Malloy Nominates D’Auria For Supreme Court

While the nation’s attention has been focused on President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the nomination of Gregory T. D’Auria to the Connecticut Supreme Court.  D’Auria, 53, will fill the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Justice Peter Zarella.

I have known Greg for nearly 30 years.  He and I both clerked for Ellen Peters, the former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.  After spending several years in private practice, Greg joined the Office of the Attorney General, rising quickly through the ranks to lead the elite Special Litigation Unit.  Attorney General Jepsen named Greg to serve as Solicitor General, making him the state government’s top appellate attorney.

I cannot think of anyone more qualified for the position to which Greg has been nominated.  He is one of the brightest lawyers I know.  He is also a great guy.  He will be a terrific addition to the Supreme Court.


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