Judge on top NY court, the first female Muslim judge in the US, is found dead in Hudson River–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

Updated: Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam of the New York Court of Appeals was found dead Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River after her husband had reported her missing.

Abdus-Salaam, 65, was the first female Muslim judge in the United States and the first female African-American to serve on New York’s top court, the New York Times reports. Several other publications have stories, including the Washington Post, the New York Daily News and the New York Law Journal(sub. req.).

Police reported no signs of trauma on the judge’s body and are treating the death as a suicide, according to the Times. The investigation was continuing, however.

Read entire report here…

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