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Those words took Cynthia D. Kinser all the way from Pennington Gap (population: 1,781) to the other side of the world and the country of India. They took her from a cattle farm to the Virginia Supreme Court. They took her from her local 4-H Club to a decided slot in the history books as the first female chief justice of Virginia's Supreme Court.
Kinser's journey from a cattle farm to the state's highest court is as interesting as the role she ultimately achieved when she became chief justice in 2011. She didn't come from a family of lawyers. Her mother taught home ec, and her father was a library administrator, and they lived on the family farm. Pennington Gap is hardly a hotspot of the world. It is a speck on the farthest corner of the Virginia map. It is located in what they call "the far southwest" in Lee County. With a good pair of hiking boots on, you could walk to the Kentucky border.