Statement from Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants
"Justice Kafker is a person of impeccable integrity and sound judgment who is widely admired in the judiciary and will prove to be a great Chief Justice of the Appeals Court. If confirmed, he will succeed Chief Justice Rapoza, who has served with distinction, dedication, and commitment."
Statement from Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza
"It has been a great honor to serve as a member of the Massachusetts judiciary for the last 23 years. In particular, during my nine years as Chief Justice of the Appeals Court it has been truly rewarding to work alongside our dedicated justices and staff. Justice Scott L. Kafker is an exceptional jurist and I am pleased that he has been nominated to serve as my successor. I believe the Appeals Court will be in good hands."
Appeals Court Justice Scott L. Kafker biography and photo