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The Hartford CourantThe pool of victims eligible to sue St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center over alleged abuse at the hands of Dr. George Reardon could grow under a proposal now before the state legislature. The measure — which would extend the statute of...
The Hartford CourantOpponents and supporters of same-sex marriage are bracing for another battle at the Capitol while trying to win over the hearts and minds of the state's residents. The two Democratic leaders of the General Assembly's judiciary committee said Wednesday...
Tags: Laws, Activism, M. Jodi Rell, California, Stamford
The Hartford CourantFrom Hartford, where carnations and applause greeted newly joined couples, to tiny Washington, where two women who have been together for 38 years celebrated with cake and champagne, gays and lesbians ushered in Connecticut's landmark civil union law on...
The Hartford Courant"We're not talking about granting rights and benefits; we're talking about a word.'' So argued Assistant State's Attorney General Jane R. Rosenberg before the state Supreme Court Monday, in seeking to convince the justices that civil unions offer same-...
The Hartford CourantClose, but not there yet. That's where many state lawmakers view themselves in terms of support for same-sex marriage, leaders of the powerful judiciary committee say. Rather than force a vote on a controversial gay marriage bill that would probably...
Tags: Laws, Elections, Gays and Lesbians, M. Jodi Rell, Stamford
The Hartford CourantRepeatedly using vulgar and racial insults, Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield argued with a police officer — addressing him as "Negro trooper" at one point — who was trying to process her on a charge of drunken driving in Glastonbury...
Tags: Laws, Soccer, Urine, Transportation, M. Jodi Rell
The Hartford CourantE. Curtissa R. Cofield, the judge who called a state trooper racial names such as "Negro trooper" during her drunken-driving arrest in October, was suspended Monday for 240 days. The state Judicial Review Council unanimously found that Cofield violated...
Tags: Family, Soccer, Judges, Criminals, Crime, Law and Justice
The state Supreme Court on Friday delivered gay and lesbian couples the validation they have long been seeking — the right to marry. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that same-sex couples cannot be prevented from marrying — and that civil...
Tags: Sex, Laws, Referenda, Activism, M. Jodi Rell
Courant Staff WriterThe ex-convict accused in this week's fatal New Britain home invasion dropped out of a sex offender treatment program during a 10-year prison stint that involved seemingly little rehabilitation, according to prison and parole documents. Leslie Williams,...
Tags: Prisons, Defense, Death, M. Jodi Rell, Wales
The Hartford CourantThe case of E. Curtissa R. Cofield, the Superior Court judge accused of using racially charged language during her drunken driving arrest, has slipped off the news pages in recent months. But that could soon change. Two state institutions, both with...
Tags: Soccer, Lawyers, Police Arrests, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice
Bobby J. Beale of Waterbury was already serving a 37-year prison sentence for felony murder in the robbery and shooting death of a 22-year-old cook. But now he's facing more time behind bars after being charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of...
Tags: Laws, Prisons, AFSCME, Hospitals and Clinics, Montville
NEW LONDON - Hours after a prosecutor dropped violation of probation charges against convicted serial rapist David Pollitt that were based on a faulty GPS reading, judicial officials said they'd investigate the reliability of the monitoring system for...
Tags: Southbury, Police Arrests, Criminals, M. Jodi Rell, California
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