As the newest judge on the Second Circuit, William Nardini will hear appeals from Connecticut, New York and Vermont.
Trump nominated William Nardini to fill an opening on the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and tapped Barbara Jongbloed, to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for Connecticut.
His experience as a prosecutor and litigator gives him great experience for the job, while Donald Trump gave the senator a focus.
There’s a fight over nominees to the court that hears Connecticut appeals and the state is involved in 20 federal lawsuits against the Trump administration .
A hearing today on the confirmation of Justice Andrew J. McDonald as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court comes as politicians, lawyers and advocates debate the question of how ideology and partisanship should be balanced against questions of intellect, competence and integrity in evaluating fitness for the bench.
Toxic marriages, epic custody fights and an inner-city lawmaker’s willingness to antagonize colleagues and dress down family court judges seeking reappointment came together this week in an extraordinarily raw day of judicial confirmation hearings at the General Assembly.
With Justice Peter T. Zarella retiring in December and Justice Dennis G. Eveleigh reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 next October, the Connecticut Supreme Court soon will be dominated by appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. After filling no vacancies for more than a year, Malloy is considering nominees for the trial, Appellate and Supreme courts.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday morning resubmitted the names of four judicial nominees whom the General Assembly failed to confirm in the 2015 session that ended at midnight Wednesday.
Beneath the struggle to pass a budget Tuesday, a fight that cast a shadow over everything and everyone in the State Capitol, were the myriad small dramas endemic to every session finale, when sleep-deprived lobbyists and legislators crash against the hard adjournment deadline of midnight Wednesday.
Thirty percent of the 47 judges Malloy has nominated to the Superior Court since taking office in 2011 have been minorities, twice the percentage of those named by his two immediate predecessors. His latest group of nominees is up for confirmation by the General Assembly.
The first of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second-term nominees to the Superior Court are Alice A. Bruno of New Britain, John B. Farley of West Hartford, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington and Edward T. Krumeich II of Greenwich.
The Connecticut legislature Friday ignored an NRA campaign to block the judicial nomination of a former legislator who co-sponsored the post-Newtown gun controls, voting overwhelmingly to confirm Auden C. Grogins of Bridgeport as a judge of the Superior Court.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Rep. Auden Grogins, D-Bridgeport, as a Superior Court judge Friday, creating a second vacancy in the city’s legislative delegation: Sen. Andres Ayala Jr. is becoming the governor’s new motor vehicles commissioner.
A man who spent two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit is among Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s choices for the Board of Pardons and Paroles, one of four judicial and five board nominations announced Wednesday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 16 Superior Court and two Appellate Court judges Friday, the largest and possibly last class of judicial nominees of the Democratic governor’s first term.