Comments for: First female U.S. District judge: ‘I salute the women who came before me’

Posted May 03, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.
Last modified May 03, 2012, at 9:07 p.m.

PORTLAND | Nancy Torresen didn’t become the first female U.S. District judge in Maine on her own. “I didn’t get here by myself,” she said at her formal investiture ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse. “All the women in this room owe a debt to …

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  • Anonymous

    It will be nice when women finally get to do at least one thing of everything so we can stop hearing about this. She is qualified to do the job,  do it.

    • Anonymous

       It’s that kind of attitude that will keep them from being able to do “at least one thing of everything”.  Why shouldn’t we hear about this?  Good for her!  She is qualified for the job, and I’m sure she will do it.

      • Anonymous

        I did not say she was not qualified for the job. It is great that she got the job. As with any other job a PERSON is qualified. It is getting to be ancient history or at least it should be. The fact she is qualified and doing the job is more than suffiecient.

  • Anonymous

    I liked Condi Rices reply to a young woman who wanted to know who her female mentors were. She responded by saying  find someone anyone  that takes an interest in your career even a male. “After all when I was coming up there weren’t too many southern Alabama conservative black women that had an interest in Russian history and government.”

  • Anonymous

    Let us hope that the next federal judicial vacancy in Maine goes to one of those seven  distinguished public servants whom Gov. Baldacci got into the UME System, as detailed by those two investigative journalists today.  Why not the guy with just the high school diploma as a federal judge?

    • Anonymous

      Over qualified.

  • Celebrate another tool of the government, I think not.

  • Anonymous

    After reading the comments made on this post, I am enraged! Nancy Torreson is a smart, reasoned, hardworking, well-respected woman who has won the acclaim of many in the field of law! It IS too bad that women have not been able to attain this high position prior to this, but that has been the reality for women in the past and she should be congratulated that she was the first! Let’s hope many more follow her! Congratulations, Judge Torreson!

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