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Governor Malloy Nominates Judges Bright, Kahn, and Mullins

Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connecticut Bar Association
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 UPDATE: Judges William Bright, Maria Kahn, and Raheem Mullins have been affirmatively approved by the Judiciary Committee as interim justices and judge to their respective courts.
 
On Wednesday, October 4, Governor Malloy announced his nominations of Judges Maria Kahn and Raheem Mullins to the Connecticut Supreme Court and Judge William Bright to the appellate court, filling one of the two vacancies opened by the elevation of Kahn and Mullins. Another nomination to the appellate court is forthcoming. Judges and justices are appointed to eight-year terms by governors, who must select from candidates screened and approved by a bipartisan judicial selection commission.
Judge Bright was a partner at McCarter & English in Hartford before being named to the superior court by Governor M. Jodie Rell in 2008. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago School of Law.
Judge Kahn is a former federal prosecutor named to the Superior Court in 2006 by Governor M. Jodi Rell and to the appellate court by Malloy last May. She earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law.
In 2012, Judge Mullins was an appellate lawyer in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney when Governor Malloy nominated him to the superior court. Two years later was elevated to the appellate court. He earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

 

(L to R) Governor Dannel Malloy, Judge Maria Kahn, Judge Raheem Mullins, and Judge William Bright.