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May 23, 2017

Union Officials Criticize Judicial Nominations With Concessions On The Horizon

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Union officials criticized the Judiciary Committee Monday for approving the nominations of 13 attorneys to the Superior Court.

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May 19, 2017

OP-ED | Addressing the ‘Why’ in Sex Trafficking

by Jillian Gilchrest | May 19, 2017 8:00am

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously on legislation to address the demand side of sex trafficking, marking a major shift in the way our state addresses this crime.

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May 10, 2017

Malloy Nominates 13 To Superior Court

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 11:09am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the nominations of 13 attorneys to fill some of the 40 vacancies in Superior Court. He will make an additional four nominations in the coming days, but won’t be filling all the vacancies.

Former Sen. Eric Coleman of Bloomfield, who resigned from his seat after winning re-election, to presumably be nominated to a judgeship is not among the 13 names announced Wednesday.

“One of my most important duties as Governor has been to nominate a selection of qualified and diverse judicial nominees who possess the qualities that mirror the residents of our state while also meeting the high principles and integrity that our citizens deserve,” Malloy said. “It is a careful, meticulous process because we want to ensure that the men and women who sit on our bench will serve our state with distinction, fairness, competence, ethics, and above all, respect for the people of Connecticut.”

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May 5, 2017

OP-ED | Stop These Inhumane Deportations

by Susan Bigelow | May 5, 2017 11:00am

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Luis Barrios, an undocumented immigrant who lives with his wife and children in Derby, will get to stay in the United States for another 30 days. After that, it’s possible he’ll be deported to Guatemala, where he fears his life will be in danger. This sort of cruelty has become too common. It must stop.

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May 2, 2017

Women To Hold Majority On Appellate Court If Nominees Are Approved

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2017 11:43am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — For the first time in the three-decade plus history of the Appellate Court there would be more female than male judges if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two nominations on Tuesday eventually win confirmation.

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April 10, 2017

Bill To Arm Judicial Marshals Watered Down To A Study

by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2017 2:00pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The Judiciary Committee watered down legislation Friday that would have allowed judicial marshals to carry firearms in courthouses and turned it into a study.

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April 7, 2017

Judiciary Committee Defeats The Governor’s Proposal To Raise the Age

by Jack Kramer | April 7, 2017 5:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Passing legislation revamping the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature initiatives this year, failed to make it through the Judiciary Committee Friday.

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April 5, 2017

Judiciary Committee Races To Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2017 10:23am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Over the next two days all eyes will be on the Judiciary Committee as it races to its Friday deadline.

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April 4, 2017

When Push Comes To Shove, Hate Crimes Bill Wins Bipartisan Support

by Jack Kramer | April 4, 2017 5:29am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for hate crimes in Connecticut.

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March 31, 2017

Blumenthal Joins Opposition To Gorsuch

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2017 12:56pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is just the latest Senate Democrat to announce his opposition to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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