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Heated Debate on Judicial Nominees

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The typically routine process of confirming state judges turned into a testy debate Friday about Connecticut’s system for awarding judicial pensions worth about $100,000 a year. Lawmakers in both the Senate […]



Connecticut Judges To Get First Pay Raise In 6 Years

State judges will be getting their first pay raise in six years under the new two-year budget approved by the legislature.


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Conn. Superior Court Nominee Tied To Pyramid Scheme Case Sworn In

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has delivered the oath of office to 15 Connecticut superior court judges, including a Bradford attorney who was a figure in a criminal case involving a pyramid scheme.


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Governor Nominates 15 To Superior Court, One To Appellate

Governor Malloy has made 16 judicial nominations — one to the Connecticut Appellate Court and 15 others to the Superior Court.


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Federal Courts In Connecticut To Get Help From Out-Of-State Judges

Connecticut’s top federal judge is enlisting help from out-of-state colleagues to preside over a backlog of civil cases created by a shortage of U.S. District judges.


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New Panel To Review Judges’ Pay

Connecticut will soon undertake a review of the compensation of state judges, whose pay level has declined to 45th in the country when adjusted for cost of living after five years of no salary increases.


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Panel To Seek Judge Bias

A new subcommittee of the Connecticut Judicial Branch will be looking into how to better evaluate the state’s judges for potential bias.


Lawmaker Proposes No Reappointment for Judges who Don't Take Furlough

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A state lawmaker is proposing an ultimatum to judges who choose not to take unpaid days off: No furlough days, no reappointment. Democratic Rep. Zeke Zalaski of Southington said in a […]