Senator McKinney Applauds Governor Rell’s Nomination of Judge Chase T. Rogers for Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court

February 21, 2007

Hartford, CT – Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore John McKinney (R-Fairfield) today commended Governor Rell for nominating Appellate Court Judge Chase T. Rogers of New Canaan to be the next Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Senator McKinney called on his legislative colleagues to confirm the nominee.

“Judge Rogers has earned a reputation as a hard working, thoughtful jurist with exceptional leadership qualities,” said Senator McKinney. Those attributes, together with her experience, make Judge Rogers an excellent choice to lead Connecticut’s highest court.

Senator McKinney has first hand experience working with Judge Rogers, having apprenticed under her as a young attorney with the Stamford law firm, Cummings & Lockwood. Judge Rogers practiced commercial and employment law at Cummings & Lockwood for more than 14 years before becoming a Superior Court judge in 1998. She has served on the appeals court since February 2006.

“I know Judge Rogers both personally and professionally and have tremendous respect for her,” said Senator McKinney. “I applaud Governor Rell for her nomination and urge my colleagues in the General Assembly to act promptly on this important confirmation.”