Get ready for the legal showdown. City schools now operate at the direction of a state-appointed Board of Education. On Thursday lawyers for the plaintiffs will try to persuade the state Supreme Court to overturn the July 6 decision by the elected board to dissolve itself. Michele Mount (OIB handle MCAT) will argue on behalf of education [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Alan Neigher'
October 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
September 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
You want to go to court? It takes moolah. Just ask Mayor Bill Finch who set up a legal defense fund to cover his costs associated with Chris Caruso’s court challenge of the 2007 Democratic mayoral primary. Finch’s 2011 challenger Mary-Jane Foster charged that Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala unlawfully denied her a ballot spot. Superior Court Judge [...]
September 12th, 2011 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, includes city’s response: Attorneys for Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster have asked Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis to order Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala to “hold a lottery for appointing Moderators at the 23 polling places during the September 27, 2011 Democratic Primary in Bridgeport. The lottery for moderators shall be between Plantiffs’ [...]
September 3rd, 2011 · 125 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, includes judge’s written decision: Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ruled Friday afternoon that Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala wrongfully blocked mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster and her slate of candidates from appearing on a September Democratic primary ballot. Bellis ordered a September 27 primary siding with Foster’s request to push back the primary from September 13. Ayala had rejected Foster’s [...]
August 30th, 2011 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The fate of mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster and her slate of candidates may well rest on a series of questions Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis presented to lawyers involved in the case. As the evidentiary portion of the Foster case came to a close Tuesday afternoon Judge Bellis informed Alan Neigher and Michele Mount, attorneys [...]
August 30th, 2011 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
I wanted to be in the courtroom Monday, but like half the state, I’m still in the dark with limited internet. If anyone out there has any influence with Northeast Utilities, please help! Or at least light a candle for me. Day one of the Superior Court hearing to determine mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster’s ballot [...]
August 29th, 2011 · 52 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: The hearing to decide Mary-Jane Foster’s ballot appearance for mayor began Monday morning in Bridgeport Superior Court. In this corner for the plaintiffs, attorneys Alan Neigher and Michele Mount. In the corner for the defendant (Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala), Deputy City Attorney Art Laske.