CBA Law Center
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Our panel convenes just prior to the 30th anniversary of the release of arguably one of the most seminal cases in Connecticut appellate jurisprudence, State v. Golding, 213 Conn. 233 (1989). Criminal defendants frequently rely on this method of reviewing previously unpreserved constitutional claims on appeal. Our panelists will discuss the evolution of Golding review over the past 30 years, including the recent modification of the rule in In re Yasiel R. in 2015. We will discuss views of the effectiveness of Golding review in raising unpreserved constitutional challenges in the criminal context as well as its proper use and most effective ways to utilize Golding review.