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  • 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 non-existent. Experts say the same is true in the vast majority of states.
  • 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...

    Should Civilians Be Allowed to Carry Tasers?

    Should Civilians Be Allowed to Carry Tasers?
    It's legal in Connecticut to carry a killer handgun powerful enough, in the immortal words of Dirty Harry, "to blow yer head clean off." What you can't have on your person or in your car as a private citizen in this state is a (theoretically) non-lethal...