Bloomberg Law
Nov. 1, 2021, 10:30 PMUpdated: Nov. 1, 2021, 11:47 PM

Historic LGBT Confirmation Gives Biden Second Circuit Flip (2)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The Senate confirmed Beth Robinson to the New York-based federal appeals court, marking an LGBT first and giving the court a majority of Democratic appointees.

The Democratic-led Senate voted 51-45 to confirm Robinson to a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday.

That makes her the first openly LGBT woman to serve as a federal appellate judge, according to the White House. Robinson already made history as the first openly LGBT Vermont Supreme Court justice, where she served since 2011.

The vote also “flips” the circuit back to a Democratic-appointee lean, which is ...

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