State Senate confirms Robinson as CT Supreme Court chief justice

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The state Senate confirmed Richard Robinson, of Stratford, as chief justice of the state Supreme Court today.

The confirmation makes Robinson the first black chief justice in state history.

The nomination passed by a vote of 36-0. It had already passed in the House of Representatives Monday.

“The approval of Justice Robinson to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Court no doubt makes history in Connecticut, and I wish him the best in his duties leading the judicial branch,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement. “Through my own relationship with Justice Robinson when we worked together for the city of Stamford, I personally witnessed a man who not only showed dedication to his public service responsibilities, but also had a passion toward building a stronger, fairer society for all.  I am proud to congratulate him on this immense honor today.”

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