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IN THE NEWS: H. William Shure Comments on Connecticut Attorney General Candidate Rules

January 21, 2010

Pullman & Comley attorney H. William (Bill) Shure was quoted in “Bysiewicz Questions Constitutionality of Attorney General Candidate Rules,” in The New Haven Register on January 21, 2010.  The article, which describes the effect of a statute requiring an attorney general to have at least 10 years’ active legal practice in Connecticut on Ms. Bysiewicz’s candidacy, notes that Bill successfully represented Searle Field in 1978 when he was denied attorney general candidate petition forms “because of questions over his eligibility.” Bill argued that the 10 year requirement conflicted with the state constitution, and Field was granted an extension to gather petitions.

Regarding Ms. Bysiewicz's case, Bill said that "Bysiewicz is right to go to the consitutional issue, rather than arguing that her time as secretary of the state was active practice of law."

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