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

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

Looney Vows To Fix FOI Ruling – New Haven Independent

By Paul Bass The State Supreme Court may have had no choice but to hand cops new powers to hide information from the public. But the state legislature can take action to rein in those powers. So said New Haven Continue reading Looney Vows To Fix FOI Ruling – New Haven Independent

Make police reports available – The Day

Monday’s state Supreme Court ruling that allows police to limit the details they release to the public about arrests is a severe blow to advocates of open government, giving law enforcement authorities far too much control over important information about Continue reading Make police reports available – The Day

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

High Court OKs Police Secrecy – The Courant

EDITORIAL The Hartford Courant The cause of open government took another body blow under a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday. In upholding the Appellate Court in a freedom-of-information case that originated in Shelton, the justices ruled that Continue reading High Court OKs Police Secrecy – The Courant

Court to cops: OK to blackout arrests – ctpost.com

HARTFORD — In a ruling that could sharply limit public details on criminal arrests, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Monday that police may release only basic information about suspects before their cases reach Superior Court. The decision was a defeat Continue reading Court to cops: OK to blackout arrests – ctpost.com

State Supreme Court ruling restricts release of arrest information – theday.com

By Karen Florin The state Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that restricts the amount of information police are required to release about arrests, prompting fears among advocates of open government that the public will not have access to important Continue reading State Supreme Court ruling restricts release of arrest information – theday.com

State Supreme Court wrong to let police decide how much to tell public – NewTimes.com

The Connecticut Supreme Court fumbled in ruling this week that police can tell the public only the barest of information about a crime while a case is pending. Often, that can be years. The unanimous (7-0) decision released Monday gives the Continue reading State Supreme Court wrong to let police decide how much to tell public – NewTimes.com

Open Government Advocates Lose At Supreme Court – The Hartford Courant

EDITORIAL The Hartford Courant By EDMUND H. MAHONY, emahony@courant.com The cause of open government took another body blow under a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday. In upholding the Appellate Court in a freedom-of-information case that originated in Continue reading Open Government Advocates Lose At Supreme Court – The Hartford Courant