382 ABA Journal articles on Connecticut.

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…

Judge tosses Sandy Hook suit, cites federal law protecting gun makers

A superior court judge in Connecticut dismissed a lawsuit Friday that sought to impose liability on the makers of the assault rifle used by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter…

Lawyer is charged in Connecticut bank robbery

A New York City lawyer has been charged with the robbery of a Greenwich, Connecticut, bank.

Lawyer Meighan Marie McSherry, 46, was arrested in a car near the bank shortly…

Insurer can’t rescind $10M policy on lawyer who died of brain cancer, judge rules

A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled the Principal National Life Insurance Co. is not entitled to rescind a $10 million life insurance policy issued to a lawyer who died…

Man should not have been shackled at trial, top state court says, but his conviction still stands

There was some good news, some bad news and a little bit more good news from Connecticut’s top court Monday for a man convicted of burglary and assault in a…

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