Kahn’s lifetime appointment to the New York-based federal appellate court opens up a vacancy on the Connecticut Supreme Court.
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CT Supreme Court leans on lawmakers to produce congressional districts map
The Connecticut Supreme Court gave the legislature’s Reapportionment Commission until noon on Dec. 21 to produce a congressional district map.
Once controversial, Justice Andrew McDonald backed for reappointment to CT’s high court
Blocked as chief justice, Andrew J. McDonald is a shoo-in for another term as a Supreme Court justice.
On New Year’s Eve, high court says Lamont’s COVID bar closures are constitutional
The ruling came in response to a challenge filed in June by the owner of a small pub in Milford.
Conn. Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling in Bridgeport mayoral suit
The decision ends a months-long legal battle between three voters and the City of Bridgeport over absentee ballots.
Justice Robert I. Berdon, Connecticut’s great dissenter, dies at 89
Justice Robert I. Berdon was known for his keen legal scholarship, soft-spoken manner and dissenting opinions that were frequent and occasionally caustic.
State says pols missed deadline to have their day in court
Did two Republicans, Joe Markley and Rob Sampson, miss a deadline for raising a free-speech issue?
Sandy Hook reversal could put gunmakers under microscope
Lawyers for families in the Sandy Hook tragedy hope a Connecticut Supreme Court decision opens the firearm industry to unprecedented scrutiny of how it came to make the AR-15 the most popular rifle in the U.S.
Former DCF Commissioner Katz takes new job at Shipman & Goodwin
Joette Katz Joette Katz, the former commissioner of the Department of Children and Families and the former Connecticut Associate Supreme Court Justice, has taken a job with the prominent Hartford law firm, Shipman & Goodwin LLP. Katz, who served eight years as commissioner and almost two decades on the state Supreme Court, will work with […]
Malloy nominates Richard A. Robinson as chief justice
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday nominated Associate Justice Richard A. Robinson of Stamford to become chief justice of the Supreme Court, tapping a nominee first appointed as a lower-court judge by a Republican. If confirmed by the legislature, Robinson would be the first African-American leader of the state’s highest court.
House sends McDonald nomination to an unwelcoming Senate
By a single vote on Monday, the House of Representatives endorsed the confirmation of Andrew J. McDonald as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. His nomination goes to the Senate, where Republicans seem poised to block the promotion of the state’s first openly gay justice over issues the GOP says have nothing to do with sexual orientation.
Slossberg recuses herself from McDonald confirmation vote
Sen. Gayle Slossberg has recused herself from voting on the nomination of Andrew J. McDonald for chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court — a move that could weaken McDonald’s chances of confirmation.
Malloy names Mullins, Kahn to Supreme Court
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made Wednesday what are likely to be his last nominations to a Supreme Court already dominated by his appointees, nominating Judges Raheem L. Mullins and Maria Araujo Kahn of the Appellate Court to the state’s highest court. William H. Bright Jr. was nominated to the Appellate Court.
Malloy picks Gregory D’Auria for state Supreme Court
Gregory T. D’Auria of Hebron, who oversees the appellate division of the attorney general’s office as solicitor general, was nominated Wednesday as a justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Supreme Court upholds Connecticut’s energy strategy
The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a legal challenge by oil dealers to a comprehensive energy strategy Connecticut adopted in 2013 to encourage a greater reliance on natural gas by residential and commercial customers.