by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 4:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 20, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election Policy | Equality | Immigration | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — The Sentencing Commission Wednesday voted to once again get behind any bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 18, 2018 2:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Insurance | Legal
HARTFORD, CT —Whether homeowners’ insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete was the subject of three separate lawsuits heard Tuesday by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Transportation | DMV
NEW BRITAIN, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Despite claims to the contrary, Superior Court Judge Joseph Shortall agreed with the state Department of Motor Vehicles that Tesla was illegally selling its cars out of its Greenwich gallery.
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by Terry Cowgill | Dec 10, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Courts | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Newtown | Privacy
From Charles Manson to Richard Speck to Stephen Paddock, America’s fascination with its mass killers is almost boundless. It is clearly a human instinct to learn as much about the most violent among us as we can.
Is it morbid curiosity or a yearning to know as much as possible about the perpetrators so that we can see warning signs and prevent mass killings in the future? Are the media guilty of sensationalizing tragedy when we publish detailed information about gunmen like Adam Lanza?
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Stratford
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:30 p.m.)The Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on an expedited basis in the election complaint involving the 120th Assembly District race in Stratford.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 3, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | FOIA | Insurance | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) It’s been more than a year fraught with legal delay tactics by the Insurance Department, but the Freedom of Information Commission is still trying to force the disclosure of documents connected to a pair of separate, multi-billion dollar acquisitions that didn’t go through.
Aetna was attempting to buy Humana, and Anthem wanted to purchase Cigna.
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by Staff Report | Nov 29, 2018 10:44pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2016
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Chief Disciplinary Counsel Brian Staines is seeking disciplinary action against Paul J. Manafort Jr. for his criminal conviction in September.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Courts | Energy | Environment
HARTFORD, CT — Energy-efficient businesses and environmental groups have appealed a federal judge’s ruling in favor of the General Assembly’s authority to sweep $145 million in ratepayer funds to balance the budget in 2017.
The judge said the legislature’s decision to sweep the fund did not impair contracts between ratepayers and their electric-distribution companies.
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