The Connecticut Supreme Court today overturned a lower court ruling that would have allowed Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz to run for attorney general.
The court’s 7-0 decision found that Bysiewicz’s duties as secretary of the state did not qualify as the practice of law, meaning she does not have the minimum 10 years of experience required under state law to hold the office of attorney general.
The ruling comes just four days before state Democrats meet to endorse a candidate for attorney general and other statewide offices, apparently throwing the nomination to George Jepsen the only other Democrat in the race.
- Supreme Court Rules Against Bysiewicz – Hartford Courant
- CT high court rules against Bysiewicz – WTNH, News 8
- Bysiewicz Says She’ll Abide By Court’s Ruling – WFSB, Eyewitness News 3
- Supreme Court Delivers Twist in AG Case by Reversing Bysiewicz Decision – WVIT, NBC Connecticut