U.S. Supreme Court Justice celebrates Brooklyn portrait unveiling
A packed Brooklyn federal courtroom welcomed an esteemed visitor as a new judicial portrait was unveiled for placement on the courthouse walls.
Friends, family and colleagues gathered this past Friday in the ceremonial courtroom of the Eastern District Courthouse in Brooklyn Heights to celebrate the portrait hanging of senior federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis.
Garaufis, a member of the Brooklyn federal bench since 2000, began his senior status term in October 2014.
“We revere our seniors,” said Chief Judge Carol Amon, noting that other federal districts wait until the passing of a judge to memorialize him in painted portrait.