Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. ’75 will moderate an event as part of the Constance Baker Motley Series on Racial Inequality, presented by the Connecticut Bar Association. The discussion, titled Disparate Outcomes in Criminal Court: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion, will be held virtually September 28.
Christina M. Whitehead ’75 has released a novel of historical fiction entitled “Hemingway’s Daughter,” drawing on Ernest Hemingway’s personality and literary career to bring a fictional daughter to life. Whitehead practices divorce law in Hartford. This is her third published novel.
Former Connecticut Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin Jr. ’75 was recently named the state’s first-ever inspector general. The Office of the Inspector General was recently created as a separate office within the Division of Criminal Justice. he will lead the office in investigations of police-involved shootings and prosecute cases involving unjustified force by a police or corrections officer. The office will also make recommendations to the Police Officer Standards and Training Council concerning censure and suspension, renewal, cancelation, or revocation of an officer’s certification. Devlin has spent decades in public service, as a public defender, a state and federal prosecutor, and, for 28 years, a judge in Connecticut overseeing criminal cases. Devlin also served as administrative judge for the criminal division of the Superior Court and as co-chair of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.