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American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Red-Light Cameras, Red-Hot Debate

    Last week some Democratic office-holders including the maor of New Haven, re-launched the annual and so-far-unsuccessful legislative push to legalize red-light enforcement cameras in Connecticut. That sparked now-familiar arguments pro (saving lives,...
  • Segarra, Fonfara Support Red Light Cameras In Hartford

    Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and state Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford, gave their public backing Thursday to the latest attempt to pass a bill legalizing red light enforcement cameras in this city and a dozen other large Connecticut municipalities....
  • Hartford Officials Support Red-Light Cameras

    HARTFORD — Mayor Pedro Segarra and Democratic state Sen. John Fonfara of Hartford gave their public backing Thursday to the latest attempt to pass a bill legalizing red-light enforcement cameras in this city and a dozen other large Connecticut...
  • Stamford Officials Back Detector Bill, Cite Fatal Christmas Day Fire

    Stamford Officials Back Detector Bill, Cite Fatal Christmas Day Fire
    HARTFORD — In the past five years, there have been 376,000 residential building fires in the U.S., causing 2,600 civilian deaths. Now one of those fires — and five of those deaths — are prompting a call for a new state law mandating...