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  • Controversial Judge, Suspended In 2009 After Racially Charged Rant, Seeks Reappointment

     Controversial Judge, Suspended In 2009 After Racially Charged Rant, Seeks Reappointment
    Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa R. Cofield — who in recent years has served two disciplinary suspensions, one for 240 days after hurling racially charged taunts at a black state trooper during her October 2008 drunken-driving arrest — has applied for reappointment when her current term expires next year, The Courant has learned.
  • Connecticut May Be Ahead of the Curve When It Comes to Pardoning Convicts

    Connecticut May Be Ahead of the Curve When It Comes to Pardoning Convicts
    If you've been convicted of a federal crime, it's almost impossible to get a pardon. Doesn't matter if you've served your time and turned your life around, or that the crime happened decades ago — your chances of getting pardoned remain virtually...

    Supreme Court Scrutinizes Inmate's Challenge To Provision In Death Penalty Repeal

    In highly anticipated arguments Tuesday before the Connecticut Supreme Court, a convicted killer's lawyer offered what he called a simple solution to settling the controversy over a death penalty repeal that excluded inmates already on death row. "You...

    A Little-Known Connecticut Group Works to Oppose Gun-Control Legislation

    A Little-Known Connecticut Group Works to Oppose Gun-Control Legislation
    One of the odd coincidences of the Newtown tragedy is that the headquarters of one of the biggest anti-gun-control groups in the nation stands less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School — almost close enough to hear the gunfire. It's...

    Controversial Right-Wing Blogger Sues Connecticut State Officials

    Controversial Right-Wing Blogger Sues Connecticut State Officials
    Right-wing blogger, radio talk jock, and occasional paid informant for the FBI Harold “Hal” Turner has been having a hell of a time. He claims he’s been unfairly jailed by the feds, “railroaded” by a corrupt Connecticut legal...