Letters of recommendation submitted in favor of the appointment of an assistant state's attorney to the office of Superior Court judge are required to be kept confidential by virtue of C.G.S. §51-44a(j). Corey Turner appealed to the Freedom of Information Commission alleging that the State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission and its chairman violated the Freedom of Information Act by denying his request for copies of "all letters of recommendation from whatever source submitted in favor of former Assistant State's Attorney Joan K. Alexander's appointment to the office of Superior Court Judge…" The FOIC found that the requested records were records required to be kept confidential by virtue of C.G.S. §51-44a(j). Such records did not fall within the scope of either the open hearing or open records provisions of C.G.S. §51-44a(e) or §51-44a(m). The respondents did not violate the FOIA as alleged and the complaint was dismissed.

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