Governor Malloy has nominated Appellate Court Judge Carmen Espinosa as a member of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Judge Espinosa, first named to the Superior Court in 1992, was sworn in as an Appellate Court Judge in 2011. She was the first Hispanic to sit on both those courts, and would be the first Hispanic on the State Supreme Court.

She is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, has a master’s from Brown, and received her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. She served as an FBI agent and a federal prosecutor,

Governor Malloy said she is “among our state’s most respected jurists.” Judge Espinosa said she hopes her nomination serves as an example to young Hispanic children that “anything is possible if they stay in school and use education as the bridge to success.


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