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462 ABA Journal Connecticut articles.

Lawyer suspended for trying to attend 2 online CLE programs at once

A lawyer’s Maine law license has been suspended after he tried to get continuing legal education credit for attending online programs that happened at the same time.

Complex litigation judge has 50 ideas to simplify the courts

As both an attorney and a judge, Thomas Moukawsher has spent the majority of his career dealing in complex litigation. And the Connecticut Superior Court judge would like to make the legal system, well, less complex.

Yale and student group settle dispute over mental health needs

Yale University has settled a federal lawsuit with a student group alleging that the school discriminated against students with mental health issues and pressured them to withdraw from classes.

2nd Circuit rejects free exercise challenge to law ending religious exemptions for immunization mandate

A Connecticut law ending a religious exemption for required vaccinations does not violate constitutional guarantees, including the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, a federal appeals court has held.

Famous forensic scientist says he had ‘no motive nor reason’ to fabricate evidence

A forensic scientist who became famous after his testimony in the O.J. Simpson murder trial is defending his earlier work after a federal judge found him liable in a wrongful conviction lawsuit by two men who spent 30 years in prison before their exoneration.

Lawyer’s paralegal was fooled by fraudster who changed wiring instructions, suit says

A Connecticut lawyer sent part of the proceeds from a home sale to a fraudster’s bank account, rather than the bank holding the mortgage, a negligence lawsuit alleges.

Judges: Guard ‘your honor’

“We address judges as ‘your honor’ because we know they have real power. We appeal to their honor, not their egos, when we do it. ... ‘Your honor’ isn’t merely aspirational; it’s gloriously aspirational,” writes a Connecticut complex litigation judge.

Confiscation of man’s ‘Cops Ahead’ signs violated First Amendment rights, appeals court says

A police officer’s confiscation of two signs reading “Cops Ahead” violated the First Amendment rights of the man who was holding them, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Judge won’t sanction Texas lawyer for missteps after mistaken disclosure of info about Sandy Hook families

Updated: A Connecticut judge has declined to sanction a Texas lawyer representing Infowars host Alex Jones for failing to take proper action after his paralegal mistakenly released confidential documents to the opposing counsel.

Lawyer faces ethics charges after his IT person accesses exiting employee’s personal emails

A Connecticut lawyer is accused in an ethics presentment of violating laws on unauthorized access to a computer system, after his network administrator downloaded emails from an exiting associate’s personal email account.

Mistaken disclosure of confidential documents leads to suspension for lawyer representing Infowars host

Updated: A Connecticut judge has ordered a six-month suspension for a lawyer representing Infowars host and founder Alex Jones because the attorney “carelessly” handled confidential documents mistakenly released to the opposing counsel in a defamation trial against Jones.

Athletes who challenged transgender-inclusive sports policy are still champions and lack standing, 2nd Circuit rules

Standing issues and a lack of notice have doomed a challenge to a transgender-inclusive sports policy. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York ruled Friday against four cisgender athletes in Connecticut who alleged that the policy deprived them of a fair shot at statewide track titles in high school.

12-person juries are constitutionally required in serious criminal cases, Gorsuch argues

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissented Monday, when the Supreme Court turned down an appeal that challenges the use of eight-person juries in serious criminal cases.

Can Infowars host Alex Jones pay nearly $965M verdict for Sandy Hook lies? He spent $80K to get to trial, bankruptcy filings show

Infowars host and founder Alex Jones called the $965 million verdict against him a “joke” during his broadcast Wednesday and suggested that defamation plaintiffs who sued him for lying about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting massacre in Connecticut won’t be able to collect.

Lawyer faces charges after video shows him slapping another attorney

A Connecticut lawyer is facing criminal charges after a television viewer forwarded a video showing him slapping another person to a local news outlet.

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