Judge Sterling Johnson Jr., who ruled over Brooklyn federal court for 30 years, dies at 88


Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr., who presided over thousands of cases during his 31-year tenure as a District Judge in Brooklyn federal court, passed away on Oct. 10 at age 88, the court announced on Wednesday.

“I was heartbroken to learn that Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. passed away this evening,” said Senator Chuck Schumer in an Oct. 10 statement. “He was a lion of Brooklyn. A dedicated public servant, few have left as indelible a mark on the legal landscape of New York as Judge Johnson. I will miss his friendship and wisdom deeply.”