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Governor Dannel Malloy swore-in the largest class of new Superior Court judges in Connecticut’s history on Thursday. The sixteen member class is also among the most diverse.

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Voters in New York approved a referendum on Tuesday to expand casino gambling in the state and rejected a referendum to allow judges to serve until age 80.  Karen DeWitt reports that both are wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.


A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot in New York would raise the retirement age for some state judges from 70 to age 80. Opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved. Supporters include the state's 68 year old chief judge Jonathan Lippmann, who says the law created in 1869 is an "anachronism".


A proposal on the November ballot in New York State to allow some judges to serve until they are 80 years old is not drawing a lot of support, and one court expert says that’s a shame.