Connecticut’s highest court is the Connecticut Supreme Court. The court has six associate justices and one chief justice. The governor appoints the chief justice from a list created by a judicial nominating commission unless the justice is already an associate justice. Nominees who are not already on the court must be confirmed by a majority of the Connecticut General Assembly. (Source: Appointment Process for Connecticut Supreme Court Justices; Connecticut General Assembly)
The governor nominates a candidate to the Connecticut Supreme Court from a list provided by a judicial nominating commission. The nominee must be confirmed by a majority of the general assembly. Justices serve eight-year terms and may seek reappointment to additional terms in the same appointment process. There are no term limits. The mandatory retirement age is 70.
Connecticut has had two constitutions adopted in 1818 and 1965. As of January 1, 2022, it had 33 amendments. (Source: Council of State Governments)
The high court forcefully rejected a constitutional challenge to state law protections against discrimination in local elections.
While state courts have been skeptical of judicial remedies, momentum for legislative responses is growing.