HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ George Jepsen, the Democratic candidate for Connecticut attorney general, is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his Republican opponent, Martha Dean, who is questioning whether he’s qualified for the job.
Jepsen’s legal team filed a brief on Thursday in Hartford Superior Court, claiming Dean has no legal standing for her lawsuit.
Dean, an Avon attorney, wants a judge to order Jepsen, a Stamford attorney, to prove that he’s qualified. Her lawsuit stems from a recent state Supreme Court opinion that spelled out why Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY’-suh-wits) was not able to be attorney general.
State law says candidates must be an active attorney for at least 10 years. Dean claims Jepsen may lack the necessary courtroom experience.
A hearing is scheduled for Friday in Hartford.
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