Vignettes from the State Capitol

I The Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section sponsored a legislative breakfast Wednesday morning, April 11, 2011 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Our law office has an intern from England visiting, and I thought it would be a...
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Hooray! The Haddam Land Swap Is Dead!

This was the way the Haddam land swap ended, not with a bang, but a whimper. To stretch the T.S. Eliot allusions a little more, for those members of Riverhouse Properties, LLC, April is the cruelest month. On April 3,...
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Sentencing Modification for Juveniles is a Start

Hartford’s outgoing state representative Marie Kirkley-Bey might have done at least one good thing this year: co-sponsoring House Bill 5546, an Act Concerning Sentence Modification for Juveniles. This columnist has long seen discrimination against youth as one of the next...
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A New Chief of Police Must Have Integrity

From an email floating among the cognoscenti in Hartford yesterday: “Strategic Policy Partnership, the firm assisting the City of Hartford to recruit its new Police Chief, is seeking input from residents.  Please consider the following two questions.  1) What qualities...
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Racist Is As Racist Does

Okay, let’s get this straight. You are going to be known for what you do, and one part of doing is speaking. If you say something stupid, people are going to know that you are stupid. For example, if you...
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