by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD
Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 18, 2018 1:25pm
Posted to: Courts | Equality | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson was sworn in Monday as the first African-American Chief Justice in Connecticut’s history.
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by Susan Bigelow | Jun 14, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | White House
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro joined Democratic legislators this week in condemning the Trump administration’s ghastly, cruel, and inhumane policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant families. She called it “child abuse.”
But for just about everyone I know, the reaction has been to sigh, shake their heads, and let it pass through them. After all, it’s only one of many soul-destroying, terrifying, and deeply unjust things to happen this week.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Corporate Watch | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Legal | White House
Senator Richard Blumenthal left a court hearing Thursday morning feeling somewhat encouraged that his efforts to hold President Donald Trump accountable for accepting payments and other benefits from foreign governments will move forward.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House
Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | White House
WASHINGTON, DC— Led by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal attorneys with the Constitutional Accountability Center will go to court Thursday to argue 200 members of Congress have the right to review foreign payments, benefits, or gifts going to the President Donald Trump.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport
As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.
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by Susan Bigelow | May 25, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Media Matters | Opinion | Newtown
Radio host Alex Jones has for years spread a vile conspiracy theory that the 2012 mass shooting of innocent elementary school students and teachers in Newtown was some kind of hoax. In response, the families of six of the murdered children and teachers are taking Jones to court. Good — I think.
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by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury
HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.
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by Terry Cowgill | May 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Civil Liberties | Courts | Gaming | Opinion | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Mental Health Care
Talking about letting the cat out of the bag. The decision on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down a 26-year-old law that essentially banned sports betting in America, has sent shockwaves across the gambling industry.
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