- Death penalty, murder case rulings expose rift in high court Updated: Aug-22-15 11:19 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Two major rulings this year on the death penalty and a murder case yielded highly unusual criticism from Connecticut Supreme Court justices against their colleagues, reaching levels of acrimony that some legal experts say hasn't been seen since the 1990s.
- Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists Updated: Aug-14-15 3:38 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the practice, legal experts said.
- Court: Multiple murder convictions for 1 killing not legal Updated: Aug-06-15 7:13 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a longtime practice that allowed multiple murder convictions for one killing.
- Court: $41M award might discourage school trips abroad Updated: Aug-03-15 5:32 pm
NEW YORK - A New York federal appeals court asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday to help it decide the validity of a $41.5 million jury award to the family of a student injured on a trip to China, saying such a stiff penalty might discourage educational trips.