Supreme Court will hear Bysiewicz case Tuesday

Five days before the Democratic state convention is to endorse a candidate for attorney general, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments over Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s qualifications for the office.

Oral arguments will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the state’s Supreme Court in Hartford. The Democratic convention begins Friday and will endorse candidates for the statewide constitutional offices Saturday.

Bysiewicz asked the court to expedite the case after the Connecticut Republican Party filed an appeal of Superior Court Judge Michael R. Sheldon’s ruling that Bysiewicz practiced law as secretary of the state and therefore has the minimum experience required to become attorney general.

“I am very pleased that the Supreme Court has granted my request to expedite this case so that we have a quick, clear and final decision prior to the Democratic State Convention. This news is good for both Democratic delegates to the State Convention and Connecticut voters who deserve a final decision and the opportunity to participate in our electoral process,” she said in an emailed statement.