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

Boys golf Bees get even with F-M Green, win 188-191

first_imgPompo shot 37, with Nate MacGregor stepping up for his best performance of the fall, a 38 to match the total of Glavin, and Petragnani clinching the win with a 39.Earlier in the week, B’ville had displayed this similar quality in a match against Liverpool, prevailing 188-204 over the Warriors as Petragnani went to the forefront with a 35. Glavin and Billy Guild both shot 38, with Pompo getting a 40 as Trey Ordway stepped up, his 42 matching Ianno.In the last week of the regular season, B’ville would meet F-M’s White team at Woodcrest on Wednesday after trying to avenge an earlier defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse Blue on Monday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaldwinsvilleBoys golf A week from now, the Baldwinsville boys golf team will return to Radisson Greens, intent on recapturing the Section III Class AA championship.The Bees will do so with far more confidence thanks to its 188-191 victory over previously undefeated Fayetteville-Manlius Green last Wednesday afternoon at Timber Banks.These teams had first met Aug. 29 at Woodcrest, and F-M Green prevailed 186-195, with both teams on relatively even terms except for the 33 scored by the Hornets’ Enzo Abruzzese.center_img Victor Ianno had scored 36 to lead the Bees, followed by 39s from Aidan Farmer and Alex Pompo. Tanner Glavin had a 40 and Anthony Petragnani added a 41 as, for F-M, Adam Butch had a37, with Velton Perry adding a 38 and 39s from Seth Bailey, Matt LaCombe and Mike Millimaci.. Having not lost since, the Hornets brought its deep roster to the rematch at Timber Banks, where the Bees would counter with its own well-balanced lineup.In the race for individual honors, Farmer shot an even-par 36, which Butch and Matt LaCombe, would match. Yet the Hornets would only have one other sub-40 total, a 39 from Heyman, and B’ville pounced.last_img read more