Baker nominates Kimberly Budd as chief justice

She would become first black woman to head SJC

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday nominated Associate Justice Kimberly S. Budd, the only person of color on the Supreme Judicial Court, to become chief justice — the highest judicial position in the state. If confirmed, Budd would become the first black woman to lead the court in its 328-year history, and only the second black(...)

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