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Gov. Malloy Applauds House Vote to Confirm Justice Andrew McDonald as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court

Nomination Now Goes to the Senate for Consideration

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements applauding the vote in the House of Representatives to confirm Justice Andrew McDonald as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. Justice McDonald’s nomination now goes to the Senate for their consideration.

“Justice McDonald is a consummate jurist who has earned the respect of legal professionals across the state for his exceptional ability to understand, analyze, research, and evaluate legal issues,” Governor Malloy said. “He has a deep understanding of the role and the impact that the justice system has on the everyday lives of Connecticut residents, and the value of ensuring equality and fairness through the court’s many responsibilities. I am grateful that Justice McDonald has agreed to accept the challenge to serve as the lead Administrator for the judicial branch, and I am pleased that the House of Representatives has voted to confirm him. Justice McDonald’s nomination now moves forward to the Senate for their consideration. A consideration that should be based on a substantive and objective assessment of facts and not based upon a political calculation.”

“I applaud the House for their leadership,” Lt. Governor Wyman said. “Justice McDonald is a committed public servant and a trusted jurist – he is the right choice to lead the Court. I urge the Senate to follow suit and confirm his nomination.”

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