In CT, Open Government Foes Are Winning – Hartford Courant

By Mitchell W. Pearlman With eroded powers and under continuing attack, Connecticut’s first-of-a-kind Freedom of Information Act turns 40 on Thursday. After being involved in the fight for government transparency and accountability since 1975, I am often asked what are Continue reading In CT, Open Government Foes Are Winning – Hartford Courant

Editorial: Keeping ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Killer’s Records Secret Is Nuts – Hartford Courant

Federal law allows public access to medical and psychiatric records 50 years after a patient’s death “for historical purposes.” But not Connecticut. Not even when the patient is as historic a figure as the murderer who inspired the movie and Continue reading Editorial: Keeping ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Killer’s Records Secret Is Nuts – Hartford Courant

OUR VIEW: Secrets and old lace – The Bristol Press

Records related to the mental hospital incarceration of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” don’t have to be made public, the state Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday. The Associated Continue reading OUR VIEW: Secrets and old lace – The Bristol Press

Records Of ‘Arsenic And Old Lace’ Killer To Remain Secret – Hartford Courant

By David Altimari HARTFORD — Nearly 200 pages of documents related to the medical and psychiatric treatment of notorious killer Amy Archer-Gilligan, the woman who became the subject of the play and movie “Arsenic and Old Lace,” will remain sealed Continue reading Records Of ‘Arsenic And Old Lace’ Killer To Remain Secret – Hartford Courant

Old lace and a new case – Meriden Record-Journal

Published: January 25, 2015 | Last Modified: January 25, 2015 01:01AM Is a person who was convicted of poisoning two people in the 1920s — who then spent the rest of her life in a state-run psychiatric hospital and has Continue reading Old lace and a new case – Meriden Record-Journal

Release Records Of Famous Killer – Hartford Courant

By Editorial contact the reporter State has no business hiding records of real-life “Arsenic and Old Lace” murderer Amy Archer Gilligan may have murdered dozens a century ago. What’s with the secrecy? It’s absurd for the state to hide the Continue reading Release Records Of Famous Killer – Hartford Courant