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American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut

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  • Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

    Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare
    In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
  • ACLU Connecticut Director Leaving To Take Job In West Virginia

    The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is leaving his post to take a job with an lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights group in West Virginia. Andrew Schneider took over in 2007 as head of the state's leading...
  • Andrew Schneider, Executive Director of ACLU-CT, Resigns To Return To West Virginia

    The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has resigned to take a new job in West Viginia with an organization that works to ensure fair treatment for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people in West Virginia....
  • Advocates Hail Ignition-Lock Measure, Say It Will Save Lives

    Advocates Hail Ignition-Lock Measure, Say It Will Save Lives
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving Connecticut and law enforcement officials are celebrating legislation that they say strengthens the state's penalties against drunken drivers. Public Act 14-228, which takes effect on July 1, 2015, will require more...
  • Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager

    Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager
    HARTFORD — Mayor Pedro Segarra said Wednesday that the Hartford police internal affairs division and a civilian review board will investigate an officer's use of a stun gun on an 18-year-old during a confrontation in the city's North End. In a...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • State Must Answer For Imprisoning 16-Year-Old

    There is an old lawyers' adage: Never ask a question unless you know the answer. We are about to violate that sound advice by asking, why did the Department of Children and Families send an abused 16-year-old who has never been charged with a crime to a...
  • Court Order Protecting Hartford Voters Should Stand

    It has a weak case, but the city of Hartford wants out from under a federal court order issued in 1992 to stop discriminatory practices that keep a disproportionate number of Latino residents from exercising their right to vote. Hartford's registrars of...
  • Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?

    Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?
    State lawmakers are once again talking about legalizing cameras that would catch drivers running through red lights. Supporters say the cameras would make drivers more careful and roads safer. They also acknowledge that some municipalities would welcome...
  • Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up To Families

     Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up To Families
    A secretly drafted bill to block release of photos, tapes of 911 calls and death certificates related to the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre could be acted on in the General Assembly as early as the end of the week, officials said Wednesday....
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal

    The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Connecticut's controversial prospective repeal of the death penalty is constitutional. The General Assembly eliminated capital punishment a year ago. But to win passage, lawmakers...