Connecticut Supreme Court nominee says he can be neutral
By The Associated Press
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -
Former Democratic state Sen. Andrew McDonald says he can be a neutral member of the Connecticut State Supreme Court, despite years advocating for various issues as a lawmaker and serving as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's top lawyer.
McDonald appeared before the General Assembly's Judiciary Committee Monday, the first step in his confirmation process. The committee is expected to vote on McDonald's nomination.
If confirmed, McDonald said he would carefully analyze each case to determine whether he should recuse himself. He ruled out participating in any cases that involve Malloy personally.
The socially conservative Family Institute of Connecticut is urging its supporters to oppose McDonald because of his support of same-sex marriage and a proposal that would have given lay members of the Roman Catholic Church more control over parish finances.
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