A collaborative journalism project from Connecticut Public Radio and The Connecticut Mirror

A collaborative journalism project from Connecticut Public Radio and The Connecticut Mirror

Illustration by Jim Valentino, James Robert Creative

In this, the first of our Extra Credit series, Connecticut Public Radio’s news director, Jeff Cohen, sits down with Connecticut Mirror reporter Mark Pazniokas to ask, “How Does Connecticut Get Its Judges?”

On paper it’s a simple process: the governor nominates, the legislature confirms, and, presto! we have a judge. But the reality is a little more complicated. And it generally all begins at the New Haven Lawn Club …

(Original Broadcast February 26, 2018)

ILLUSTRATION BY JIM VALENTINO, JAMES ROBERT CREATIVE