CT Republican Party chair Chris Healy (also known as the "Irish Arm Twister" and "Linda McMahon's Water Carrier") has joined the lawsuit to determine if Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, an attorney for over 20 years, is eligible under state statute to serve as Attorney General.
Healy hired a Hartford lawyer named Eliot B. Gersten, to intervene in the lawsuit.
The suit hinges on whether the intent of the state statute that says an AG must have served at least 10 years in the "active practice" of law is constitutional under the State Constitution, which only states the age and residence requirements to hold the office.
Also, the very definition of "active practice" is sufficiently nebulous to induce all the lawyers involved into giddy reveries filled with dollar signs and bold headlines.
Susan will speak tonight at the Milford DTC (info in link), along with another candidate for Attorney General, former Majority Leader George Jepsen. Also speaking tonight is gubernatorial candidate and Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy. The public is invited, of course.