Senate OKs 2nd Woman Ever For Northern NY Bench

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday approved the appointment of civil litigator Mae D'Agostino as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, making her the sole woman on the bench.

The Senate voted 88-0 to confirm D'Agostino's nomination, making her only the second female jurist to serve there.

Her champion in the Senate, New York Democrat Charles Schumer, called her a “bold trailblazer” who would make an even-handed judge.

“Today is an outstanding day, as a qualified, capable and brilliant...
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