CT Supreme Court postcard, 1910
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Event Archive

Dr. Matthew Warshauer
Tenth Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Speaker: Todd Brewster, author of Lincoln's Gamble.
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Fall Meeting at the UConn Law School, October 22, 2014
Cologne v. Westfarms Associates: A Thirty-Year Retrospective, Panel Discussion

Speakers Resnik and CurtisAnnual Meeting Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Seeing the Novelty and Vulnerability of Democratic Courts
Keynote Speakers:
Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Dennis Curtis, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale Law School
Winners of the 2014 Order of Coif Book Award
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Raymond E. BaldwinReception in Honor of the Publication of Raymond E. Baldwin: Senator to Judge, 1949-1950

Written by the Honorable Henry S. Cohn and Adam Tarr, Esq.
32 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 53 (2013)
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Connecticut Appellate Reports Book
"And Then There Was an Appellate Court"

Fall Meeting - Thursday, October 24, 2013
Appellate Court, 75 Elm Street, Hartford

Dr. Matthew WarshauerAnnual Meeting May 2, 2013
Habeas Corpus, Martial Law, and the Partisan Mud of Emergency Powers

Dr. 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 history. Continue... 

FALL PROGRAMLowell P. Weicker, Jr.
The Appointment of Judges and Justices:
Reflections of Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

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 below.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Annual Meeting - New Haven Lawn Club
  • Speaker: The Hon. Judith Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York
  • Topic: Reflections on the ‘After-Life’ of a Chief Judge

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - Annual Meeting - New Haven Lawn Club

  • Speaker: Heather Gerken, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, at Yale Law School
  • Topic: The Democracy Index: A First Step Toward Election Reform in Connecticut

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 100th Anniversary of the Opening of the Connecticut Supreme Court and State Library building

State Library and Supreme Court Building - 1910The 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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - Fifth 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"Little Pink House" - book cover

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.

Cocktails will 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 mid-April.


October 15, 2009: Historical Society's Fall Program

Where History Is Made: A Look at the Supreme Court Building

Palace of Justice and Learning, Second to None Extant

A talk and visual presentation concerning the construction of the building by Virginia Apple, IT Communications and Web Content Editor, Connecticut Judicial Branch and David J. Corrigan, Museum Curator, Museum of Connecticut History, Connecticut State Library.

This Truly Is a 'Supreme Courtroom'
A discussion concerning the interior decorations by James Senich, Manager of Communications, External Affairs, Connecticut Judicial Branch.


 June 12, 2009: Tour of the Connecticut State Archives
The 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 the Supreme Court Building.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Barbara Heck (barbara.heck@yale.edu) 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: "The Unelected Governor: The Election of 1890"
A presentation by the Hon. Peter T. Zarella and Attorney Wesley Horton. More details - (PDF)


June 6, 2008:  200th Anniversary of our State Supreme Court

  • November 9, 2007: Tour the Superior Courts Records Center with the Archives Committee  More information...
  • November 3, 2007: Conference - The Constitution of 1818 And Beyond
    Daylong conference on Connecticut constitutional and legal history. University of Connecticut School of Law. More information...

  • October 11, 2007: Fall Meeting of Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
    Featuring: A Talk by the Hon. Henry Cohn on Connecticut's Early Constitutions
  • May 15, 2007 Deadline: The Constitution of 1818 and Beyond Call for Papers

  • May 10, 2007: Second Annual Dinner Meeting - with remarks by Seth P. Waxman, Esq.
    Attorney Waxman, who has delivered over 45 oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court, presently is a partner in the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, and served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1997 through 2001.