Appellate Court Judge Richard Robinson Nominated To Conn. Supreme Court
Another African-American jurist believed to be on the radar was Superior Court Judge Angela C. Robinson, a former Bridgeport lawyer and no relation to the Appellate Court judge.
"We anticipate that Governor Malloy will nominate an individual who not only has a deep understanding of the law, but one who has also shown commitment to equal access and fair play in our legal system," Genea O. Bell, the president of the George C. Crawford Black Bar Association, said in October. "It is our hope that the next justice will bring to the court a diversity of philosophy and perspective that reflects the growing racial and cultural diversity of Connecticut's population and legal community."
At the same time, Edward C. Lee, president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, said people of Asian-Pacific heritage are the fastest growing segment of the state and deserve to be represented, at some point, by an appellate-level judge.
Lee, who is president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, said the appointment of an Asian Pacific-American person to the Supreme Court would help the state's justice system better reflect the state's population. There are currently five APA judges on the Superior Court, but none in the appellate division, he said.
"The APA community have an estimated population of 157,000 in Connecticut and are the fastest growing minority population in the state," Lee said. "The APA community is too significant to be ignored, and it would be a boost to the Malloy administration if an APA is appointed as a Supreme Court justice."