27 Sep Virginia Supreme Court appoints first female chief justice
On Wednesday, the investiture of Justice Cynthia Dinah Fannon Kinser will mark a historic moment in Virginia history. Justice Kinser is the first female chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court.
Appointed to the Supreme Court by former Governor George Allen in 1997, Kinser was elected chief justice in August 2010 and will formally assume the post this week. She succeeds Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr.
Kinser’s investiture will take place Wednesday afternoon at the Supreme Court Building in Richmond, Virginia. As chief justice, Kinser will supervise the administration of the state’s court system and the assignment of circuit court judges.
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