- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine legislative panel will wait until next week to decide whether to recommend the re-appointment of a judge who came under fire for telling reporters that they could only report on certain testimony during a criminal proceeding.

The Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz’s re-appointment to the District Court on Thursday but decided to postpone the vote until Tuesday.

Moskowitz made headlines in January when he directed reporters not to publish certain testimony, and then issued an apology the next day. He told the committee Thursday that he “sincerely regretted making that mistake” and learned a valuable lesson from the experience.

After the committee makes its recommendation, Moskowitz must be confirmed by the full Senate.

The committee unanimously endorsed Justice William Anderson’s reappointment to the Superior Court.

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