State v. Hines (1998)

In State v. Hines, 243 Conn. 796, 709 A.2d 522 (1998), the Court rejected the invitation to overrule precedent permitting such instructions. . . . Regarding the defendant's request that we invoke our supervisory powers to promulgate a rule precluding jury instructions on consciousness of guilt, the Hines court declined to exercise its supervisory powers, noting that it did not consider this an appropriate case for the exercise of its supervisory powers . . . since a blanket rule governing flight instructions would not serve the narrow purpose that its supervisory powers are intended to further."