Friday, June 14, 2013

Bonnie Foreshaw Clemency Petition Reconsidered

CT FOI law applies
to government agencies
the state Board of Pardons and Paroles


WATERBURY – Citing “new information” revealed recently by The Litchfield County Times (LCT), the state Board of Pardons and Paroles will reconsider Bonnie Foreshaw’s clemency petition during a special meeting Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The new information was a blistering five-page memo written by Superior Court Judge Jon Blue 24 years ago when he was a public defender ...

  • Complete Article at Litchfield County Times

  • Documents starting to post -- including THE BLUE NOTE

  • New Haven Register

  • Register Citizen

  • Middletown Press

  • Recent Cool Justice columns

  • FOI:
    No secret votes;
    no secret meetings

  • Sec. 1-225

  • Executive sessions permitted only under certain conditions

  • (6) “Executive sessions” means a meeting of a public agency at which the public is excluded for one or more of the following purposes: (A) Discussion concerning the appointment, employment, performance, evaluation, health or dismissal of a public officer or employee, provided that such individual may require that discussion be held at an open meeting; (B) strategy and negotiations with respect to pending claims or pending litigation to which the public agency or a member thereof, because of the member’s conduct as a member of such agency, is a party until such litigation or claim has been finally adjudicated or otherwise settled; (C) matters concerning security strategy or the deployment of security personnel, or devices affecting public security; (D) discussion of the selection of a site or the lease, sale or purchase of real estate by a political subdivision of the state when publicity regarding such site, lease, sale, purchase or construction would cause a likelihood of increased price until such time as all of the property has been acquired or all proceedings or transactions concerning same have been terminated or abandoned; and (E) discussion of any matter which would result in the disclosure of public records or the information contained therein described in subsection (b) of section 1-210.

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