Boston Marathon Bomber Asks For New Lawyers To Handle AppealBoston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has asked a federal appeals court to appoint new lawyers to handle the appeal of his conviction and death sentence.
Giordano Granted Hearing In Appeal Of Child Sex SentenceFormer Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano has been granted a hearing to determine whether he received ineffective counsel during his federal child-sex trial.
Rowland Makes Bond RequestFormer Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's attorney has outlined an appeal strategy and is asking that his client remain free while that appeal makes its way through the federal courts.
What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.
Stamford Court To Be Asked To Determine Skakel BailKennedy cousin Michael Skakel remains behind bars. A judge in Rockville Superior Court today heard arguments on Skakel's request for freedom while he awaits a new trial on charges in the death of his Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley in 1975, when both were teenagers.
Arguments Next Week On Whether Skakel May Be Released On BondA Superior Court A Connecticut judge has scheduled a hearing for arguments on whether he has the authority to release Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel from prison while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.
Order To Release Newtown Tapes To Prompt AppealThe prosecutor leading the investigation into last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School said he will ask Connecticut's courts to block the release of 911 tapes from the shooting by appealing a state Freedom of Information Commission decision.
Prosecutors Lose Bid To Withhold Tapes In Skakel Appeal Connecticut officials have lost a bid to withhold videotapes from lawyers trying to overturn Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction.
New Lawyer Critical Of Former Skakel Lawyer An attorney for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel accused the lawyer who represented him at his murder trial of having a good time making trips around the country instead of preparing for the case.
Appellate Court Rejects Hunger-Striking Inmate's AppealThe state Appellate Court has rejected an appeal by a prison inmate who went on a hunger strike, ended up being force-fed under court orders and then claimed he was being abused and tortured in custody.
Skakel: "Baffled" By Legal Process In His CaseA lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel told a panel of Connecticut judges Tuesday that his client's 20-year to life prison sentence for killing his teen neighbor in 1975 was excessive.
Inmate Freed After 16 Years In Prison Dies Awaiting New AppealRonald Taylor, one of two defendants whose murder convictions were overturned, then reinstated, after they spent 16 years in prison, has died while awaiting an appeal.