Judicial Re-appointments

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.

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