Rather than pick a judge from a lower court, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opted to pick an attorney to fill a vacant seat on the Connecticut State Supreme Court. The governor opted for Gregory T. D’Auria, who oversees the appellate division of the attorney general’s office. D’Auria, 53, hails from Hebron.
D’Auria, who has been a lawyer in the office since 1993, would succeed Justice Peter T. Zarella, who retired last year.