Connecticut Supreme Court

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State Supreme Court Taking Up Press Freedom Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A key press-freedom case is heading to the Connecticut Supreme Court. The court has issued several rulings in recent years that have gone against media organizations and advocates for open government […]

12/06/2014

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State High Court To Hear Priest Abuse Appeal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Archdiocese of Hartford is bringing its appeal of a $1 million jury verdict in a priest sex abuse case to the state Supreme Court. Waterbury Superior Court jury in 2012 […]

09/20/2014

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Connecticut Court Rules On Disputed Eyewitness ID

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a New York man that was based in large part on the testimony of an eyewitness who pointed to a legal intern when asked to pick out the shooter in court.

09/19/2014

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State High Court To Address Juvenile Sentencing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Supreme Court has decided to take up three cases that could decide how the state handles the convictions of children who commit murder and other violent crimes. The court will […]

09/13/2014

Russell Peeler (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Correction)

Connecticut High Court to Hear Death Penalty Case

The state Supreme Court is set to hear the appeal of a death-row inmate convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport.

07/10/2014

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State High Court Rules Police Can Limit Release Arrest Data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that police statewide only have to release basic information about arrests to the public while prosecutions are pending, striking a blow to the media. The […]

07/07/2014

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State High Court Will Hear Peeler Death Penalty Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The state Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on whether a man convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport should have received the […]

06/28/2014

Lishan Wang (Courtesy Branford Police)

State High Court Rules In Favor Of Doctor Murder Suspect

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a former doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician is entitled to taxpayer dollars for defense experts while he represents himself. Justices said […]

06/09/2014

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State High Court Will Hear Death Penalty Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has scheduled a rare special session to hear the death penalty appeal of Russell Peeler Jr., who ordered the killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son. […]

06/05/2014

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New Trial In Disabled Sadomasochistic Sex Case

Connecticut’s highest court has ruled that people don’t necessarily give up their ability to consent to sex when they are considered unable to handle their affairs and placed under the legal conservatorship of other people.

06/02/2014

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