With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, left and Lt. Governor Bob Duffy, right in attendance Sheila Abdus-Salaam, left, was sworn in by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman as the first African-American woman judge of the New York State Court of Appeals June 20, 2013 in the Court of Appeals Chamber in Albany, N.Y.
Andrew Cuomo has tapped a veteran judge to serve on the state's highest court.
Cuomo says Feinman is a talented jurist dedicated to public service.
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The phone-in also included a video address from an Arizona man who said he was concerned about "racist Russophobia" in the US. He also criticized the USA for its involvement in other countries.
Cuomo announced the decision in an appearance on NY1 this afternoon.
Feinman, a Manhattan-based associate justice for the state Appellate Division, was one of seven finalists for the vacancy on the state Court of Appeals, the highest state court in NY. He was elected to the Supreme Court in New York County in 2007 and appointed to the Appellate Division (New York's midlevel appeals court) in 2012.
The Democratic governor praised Feinman's history on the bench, noting he worked his was up from a city civil court judge.
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Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting . President Trump paid a visit to Scalise Wednesday night, meeting with his family and sitting by the congressman's bedside.
If he's confirmed by the state Senate, Feinman would replace Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who died earlier this year in what police said was likely a suicide.
"I think it's long overdue that the court reflect the true diversity of the state and I think it is a great day for the court and the state", Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island), one of the group, said about Feinman's nomination. The circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery.
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Hodgkinson told the YMCA on Tuesday that he wanted to cancel his membership because he was moving, the YMCA said in a statement. James graduated Belleville West High School in 1968. "I didn't like him from the beginning", she said.
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