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Associate Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam (New York State Unified Court System photo) Associate Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam (New York State Unified Court System photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to serve on the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.

Abdus-Salaam, 60, currently serves as an associate justice of the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court.

"As one of our state's most respected and experienced jurists, Justice Abdus-Salaam will bring a wealth of judicial and legal expertise to the New York State Court of Appeals," Cuomo said in a statement. "Justice Abdus-Salaam's respect for the law and commitment to making New York a more just place to live will continue to benefit all New Yorkers, and I am pleased to send her nomination to the State Senate."

If confirmed, Abdus-Salaam would be the first African-American woman to sit on the Court of Appeals.

A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School, Abdus-Salaam has served as general counsel in the New York City Office of Labor Services, an assistant attorney general, a Civil Court judge, and a Supreme Court justice.

In 2009, Gov. David Paterson elevated Abdus-Salaam to the Appellate Division.

Abdus-Salaam said in a statement that she was honored to be nominated.

"Throughout my legal career, I have sought to uphold the laws of our state and treat all those who appear before me fairly and with respect and dignity," she said. "This nomination presents me with an opportunity to continue to serve New Yorkers and advocate for justice and fairness here in New York State."

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