Top Connecticut court cases in 2018 involve Newtown, Skakel – Bristol Herald Courier

01/01/18 – By Dave Collins, AP HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to issue decisions and hear arguments in a variety of notable cases in 2018, including a newspaper’s quest for documents that belonged to the Newtown school shooter and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s appeal of his murder conviction. [Read More]

Council Suspends Rules, Moves CIP Back To Board Of Selectmen – The Newtown Bee

12/16/17 (update 12/18/17) – By John Voket For the first time in memory, the newly seated Legislative Council voted unanimously to suspend its own rules in order to move a matter of business that was not listed for action on its agenda. In doing so, a spokesman for the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission initially […]

Judge refuses anonymity for parties in UConn sex lawsuit – Journal Inquirer

12/14/17 – By Alex Wood In a civil lawsuit by a female University of Connecticut student, alleging that a male student sexually assaulted her while she was incapacitated by alcohol and marijuana use, a Hartford Superior Court judge has refused to allow either party to use a fictitious name. [Read More]

Open Government Pop Quiz! – Valley Independent Sentinel

12/13/17 – By Staff On this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll quiz Thomas Hennick on the ins and outs of the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Hennick is the public education officer for the state’s Freedom of Information Commission. The reporters pose real-life open […]