Assistant U.S. attorney Leslie Abrams and DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross made history Tuesday when they were confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African-American women to serve as lifetime-appointed federal district court judges in Georgia.

Abrams, confirmed 100-0, will assume the post vacated by U.S. District Judge Louis Sands in the Middle District of Georgia in Albany. Sands took senior status in April.

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