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432 ABA Journal Connecticut articles.

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots

When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.

This state is expected to become the first to collect prosecutor data, with breakdowns by race

Connecticut is expected to become the first state to collect statewide criminal case data from prosecutors broken down by the defendants’ race, sex, ethnicity, age and ZIP code.

In votes…

Judge and founder of nation’s second full-time community court dies at 76

A Connecticut judge who founded the nation’s second full-time community court died Sunday in his Hartford home at age 76.

Judge Raymond Norko died as a result of cancer, the…

Woman who mailed poisoned baked goods to Supreme Court justices pleads guilty to escape

A 73-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to escaping from federal custody where she was serving a 15-year sentence for sending poisoned baked goods to every justice on the U.S. Supreme…

Clerical error could send man back to prison after 13 years of freedom

A Connecticut man freed from state prison in 2006 might have to give up his freedom after an audit found that he was not turned over to serve a 16-month…

Families of Sandy Hook victims may sue gunmaker over marketing practices, top state court says

The maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle can be sued over alleged marketing practices that violate the state’s unfair trade practices law, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in a…

Stepping down from the bench doesn’t have to be the closing act for retiring judges

So, you’re retiring from the bench—now what? Some judges might have a difficult time with this transition, including experiencing depression and other maladies. The emotional aspect of this transition has been ignored and problematic for many.

3 female Yale students who protested against Kavanaugh sue school’s fraternities for discrimination

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by three female students against Yale University and its nine off-campus fraternities alleges that policies allowing only male fraternity members amount to gender discrimination.

The three…

Sandy Hook families may see finance data of radio show that espoused hoax claim, judge rules

The families of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, are entitled to see business and marketing documents of a radio show perpetrating a theory that the…

NAACP official slams lawyer’s ‘Ku Klux Coors’ Facebook photo; is it an ethics violation?

An NAACP official says a Connecticut lawyer’s Facebook post is racist and disgusting. The lawyer, on the other hand, says it was intended to test Facebook’s screening policies, which he…

Veterans may sue over discharges they say were result of untreated mental health problems

A Connecticut federal judge on Thursday certified a proposed class action from tens of thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans who say they were discharged for reasons related to…

Lowest bar pass rate for California in 67 years; other states see drop, too

Only 40.7 percent of the people who took the California July 2018 bar exam passed, according to a state bar news release.

Connecticut man accused of abducting son in 1987 is arrested; he wasn’t afraid to use court system

A man arrested in Connecticut on Friday wasn’t afraid to use the court system, although he was accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and living under an assumed…

Are free speech and academic freedom under assault at colleges and universities?

Many see the case of Teresa Buchanan at Louisiana State University as emblematic of the precarious state of academic freedom for college and university professors. Others view the case as an example of the perils of applying a categorical rule to limit professorial speech.

Yale Law’s Chua, Rubenfeld deny advising Kavanaugh clerk candidates to dress a certain way

Following recent articles from the Huffington Post and the Guardian reporting that Yale law professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld told women seeking clerkships with U.S. Supreme Court…

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