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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the decision of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's declaratory judgment action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, holding that the appellate court properly upheld the trial court's dismissal of the action as not ripe.
Plaintiff, who was convicted of murder, has been incarcerated since 1990. Plaintiff brought this action seeking a judgment declaring that Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-125g was applicable to him and that the commissioner must factor his eligibility for early release in his time sheet. The trial court concluded that the issue raised by Plaintiff was not ripe. The appellate court affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Plaintiff's claims were nonjusticiable and that the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction on this alternative ground.