Connecticut

386 ABA Journal Connecticut articles.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses a soapbox after FCC seeks fine against pirate radio station

The pirate radio station used by Alex Jones to promote his conspiracy theories is no longer broadcasting over the airwaves after the Federal Communications Commission moved to enforce a fine…

Dog on a lease? Woman surprised to learn pet she paid for was a rental

New York could become the third state to ban animal rentals after the state attorney general filed a fraud suit against a chain called The Pet Zone that includes allegations…

Suit claims cap on deduction for state and local taxes violates equal state sovereignty
Four states filed a lawsuit Tuesday that contends the $10,000 cap on federal tax deductions for state and local taxes is unprecedented and unconstitutional.
Woman who sued lawyer over injuries from flung pasta is awarded more than $85K
A Connecticut woman has been awarded more than $85,000 in her lawsuit claiming she was hit in the face with pasta in a spicy sauce flung by a lawyer during an argument with another man at a restaurant.
Connecticut set to end ‘dual arrests’ in domestic violence cases
The Connecticut Legislature has sent a bill to the governor’s desk that seeks to end having victims of domestic violence arrested along with their abusers because they fight back during the course of an assault.
Murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is tossed because of ineffective assistance

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 2002 murder conviction of Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy.

The court ruled 4-3 that Skakel is…

Family, probing lawyer’s death, plans to appeal ruling shielding prosecutor from answering questions
The family of a Connecticut lawyer found shot to death in his overturned Mercedes SUV plans to appeal a federal magistrate judge’s decision shielding a prosecutor from answering questions about his decision-making in the case.
Lawyer pleads guilty to aiding pump-and-dump scheme with IOLTA funds, opinion letters
A Colorado lawyer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for aiding a pump-and-dump scheme that netted her about $30,000.
I Did It Norway: Some American prisons are singing a European tune

In August, when the solar eclipse passed over South Boise Women’s Correctional Center in Idaho, the officers held lunch early, handed out protective sunglasses, and invited the women outside to…

Former convict and Yale Law grad gets approval to practice in Connecticut

A Yale Law grad who spent eight years in prison for armed robbery and carjacking as a teenager has won approval to practice law in Connecticut.

Reginald Dwayne Betts won…

Ex-con and Yale Law grad must prove ‘good moral character’ before being able to practice

A former convict who has graduated from Yale Law School and is an acclaimed author and poet now must prove his “good moral character” to Connecticut officials before he can…

Yale appeals decision forbidding designation of more gender-neutral bathrooms in law building

Updated: Yale Law School wants to make its single-user restrooms gender-neutral. But to meet Connecticut building code, it must have a certain number of bathrooms designated and assigned by sex.

Lawyer’s death wasn’t a homicide, prosecutor says, but victim’s dad says suit will lead to truth

Prosecutors have closed an investigation into the death of a Connecticut lawyer found dead in his overturned Mercedes SUV from a bullet wound to his head.

Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen…

Controversial Supreme Court decision lands on the big screen
It's rare to see a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision turned into a movie. But the case of Kelo v. New London uniquely galvanized a community, spurring one filmmaker to make it happen.

"It just seemed like a terrible affront to justice," says Ted Balaker, who runs the film's production company. Balaker helped cover the Kelo case for ABC News, where he worked at the time.
Following their lawyer’s advice, couple refuses to remove racist graffiti on their garage

An interracial couple in Stamford, Connecticut, are refusing to remove a racial slur spray-painted on their garage, despite a mounting fine of $100 per day.

Heather Lindsay and Lexene Charles…

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