The pressure on Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky to suppress public information about last December’s Newtown massacre cannot be good for his health. Nor is it good for the health of open government or the populace at large.
During a meeting with families of victims on March 27, Sedensky tried to explain how open government works. Sources tell Cool Justice that element of his message was not received well. Amid suggestions to keep the case “open forever,” Sedensky advised the group that pro bono lawyers could step forward to help fight the release of public information.
Judge “Roll-Over” John Blawie – without as much as a perfunctory hearing – that same day allowed Sedensky to hide public records for another 90 days.
A trained monkey could insert this line into a judicial order ...