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Statement From A.G. Schneiderman

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2017

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STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

The passing of Justice Abdus-Salaam is an enormous loss for New York, our judiciary, and all who knew, respected, and loved her.

Justice Abdus-Salaam was not simply a trailblazer as the first Muslim female judge in the United States and the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals. During her time on the bench, Justice Abdus-Salaam earned the respect of all who appeared before her as a thoughtful, thorough, and fair jurist.

I join all those who knew Justice Abdus-Salaam in mourning this terrible loss.