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BREAKING: Jury selection for criminal trials in Connecticut federal courts have been pushed back from Sept. 1 to Nov. 2....
07/16/2020
Connecticut Federal Courts Postpone Criminal Jury Selection, Trials | Connecticut Law Tribune

BREAKING: Jury selection for criminal trials in Connecticut federal courts have been pushed back from Sept. 1 to Nov. 2. We speak to Stefan Underhill, the chief judge for the Connecticut federal court system, about the change and what lies ahead. http://ow.ly/epbm50AApST

Jury selection for criminal trials in Connecticut federal courts have been pushed back from Sept. 1 to Nov. 2. We speak to Stefan Underhill, the chief judge for the Connecticut federal court system, about the change and what lies ahead.

NEWS: Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy withdrew her name from consideration for an eight-year term Monday according ...
06/29/2020
Amid Controversy, Connecticut's First Black State's Attorney Leaves Office | Connecticut Law Tribune

NEWS: Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy withdrew her name from consideration for an eight-year term Monday according to commission chairman and Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald. http://ow.ly/UnFL50Al7aK

Hartford State's Attorney Gail Hardy removed herself from consideration for a second term on Monday. The move follows the commission's 4-day suspension of Hardy on June 18 for her role in the handling of four police-involved shootings. Hardy had been the Hartford State's Attorney for 13 years.

It's Clear: Attorney General William Barr Must Go
06/29/2020
It's Clear: Attorney General William Barr Must Go | Connecticut Law Tribune

It's Clear: Attorney General William Barr Must Go

The role of the Attorney General is to uphold the rule of law, to represent the best interests of the United States, and to pursue justice. He or she is the chief attorney for our country, not the attorney for the office of the presidency or for any particular president.

BREAKING: "The result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas la...
06/29/2020
Roberts Is Key Vote, as US Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law | Connecticut Law Tribune

BREAKING: "The result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas law," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. in his concurrence in the judgment. http://ow.ly/UAu750AkFJa

The result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas law, wrote Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. in his concurrence in the judgment.

NEWS: The Connecticut Supreme Court set precedent this week in ruling that a municipality has governmental immunity from...
06/26/2020
Connecticut Supreme Court Nixes Exception to Liability Immunity Over Deadly Police Chase | Connecticut Law Tribune

NEWS: The Connecticut Supreme Court set precedent this week in ruling that a municipality has governmental immunity from liability in a police chase that ended in the death of a teenage passenger. http://ow.ly/yoS950Aj1Fk

The sole issue was whether a town and its police officers were afforded immunity from liability for engaging in a high-speed pursuit of a car with a teenage passenger.

2nd Circuit Blocks Constitutional Challenge to Connecticut Energy Fund Transfer
06/24/2020
2nd Circuit Blocks Constitutional Challenge to Connecticut Energy Fund Transfer | Connecticut Law Tribune

2nd Circuit Blocks Constitutional Challenge to Connecticut Energy Fund Transfer

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sided with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and state Treasurer Shawn Wooden in finding that the plaintiffs, a group of individuals, energy-efficiency businesses and nonprofits, had no contractual right to control how the funds were....

“The Supreme Court affirmed today what we have been saying all along—Dreamers are members of our communities, and any at...
06/18/2020
Connecticut Leaders Celebrate SCOTUS Decision Not to End DACA | Connecticut Law Tribune

“The Supreme Court affirmed today what we have been saying all along—Dreamers are members of our communities, and any attempt to change that would be unjust and wrong,” said Office of Governor Ned Lamont in a public statement. “Tearing people from the only homes they have ever known is cruel, heartless, and—despite what the administration may claim—doesn’t even serve a national security purpose.”

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. led the court in ruling 5-4 that the Trump administration had failed to address important factors bearing on its decision to wind down the program and that failure violated the federal law known as the Administrative Procedure Act.

Gorsuch, Alito and Kavanaugh Tangle Over Textualism in Major Win for LGBT Workers
06/16/2020
Gorsuch, Alito and Kavanaugh Tangle Over Textualism in Major Win for LGBT Workers | Connecticut Law Tribune

Gorsuch, Alito and Kavanaugh Tangle Over Textualism in Major Win for LGBT Workers

Monday's landmark win for LGBT workers revealed intense disagreements within the court's conservative wing. Justice Samuel Alito called the majority decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, breathtaking in its arrogance. Added Kavanaugh: The best way for judges to demonstrate that we are deciding....

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