Sol Wachtler, the former chief judge of New York’s Court of Appeals, has been reinstated to practice law in New York by a unanimous Appellate Division, 2nd Department panel.

In a simple, one-page decision, the panel granted the motion filed by Wachtler, 77, who served on the state’s high court from 1972 until three days after his arrest in 1992 for harassing his ex-girlfriend, Joy Silverman.

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