Audio of Supreme Court Oral Arguments Available via Judicial Branch Website – Connecticut Judicial Department

12/14/18 The Supreme Court has made available on its website, free of charge, audio recordings of oral arguments: https://www.jud.ct.gov/supremecourt/Audio/OralArgumentsAudio.aspx The audio is available from the Court’s Second Term, which began on Oct. 9, 2018. Audio recordings are typically available on the Continue reading Audio of Supreme Court Oral Arguments Available via Judicial Branch Website – Connecticut Judicial Department

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the First Amendment – The Connecticut Forum, “An Evening with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer”

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer responds to audience questions about the First Amendment posed by moderator Norah O’Donnell. Breyer was a featured panelist at The Connecticut Forum, “An Evening with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer,” on Thursday, September 28, Continue reading Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the First Amendment – The Connecticut Forum, “An Evening with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer”

Five Ways To Find The ‘Real News’ Media – Hartford Courant

03/11/18 – By David Fink I fear — as I read so many ignorant, obstinate comments about news and the reporters who gather it — that our democracy is at risk because too many Americans don’t know what they’re talking Continue reading Five Ways To Find The ‘Real News’ Media – Hartford Courant

What College Students Really Think About Free Speech – The New York Times

03/12/18 – By Niraj Chokshi To some, free speech on college campuses appears to be under attack, but what do the students themselves think? A study released on Monday offers some answers based on a survey of more than 3,000 Continue reading What College Students Really Think About Free Speech – The New York Times

Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

03/13/18 – The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government has released a policy paper calling for elected officials and the public to consider the connection between proprietary computer algorithms owned or used by government and the public’s right to know what Continue reading Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

Supreme Court Justices Grill Attorneys In Sandy Hook Records Case – Hartford Courant

03/01/18 – By Matthew Kauffman When Adam Lanza was in fifth grade, he created an eight-chapter booklet about a brutal gun-toting woman and her son, who attacked children, soldiers and eventually, each other. Years later, Lanza built a meticulously detailed spreadsheet of Continue reading Supreme Court Justices Grill Attorneys In Sandy Hook Records Case – Hartford Courant

Police Refuse to Say if Accused Troopers Were Disciplined – U.S. News & World Report

08/15/17 – By Dave Collins HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are citing “invasion of privacy” concerns in refusing to release the findings of an internal affairs investigation involving a trooper and two sergeants accused of fabricating charges against Continue reading Police Refuse to Say if Accused Troopers Were Disciplined – U.S. News & World Report

David vs. Goliath Battle Results in Step Forward for Open Government – Connecticut Law Tribune

08/11/17 – By Editorial Board Before this challenge, lawyers and clients have broadly used the privilege to make more things disappear than has David Copperfield, the famed illusionist. [Read More]

And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

12/21/16 On Dec. 8, recently retired Hartford police officer Sean Spell was arrested and charged with excessive force for his actions last summer. On June 4, police dashboard cameras recorded Spell kicking Emilio Diaz in the head as Diaz lay Continue reading And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

03/13/16 – By Andrew Ragali Three decades ago, lawmakers amended a provision in the state’s freedom of information law to prevent public agencies entering executive session to consult with attorneys on general legal matters. A study of the issue at the Continue reading Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal