High Court Orders New Hearing In UConn Animal Research CaseThe Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a judge to hold another hearing to determine whether the names of some University of Connecticut animal researchers can be kept secret to protect their safety.
FOI Commission: Private UConn Budget Meeting Violated LawThe state Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the University of Connecticut trustees violated open-meetings laws when they privately reviewed the school's $1.3 billion proposed budget.
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.
First Meeting Of Panel Considering Victim Privacy, Public InfoMembers 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.
Newtown Shooting Records Prompt Transparency DebateA 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.
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.
High Court Hears Arguments On UConn DatabaseConnecticut'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.
State Supreme Court To Hear UConn FOI CaseConnecticut'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.
Former House Speaker, Open Government Supporter Nelson Brown Dies At 89A family spokesman says former Connecticut Speaker of the House Nelson C.L. Brown has died. He was 89.
State's High Court Says Confidential Sex Offender Registry Details are Secret