By Lauren del Valle
Excerpt: "The death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to serve on New York state's highest court, has been ruled a suicide, the office of New York city's medical examiner said in a statement Wednesday.
Abdus-Salaam died from drowning in the Hudson River, the statement said.
Friends and colleagues described the judge as a trailblazer and pioneer.
Her life had also be