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AG Eric Holder lauds new NYS high court judge

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says New York's newest Court of Appeals judge has a sharp wit matched by a serious side.
    
Holder and Sheila Abdus-Salaam attended Columbia Law School together in the 1970s. He attended her swearing in Thursday in Albany.

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

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy also made remarks at the swearing in.

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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