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Michael Lawlor

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  • Weed Might Get Decriminalized and Medically Legalized, But We're Probably Not Gonna Be Able to Start Legally Selling it at Colleges Anytime Soon

    Now we’ve got a governor willing to get behind medical marijuana and decriminalization of small amounts of pot. So the obvious questions is, can complete legalization be far behind? Unfortunately, the answer is almost certainly yes. Connecticut...
  • Blogger claims First Amendment protects his right to urge violence

    Blogger claims First Amendment protects his right to urge violence
     “I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Abrams v US 1919. “These beastly government...
  • Very Cheap Labor: Lucky CT Inmates Can Earn Up to $1.75 a Day

    Very Cheap Labor: Lucky CT Inmates Can Earn Up to $1.75 a Day
    Once in a while, the state of Connecticut knows a good deal when it sees it. Take the miniscule money it’s paying prison inmates to help clean up litter on the side of state highways. Those dudes are getting $1.75 a day each. The state Department...
  • A Legislative Study Finds Buying Bullets Online is Easier Than Many Expect

    A Legislative Study Finds Buying Bullets Online is Easier Than Many Expect
    Buy, sell or give away .50 caliber armor-piercing bullets in Connecticut and you could spend a year in state prison. But using the Internet to pick up a few thousand rounds of 9 mm ammo for your Glock, no problem dude. "Neither state nor federal law...
  • Budding Business: Medical marijuana will mean major money for Connecticut

    Budding Business: Medical marijuana will mean major money for Connecticut
    Medical marijuana looks to be coming soon to Connecticut, and when it does it's going to be big business. We're talking tens of millions of dollars, covering everything from direct medical pot sales to hydroponic equipment and grow lights; from...
  • Petit Supports Streamlining Death Penalty Process; Joiner Opposes Reform Efforts

    William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, urged lawmakers Wednesday to make changes to Connecticut's death penalty that would stop unnecessary delays in the death penalty process. He also said that victims should have the...
  • Lawmakers Are Debating Statute Of Limitations Laws After Reardon Case

    Lawmakers this morning are considering a proposal that would allow adult victims of child sexual abuse to bring lawsuits even if the statute of limitations has run out if new evidence is found that could not have reasonably been discovered before. The...
  • Judge Uses Vulgar Language As She Is Charged

    Judge Uses Vulgar Language As She Is Charged
    Repeatedly 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...
  • Cofield Suspended 240 Days

    Cofield Suspended 240 Days
    E. 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...
  • A Marriage Proposal

    Opponents 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...
  • Arguing Over A Word

    "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-...
  • Gay Marriage Off Agenda

    Close, 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...