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01/05/13 — Ericka James sworn in as new district court judge

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Ericka James sworn in as new district court judge

By John Joyce
Published in News on January 5, 2013 10:40 PM

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Ericka James places her hand on the Bible held by her husband, Ronald, while she takes the oath of office as district court judge Friday at the Wayne County Courthouse. Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones administered the oath. Mrs. James is the first black woman to sit on the 8th Judicial District bench.

There were three standing ovations on Friday. The first two were for the 8th Judicial District's first black female judge to be elected and sworn in, the Honorable Ericka Y. James. The third was for her husband, Ronald. Dignitaries...

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