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May 26, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Repeal For All, Including Those On Death Row

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 1:45pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Supreme Court declined to reverse a previous decision that found the death penalty was unconstitutional for all, including the 11 inmates left on death row after the General Assembly prospectively abolished the practice in 2012.

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Lawmakers Press For Thorough Review Of Two Health Insurance Mergers

by Patricia Daddona | May 26, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock Seventeen lawmakers are asking the state’s insurance commissioner for a fair and thorough review of two pending colossal health insurance mergers and a study on how they could affect Connecticut jobs.

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May 23, 2016

Malloy Push for Second Chance 2.0 Continues

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 4:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to hold almost daily press conferences about his legislative proposal to change how bail works and how 18- to 20-year-olds who commit non-violent crimes should be treated.

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May 20, 2016

Judicial Branch Announces 61 More Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 11:59am

The Judicial Branch announced Friday that it will be laying off 61 temporary court clerks and temporary court recording monitors.

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May 16, 2016

Sharkey Says It’s Up To Malloy To Make His Case On Second Chance Legislation

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Outgoing House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said Monday that he supports Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system. But he said it will be up to the governor to make sure the House has the votes.

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Malloy Continues To Muscle Forward With Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 1:46pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not been shy about his desire to expand last year’s Second Chance law, which eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses.

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May 13, 2016

House Hits Pause Button On Malloy’s Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 9:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was confident Friday morning that there was enough support in the House to approve his package of criminal justice reforms, but that confidence faded after a day of backroom talks and vote counting.

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Prison Gerrymandering Bill Falls Flat

by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 11:14am

Christine Stuart file photo Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.

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Senate Hedges On Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 12:41am

Christine Stuart photo A bill that would change who is considered a juvenile by the courts and modify the bail system didn’t get called for a vote Thursday by the Senate because, according to Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, it was unclear if the House had the votes.

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May 12, 2016

Minority Drivers Less Likely To Be Pulled Over After Dark

by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 12, 2016 7:00pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS Nine Connecticut police departments and a state police troop showed racial and ethnic disparities in traffic stops they made over a 12-month period, according to a new study by Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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