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Legislature Reverses Court Ruling Limiting Arrest DataConnecticut lawmakers have reversed a state Supreme Court ruling that limited the amount of information police must release about arrests — a decision criticized by the media and open-government advocates as shielding law enforcement from public scrutiny.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments Connected To 'Arsenic And Old Lace' MurdererThe state Supreme Court today considered whether the medical records of a long-dead murderer should be made public.
Writer Seeks Records Of Long-dead Arsenic KillerA writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened.
State Supreme Court Taking Up Press Freedom Case
FOI And Privacy Panel Faces Deadline With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public's right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assembly.
Judge To Hear Sandy Hook 911 Calls Before Ruling On Public AccessA Connecticut judge said Friday that he wants to hear the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret as a state prosecutor and the town of Newtown fight an order to release them.
Court Asked To Block Release Of Newtown 911 Tapes A Connecticut prosecutor is asking a court to block the release of 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as he seeks the reversal of an order from the state's Freedom of Information Commission.
Task Force Considers Release Of Sandy Hook Photos, Recordings Most of the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims want a recent Connecticut law barring the release of certain crime records to be expanded to include other materials including 911 audio tapes, according to an attorney representing 22 of the 26 families who lost relatives in the shooting.
State Supreme Court Says Secret Meeting On Lethal Injection Was Illegal The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the state Medical Examining Board held an illegal, five-minute secret meeting in 2009, when it privately discussed an issue related to the state's lethal injection form of capital punishment.
Concerns Expressed About Privacy/Right To Know Balance In New Law
Newtown Parents Push To Protect Shooting Records Family members of the Newtown school shooting victims are making a last-minute appearance at the state Capitol to urge Connecticut legislators to pass a bill that would block the public release of crime scene photos and other records from the massacre.
Connecticut Legislature Gets An "A" In TransparencyAn analysis by a nonpartisan nonprofit that focuses on making government transparent and accountable is giving the Legislatures in New Hampshire and Connecticut an `A' grade for how they make legislative information available.
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