Obama nominates N.H. counsel to federal bench

Victor Bolden

City of New Haven

Victor Bolden

President Obama on Friday nominated Victor Bolden, a former top NAACP lawyer who has been the corporation counsel in New Haven since 2009, as a U.S. District Court judge.

Bolden, 49, of New Haven was general counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund from 2005 to 2009 and was assistant counsel from 1994 to 2000. In between those stints, he worked at the New Haven firm of Wiggin & Dana.

 He began his legal career at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, where he was a staff attorney from 1990 to 1994 and as a Marvin Karpatkin Fellow from 1989 to 1990.  Bolden received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1989 and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1986.

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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