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Entries Tagged as 'Michele Mount'

Judge Sets April 13 Hearing To Discuss BOE Special Election Date

March 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

In an effort to avoid a logistical election nightmare, legal parties Friday morning prevailed upon Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati to set a full hearing on April 13 that will include input from city elections officials to establish a clearer path for the setting of a special election for four Board of Education seats ordered […]

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Pattis: ‘Bloodless Coup By The State Board And Its Corporate Sponsors Offensive’–Supremes Weigh Ed Case

October 27th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Norm Pattis, representing plaintiffs challenging state control of the Board of Education, presented his case for relief to the Connecticut Supreme Court today. Pattis was among several lawyers who appeared before the Supremes. The city’s elected BOE claiming an unworkable hostile environment voted to abolish itself in favor of a revamped state-appointed board. BOE members […]

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Carmen Lopez: ‘Similar To A Playground And A Laboratory, Bridgeport Has Been Used By Outsiders’

October 27th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

As a whole bunch of lawyers including Norm Pattis and Michele Mount for the multiple plaintiffs and John Bohannon and Steven Ecker for the defense prepare arguments before the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday about state control of city schools, former Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez filed this commentary jewel with the CT Post: The front-page […]

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Ain’t No Mount High Enough–Supremes To Hear School Case

October 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

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 […]

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Alvin! Okay!!! Penn’s Memorial Gift To Ralph Ford

September 23rd, 2011 · 52 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

This is too funny. Alvin’s chipmunks still around. From Ken Dixon, CT Post: In a new twist on an old cliche, a long-dead Bridgeport politician recently reached out from the grave to contribute more than $4,500 to a committee that’s supporting Democratic Mayor Bill Finch. A political action committee for State Sen. Alvin W. Penn, […]

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Weicker, Carson Lead Foster’s Legal Defense Fund

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 […]

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Foster Asks Judge Bellis To Intervene In Choosing Election Moderators–City Disputes Assertions

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’ […]

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Judge Bellis Orders September 27 Democratic Primary, Rules Ayala Misled Foster Campaign

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 […]

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