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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is his top pick to replace ousted FBI chief James Comey. There has been no official White House announcement of the nomination, but one is expected soon. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers on Monday were on the front lines of Democratic opposition to President Trump’s executive order regarding Muslim immigrants, fashioning legislation and participating in protests aimed at derailing the new policy. Continue Reading →
Police agencies across the state are breaking the law by failing to make policies for misconduct complaints accessible to the the public, according to a survey released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut. Continue Reading →
Pushed by a coalition that stretches across the political spectrum, reform is coming to Connecticut’s bail system. The only question seems to be how far and how fast the General Assembly is prepared to go. Continue Reading →
People quarantined in Connecticut during the height of the 2014 ebola crisis sued Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials on Monday, saying the quarantine policy the governor imposed is unconstitutional. Continue Reading →
In a major policy speech Friday at a criminal-justice symposium, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed overhauling Connecticut’s bail system and making the state the first in the U.S. to treat defendants as juveniles up to age 20. Both proposals could significantly lower incarceration rates. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Prescription Monitoring Program aims to stop the misuse of opioids and other dangerous drugs and save lives. But some are concerned these programs have given law enforcement officers access to private information about prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — A rash of cases involving police violence against young black men — most recently including the death of a Baltimore man in police custody — has bolstered the case for body-worn police video cameras both in Connecticut and Washington. Several Connecticut departments are exploring the idea, and the U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on the issue this week. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday to a federal judgeship in Connecticut on a narrow 49-46 vote. All Senate Republicans opposed the nomination of Bolden, 49, who has served as an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Black drivers were nearly twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped by police in Connecticut, and blacks stopped were twice as likely as whites to have their vehicles searched, according to a compilation of 360,000 traffic stops from Oct. 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. A town-by-town report card will follow in January after analysis of a full year’s data, adjusted for local factors such as commuting patterns Continue Reading →
An effort in Connecticut to outlaw “revenge porn,” the practice of disseminating intimate photos to punish or harass an ex-lover, may fall short this year over questions of how to precisely define it.
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Since being sent to live in an adult jail eight days ago, 16-year-old Jane has spent 22 to 23 hours a day in her prison cell. Continue Reading →