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Showing posts with label JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

THE CT JUDICIAL BRANCH IS SOLICITING COMMENTS ON THE REAPPOINTMENT OF JUDGES!

NOTICE OF EVALUATION OF 
INCUMBENT JUDGES WHO SEEK REAPPOINTMENT



The terms of the following Judges of the State of Connecticut will expire during the year 2019 and the nominations by the Governor will come before the Judicial Selection Commission for review commencing in February 2018.

There are 7 judges with terms expiring in 2019:

APPELLATE COURT
Hon. Alexandra D. DiPentima

SUPERIOR COURT

Hon. Barbara N. Bellis
Hon. Hunchu Kwak
Hon. Lisa K. Morgan
Hon. John M. Newson
Hon. M. Nawaz Wahla
Hon. Robin L. Wilson

Comments regarding the reappointment of any of the Judges on the Reappointment List for 2019 may be submitted to the Judicial Selection Commission, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06106 on or before January 31, 2018. Reappointment interviews of the listed Judges will commence in February 2018 and continue through June 2018. Accordingly, comments received after January 31, 2018 will be considered if received prior to a Judge's reappointment interview. Anonymous submissions will be considered but afforded less weight than signed submissions. 

Robert S. Bello
Chairperson

Thursday, January 28, 2016

PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT REGARDING A CT JUDGE ON THE DIVORCE ON CONNECTICUT WEBSITE!

For those of you who  took the time to send in letters to the Judicial Selection Commission regarding specific judges who are currently under consideration for reappointment, I am happy to post your letters on the Divorce in Connecticut website.  Just send a copy of your letter as an attachment to the following email:  Slopercathy@gmail.com.

Monday, January 25, 2016

ALERT RE JUDICIAL REAPPOINTMENTS! COMMENT PERIOD ENDS ON JANUARY 29, 2016!

Here is an example of the kind of letter you can write!  By Elizabeth A. Richter

January 22, 2016

Judicial Selection Commission
18-20 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT  06106

Re:  Hon. Judge Holly Abery-Wetstone

Dear Sir/Madame:

It is my understanding that the  Hon. Judge Holly A. Abery-Wetstone is coming under consideration for reappointment in February 2016.

In regard to the Hon. Judge Holly A. Abery-Wetstone, in my case she violated Canon 1 of the  Code of Judicial Conduct which states, “A judge shall uphold and promote the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.” in the following manner.
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On September 14, 2011, I stood before the Hon. Judge Holly A. Abery-Wetstone in family court when she was assigned to my case to hear my Complaint and Request for Injunctive Relief dated July 25, 2011.

At the beginning of the hearing, I pointed out to  Hon. Judge Abery-Wetstone that she had represented the Defendant previously and in that regard had played a central role in writing the Parties prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage.  I requested that she step down from hearing the motion in my case because her prior representation of my ex-husband would create an appearance of impropriety.  Nonetheless, the Hon. Judge Abery-Wetstone refused to honor my request and said she could not recall representing my ex-husband.  I do have documentary evidence to the effect that she did represent my ex-husband, and whether the Hon. Judge Abery-Wetstone recalled that fact or not, there was evidence to the effect that she had, and this meant that her decision to continue to hear the case represented an act of impropriety.  

I believe that a judge who does not recognize the importance of upholding and promoting “the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary” at all times has no business acting in the role of judge.  Therefore, I request that this Commission deny the Hon. Holly A. Abery-Wetstone a reappointment.  

Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely,


Elizabeth A. Richter
P.O. Box 5
Canton, CT  06019
860-751-4668

earichter@aol.com