Vt. Gov Nominates Robinson to Supreme Court (The Washington Examiner)

As Homecoming approaches, Dartmouth College is busy preparing to celebrate its alumni. Now it has one more reason: Beth Robinson ’86 has been nominated for the Vermont Supreme Court.

Robinson’s confirmation is widely considered a sure thing, The Washington Examiner reports.

Currently general counsel to the state’s governor, Robinson has 18 years of experience as a lawyer.  She was on the legal team that represented three same-sex couples in front of the state Supreme Court in 1999; the court’s decision in that case eventually led to Vermont becoming the first state to allow gays and lesbians to enter into civil unions.

“Beth’s strong legal background, experience with crafting legislation at the Statehouse and commitment to the equal rights of all Vermonters will make her an exceptional justice on the Vermont Supreme Court,” Gov. Peter Shumlin said.

Read the full story, published by The Washington Examiner on 10/18/11.