After a unanimous decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court, the state has been officially ordered to place the Republican Party on the top line of next month’s election ballot.
The order came Wednesday in state Superior Court, as a judge carried out the directives of the state’s highest court.
The order is as follows:
“The court makes the following orders:
“1. Final judgment is entered in favor of the plaintiff on the complaint.
“2. The court specifically orders that the Republican Party’s candidates for office be placed on the first line of the ballots for the November 6, 2012 election, as per the Supreme Court order dated September 26, 2012.
“Judicial Notice (JDNO) was sent regarding this order.
“Judge: M NAWAZ WAHLA”
Wahla was appointed to the bench on an interim basis in late 2010 by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and was later confirmed in 2011 by the legislature.
The case was argued for the Republicans by attorney Proloy K. Das of the law firm of former chief state’s attorney Austin McGuigan. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill was defended by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.