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445 ABA Journal Connecticut articles.

Furor Over Presentence Story About Jurors

An unusual front-page newspaper article about jurors selected, after four months of questioning, to determine the sentence in a high-profile death-penalty case has caused a furor.

The prosecutor, defense counsel,…

Told of Threat to Tot, Lawyer Kills, Repents, Gets 12 Years

A Connecticut patent lawyer who killed his neighbor after his wife reportedly told him the man had molested their 2-year-old daughter was sentenced today to 12 years in prison. Meanwhile,…

Saggy Pants Ban Fails in CT Town

Saggy pants are getting the attention of town councils that want to stop the epidemic of exposed underwear and buttocks.

The Connecticut town of Stratford yesterday rejected a proposed ordinance…

Court Nominee Withdraws Over Illegal Alien Claim

A nominee for the Connecticut Appellate Court has withdrawn his name from consideration after a flap over his claim that the court system is closed to illegal aliens.

John R.…

Warrant Issued for Missing Lawyer

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the lawyer who disappeared after admitting in a letter that he embezzled money from clients.

Police belief Jonathan Hoyt stole at…

1st African-American State’s Atty in CT

The first African-American to serve as a state’s attorney in Connecticut was sworn in today in Hartford.

Gail P. Hardy, 44, took her oath of office and begins overseeing prosecutions…

CT Parole System Hit

Connecticut’s parole system is under scrutiny as a result of a home invasion and triple murder, allegedly committed by two paroled burglars.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Joshua…

Dear Son: I Stole From Firm Clients

When attorney Christopher Hoyt began reading the letter from his father earlier this month, it was clear he wasn’t going to be having a good day.

“I have embezzled funds…

Condemnation Thriving in N.J., N.Y.

Forty states have passed laws to curb eminent domain powers since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2005 that cities may seize land for private economic development.

But strong…

Arrested Attorney Gambled Away $800 K

A run of good luck has apparently ended for a graduate of Yale Law School who has been a member of the Connecticut bar for more than 40 years and…

New Haven First: Illegal Immigrant IDs

Taking an alternative approach to a deluge of illegal immigrants that has prompted some municipalities to crack down, a large college town in Connecticut is instituting a controversial first-in-the-nation program…

Warhol Painting Dispute Decided

The rightful owner of “Red Elvis” is Peter Brant, a man who paid $2.9 million for the Andy Warhol painting without realizing it was stolen, the Connecticut Supreme Court has…

Ethical but Unemployed

Attorneys May Put Their Jobs at Risk by Reporting Other Lawyers’ Misconduct

Taking Control

The Eminent Domain Controversy Finds a Battlefront in the Development of a Cincinnati Suburb

Artful Approaches

Business Leaders Turn to Creative Types to Learn New Problem Solving Strategies

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