The Vermont Senate on Friday confirmed Superior Court Judge Nancy Waples, the first woman of color to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court. Waples, of Hinesburg, will replace Justice Beth Robinson, who was appointed by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Republican Gov. Phil Scott said in a statement that he was “thrilled” by the Senate confirmation of his appointment and looked forward to swearing her in in the coming days.