December 15, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 15, 2014 10:48am
(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.
Tags: Sandy Hook, Bushmaster, lawsuit, Koskoff, Koskoff, Bieder, dh
December 10, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 10, 2014 12:26pm
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.”
December 8, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 8, 2014 3:30pm
December 5, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 5, 2014 11:31am
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.
by Susan Bigelow | December 5, 2014 5:30am
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.
Tags: Police, police conduct, Ferguson, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | December 5, 2014 5:30am
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.
December 4, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 10:03pm
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.
December 1, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2014 5:30am
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.
November 26, 2014
by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm
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.
Tags: Wendell Potter, Healthcare reform in the United States, Health, Insurance, Health insurance, Social Issues, Presidency of Barack Obama, Financial economics, Healthcare in the United States, Cato Institute, Politics of the United States, 111th United States Congress, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health insurance coverage in the United States, Supreme Court
by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 5:30am
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.