Bloomberg Law
Aug. 5, 2021, 2:20 PMUpdated: Aug. 5, 2021, 10:30 PM

Biden’s New Second Circuit Pick Would Be LGBT First (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

A Vermont judge who would be the first openly LGBT woman to serve on a federal appeals court is among President Joe Biden’s latest judicial nominees.

Justice Beth Robinson is ticketed for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, according to the newest list of judicial nominees released by the White House on Thursday and sent to the Senate. She’s the first openly LGBT judge on the Vermont Supreme Court.

Also on the list was employment lawyer Charlotte Sweeney, who Biden nominated for the District of Colorado. Sweeney would be the first openly LGBT U.S. judge in the ...

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