The Criminal Justice Commission met on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the Office of the Chief State's Attorney in Rocky Hill for the purpose of interviewing five candidates for the appointment of Deputy Assistant State's Attorney for the New Haven Judicial District - Habeas Matters and any other business.
The following members were present: Justice Richard N. Palmer, Chairman, Judge Thomas A. Bishop, Attorney Maura H. Horan, Attorney Garrett M. Moore, Attorney Ann G. Taylor, Attorney Alfred A. Turco and Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane. Also present were Michael Dearington, State's Attorney, and Patricia A. Alston, the Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist.
The meeting, open to the public, commenced at approximately 2:05 p.m. A motion was made by Attorney Taylor to accept the minutes of the July 16, 2009, meeting. The motion was seconded by Attorney Horan and approved unanimously. A discussion ensued regarding future vacancies to be filled and possible meetings.
At 2:22 p.m., the Commission then took up the vacancy of the Deputy Assistant State's Attorney for the New Haven Judicial District - Habeas Matters and interviewed the following attorneys: David Clifton, Monica Fanesi, Sean McGuinness, Karen Roberg and Elizabeth Tanaka.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Attorney Turco moved that the Commission go into executive session to discuss the appointment of the above-mentioned position. The motion was seconded by Attorney Horan and passed unanimously.
Following the executive session, the Commission resumed its public meeting at approximately 4:40 p.m.
Attorney Turco moved that Attorney David Clifton be appointed Deputy Assistant State's Attorney for the New Haven Judicial District - Habeas Matters. The motion was seconded by Attorney Horan and passed unanimously.
At approximately 4:45 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.
Kevin T. Kane, Esq.
Criminal Justice Commission