The NhRP’s oral argument will address the Connecticut Superior Court’s grounds for dismissal of our petition, which we see as serious and reversible errors of law.
NhRP: ‘The US Appellate Court of Connecticut has scheduled a hearing on April 22nd — Earth Day — at 2 p.m. ET in Hartford regarding a lower court’s dismissal of our first habeas corpus petition on behalf of Beulah, Karen, and Minnie, three elephants held captive at a traveling circus based in Goshen. The NhRP’s oral argument will address the Connecticut Superior Court’s grounds for dismissal of our petition, which we see as serious and reversible errors of law.
At this stage, we aren’t asking the Appellate Court to weigh in on the ultimate issue in Beulah, Karen, and Minnie’s case—whether the elephants imprisoned by the Commerford Zoo are legal persons entitled to habeas corpus relief—but simply to allow us the opportunity to make our arguments in the lower court.
This would take the form of the Appellate Court reversing the Superior Court’s erroneous decision and remanding with instructions for that Court to issue the writ of habeas corpus and proceed according to the Connecticut Practice Book, which outlines habeas corpus procedure. NhRP President Steven M. Wise will argue for the NhRP. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and we’d love for you to join us in court if you can’. For details, click here. SOURCE…