Legislative task force in Conn. adopts look, listen but do not copy (without a trip to the commission) rule
Expert Testimony for the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know
Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information announces open government award recipients
The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

Andy Thibault’s Well Intentioned, But Misguided, FOI Op-Ed – Appealingly Brief

Cool Justice Report author and columnist Andy Thibault recently wrote an op-ed, along with Register Citizen reporter Isaac Avilucea, about their frustrating experience during a recent hearing before the Freedom of Information Commission (“FOIC”). The authors of the op-ed have some Continue reading

You might need a lawyer these days at the FOI Commission – Journal Inquirer

By Andy Thibault and Isaac Avilucea Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission always has followed the principle that complainants do not need to be represented by lawyers. This is because it is the job of the commission’s hearing officer not just Continue reading

ConnectiCOSH wins freedom of information appeal to obtain OSHA whistleblower documents

On August 14, 2014 the Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health received internal OSHA documents regarding the worker whistleblower program. The original request was made in order to determine how to improve protections for workers facing harassment and retaliation Continue reading

The Day – Connecticut needs to repair weakened FOI law | News from southeastern Connecticut

By Paul Choiniere The Connecticut General Assembly needs to get to work in 2015 to repair a state Freedom of Information Act that shows too much deference to government institutions at the expense of citizens. Last week the Connecticut Supreme Continue reading

Can A Judicial Decision Be Both Right And Wrong At The Same Time? – Appealingly Brief Blog

By Dan Klau On Monday the Connecticut Supreme Court released its unanimous decision in an important Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) case, Comm’r of Public Safety v. FOIC, which involved a 2008 request for arrests records by the New Haven Register.  The Continue reading

Editorial: Connecticut Supreme Court decision a blow to accountability – New Haven Register

In a blow to accountability and open government, the Connecticut Supreme Court Monday ruled that police statewide have to release only basic information about arrests to the public while prosecutions are pending. The ramifications of this decision, stemming from a Continue reading