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July 29, 2014

Litigation Between Independent Party Factions Threatens Party’s Ballot Access For 2014

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2014 12:00pm

ct.jud.gov The Independent Party has the ability to endorse a candidate for governor, but if two factions within the party can’t stop litigating each other or come to an agreement on a candidate, then no one will get the ballot line in November.

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Kenneth Ireland’s Wrongful Incarceration Hearing Set For Tuesday

by Hugh McQuaid | July 29, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart File Photo A man who served more than 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit is expected to testify during a Tuesday hearing on his claim for millions in compensation from the state.

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July 23, 2014

Landmark Education Trial Pushed Back To January

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N A landmark education funding trial was supposed to start on Sept. 9, but according to the parties involved it will be moved to January 2015 — months after the November election.

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July 18, 2014

UConn Settles Title IX Complaint for $1.3M

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2014 10:35am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 2:55 p.m.)The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle the federal Title IX lawsuit filed last year by five female students who claimed that the school ignored their rape and sexual harassment complaints, according to a joint statement Friday from the university and the students.

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July 14, 2014

Blumenthal to Lead Protest of Hobby Lobby

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2014 5:30am

Later this morning U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates will gather outside the Hobby Lobby in Manchester to call on the company to offer its employees full contraceptive coverage.

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July 2, 2014

Republicans, Advocates React to Home Health Care Worker Court Decision

by Hugh McQuaid | July 2, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republican lawmakers and advocates for disabled people called upon the state Tuesday to halt plans to collect union fees from home health care workers in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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June 20, 2014

Rowland Case Transferred To Tough-On-Corruption Judge

by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 4:16pm

Courtesy of the Cool Justice Blog Former Gov. John G. Rowland’s campaign corruption case was transferred Friday to a federal court judge who has recently handed down lengthy prison terms in campaign corruption cases.

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June 19, 2014

Election Regulators Toss Complaint Against Malloy

by Christine Stuart | June 19, 2014 12:06pm

CTNJ file photo State election regulators have dismissed a Newington attorney’s complaint that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was a candidate long before he declared his re-election campaign at the end of March.

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June 17, 2014

Prosecutors to Rowland: Tell It To A Jury

by Hugh McQuaid | June 17, 2014 1:24pm

Douglas Healey file photo Federal prosecutors asked a judge this week to deny former Gov. John G. Rowland’s request to dismiss campaign corruption charges against him. Prosecutors called Rowland’s arguments “unconvincing,” but said he could make them to a jury.

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June 16, 2014

Hearing on Detention of Jane Doe Canceled

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2014 11:30am

A federal judge canceled a hearing Monday on a civil rights complaint against the state regarding its detention of a transgender teen.

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