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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:11 PM

Death threat prompts security for Albany-based judge

ALBANY Police are guarding the home of one of the region's most prominent judges after he received a death threat that authorities deem genuine.

Office of Court Administration spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed Wednesday that it was responding to "what we believe to be a credible threat" against state Supreme Court Judge Thomas Breslin.

"All appropriate security measures are being taken by local, state and federal law enforcement as we continue to investigate that threat," Chalfen said.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple confirmed the heightened police presence in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood is aimed at protecting a judge's home.

Read more: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Death-threat-prompts-security-for-Albany-based-12716627.php

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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:14 PM

1. Would this judge have any role in a future Trump trial?

And did the threat come with a Russian accent?

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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:50 AM

2. That's extremely unlikely.


The article describes him as a "state Supreme Court Judge" but you have to remember that, in New York, the term "Supreme Court" is perversely used to describe the trial court, not the highest appellate court.

Justice Breslin serves on the Supreme Court, Albany County, which means he would sit on cases originating in Albany County. Any criminal action against Trump would likely be brought in New York County (i.e., Manhattan).

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