named by Liz Benjamin among other likely contenders are Cyrus Vance Jr., Richard Aborn, and Morgenthau's Jack McCoy, Dan Castleman.