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Fewer applications mean smaller classes, more experiential learning at CT law schools

The recession has not been kind to law schools. The triple threat of rapidly rising tuition, crippling student debt and shrinking prospects of landing a high-paying job right away have resulted in a 30-year national low in law school applications. Connecticut’s law schools have not been immune to this dramatic shift and have responded by […]

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Concerned about community safety, state closes three halfway houses

Citing concerns about community safety and financial difficulties, the Connecticut Department of Correction announced Friday it would terminate its contract with an embattled Norwalk agency to run three halfway houses in Norwalk and Waterbury, including a 20-bed program for women and children in Waterbury. Norwalk Economic Opportunities NOW Inc., known as NEON, runs a 27-bed […]

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As in Connecticut, marijuana legalization spreading across country

Laws and public opinion are shifting on the legalization of marijuana across the country with 40 states, including Connecticut, having proposed or enacted legislation on pot use, according to WestlawNext, an online legal research service. To date, 24 states, including Connecticut, and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use, and another 16 […]

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Puppy mill task force getting attention before it even holds first meeting

A so-called “puppy mill” legislative task force is already stirring up a lot of interest from the media and lobbyists before it even holds its first meeting Wednesday morning. The bipartisan task force, which will look into the “inhumane treatment” of puppies and kittens sold to Connecticut pet stores, will hold an organizational meeting at […]

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Former Latin Kings gang leader finds redemption as editor

New Haven – From her desk in her small, sunlit apartment, Beatrice Codianni broke a national news story this summer about the women’s federal prison in Danbury.  Codianni’s story, posted on her national criminal justice website, Reentry Central, revealed that the women’s facility was being turned over to house male prisoners, and that the Bureau […]