The newsmaker topic will be focused on whether or not changes are needed in the way the legislature processes, approves, and monitors judges in light of two recent controversies...the nailbiting reconfirmation vote for Superior Court Judge Patricia Swords, and the DUI arrest of Judge Curtissa Cofield.
The first case focuses on how judges are reappointed and their behavior on the bench, the second deals with what recourse lawmakers have about a judge's performance away from court during their term.
The two guests booked are: Judiciary Committee co-chair Rep. Michael Lawlor (D-East Haven), and Judiciary Committee member Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-Goshen).
The Notes from the Capitol segment will be on the "first stirrings" of the 2010 gubernatorial race...Jim Amann is announcing next month, Susan Bysiewicz said this week she's starting an exploratory committee. Christopher Keating of the Hartford Courant will provide his insights.