Annual Meeting May 2, 2013
Habeas Corpus, Martial Law, and the Partisan Mud
of Emergency Powers
Matthew Warshauer is a Professor of History
at Central Connecticut State University. The
author of three books, he is a specialist on
19th century political and constitutional
The Appointment of Judges and Justices:
Reflections of Governor Lowell P. Weicker,
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Hartford Club
46 Prospect Street, Hartford
The program featured Atty. Stan Twardy
facilitating a discussion by Governor
Weicker, reflecting on his judicial
appointments and his thoughts about the
process in appointing judges at all levels
of the state and federal government. The
event took place at the Hartford Club. See photos
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Annual Meeting -
New Haven Lawn Club
- Speaker: The Hon. Judith Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State
of New York
Reflections on the
‘After-Life’ of a Chief Judge
Thursday, May 12, 2011 -
- New Haven Lawn Club
- Speaker: Heather Gerken, J. Skelly Wright Professor
of Law, at Yale Law School
The Democracy Index: A First Step Toward Election Reform in
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 100th
Anniversary of the Opening of the Connecticut Supreme Court
and State Library building
Judicial Branch and the State Library are pleased to
announce that they will be celebrating the 100th
anniversary of the opening of the Connecticut Supreme Court
and State Library building. This tremendous building,
built in the Beaux Arts style, was listed as one of the
Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architect’s
top five favorite buildings.
The celebration will take place on
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, with oral arguments being
held at the Old State House, the Old Judiciary Room and the
Supreme Court courtroom – the three places where the court
has heard cases. These arguments will be attended by local
students with an interest in law and will be broadcast on
CT-N later on that day. After the oral arguments, there will
be a reception in the Museum of Connecticut History from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Judicial Branch Press Advisory
May 11, 2010 -
Annual Meeting of the
Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
- New Haven Lawn Club
Featured Speaker - Jeff Benedict
Award-winning Investigative Journalist and
Best-Selling Author of Nine Books
In 2009, Mr.
Benedict released LITTLE PINK HOUSE: A True Story of
Defiance and Courage (Grand Central Publishing, January
2009), which chronicles the epic story behind the U.S.
Supreme Court's decision on eminent domain in Kelo v. New
London. Mr. Benedict will be speaking about the Kelo
case at the Annual Meeting.
be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is to be
served at 6:30 p.m. An invitation/reservation form is
available on the website (below) and will be mailed to all members in
October 15, 2009:
Historical Society's Fall Program
History Is Made: A Look at the
Supreme Court Building
Justice and Learning, Second to None Extant
A talk and
visual presentation concerning the construction of the
by Virginia Apple, IT Communications and Web Content Editor,
Connecticut Judicial Branch
David J. Corrigan, Museum Curator, Museum of Connecticut
History, Connecticut State Library.
Is a 'Supreme Courtroom'
concerning the interior decorations
by James Senich, Manager of Communications, External
Affairs, Connecticut Judicial Branch.
June 12, 2009:
Tour of the Connecticut State Archives
Committee has arranged for a tour of the Connecticut State
Archives led by assistant State Archivist Bruce Stark Friday, June 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m
The tour is open to all CSCHS members and will last approximately 1-1/2 hours and
will showcase early Connecticut history and court records.
The group will meet at 1:45 inside the entrance to
Supreme Court Building.
If you are interested in
attending, please contact Barbara Heck
so she may provide an accurate head count.
May 14, 2009:
Annual Meeting -
"Origins of American Constitutionalism,"
by Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and
Professor of History at Brown University.
At the New Haven Lawn Club.
October 23, 2008:
Unelected Governor: The Election of 1890"
presentation by the Hon. Peter T. Zarella and Attorney
June 6, 2008:
200th Anniversary of our State Supreme Court
Program of the day's activities
- Video of the 200th Anniversary of the Connecticut
Supreme Court (from CT-N)
- Remarks from the 200th Anniversary of the Supreme Court by:
Justice Norcott |
Justice Zarella |
- The celebration culminated with a Society Dinner
at the Hartford Club.
Linda Greenhouse, correspondent and
author who covers the United States Supreme Court for the
New York Times addressed the Society at this dinner.
October 3, 2005: First Public Meeting