Lawmakers Schedule Public Hearing on Reappointing Judges

Connecticut lawmakers have scheduled a hearing for the public to weigh in on the reappointment of several state judges, including Chief Judge Alexandra DiPentima of the state Appellate Court.

The Judiciary Committee hearing is set for 10 a.m. Monday in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The committee plans to vote on the reappointments later in the day.

State judges serve eight-year terms and reappointments must ultimately be approved by the Judiciary Committee and by both the state Senate and House of Representatives.

DiPentima has been on the state's second-highest court since 2003 and has been chief judge since 2010.

Also up for reappointment is former state Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. as a state trial referee. Referees are judges over 69 years old who hear certain cases.

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