How wonderful is this and after researching the background of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam I became more impressed. The Appeals Court has an awesome responsibility of assessing the legality of the cases presented and to either affirm the decision of the lower courts or return them for re-trial. As I learn more about the Criminal Justice System by reading and viewing panel discussions by authors like Michelle Alexander and viewing lectures by Bryan Stevenson re: the maze inherent in this system and the many inequities; a judge with her history, stature and equanimity is sorely needed.
Shared this article from the Atlanta News and kudos to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who nominated Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam to serve on the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court..
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