Re: State v. Michael S.
The Connecticut Supreme Court
will hear oral arguments from the attorneys representing the parties in
the case of In Re Michael S. on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at
10:00 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom which is located at 231 Capitol
Avenue in Hartford. The Supreme Court does not hear witnesses and does not
receive evidence. It decides each case on the record of lower court
proceedings; briefs that are used by counsel to convey to the court the
essential points of each party's case; and, oral argument.
Media organizations wishing to
attend these proceedings should fax a request on their company letterhead
to Melissa Farley, Executive Director of External Affairs, Connecticut
Judicial Branch, 860-757-2215. The name of the reporter must be provided.
Please include a fax number with your request.
Because of the limited time
frame, fax transmissions will be accepted during business and non-business
hours from the time of the release of this advisory until Monday,
September 24, 2001 at 10 a.m. No extensions or exceptions will be
considered. Requests will be processed in the order they are received.
Reporters from Connecticut
daily newspapers, television and radio stations will receive pre-assigned
seats as will the Connecticut Bureau of the Associated Press, the
Connecticut Bureau of The New York Times, and The Connecticut
Law Tribune. However, Connecticut organizations must still fax a
letter of request and commit to daily coverage of the proceedings.
If the number of media
requests does not exceed the available seating, all such requests will be
If the number of requests
exceeds the seating capacity, media representatives must pool in each of
the following categories: print media (includes daily and weekly
newspapers, magazines, books) television and radio.
The Supreme Court has granted,
in accordance with Section 70-10 of the Connecticut Practice Book,
the request of CT-N The Connecticut Network to videotape for later
broadcast the oral arguments in this case. Participating members of the
broadcasting, televising or recording media interested in obtaining a copy
of this videotape, should contact CT-N The Connecticut Network directly at
860-240-8317 to make the necessary arrangements.
The use of laptop computers is
not permitted. Cell phones and pagers must be muted in the Supreme Court
building and any calls must be made or received outside of the building.
Notification of receipt and
acceptance of requests will be announced on the Connecticut Judicial
Branch website at www.jud.ct.gov and by fax no later than 2 p.m. on
Monday, September 24, 2001.
In case of any changes in the
scheduling of this matter, notices will be posted on the website and faxed
to the media. The media should be alert to such change. Please check our
website at www.jud.ct.gov for updates.
Please refer all inquiries to
Melissa Farley, Executive Director of External Affairs for the Connecticut
Judicial Branch at 860-757-2270.