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Legislature,2014 (Courtesy CT-N)

Victim Privacy Debate Expected To Resume

The emotional debate over victim privacy rights that began after the Newtown school shooting is expected to resume in coming weeks in Connecticut, as state lawmakers consider restrictions on public access to certain crime scene photos, 911 recordings and other information about homicides. The emotional debate over victim privacy rights that began after the Newtown school shooting is expected to resume in coming weeks in Connecticut, as state lawmakers consider restrictions on public access to certain crime scene photos, 911 recordings and other information about homicides.

02/13/2014

(Courtesy Department of Social Services)

First Meeting Of Panel Considering Victim Privacy, Public Info

Members of a new task force charged with recommending to state lawmakers how to balance victim privacy under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission with the public’s right to know met for the first time on Thursday, acknowledging they face a challenging job.

08/01/2013

File photo of police outside Sandy Hook School. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Shooting Records Prompt Transparency Debate

A plan by Connecticut officials to withhold some Newtown school shooting records from the public would be another blow to government transparency, which has taken hits in other states in recent years, advocates for freedom of information laws say.

06/02/2013

gavel

Hamden Reveals Settlement In Lawsuit Against Police

The town of Hamden has settled a Freedom of Information case by revealing it paid $55,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed against its police department.

05/03/2013

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

High Court Hears Arguments On UConn Database

Connecticut’s open records watchdog agency has softened its position on whether the University of Connecticut can claim its season ticket holders’ lists are confidential trade secrets.

12/06/2011

The Connecticut Supreme Court.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Supreme Court To Hear UConn FOI Case

Connecticut’s highest court will soon consider whether the University of Connecticut must release certain lists, including its season ticket holders’ names, under open records laws.

12/03/2011

Nelson Brown, circa 1957 (Connecticutg State Register and Manual)

Former House Speaker, Open Government Supporter Nelson Brown Dies At 89

A family spokesman says former Connecticut Speaker of the House Nelson C.L. Brown has died. He was 89.

09/08/2011

State's High Court Says Confidential Sex Offender Registry Details are Secret

By STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Details cannot be disclosed about how some convicted Connecticut sex offenders are placed on a confidential registry rather than the list available to the public, […]

10/21/2010