Supreme Court Nominee Faces Hearing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Members of the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee are scheduled to question Appellate Court Judge Carmen Espinosa about her nomination to the Connecticut State Supreme Court.

A public hearing and committee vote on Espinosa’s nomination, as well as several other judicial nominees, was scheduled for Friday. It’s the first step in the confirmation process.

Nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the 63-year-old Espinosa would be the first Hispanic to serve on both the Appellate and Supreme Court. Malloy tapped Espinosa for the Appellate Court 21 months ago.

The General Assembly has already confirmed Malloy’s other appointment to the state’s highest court, former state Sen. Andrew McDonald.

A mother of three from Southington, Espinosa was first appointed to the state superior court in 1992.

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