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.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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