The Senate on Monday confirmed Beth Robinson to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, making her the first out LGBTQ woman to serve on any federal circuit court, according to the White House.
Robinson, 56, has served as an associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court since 2011. Previous coverage available here.
She was among President Biden's sixth round of judicial nominees in August. She has been an associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court since 2011 and is well-known in the state for her earlier work as a lawyer in the landmark case that effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the state.
Robinson received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. At the start of her career, she clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and as an associate at a D.C. firm focused on white-collar criminal defense.