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State, City: FOI Ruling In Grand Jury Case Leads To Irrational Result

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

August 12, 2009

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In March, the state's Freedom of Information Commission ruled that the city and the contractor running its school construction project must turn over documents given to the grand jury investigating allegations of corruption in the administration of Mayor Eddie A. Perez.

The Courant asked for those documents in July 2008.

But then, in April, the city and Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane filed an appeal of the FOI Commission's decision. Last week, lawyers for Kane and Perez filed their legal brief on the matter - saying that the commission "failed to conduct a proper statutory analysis, has misconstrued the grand jury statutory scheme, and has applied FOIA in a manner that leads to an irrational result."

Note: This case is separate from the current pending review of the state Supreme Court over whether to keep sealed a judge's final report in the Perez investigation.

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Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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