- Associated Press - Thursday, December 5, 2019


A 20-year veteran of the Vermont judiciary will become the next associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court, Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday.

Superior Court Judge William Cohen will replace Associate Justice Marilyn Skoglund, who retired in September. Cohen will be sworn in later this month.

“We entrust members of our state’s highest court with upholding our Constitution and laws, being fair minded, committed and just,” Scott, a Republican, said in a statement. “”Bill understands the needs of Vermonters as well as the challenges facing the judiciary and the justice system.”

Cohen, a Rutland native, graduated from Rutland High School in 1975. He received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a law degree from the Vermont Law School.

“It has been my privilege to be a Vermont trial judge for the past 20 years and I will continue to work towards providing equal justice to all Vermonters as a member of the Vermont Supreme Court,” Cohen said in the statement.

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