Some shoreline communities continue to charge out-of-town guests much higher prices than locals pay for beach parking.
Grocery store workers ‘disgusted’ with Lamont’s new COVID-19 vaccine policy
Grocery store workers are frustrated with Gov. Ned Lamont, who is no longer prioritizing them in the coronavirus vaccination schedule.
Connecticut resists, but also cooperates with ICE
Connecticut’s COLLECT database provides federal agencies, including ICE, with information used to track immigrants.
‘Warrior of religious liberty’ Kavanaugh could shift church-state balance
WASHINGTON — There’s concern Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will speed the Supreme Court’s steady shift from a strict separation between government and religion and that his approach to religious liberty cases would determine the intensity of that trend for decades. Considered a “warrior of religious liberty” by some of his conservative admirers, Kavanaugh has defended the use of taxpayer money for religious schools and backed student-led prayers at high school football games.
Dwindling oversight heightens concern over medical, mental health care for inmates
The recent birth of a baby in an inmate’s cell – as well as large budget cuts, a lack of outside oversight, and a history of complaints – have fueled concerns among some legislators and civil rights groups about the quality of medical and mental health care being provided to Connecticut’s inmates, most of whom eventually will be released.
Lawmakers make late push for more police accountability
A handful of Democratic legislators are making a last-ditch effort to advance a bill that would expedite investigations into police misconduct and strip accused officers of pay while inquiries are underway.
Malloy’s bail reform push makes for strange bedfellows
EAST LYME — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stepped to a microphone in a prison waiting room to talk about bail reform Thursday. He glanced to at two unlikely allies, David McGuire of the American Civil Liberties Union and Suzanne Bates of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think tank.
ACLU praises CT prison reforms on solitary confinement
The national movement to limit the use of solitary confinement has come to Connecticut, where civil libertarians say they are on friendlier terrain than in many other states: Here they seek legislation that codifies in law reforms already adopted by the Department of Correction.
ACLU survey finds police complaint practices still deficient
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.
Op-Ed: Civil liberty should include freedom to decide on dying as well as living
Protecting civil liberties requires us to defend certain choices and an individual’s right to make them. Most of the choices we defend involve how people live. However, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and Compassion & Choices-Connecticut are allied in believing that people have a right to make informed decisions about the end of their lives as well.