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James H. Smith

  • Opinion: FOI ruling based on BoE bylaw saying board ‘does not exist’ deserves challenge

    James H. Smith is president of the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. The state Freedom of Information Commission will decide next month whether allegations of discrimination and racism among Norwalk school board members should be made public. Those who want to keep it all secret point to Norwalk Board of Education bylaw Section 9010:…

  • Opinion: No secret trials

    Long-time Connecticut newspaper editor James H. Smith, is president of the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are to be commended for their 2015 “Second Chance Society” legislation, reversing racist laws that filled our jails with nonviolent drug users, most of them African-American and Latino.