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March 31, 2015

Arrest Records Bill Stays Alive, Maintains Transparency

by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan 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.

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March 30, 2015

Policy Shift Removes Shackles from Juvenile Offenders

by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm

Screenshot 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.

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March 26, 2015

OP-ED | Affirmative Consent Bill Could Help Tear Down Rape Culture

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.

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Racial Disparity in Connecticut Prisons on the Decline, Report Says

by Jordan Fenster | March 26, 2015 11:46am

Council of State Governments Justice Center 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.

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March 24, 2015

Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 12:31pm

Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register photo 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.

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March 23, 2015

Birthmothers Hope Access to Key Documents Will Help Advance Adoption Reform

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2015 4:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Adoption reform advocates at the State Capitol this year have shifted the focus of their effort to open adoption records from the rights of adoptees to the rights of birthmothers.

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March 16, 2015

Judge Denies Rowland’s Motion For New Trial

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 10:53pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal judge rejected former Gov. John G. Rowland’s last attempt Monday to overturn his second felony conviction.

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Both Sides Get Ready To Debate End of Life Issues

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 3:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents of a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives are hoping modifications to last year’s proposal, a change of venue, and national awareness of the issue will help get the bill passed.

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March 13, 2015

Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records

by Elizabeth Regan | March 13, 2015 2:30pm

CTNJ file photo Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision.

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March 5, 2015

Rowland’s Lawyers Ask For New Trial

by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2015 1:39pm

Douglas Healey File Photo Two weeks before former Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to be sentenced for campaign corruption crimes, his lawyers made a last-minute pitch asking a federal court judge to order a new trial.

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