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September 1, 2015

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Banking Officials

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 5:30am

A federal judge in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit Monday that had been filed against Connecticut Banking Department officials who had imposed a $1.5 million fine on two tribal payday lending companies and the head of the tribe.

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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2015 1:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.

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August 13, 2015

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

by Staff Report | August 13, 2015 12:38pm

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty “no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” violates the state constitution, and should be abolished for the 11 men who remain on death row.

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August 12, 2015

Lawmakers Begin Examination of DCF’s Secure Facilities

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2015 8:39pm

Christine Stuart photo The legislature’s Committee on Children spent four hours Wednesday delving into the details of a consultant’s report on two locked facilities run by the Department of Children and Families.

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Juvenile Justice Advocates Call for Closure of DCF’s Locked Facilities

by Elizabeth Regan | August 12, 2015 1:25pm

Calls for reform of the Connecticut’s juvenile prison system are growing louder now that a coalition of juvenile justice advocates is demanding the closure of the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for youth.

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‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Discussion Sparks Frank Debate

by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am

Madeline Stocker photo When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.

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August 11, 2015

Hearings on DCF Facilities Start Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | August 11, 2015 12:27pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo In response to reports detailing conditions and incidents at the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities, the legislature’s Children’s Committee plans to hold an informational forum at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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August 10, 2015

Malloy Signs Bill Inspired By Doug Glanville

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2015 12:42pm

Christine Stuart photo A year and a day after Michael Brown’s shooting death in Missouri, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing for a law inspired by a non-violent racial incident here involving a police officer and a former Major League Baseball player.

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August 5, 2015

Associate Professor Silent Following Arrest on Charge of Making a False Racial Profiling Statement

by Elizabeth Regan | August 5, 2015 12:00pm

File photo/Christine Stuart An associate professor and the community college at which she teaches continue to remain silent about the academic’s arrest on a charge of making a false statement after she accused the Connecticut State Police of racial profiling.

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August 3, 2015

Blumenthal, Murphy: No Background Check, No Gun Sale

by Madeline Stocker | August 3, 2015 4:30pm

Madeline Stocker photo Connecticut’s U.S. Senators called for stricter gun laws Monday, demanding that gun dealers across the country refuse to sell the hardware before a background check is completed.

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