The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s nominee to be Connecticut’s next chief justice by a one-vote margin. State Supreme Court Associate Justice Andrew McDonald’s nomination now goes to the State Senate.
Governor Dannel Malloy warned on Thursday that the independence of the state’s judiciary might be in jeopardy if his nominee to be Connecticut chief justice fails to win Senate confirmation. The State Senate is likely to vote on the nomination of Justice Andrew McDonald on Monday.
On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy nominated Gregory D’Auria, a veteran attorney in the state's Attorney General’s Office to serve as an associate justice on the Connecticut Supreme Court.