Eric Holder in Albany for swearing in of NY top judge


From the AP:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to attend today’s swearing in of the newest justice on New York’s highest court.

Holder and Sheila Abdus-Salaam attended Columbia Law School together in the 1970s. She’ll be sworn in at noon in Albany.

Abdus-Salaam becomes the first black woman on the seven-member court.

The 60-year-old Abdus-Salaam was elected to trial-level state Supreme Court in 1993 and re-elected in 2007. She joined the state’s midlevel Appellate Division court in Manhattan in 2009.

A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia, she worked for East Brooklyn Legal Services Corp., the state attorney general and New York City Office of Labor Services. She was also a judge on New York City’s Civil Court.


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  1. . . . a very nice gesture from Attorney General Eric Holder! And, if anyone disagree with My Comment. . . Please know that why need to be angry all the time? Trust Me! You may not be the only one that thinks that this World left you behind!

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