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Showing posts with label CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DOES CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS AS A MEMBER OF THE STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE OBSTRUCT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADA!

It has come to my attention recently that Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers is a member of the State Justice Institute, see the definition below.  Many advocates have speculated that Chief Justice Rogers has used her position there to obstruct litigants from obtaining relief under the ADA and Section 504 on the federal level.  See her involvement below:


State Justice Institute

The State Justice Institute (SJI) was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts, facilitate better coordination between state and federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts.


CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE ROGERS' BIOGRAPHY
Chief Justice Chase Rogers has been the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court since 2007. Prior to that, she served as a judge in the Connecticut Appellate Court from 2006 to 2007, and as a judge in the Connecticut Superior Court from 1998 to 2006. Prior to becoming a judge, she was a partner at Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, Connecticut, where she focused on employment law and commercial litigation. She served on the Board of Directors of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) from 2008 to 2011. She has been a member of the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 2012 to 2015; member of the National Center for State Courts Expanding Court Access to Justice Project Advisory Committee from 2012 to present; member of the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Initiative Committee from 2014 to present; member of the Connecticut Bar Foundation Nominating Committee from 2007 to present; Ex Officio Member, American Law Institute; and Ex Officio Director, Connecticut Bar Foundation. Chief Justice Rogers was appointed to the SJI Board of Directors in 2010. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law from 2012 to present. She has received an Honorary degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2010 and an Honorary degree from the University of Hartford in 2011. She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and B.A. from Stanford University.

Chief Justice Rogers currently serves on the State Justice Institute’s Board of Directors. She was appointed to this position in December of 2010 by President Barack Obama, with the advice and consent of the Senate. In October of 2012, Chief Justice Rogers was appointed a member of the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the Judicial Conference of the United States. She was appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court, and will serve a three year term. She is currently a member of the National Center for State Courts Expanding Court Access to Justice Project Advisory Committee, the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Initiative Committee and the Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellows Nominating Committee, an ex officio member of the Commission on Official Legal Publications, an ex officio member of the American Law Institute and an ex-officio Director of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Chief Justice Rogers previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Conference of Chief Justices, the Detention Crowding Oversight Committee, and as a Faculty Member of the Connecticut Judge’s Institute. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PAUL RYAN SPEAKS OUT ON THE REAPPOINTMENT OF CHASE T. ROGERS: MORE CORRUPTION AS USUAL!

Paul Ryan states as follows:

"Eight years. By our historical temporal scale, eight years is but an instant . . . a veritable flash of light that will barely be noticed on our anthropological calendar. If, however, you are an individual — or worse yet — a family living in Connecticut and need to use the programs, activities or services of our state courts to help you resolve any sort of legal dispute, best if you're wearing a seat belt or something else because it's likely to be a bumpy ride for the foreseeable future.

Either our General Assembly was uninformed, duped, or chose to ignore the full scope of information before them. The Senate had already voted unanimously, as had the Joint Committee on Judiciary, but is it possible that all the public voices would be dismissed, individually and collectively? At this point, it would appear so as the final vote was 139 members of the House voting in favor of the resolution confirming the nomination of the Honorable Chase T. Rogers of Old Lyme to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and a Judge of the Superior Court. Just 74 votes were needed for passage, and so the resolution carried. Only 6 legislators voted "Nay" (Representatives Arce, Candelara, Gonzalez, Sanchez, Tercyzak, and Carter), but even among this group, only Rep. Minnie Gonzalez, a Hartford-Democrat, rose to explain her vote in opposition..."

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CT MIRROR REPORTS ON FINAL ACT OF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS' REAPPOINTMENT DRAMA!

Reporter Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror reports as follows:

"A noisy path to reconfirmation for Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers reached its end with a 139-6 House vote Wednesday, but not before a Latina legislator accused Rogers of slighting the Supreme Court's first and only Latina justice.
Rep. Minnie Gonzalez, D-Hartford, voted against Rogers' confirmation to a second eight-year term as chief justice of Connecticut's highest court, citing an opinion in which the majority accused the dissenting Justice Carmen Espinosa of dishonoring the court.
“A chief justice should not condone or support such an attack,” Gonzalez said during a brief debate in the House. “She should exercise moral leadership.”
Gonzalez choosing to make an issue of intemperate language struck some in the House as odd, given that Gonzalez' insults of a Republican colleague recently prompted a newspaper's call for her censure and the GOP minority's demand for an apology..."  
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Monday, April 13, 2015

THE CONNECTICUT LAW TRIBUNE REPORTS ON THE REAPPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS!

John Marinelli of The Connecticut Law Tribune reports as follows:

"It was eight years ago that Chase Rogers was nominated to be Connecticut's chief justice. Since then, she has worked to increase the transparency of Judicial Branch operations, coped with the skyrocketing number of self-represented litigants and dealt with an increasingly unhappy group of critics of the state's family court system.

All those topics were discussed April 10, when Rogers appeared before the legislature's Judiciary Committee and discussed past events, current initiatives and future goals. She was nominated for a second eight-year term by Gov. Dannel Malloy, and was confirmed unanimously by the committee early Saturday morning. Her nomination now moves to the full General Assembly.

During a lengthy confirmation hearing, Republican Sen. John Kissel said it's a "blessing" to have Rogers oversee the Judicial Branch.

But Democratic Rep. Minnie Gonzalez questioned Rogers for about two hours, saying she wants everyone who uses the court system to be treated respectfully. Rogers agreed, pointing out how she's taken steps to improve "access to justice" and make the courts more transparent..."


Read more: 


http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202723344045/Chief-Justice-Reappointment-Clears-Committee#ixzz3XFBbu4Qp

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WTNH CHANNEL 8 REPORTS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING ON CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS!

For a link to the WTNH Channel 8 new report, please click on the link below:

http://wtnh.com/2015/04/10/states-highest-ranking-judge-under-fire/

MIDDLETOWN PRESS REPORTS JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVED CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS FOR REAPPOINTMENT!

Elizabeth Regan of CT New Junkie reports & republished in The Middletown Press as follows:
Members of the Judiciary Committee gave Chief Justice 
Chase T. Rogers a thumbs up Saturday morning after

roughly six hours of public testimony both for and

against the state’s top judge. 

The committee overwhelmingly approved Gov. 

Dannel P. Malloy’s renomination of Rogers

for a second eight-year term. She was

appointed to the position by former 

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Rogers said at her confirmation hearing Friday that

she has been successful in promoting transparency,

access to justice and diversity in the Connecticut

court system. She cited the accessibility of court

documents online, increased availability 

of pro bono services, enhanced resources for

those who choose to represent themselves,

and a move toward an individual calendaring

system so that one judge can hear an 

entire civil case from start to finish.

She said she plans to extend individual

calendaring to certain family court cases

through a pilot program beginning in 

September.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

THE HARTFORD COURANT REPORTS ON COALITION CAMPAIGN TO OUST CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS!

Daniela Altimari of The Hartford Courant reports as follows:

"HARTFORD — Activists with a variety of grievances
against the court system are joining together to try to
scuttle the reappointment of one of Connecticut's most
powerful jurists.

Dozens of people are expected to converge on the
Legislative Office Building on Friday when
the judiciary committee holds a confirmation hearing
on Chase T. Rogers of Old Lyme, the chief justice
of the state Supreme Court.

The critics have also engaged in a social media
campaign and rented electronic billboards on I-91
and I-84 in Hartford and Waterbury, urging
lawmakers to vote no on Rogers' reappointment
to the bench. The ads, which cost $4,700 and will
run for one week, say "Chase .. Chase … Vote
No On April 10. Support HB5505."

First appointed by former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, a
Republican, in 2007, Rogers was renominated
this year by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy..."

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ELIZABETH A. RICHTER'S TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO THE REAPPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS!

PLEASE BE CHARITABLE! THIS IS THE FIRST VIDEO I HAVE EVER DONE! IN PART 3 RE SELF REPRESENTED PARTIES I MEAN GREEN LIGHT, NOT RED LIGHT--I KNOW YOU GOT THAT!!! ANOTHER CORRECTION, KARYN GIL DID NOT LOSE CUSTODY OF HER DAUGHTER, BUT SHE WAS HARASSED IN COURT FOR MANY YEARS WITH PAS USED AS THE EXCUSE EVEN THOUGH A PSYCHOLOGIST WAS CLEAR THIS WASN' A SITUATION WITH PAS.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SIGN THE PETITION TO DENY REAPPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS!

“We the undersigned parents, business leaders, legal professionals, citizens, taxpayers, and voters of the State of Connecticut hereby petition and demand that Governor Malloy and our State Legislature deny the reappointment of Chief State Justice Chase Rogers as head of our state’s Judiciary. 
Chief State Justice Rogers has failed our state and its citizens, families and children by presiding over and encouraging the operation of a court system which is operationally dysfunctional and unnecessarily antiquated, costly, time consuming and unlawfully political. 
Chief Justice Rogers has violated the basic principal of the separation of the three branches government and allowed gross violations of basic and fundamental Constitutional, due process and civil rights..."
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CT NEWS JUNKIE PICKS UP THE STORY ON THE REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGE CHASE T. ROGERS!

Sarah Paduano reports as follows:

Parental rights advocates are using billboards on I-91 and
I-84 to call attention to family court reform legislation
leading up to Friday’s confirmation hearing of Chief
Justice Chase T. Rogers. 

Rogers has been chief justice for eight years. She
was appointed to the position by former Republican
Gov. M. Jodi Rell and was renominated March 31
by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

As chief justice, Rogers has become the target of
parents’ complaints. Last year, lawmakers used the
judicial nomination process to draw attention to family
court reforms, which eventually became law.

“We view the challenge to the Honorable Chase Rogers
to be an important moment to define the rights of
parents,”  Marisa Ringel, a member of the Coalition
for Connecticut Family Court Reform, said.

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