Governor Shumlin taps Beth Robinson to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Beth Robinson to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court. An attorney with nearly two decades of experience practicing law in Vermont, Robinson is also a  widely respected civil rights advocate whose work to secure marriage equality rights in Vermont earned wide national recognition. Robinson will replace Justice Denise Johnson, who is retiring.   Robinson practiced law for 18 years at Langrock Sperry & Wool in Middlebury and Burlington, with a civil practice that included workers’ compensation, family law, employment law, negligence and injury cases. She served as co-counsel in the case of Baker versus Vermont, the landmark case that led to Vermont’s passage of a first-in-the-nation civil union law, and led the successful quest for full marriage equality for same-sex couples in Vermont.  ‘I am proud to appoint Beth Robinson to the Supreme Court,’ the governor said. ‘Beth’s strong legal background, experience with crafting legislation at the State House and commitment to the equal rights of all Vermonters will make her an exceptional justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. While I am thrilled to see Beth go to the Court and believe her to be the best qualified of an extraordinary pool of candidates, I am also sad to lose Beth as my legal counsel. In addition to depending on Beth’s sound legal advice, it is a pleasure to work with her every day.” Robinson added, ‘I’m humbled by the confidence that Governor Shumlin has placed in me, and deeply grateful both for the opportunity I’ve had to serve his administration these past 10 months, and for the chance to serve Vermont’s judiciary in the years to come.’  Robinson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1989.    According to the Vermont Superme Court Web site, Denise R. Johnson was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (A.B., 1969); the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1974); and the University of Virginia School of Law (LLM, 1995). She taught at the Vermont Law School, 1978-79; served as an Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Public Protection Division, 1980-88; served as chair, Vermont Human Rights Commission, 1988-1990. Appointed Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, December 3, 1990, by Governor Kunin.Governor’s office. 10.18.2011last_img read more

KRC continues rich IMCA awards program

first_imgLOCKWOOD, Mo. – Drivers in all eight IMCA divisions earn shares of a lucrative Kluhsman Rac­ing Components awards program again this season.The Lockwood, Mo., manufacturer and 21-year IMCA sponsor is again part of national decal pro­grams for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods, giving $75 product certificates to top 10 drivers in final national point standings for each division.Product certificates of the same value go to top three drivers in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds, and to top three drivers in national standings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts.SportMod drivers must display two KRC decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares and post-season contingencies. All Kluhsman Racing Components certificates will be pre­sented during the national awards ban­quet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.“We appreciate every IMCA driver who supports KRC during the season and at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s,” said company owner Mel Kluhsman. “We’ll give more than $3,000 worth of product awards to the top four Modified finishers and Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact champions competing with two KRC decals on their race car.”Information about KRC-made products is avail­able by calling 800 814-5745 and at the www.krcracing.com web­site.“KRC has put together a unique program that targets every IMCA division and literally every racer in the country,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We have worked with Mel and his team for a long time and consider them some of the best in the industry at what they do.”last_img read more