| May 31, 2014
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:35 AM
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.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:32 PM
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.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:28 PM
State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield is so closely associated with the drive to repeal Connecticut's death penalty that he says someone once asked him, "Do you work on anything else?"
In fact, the two-term Democrat from New Haven noted that he has been...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Since Gov. Dannel Malloy is hunting for ways to cut prison costs — he's already called for closing prisons and slashing 1,000 corrections jobs — maybe he'd be interested in an innovative suggestion that could dramatically reduce the number...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:20 PM
In a blow to the administration, Governor Dannel Malloy's trusted chief of staff, his deputy chief, and communications director are all leaving.
Timothy F. Bannon, a workhorse who has held numerous positions in state government and the private sector,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Once in a while, the state of Connecticut knows a good deal when it sees it. Take the miniscule money it’s paying prison inmates to help clean up litter on the side of state highways.
Those dudes are getting $1.75 a day each. The state Department...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Buy, sell or give away .50 caliber armor-piercing bullets in Connecticut and you could spend a year in state prison. But using the Internet to pick up a few thousand rounds of 9 mm ammo for your Glock, no problem dude.
"Neither state nor federal law...