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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

(Courtesy Judicial Department website)

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

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

File image of a horse at the University of Connecticut. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Lawmakers: Horses Not Vicious

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new Connecticut law clarifies that horses are not inherently vicious, refuting two court decisions involving a horse in Milford that bit a child. The state Senate approved the legislation 35-0 […]

05/06/2014

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Route 44 Crash

The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in two lawsuits filed over a 2005 crash at the bottom of Avon Mountain that killed four people and injured 19 others.

04/30/2014

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State High Court Set To Decide On Vicious Horses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Supreme Court is releasing its decision in a case involving a horse named Scuppy that bit a 2-year-old boy in Milford eight years ago. The justices are ruling Wednesday […]

03/26/2014

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State Supreme Court To Hear Police Reports Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether police can withhold arrest reports from the public while prosecutions are pending and issue only press releases. Journalists say the case is critical […]

01/09/2014

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