Panel To Seek Judge Bias

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A new subcommittee of the Connecticut Judicial Branch will be looking into how to better evaluate the state’s judges for potential bias.
The subcommittee on bias of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Program Advisory Panel is set to meet for the first time at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Superior Court operations building in Wethersfield.
Judge Robert Devlin Jr. says the subpanel will look at a voluntary judge evaluation questionnaire that’s filled out by lawyers and jurors to see if sections on potential bias problems can be improved. That questionnaire is used for periodic judge evaluations.
Devlin is the chairman of the 11-member subcommittee, which includes judges and lawyers including Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane and Chief Public Defender Susan Storey and expects to present its recommendations in the fall.

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