ConnectiCOSH wins freedom of information appeal to obtain OSHA whistleblower documents

On August 14, 2014 the Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health received internal OSHA documents regarding the worker whistleblower program. The original request was made in order to determine how to improve protections for workers facing harassment and retaliation Continue reading ConnectiCOSH wins freedom of information appeal to obtain OSHA whistleblower documents

Can A Judicial Decision Be Both Right And Wrong At The Same Time? – Appealingly Brief Blog

By Dan Klau On Monday the Connecticut Supreme Court released its unanimous decision in an important Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) case, Comm’r of Public Safety v. FOIC, which involved a 2008 request for arrests records by the New Haven Register.  The Continue reading Can A Judicial Decision Be Both Right And Wrong At The Same Time? – Appealingly Brief Blog

Editorial: Connecticut Supreme Court decision a blow to accountability – New Haven Register

In a blow to accountability and open government, the Connecticut Supreme Court Monday ruled that police statewide have to release only basic information about arrests to the public while prosecutions are pending. The ramifications of this decision, stemming from a Continue reading Editorial: Connecticut Supreme Court decision a blow to accountability – New Haven Register

State Supreme Court ruling restricts release of arrest information – theday.com

By Karen Florin The state Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that restricts the amount of information police are required to release about arrests, prompting fears among advocates of open government that the public will not have access to important Continue reading State Supreme Court ruling restricts release of arrest information – theday.com

State Supreme Court wrong to let police decide how much to tell public – NewTimes.com

The Connecticut Supreme Court fumbled in ruling this week that police can tell the public only the barest of information about a crime while a case is pending. Often, that can be years. The unanimous (7-0) decision released Monday gives the Continue reading State Supreme Court wrong to let police decide how much to tell public – NewTimes.com