Newest Vermont Supreme Court Justice Is 1st Woman of Color to Serve on Bench
The Vermont Supreme Court made history Friday, with the swearing-in of its first-ever woman of color to serve as an associate justice. “It is an extraordinary honor,” Justice Nancy Waples said as she assumed her new role. The daughter of immigrants from China, Waples learned English at 9, and worked seven days a week in her family’s restaurant growing up,…
New Associate Justice on Vermont Supreme Court Breaks Barrier
History was made in Vermont, where Nancy Waples has become the first woman of color to serve on the state’s highest court.
Senate Confirms First Lesbian Judge to a Federal Appeals Court
Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson has been confirmed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, making her the first out lesbian to serve on any federal circuit court. The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robinson 51-45 on Monday after President Joe Biden nominated her in August. The 13 federal courts of appeals, or circuit courts, are the...