HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key legislative committee is expected to reconfirm Chase Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court, despite complaints from critics frustrated by their experiences with the state’s family, foreclosure and probate courts.
Both Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary Committee expressed strong support Friday for Rogers, who was nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a second, eight-year term. Her nomination would move to the full General Assembly.
Republican Sen. John Kissel called it a “blessing” to have Rogers oversee the Judicial Branch.
But Democratic Rep. Minnie Gonzalez questioned Rogers for about two hours, saying she wants everyone who uses the court system to be treated with respect.
Rogers agreed, pointing out how she’s taken steps to improve “access to justice” and make the courts more transparent.