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Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud Confirmation Of Victor Bolden As United States District Court Judge

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today released the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Victor Bolden to be a United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut, by a vote of 49-46.

“Victor Bolden has dedicated his legal career to public service, and we are pleased that today the Senate confirmed him to be a United States District Court Judge. A thoughtful, skilled lawyer, Victor Bolden has fought to protect the rights of Connecticut residents and served his community. As lawyer for the City of New Haven, he has had to listen to and balance competing concerns. And he has done so with an open mind, a friendly demeanor, and rock solid respect for the letter and the spirit of the law. Victor Bolden is an individual of great character, and we know that he will be a fair and honorable judge.”

Victor Allen Bolden has served as the Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven since 2009.  He previously worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., serving as General Counsel from 2005 to 2009 and as Assistant Counsel from 1994 to 2000.  From 2000 to 2005, Bolden worked at the law firm Wiggin & Dana, where he handled a wide range of commercial litigation matters.  He began his legal career at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, where he worked as a Staff Attorney from 1990 to 1994 and as a Marvin Karpatkin Fellow from 1989 to 1990.  Bolden received his J.D. in 1989 from Harvard Law School and his A.B. in 1986 from Columbia University.