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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
Dec 5, 2014 11:30 am
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December 15, 2014

Sandy Hook Families Sue Bushmaster

by Hugh McQuaid | December 15, 2014 10:48am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated at 12:48 p.m.) Families of nine people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and one survivor are suing Bushmaster Firearms, the company that manufactured the weapon used in the incident, as well as the weapon’s distributor and seller.

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December 10, 2014

Feds Balk At Sentence Request By Rowland Attorneys

by Hugh McQuaid | December 10, 2014 12:26pm

Douglas Healey file photo Prosecutors have asked a federal court judge to reject a prison sentence requested by the attorneys of former Gov. John G. Rowland. In court documents filed Tuesday, they questioned whether Rowland deserved “yet another ‘break.”

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December 8, 2014

Appeals Court To Hear Challenge To Connecticut Gun Laws Tuesday

by Hugh McQuaid | December 8, 2014 3:30pm

istockphoto Lawyers for Connecticut gun rights advocates are expected to appear Tuesday at a federal courthouse in New York, where they will appeal a 2014 decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s post-Sandy Hook firearm restrictions.

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December 5, 2014

Feds Want Rowland To Serve More Than 3 Years

by Hugh McQuaid | December 5, 2014 11:31am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Prosecutors want former Gov. John G. Rowland to serve more than three years in prison for his recent felony conviction. In a court filing, they described Rowland as arrogant, power-hungry, and disdainful of clean election laws.

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OP-ED | Body Cameras are the Beginning, Not the End, of Police Reform

by Susan Bigelow | December 5, 2014 5:30am

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I’ll say it right away so there’s no confusion: police in the United States need to wear body cameras. They need to start wearing them right away, and they need to do so voluntarily. But that’s the easy part of police reform: the rest will be much, much harder.

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OP-ED | Judge Crossed Line On Prior Restraint

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 5, 2014 5:30am

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Every now and then something happens that makes me say to myself, “Thank goodness I live in America.” No, we’re not talking about a particularly uplifting story, but one of attempted censorship, before the fact, right here in Connecticut.

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December 4, 2014

Rowland’s Lawyers Ask For Less Than 18 Months, Say He Is Never Returning To Politics

by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 10:03pm

Douglas Healey file photo Lawyers for former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge for leniency Thursday in court documents, requesting a sentence of less than 18 months in prison for his recent corruption convictions.

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December 1, 2014

Deleted Emails Delay Landmark Education Funding Trial

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo The landmark education funding trial that had been scheduled to start in September before being pushed back to January 2015, has been delayed indefinitely as attorneys try to figure out how many emails were deleted by the woman who leads the coalition of 18 parents suing the state.

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November 26, 2014

OP-ED | Court Case Pushed By Think Tank Could Leave Uninsured Out In The Cold

by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm

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Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Braddock’s Sentence

by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.

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