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Born: April 29, 1930 (age 87)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Judge

Bio: Solomon Wachtler is a lawyer and politician from New York. He was Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1985 to 1993. Known for the remark, A marriage license should not be viewed as a license for a husband to forcibly rape his wife with impunity, Wachtler was a key figure in making spousal rape a criminal offense.

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