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

Kompany signs new City deal

first_img “When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey,” Kompany said on the club’s website. “This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together. “Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead. “There are so many new landmarks and records to chase and I hope signing this new contract is taken as a statement of intent that I want to keep fighting for trophies for this special club.” “We have a common goal and so much to look forward to – a family of clubs, the opening of City Football Academy, exciting players coming through our youth system – why would I go anywhere else?” The Belgium international joined City from Hamburg as a 22-year-old in 2008, ahead of the club’s takeover by Sheikh Mansour, and once he had established himself as a central defender rather than midfield option, he quickly emerged as a leading player in a side which has been transformed in the years since. He was appointed City captain in the summer of 2011, and helped the club to the Premier League title in his first full season wearing the armband – his memorable headed goal in the 1-0 win over rivals Manchester United proving one of the pivotal moments of a dramatic run-in. Kompany has made more than 240 appearances for City in all competitions. A day after David Silva extended his stay, and following on from Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov, the 28-year-old Kompany signed a five-year contract. Should he see it through to its conclusion, Kompany will have been with the club for 11 years. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has become the latest member of the Barclays Premier League-winning squad to commit his future to the club with a new long-term deal. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more