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Supreme Court

Statement By The President On The Supreme Court Decision

I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right […]

06/25/2013

Sen. Murphy Reaction To Supreme Court Decision

This is a deeply disappointing decision by the Court today, and a big step backwards for the health of our democracy. The Voting Rights Act has been a critical tool to combat racial discrimination at […]

06/25/2013

Senator Blumenthal Reaction To Supreme Court Decision

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the section that determines which states and counties […]

06/25/2013

Secretary Of The State Merrill Reaction To Court Decision

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, striking down section five of the federal […]

06/25/2013

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Court: $1M Available For Nursing Home Fire Victims’ Families

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that families suing a Hartford nursing home where 16 patients died in a 2003 fire can share up to $1 million from the home’s insurance policy, if they win their lawsuits.

06/10/2013

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Justices: Lawyers Cannot Be Sued For Fraud

The state Supreme Court has ruled in an ex-NFL player’s case that Connecticut lawyers can’t be sued for fraud for their conduct in court cases because of a centuries-old legal doctrine.

05/17/2013

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Supreme Court Expands Defendants’ Rights To Representation

The state Supreme Court has expanded the Sixth Amendment rights of criminal defendants to have a lawyer and effective legal representation.

05/07/2013

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

High Court Hears Death Penalty Arguments

A state public defender told the Connecticut Supreme Court that the state’s repeal of the death penalty for future murders last year violates the constitutional rights of death row inmates still facing execution.

04/23/2013

On July 3, union members went on strike at five Connecticut nursing homes, including the Newington Health Care Center. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

HealthBridge Nursing Homes File For Bankruptcy

Five Connecticut nursing homes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their parent company’s request to delay a court order to reinstate 600 striking workers.

02/25/2013

File photo of a gay couple holding hands. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

R.I. Bishop: Gay Marriage ‘Unnecessary’

The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Diocese has again entered the debate over gay marriage, calling it “immoral and unnecessary.”

01/07/2013

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