The legislative Judiciary Committee on Monday validated Supreme courtroom Justice Andrew J. McDonald for a second eight-12 months time period on the state’s optimum court docket, despite a handful of bad Republican votes revealing lingering animosity from his failed nomination to develop into chief justice in 2018.
There turned into no debate over the fifty four-yr-old McDonald right through the committee’s digital hearing. however a few GOP lawmakers, together with two new members of the state condominium of Representatives, voted in opposition t him. Two others, Rep. Doug Dubitsky of Chaplin and Sen. Rob Sampson, who recently challenged Gov. Ned Lamont’s government orders within the excessive court docket, disqualified themselves.