When a band of Connecticut newspaper publishers prevailed on then-Governor Ella Grasso to pass Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act in 1975, they had two things going for them. One was the recent Watergate scandal. It not only forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign, it also created a backlash against official deception, and a new thirst for truth in government. The other asset was a young lawyer named Mitchell W. Pearlman.
Honors Night Awards: Mitchell Pearlman May Be Retired, But He Hasn't Been Silenced
The Connecticut Law Tribune
June 10, 2013