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Entries Tagged as 'Norm Pattis'

Finch Hits Midpoint Of Second Term, Builds Warchest, Potential Opponents Weigh Options

November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]

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Vallas Lawyer: Attacks On School Chief ‘Uncivil And Irresponsible’–Rule Of Law ‘Honored’ By Vallas

November 16th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Connecticut Supreme Court summary here. Steven Ecker, the appellate specialist who successfully argued the Paul Vallas case before the Connecticut Supreme Court, shares this exclusive commentary about the high court’s decision, what it means while also taking exception to statements by Vallas’ critics including Norm Pattis, the attorney for plaintiffs in the case. Ecker […]

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Will Supremes Keep Vallas Hangin’ On? Court Hearing Today

September 23rd, 2013 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Linda Conner Lambeck of the CT Post shares her take from today’s hearing here. The Connecticut Supreme Court this morning (Monday) heard oral arguments to determine if Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas has the proper legal certification to lead a Connecticut school district. The Supremes agreed to review an expedited appeal of a lawsuit […]

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Judge Expels School Chief From Job, But Vallas Still In Charge, For Now–Finch: I Want To Keep Vallas Here Fighting For Our Kids

July 11th, 2013 · 126 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis Wednesday afternoon ordered Paul Vallas off the job as superintendent of schools while her decision removing him for lack of legal certification is under appeal. Judge Bellis’ original decision, however, and her decision to terminate Vallas will now be reviewed by an appellate court, according to Deputy City Attorney Art […]

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Vallas Remains On Job, For Now–Vallas Supporters To Conduct Rally For School Chief

July 1st, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Supporters of Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas are organizing a rally for tonight (Monday) at 6 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 729 Union Avenue, hosted by Rev. Ken Moales, president of the Board of Education, according to Joshua Thompson, director for Education and Youth Policy-Deputy CAO for Education, Office of Mayor Bill […]

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Lopez Files Suit To Overturn Vallas’ Contract, Pattis ‘Banging On School Board’s Door: I’m Back’

April 1st, 2013 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has filed a complaint in state court seeking to invalidate last month’s 5-4 vote by the Board of Education granting a three-year contract to Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, claiming Vallas lacks the certified credentials to serve as school chief. She’s represented by Norm Pattis, the lawyer who persuaded […]

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Darnell Crosland Defends Ernie Newton In Crosshairs Of Legal Challenges

January 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Darnell Crosland lacks the profile of prominent Connecticut criminal defense attorneys such as Hugh Keefe, Willie Dow, Andy Bowman and Norm Pattis, but his name recognition will certainly grow representing former State Senator Ernie Newton, a media lightning rod, charged last Friday with state election violations. Crosland, recently elected president of the Norwalk chapter of […]

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