Gov. Malloy will announce a nomination to the state Supreme Court Monday, less than two weeks after he nominated chief legal counsel and former state senator Andrew McDonald to fill a different vacancy.
The candidate announced today will fill the vacancy created by 70-year-old C. Ian McLachlan, who has reached the mandatory retirement age for justices in Connecticut.
McDonald was nominated at the end of December to replace another retiring justice, Lubbie Harper Jr. If confirmed, he would become the first openly gay justice to serve on Connecticut’s Supreme Court. The former co-chair of the judiciary committee left the state senate in 2011 to serve on Malloy’s staff.