One of NY’s most senior judges barred from courthouse over COVID-19 vaccine

One of the state’s most senior judges has refused to get vaccinated or seek a medical exemption — and can no longer enter the courthouse, The Post has learned.

Associate Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera is the only state jurist out of a total of approximately 1,300 who declined the jab and failed to apply for a medical or religious waiver.

The Columbia University School of Law graduate was barred from entering any court facilities — including her chambers — beginning Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. when the state Unified Court System’s vaccine mandate went into effect for all staffers.

“Currently, there is only one state-paid judge

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