NEWS: Sanders Statement on the Confirmation of Vermont Justice Beth Robinson to the Federal Court

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Monday issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

“I want to congratulate Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson for her momentous confirmation today to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. For more than a decade, Justice Robinson has worked tirelessly in service of the people of Vermont and I know she will bring that same dedication to the federal court, along with a strong commitment to equality and dignity.

“More than qualified, Justice Robinson has built a distinguished career based on impartiality and fair application of the law. She treats people with respect and compassion, and understands the duty of the court to provide equitable justice. Due in no small part to her hard work and commitment, Vermont has led the country in advancing marriage equality and LGBTQ rights.

“Congratulations, Justice Robinson, and thank you for your continued service. I know you will make Vermont proud and will be an excellent addition to the federal bench.”