New England News
8:36 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Conn. Supreme Court nominee up for hearing, vote

Credit Register Citizen Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state legislature's Judiciary Committee will be questioning former Stamford state Sen. Andrew McDonald about his nomination to the state Supreme Court.

The committee will hold a public hearing Monday on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nominations of McDonald and other judicial nominees. The panel is expected to vote afterward and send the nominations to the full legislature.

McDonald, who is now Malloy's legal counsel, would be the state's first openly gay appellate jurist if he is confirmed. The Democrat is the former co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

The socially conservative Family Institute of Connecticut is urging its supporters to oppose McDonald because of his support of same-sex marriage and a proposal that would have given lay members of the Roman Catholic Church more control over parish finances.

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