As anticipated, the anti-illegal-immigrant Community Watchdog Project announced last Friday that it filed an appeal with the Connecticut Superior Court regarding its request for documents relating to the Elm City ID program. The appeal, which names the state Freedom of Information Commission and the attorney general as defendants, claims the FOIC acted “illegally, arbitrarily and in abuse of its discretion” when it found in favor of the City of New Haven’s decision to keep the names, addresses and photographs of the cardholders private. But in the immediate future, as the city moves forward with plans to expand the program, the Watchdog Project will seek donations for an appeal that the project founder said will be “very expensive.”