Geraldine S. Hines is a justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She was nominated by Governor Deval Patrick on June 13, 2014, to replace Justice Ralph D. Gants, who was elevated to chief justice. She was approved by the Governor's Council on July 9, and sworn in on July 31. Justices in Massachusetts serve until the age of 70. Hines is the first black female justice to join the court.
Hines was previously a judge on the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 2013 to 2014. She was nominated by Governor Patrick in January 2013. She succeeded James McHugh.
Hines earned her B.A. from Tougaloo College in 1968 and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1971.
- ↑ Gazettenet.com, "Geraldine Hines to join state’s highest court as first black justice," July 9, 2014
- ↑ Governor Deval Patrick, "Governor Patrick announces nomination of experienced jurist Geraldine S. Hines to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court," June 13, 2014
- ↑ Gavel Grab, "Historic Nomination Announced for Massachusetts High Court," June 16, 2014
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 West Roxbury Patch, "West Roxbury's Elizabeth Heffernan Judicial District Court Nominee," January 6, 2013 (dead link)