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October 26, 2018

Connecticut Senator Loses Challenge of Malloy Toll Study

by Courthouse News Service | Oct 26, 2018 9:03am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Tossing claims from a Connecticut lawmaker, a judge said he lacked jurisdiction to decide whether Governor Dannel P. Malloy usurped legislative authority by deciding unilaterally to fund a toll study.

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October 24, 2018

Can A Lone Lawmaker Sue A Governor?

by Christine Stuart | Oct 24, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Does a lone lawmaker who voted against funding that the executive branch used to study electronic tolls have standing? That was the question Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher pondered Wednesday during a 56-minute hearing.

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October 22, 2018

Court Unlikely To Rule On Independent Party Appeal Before Election

by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT —When a trial court judge requested a 60-day extension to issue a decision, an attorney representing the Danbury faction of the Independent Party told a panel of six justices Friday that his client objected.

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October 8, 2018

Nonprofits File Federal Housing Lawsuit Against Liberty Bank

by Matthew Reich | Oct 8, 2018 9:44pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Housing | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Two nonprofit organizations spent two years testing Liberty Bank’s lending practices when it comes to African-American and Latino homebuyers before filing a federal lawsuit last week accusing the bank of redlining.

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Federal Ruling Demonstrates Difficulty of Medical Marijuana Law for Employers

by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 9:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal

HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court in Connecticut recently ruled in favor of a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.

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October 5, 2018

Challenger Watches As Senate Advances Kavanaugh Vote

by Christine Stuart | Oct 5, 2018 10:43am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Election 2018 | SCOTUS

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Senate candidate Matt Corey came up to the Capitol press room Friday to watch the Senate vote 51-49 to close debate on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Looms

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward forcing a Saturday vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the opposition of Senate Democrats who want a broader FBI investigation into allegations of his abusive behavior as a high school and college student.

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October 2, 2018

Suzio: Data Shows Earned Risk Reduction Is Not Working; Administration Calls Him ‘Dishonest’

by Jack Kramer | Oct 2, 2018 2:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden, armed with data he said showed that 14,008 serious crimes have been committed by people who have been gotten out of prison under the early release program called on the governor to suspend the program.

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September 27, 2018

Blumenthal Jabs Trump and Graham, Praises Ford at Kavanaugh Hearing

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:33pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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Senator Richard Blumenthal had kind words for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where she appeared to answer questions about allegations of sexual misconduct that she has brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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September 24, 2018

Yale Law Students Protest Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation

by Peter Urban | Sep 24, 2018 5:21pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON – More than 100 Yale Law School students traveled by bus to Capitol Hill on Monday demanding that allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be properly investigated before the Senate continues its confirmation process.

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