The JI had a piece yesterday about judicial re-appointments, specifically the re-appointments of Peter Zarella and former Chief Justice William Sullivan. Connecticut judges are re-appointed every eight years.
As you probably remember, Zarella almost became chief justice but lost the post after it was revealed that Sullivan withheld a decision in order to make Zarella look better. Following the scandal the judicial branch received a housecleaning.
Both will probably be re-appointed, but I imagine the questions from the Judiciary committee at today’s hearing will be interesting.
Judge Resigns Rather Than Face Re-Appointment Hearing
CTNJ reports that Justice John Downey has elected to resign rather than face a re-appointment hearing. Downey had at one time refused to hear cases involving illegal immigrants.