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Legislature Approves Former Lawmaker, Hartford Judge Superior Court

Legislature Approves Former Lawmaker, Hartford Judge Superior Court

A former state legislator and a Hartford judge were among more than 20 jurists approved Wednesday by the General Assembly for another term on the Superior Court bench.

At the same time, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy withdrew the nomination of longtime judge Stanley T. Fuger Jr. of Andover to continue as a senior judge after questions were raised about his demeanor and performance on the bench. Fuger was approved, 29 to 11, by the judiciary committee, but the votes were uncertain as his nomination moved to the state House of Representatives.

Fuger had been rated below his colleagues in assessments that were made by lawyers who had appeared in court in front of him.

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