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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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Supremes Order Third Primary For North End City Council Seat, Pete Finch: Justice Served

January 26th, 2018 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Will third time be the charm? The Connecticut Supreme Court Friday morning upheld Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she ruled absentee ballot fraud. That means the parties will get together for a status conference to schedule a new primary between […]

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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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‘The Hidden (Ball)ot Play’

December 18th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City political observer John Marshall Lee compares city politics with the American pastime. It’s all in a game, right? From Lee: In winter with below freezing temperatures and snow blanketing the ground young and old Americans all over the land begin to yearn for news of “the boys of summer,” the return of star veterans, […]

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City Plans Appeal Of Judge’s City Council Primary Decision

December 5th, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events

This could take months or longer, depending if the Connecticut Supreme Court takes the city’s appeal on an expedited basis after Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ordered another Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon is heading the appeal process for the city.

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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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