Where is the current financial support for the cases being litigated in 2010?662 A.2d 1226
What has this fund contributed to the recent or current civil cases in Connecticut? The Bailey case was decided 15 years ago!
Connecticut Sportsman should pay attention to the Addie Nesbit appeal that is currently in the State Appellate Court and support the cases being made against the way "AT RISK" warrants are applied for and served on owners of firearms.
CCS Legal Defense Fund
The CCS Legal Defense Fund has been a contributor to or originator of several court cases. Most significant was our support of Benjamin v. Bailey, in the sportsmen's attempt to overturn Connecticut's "Assault Weapons Act," to which the Legal Defense Fund contributed tens of thousands of dollars during both the Superior Court and State Supreme Court actions. Recently we have overturned an East Hartford hunting ordinance that restricted hunting in the town. It allowed the Chief of Police to determine where hunting could occur and allowed only him to issue permission. The case was appealed by the town and sportsmen won with a favorable conclusion on this preemption issue. We expect this decision to be precedent-setting concerning local hunting ordinances throughout the state. Many times, just having a legal "warchest" to back-up the possibility of a court case has caused towns and others to rethink their position. Our chances of overturning actual and proposed restrictions on sportsmen are excellent, since most the potential cases we face are patently extralegal applications of the law. We urge you support the Legal Defense Fund efforts. Donations to the CCS Legal Defense Fund are not tax-deductible.
234 Conn. 455
DeForest H. BENJAMIN, Jr., et al.
John M. BAILEY et al.
Supreme Court of Connecticut.
Argued April 26, 1995.
Decided July 25, 1995.