Nominee Known For Handling 'Difficult Situations'
At the time, judicial observers named Robinson as a possible front runner. 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 Bell, 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."•