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Rowan Wilson Officially Takes Oath as NY’s First Black Chief Judge

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Rowan Wilson has been sworn in as the first Black chief judge in New York state. During his swearing-in ceremony, Governor Kathy Hochul expressed confidence that Wilson’s judicial track record would bring a new level of respect to the New York Court of Appeals. Hochul emphasized the importance of state courts balancing out the conservative U.S. Supreme Court, especially in regard to issues such as women’s rights and gun control. Wilson’s court will face important cases, including appeals and a redistricting issue that could determine the control of Congress in the future. His objective is to improve the lives of all New Yorkers and maintain a collegial relationship with other members of the state government.

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