An appeal from a decision of the Superior Court may be taken to the Connecticut Appellate Court and, by certification from the Appellate Court's decision, to the Connecticut Supreme Court. See Records Outline at V.E.
Georgia’s appellate courts have a long tradition of respect for and adherence to “the strong public policy of this state in favor of open government” that is embodied in the Act. Richmond Cnty. Hosp. Auth. v. Southeastern Newspapers Corp., 252 Ga. 19, 20, 311 S.E.2d 806, 808 (1984). See generallyDavis v. City of Macon, 262 Ga. 407 (1992) (Weltner, C.J., concurring).
Normal appellate procedures apply to actions reviewing trial court decisions relating to the Open Meeting Law. If extraordinary remedies are felt to be necessary, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has specific rules which may be utilized. See Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 120, et seq.
Judicial review on appeal is de novo in the sense that “the trial judge should then make his determination of whether or not the harm likely to result to the public interest by permitting the inspection outweighs the benefit to be gained by granting inspection.” State ex rel. Youmans v. Owens, 28 Wis. 2d 672, 682, 137 N.W.2d 470, 475 (1965), modified on reh’g, 139 N.W.2d 241 (1966).