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

New Trial Granted In Murder Conviction

The Connecticut Supreme Court has granted a new trial to a man convicted of a gang-related killing in 1996, ruling that the false testimony of a key witness deprived him of a fair trial.

07/15/2013

(Courtesy Judicial Department website)

Death Penalty Case Delayed For Supreme Court’s Capital Punishment Decision

A West Hartford death penalty case has been delayed until after the state Supreme Court decides whether the state’s repeal of capital punishment last year is constitutional.

07/08/2013

(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hartford Rally Will Celebrate Supreme Court Decision

Connecticut officials and families are planning to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

06/29/2013

Rep. Larson On Supreme Court Decision

“While the Voting Rights Act has been instrumental in empowering voters across the nation, it’s no secret that discrimination continues to hamper our electoral process. This week, the Supreme Court chose to disregard the bipartisan […]

06/26/2013

State Senate President Donald Williams On Marriage Equality

“Today’s historic ruling is a victory for equality, civil rights and for all the loving, committed same-sex couples across this country.  I am proud to live in a state that has led the way on […]

06/26/2013

Rep. Larson on Marriage Equality

“The Supreme Court made the right decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and advanced the cause of marriage equality by reestablishing the right of same-sex marriage in California. For too long DOMA […]

06/26/2013

Connecticut governor's residemce (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

Rainbow Flag Flies At Governor’s Residence

A rainbow flag, symbolizing gay pride, is being flown over the Connecticut governor’s official residence in Hartford.

06/26/2013

Secretary of the State Merrill on Marriage Equality

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to two actions by the the United States Supreme Court relating to the rights of same sex couples.  In a 5-4 decision in […]

06/26/2013

Rep. Himes On Marriage Equality Decision

“I am extremely pleased that the Supreme Court sided with equality and fairness by overturning the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing the Prop 8 case. Today, the Supreme Court righted a grievous historical […]

06/26/2013

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Supreme Court Rules On DOMA, California’s Prop. 8

Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.

06/26/2013

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