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Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud Judiciary Committee Approval Of Victor Bolden To Be 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 Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Victor Bolden to be a United States District Court Judge by a vote of 10-8. Bolden’s nomination now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

“Victor Bolden has dedicated his legal career to public service, and he will be a fair and honorable judge. Whether faithfully protecting the citizens of New Haven, or ensuring the promise of equal education for our nation’s children and college students, he has proven time and time again his courage, compassion and skill as an attorney. He possesses the qualities we believe epitomize a great judge. He has a strong commitment to the rule of law and a keen intellect. We hope and expect his nomination will receive prompt consideration from the full Senate.”

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.

Senator Blumenthal is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.