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Appellate Panel Discusses Supervisory Authority

Friday, February 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connecticut Bar Association
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On February 11, the Young Lawyers Section (YLS)  Appellate Advocacy Committee hosted a panel discussion titled "Supervisory Authority and the Connecticut Supreme Court."

A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has recently and controversially increased its use of its inherent supervisory authority, a power that allows the court to decide cases based on new rules that are not required by existing law but that the court finds preferable as a matter of policy. This program featured a panel discussion on the history behind this inherent power, the court’s recent use of it (including in In re Yasiel, State v. Elson, and Blumberg Associates), and how it’s use of this power might impact future cases.

Moderator, Jennifer D. Miller of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, Appellate Bureau, navigated the discussion with panelists Wesley W. Horton of Horton Shields & Knox PC, Daniel J. Klau of McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, and James P. Sexton Taylor & Sexton LLC.




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From left to right: Panelists James P. Sexton, Daniel J. Klau, and Wesley W. Horton with YLS Appellate Advocacy Committee Co-chairs Christopher Griffin and Jennifer D. Miller.