WASHINGTON – A legislative bill naming the new federal courthouse in Buffalo after Robert H. Jackson was signed Friday by President Barrack Obama, less than two weeks after it passed in the Senate.
First introduced by Congressman Brian Higgins last fall, the bill passed the House of Representatives in July. Chief Judge William Skretny gave his endorsement, referring to Jackson as “the most distinguished jurist and most acclaimed legal mind to come out of the Western District.”
The bill subsequently received support from Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who championed the bill before the senate.
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