Robinson was nominated by President Joe Biden in August during his sixth round of recommendations. The White House said in its news release
at the time of her nomination that Biden’s nominations are part of a larger effort to “fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country — both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds.”
Robinson, a graduate of University of Chicago Law School, practiced family law, personal injury, employment law, and workers’ compensation, as well as worked pro bono on issues geared toward advancing LGBTQ+ rights
in Vermont, according to the White House.
Lambda Legal, an LGBTQ legal advocacy group, applauded Robinson’s confirmation Monday.
“Judge Robinson’s extraordinary professional expertise makes her well qualified for this important position and her confirmation as the first openly lesbian judge to a federal appeals court seat is cause for celebration for our community,” Sharon McGowan, chief strategy officer for Lambda Legal, said in a statement.