A Superb Choice: Malloy Nominates Richard Robinson To The Supreme Court

Governor Malloy announced this afternoon that he is nominating Appellate Court Judge Richard A. Robinson to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the recent retirement of Justice Fleming Norcott, Jr..

I have argued before Judge Robinson many times since his elevation to the Appellate Court in 2007.  He is an outstanding jurist: always thoroughly prepared for oral argument, asks insightful questions, writes thoughtful opinions.  And he has a gentle demeanor which puts appellate advocates at ease, even when he is asking probing questions.  He will be a great addition to the Supreme Court.

Judge, soon to be Justice, Robinson will be the fourth African American to sit on the Supreme Court, following in the shoes of Justices Robert Glass, Lubbie Harper Jr. and Justice Norcott.

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