Parking Authority Created in New Haven – Today in History: June 2
June 2, 2016 • Law, New Haven, Transportation
Connecticut Supreme Court

Connecticut Supreme Court
- Connecticut State Library, State Archives, PG 220


On June 2, 1953, the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors, known today as the Connecticut Supreme Court, ruled that creating a parking authority in the city of New Haven was constitutional. Chief Justice Allyn L. Brown ruled that city-operated parking facilities served a legitimate public purpose because they relieved congestion and reduced traffic hazards. The ruling came from a suit filed by a citizen plaintiff who questioned the legality of the New Haven Parking Authority on the grounds that it was in violation of Connecticut’s Constitution.

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