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December 15, 2017

Sentencing Commission Forwards Two Recommendations, Hit Pause On More Bail Changes

by Jack Kramer | December 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — A proposal that would allow some on the sex offender registry to petition to shorten their registration period or apply for removal from the registry was unanimously approved Thursday by the Sentencing Commission.

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December 13, 2017

Blumenthal Calls For Passage of Dream Act, But Won’t Shut Down Gov’t To Get It

by Christine Stuart | December 13, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wouldn’t say Monday whether he would vote to shut down the government if the Republican Party fails to find a path for Dreamers before Congress adjourns later this month.

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December 11, 2017

Sentencing Commission Tackles Three Big Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2017 2:23pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The public got a chance Monday to weigh in on three proposals that would change Connecticut’s criminal justice system in very different ways.

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December 6, 2017

Bailout In Full Swing To Get Pretrial Detainees Home for the Holidays

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2017 5:30am

With permission from the Connecticut Bail Fund NEW HAVEN, CT — Keesha De’Silva was looking at spending 120 days in jail after getting arrested for sleeping in a park hours after being evicted, but the Connecticut Bail Fund was able to get her out.

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October 12, 2017

Justice: Connecticut Is Not Violating Federal Immigration Laws

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2017 12:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The U.S. Department of Justice told Connecticut Thursday that it’s not violating federal immigration law and should be eligible for a federal law enforcement grant.

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September 5, 2017

Connecticut Officials Defend DACA, Call For Passage of Dream Act

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2017 12:00pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era executive action that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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July 28, 2017

OP-ED | State Congressional Delegation Deserves High Marks for Trump Takedowns

by Terry Cowgill | July 28, 2017 4:29am

REUTERS / CARLOS BARRIA Not surprisingly, Connecticut’s congressional delegation has shown a pointed dislike for Donald J. Trump, starting well before he became the Republican nominee for president and began in earnest his unlikely quest for the White House.

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July 21, 2017

VIDEO | Malloy Briefs News Media on Budget Situation, Says Feds Lied About Who ICE Would Target

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2017 5:00pm

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July 3, 2017

Connecticut Group Seeks Information About Visa Processing

by Jack Kramer | July 3, 2017 4:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut group whose mission it is to enhance the public’s understanding of Islam has filed a federal lawsuit against three federal government agencies for failing to turn over information related to policies, communications, and statistics related to visa processing and screening.

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June 30, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | June 30, 2017 1:20pm

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