Ruth Abrams

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Ruth Abrams (born 1930) was the first female justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, where she served from 1978 to 2000, and the first female appellate justice in Massachusetts.[1]

On January 26, 1992 she was arrested for shoplifting a wallet in Filene's Bargain Basement. She identified herself as an attorney. When booked she revealed that she was a judge and the store dropped charges. url=http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1992/Reports-Shoplifting-Charge-Against-Justice-Dropped-After-She-Reveals-Her-Job/id-74845d39e8ba2dad5de9271378fbbbf4%7Ctitle=Reports: Shoplifting Charge Against Justice Dropped After She Reveals Her Job|last=|first=|date=January 28, 1992|website=www.apnewsarchive.com |archiveurl=http://archive.is/GjFOm |archivedate=2017-03-31 |deadurl=no |access-date=2017-03-31}}</ref> Notes

  1. ^ Jewish Women's Archive: "Ruth Abrams", accessed April 4, 2011

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Paul Reardon
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1977–2000
Succeeded by
Robert J. Cordy


  1. ^ "Reports: Shoplifting Charge Against Justice Dropped After She Reveals Her Job". www.apnewsarchive.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31.