House votes unanimously to confirm first Hispanic justice

The House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Carmen Espinosas as the first Hispanic justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Espinosa, 63, is a former FBI agent, federal prosecutor and judge of the state’s two lower courts.

Espinosa would succeed Justice C. Ian McLachlan, who has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. She currently serves on the Appellate Court.