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Deborah Batts

Deborah Batts (Getty Images)
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February 17, 2020 "Please accept my sincere condolences." - JE Sowell (Charlotte, NC)
February 13, 2020 "I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences."
February 11, 2020 "May Debbie's family find some comfort in this time of loss. She was a social justice warrior who will be missed." - Carolyn Grimstead (New York, NY)
February 10, 2020 "At some point during our first year of law school at Fordham a few of us had privately nicknamed Professor Batts "Debbie Deb". One day, one of the students was feeling particularly happy to see her and he blurted out "Debbie Deb!" Those of us within earshot froze...cringing internally...stunned that he had revealed our secret nickname. Next thing, Professor Batts' face was completely enveloped by that amazing smile of hers and, with that, the (no longer secret) name became official. She was as kind and inspirational as she was cool. And to me, she was the coolest professor ever. RIP Debbie Deb." - Laura Blackman (New Orleans, LA)
February 10, 2020 "Thank you so much for your trailblazing work. May love and comfort be with the family." - Clara
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Obituary for Deborah Batts
Deborah Batts was the nation’s first openly LGBTQ federal judge, who was set to oversee Michael Avenatti’s Stormy Daniels-related embezzlement trial....
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