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Entries Tagged as 'Bob Keeley'

Strap In For Stormy Political Season

January 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

2018 is shaping up as an extraordinary election cycle featuring two Bridgeport candidates for governor, Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim and Republican David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, in a wild field on both sides of the political spectrum. This is also a state legislative year as candidates position ahead of May endorsement sessions followed […]

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Top Stories From April–No Foolin’

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

A look at April 2017: Joined by community supporters and even her husband Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez leveraged her savvy legal skills during a City Hall meeting, filleting the city’s rollout of modern parking meters without visible signage of the consequences for failing to execute a transaction within […]

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Lawyers Face Off Before State Supreme Court In Keeley Election Complaint

December 21st, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Peppered by a number of questions, lawyers appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday morning to argue the pros and cons of Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District citing absentee ballot irregularities. The state’s highest court is hearing the case on an expedited basis […]

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Legal Briefs Filed In Keeley Supreme Court Case, Arguments Thursday

December 19th, 2017 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: with full legal briefs. Thursday morning lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants will appear before the Connecticut Supreme Court to address Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she termed absentee ballot abuses. The complaint was brought by former State Rep. Bob Keeley running with […]

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Keeley City Council Battle Before State Supreme Court Hinges On Four Questions Of Law

December 14th, 2017 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

On Dec. 21, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear appeal arguments centered on Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on absentee ballot abuses. The complaint was brought by former State Rep. Bob Keeley running with zoning commissioner Anne Pappas-Phillips against party-endorsed Michael DeFilippo […]

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Lopez Warns School Board “Everyone Watching”

December 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez addressed the newly minted Board of Education prior to the organizational meeting Monday at the Aquaculture School. In her prepared remarks Lopez highlights Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in a North End City Council district. What does this have to do with […]

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‘Someday We’ll Be Together’–Up Next For City Council District Litigation, Connecticut Supremes

December 1st, 2017 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The process to fill two City Council seats in the North End 133rd District will take several months and possibly longer, depending on the Connecticut Supreme Court’s willingness to accept the case on an expedited basis, according to lawyers of the various parties. Meanwhile, Jeanette Herron, whose seat is entangled in this legal case, and […]

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Here We Go Again, A Third Dem Primary In North End Council District–City To Appeal Decision

November 30th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

What started September 12 will continue into 2018. Citing absentee ballot abuse, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday ordered yet another Democratic primary in the City Council 133rd District. The new primary for the North End district is scheduled for Feb. 6. The city is appealing to the state’s highest court declaring Bellis wrong […]

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