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Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System records

Identifier: RG028_003

Scope and Content

Includes minutes, bulletins, reports and correspondence.


  • 1943-1945

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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Historical Note

In 1943 the General Assembly authorized the appointment of a ten-member commission, “to study the integration and reorganization of the judicial system of the state, including…[the courts, the probate courts, etc.] to determine the most efficient and economical methods of integrating and reorganizing the same into one judicial system, including, but not limited to, methods of appointment of judges and such commissioners and their tenure of office and salaries.” Judge Newell Jennings became chairman and Edward C. Fisher of the Judicial Department served as secretary.

Depending largely on data, statistics and information already available from the Judicial Department and from other states, the Commission held a series of meetings beginning on July 9, 1943 and ending on December 11, 1944. Its report was adopted on July 10, 1944 and published, along with several members' dissents and comments, in 1945. A copy is with the records.


.5 cubic feet

RG 028:003, Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository