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The Connecticut Supreme Court.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State’s High Court Overturns 100-Year Sentence

The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a 100-year prison sentence that was imposed on a Hartford teenager in a murder case, saying juveniles should not be treated as adults at sentencing.

02/27/2015

Jackie Fortin, the mother of teenage cancer patient Cassandra C., with her lawyers at the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Teen Must Continue Cancer Treatment Under Supreme Court Ruling

A 17-year-old known as “Cassandra C.” in court papers will continue with her chemotherapy

01/08/2015

State Supreme Court (Courtesy CT-N)

Connecticut Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Teen Refusing Chemotherapy

When a 17-year-old Connecticut girl refused medical treatment for cancer and her mother agreed with her decision, state officials took custody of her and forced her to undergo what they called life-saving chemotherapy.

01/06/2015

State Supreme Court (Courtesy CT-N)

Court Sides With Rocky Hill In Nursing Home Case

Connecticut’s highest court is siding with the town of Rocky Hill in a dispute about whether a privately operated nursing facility for state prisoners should be immune from local zoning restrictions and free from paying local property taxes.

12/26/2014

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Writer Seeks Records Of Long-dead Arsenic Killer

A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened.

12/22/2014

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas at Yale Law School. Image from Yale video stream.

Supreme Court Justices Concerned Over Diversity On Bench

Two U.S. Supreme Court justices who attended Yale Law school are expressing concern over a lack of diverse backgrounds among those on the bench.

10/25/2014

State Supreme Court (Courtesy CT-N)

Conviction Reinstated In Warrantless Search Case

A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a gun conviction against a man who awaits sentencing in a New Jersey murder case, ruling that a 2008 warrantless search by Stamford police that found the weapon used in the homicide was proper.

10/14/2014

State Supreme Court (Courtesy CT-N)

State Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements For Accelerated Rehab

PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday clarified the requirements for completing accelerated rehabilitation, a probation program for first-time offenders that results in charges being dropped. The court […]

09/11/2014

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State Supreme Court Rules On Pawn Shop Suit

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that state law limits how much interest pawn shops can charge consumers who agree to buy back items they sold to the shops in exchange for loans.

09/08/2014

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