- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new chief judge of the District of Columbia’s highest court is set to be sworn in.

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby will take over as chief judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals at a ceremony on Friday. The man she is replacing, Chief Judge Eric Washington, will preside over the ceremony. Washington is stepping down.

Blackburne-Rigsby has been a judge on the appeals court since 2006, when she was appointed by then-president George W. Bush. She previously served as a D.C. Superior Court judge for six years and a magistrate judge for five years. She is a graduate of Duke University and earned her law degree from Howard University.

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