Tish James, New York’s New Attorney General

Letitia James takes the oath of office from former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, while former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields holds the Bible for her.
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Though former Public Advocate Letitia James officially took office as New York’s attorney general on January 1, it was at an inauguration packed with political heavy hitters at John Jay College the following Sunday that the Brooklyn Democrat reveled in public celebration of her November victory. In a contest where just six months before everyone expected Eric Schneiderman to be seeking a third term — prior to his abrupt resignation in a sex scandal in May — James, who just one year earlier was elected to a second term as public advocate, won nearly 60 percent of the vote.

Former Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
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Hazel Dukes, the former national president of the NAACP.
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Attorney General Letitia James addresses the crowd at John Jay College on January 6.
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The Red Ribbon Dance troupe from the New York Chinese Cultural Center.
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Singers from the Harlem School of the Arts.
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Senator Chuck Schumer, who is the Senate minority leader.
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Brooklyn Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Democratic House leadership team.
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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
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James receives a congratulatory hug and kiss from gay activist Jay W. Walker.
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