April 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | April 24, 2015 9:45am
Connecticut’s Sen. Christopher Murphy proposed a resolution this week that would compel the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics, knowing full well that the chances of such a resolution making it to the president’s desk are slim to none.
April 23, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 5:30am
April 11, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | April 11, 2015 1:29am
Members of the Judiciary Committee gave Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers a thumbs up Saturday morning after roughly six hours of public testimony both for and against the state’s top judge.
April 10, 2015
by James H. Smith | April 10, 2015 3:15pm
Our state Supreme Court ruled last summer that all anyone needs to know is the name of someone arrested, the date, and where the arrest took place. That’s it. 911 tapes? No way. Crime scene photos? Absolutely not. Race of the person arrested? Nope. Criminal record of the person arrested? No way. Nada. Nothing.
April 2, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 2, 2015 10:00pm
A year or two ago my wife and I traveled to northeast Pennsylvania to visit my parents and family. When we crossed the Delaware River on I-84 we turned to one another and said, “Well, guess we’re not married anymore!”
And we laughed, since crossing a border into a non marriage-equality state didn’t really invalidate our marriage, but still somewhere deep in the pit of my stomach a tiny ball of worry formed.
Tags: Indiana, religious freedom, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, Susan Bigelow, dh
March 31, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 5:30am
The Government Administration and Elections Committee voted 9-6 Monday in favor of a bill written to nullify a Connecticut Supreme Court decision allowing police to withhold arrest information until criminal prosecutions are completed. The vote sends the bill to the floor of the House for consideration.
Tags: Ed Jutila, Richard Smith, James Smith, FOIA, arrest records, transparency, elizabeth regan, dh
March 30, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm
Juvenile offenders will no longer be shackled in court unless specifically needed to protect those in the courtroom, if a bill being considered by the state legislature is passed. However, a policy shift at the state’s Judicial Branch scheduled to take effect this week does the same thing.
March 26, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | March 26, 2015 3:00pm
Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.
by Jordan Fenster | March 26, 2015 11:46am
There is “significantly” less racial disparity among prisoners in Connecticut than there was just a few years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
March 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 12:31pm
Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for her role in a scheme to hide former Gov. John G. Rowland’s involvement in her campaign.