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Connecticut 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.
The state Supreme Court today considered whether the medical records of a long-dead murderer should be made public.
A 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.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A key press-freedom case is heading to the Connecticut Supreme Court. The court has issued several rulings in recent years that have gone against media organizations and advocates for open government […]
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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The president of a Connecticut open government group on Wednesday questioned the makeup of a task force that’s charged with recommending to state lawmakers how to […]