Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’
The best protection for a free press is professionalism, and much of the news reporting on the horrible school shootings has fallen short of the basic standard of accuracy vital to journalism.
Federal judge rejects Daniel Klimas’ free-speech claim that corrections officials’ actions constituted an ‘exaggerated response’ to security concerns.
Central Connecticut’s Shaun Green says he threw out stacks of The Recorder because he was upset over an article detailing his team’s failure to qualify academically for next season’s NCAA tournament.
2nd Circuit ruled yesterday in city’s favor, allowing Occupy demonstrators to be evicted.
‘Properly employed, rules like these do not stifle speech, but coordinate it to allow for expression that is as vibrant and varied as possible,’ court says.
State high court says woman, who wanted arrest-warrant affidavit in her sexual-abuse case sealed, didn’t have legal standing to appeal lower court’s decision to release redacted file.
Justices uphold a lower court decision, ruling that the university may invoke a trade-secret exemption to shield lists of its contributors and other supporters.
If justices accept Avery Doninger’s appeal, it could offer much-needed guidance on when or whether school officials can punish students for Internet speech created off campus.
Justices say Patricia Dayner’s lawsuit, which challenges her dismissal as Catholic school principal, is barred under the ministerial exception to state courts’ authority to decide employment cases.
Decision in favor of administrators who disciplined student for Internet posting gives considerable latitude to officials who are tempted to limit comparable speech.
HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge has ordered Connecticut's top election
official to allow voters to wear World Wrestling Entertainment garb to the
polls, ruling that it could not be considered political advertising for
Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon, the company's former CEO.
U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton yesterday issued a stipulated order requiring Secretary of the State [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. — World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon, the husband of U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop local election workers from asking WWE fans to cover up their wrestling garb at the polls.
McMahon, also president of the Connecticut-based wrestling empire, said he filed motions for a temporary [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. — Local election officials in Connecticut are being told they can ask people wearing World Wrestling Entertainment garb to cover it up while voting because it could be considered political advertising for Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon, the company’s former CEO.
State election law prevents political advertising within 75 feet of the polls.
Av Harris, [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. — Details cannot be disclosed about how some convicted Connecticut sex offenders are placed on a confidential registry rather than the list available to the public, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
The court’s unanimous ruling, which will be released officially on Nov. 2, overturns a lower court in a dispute over Connecticut’s “restricted” [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford officials now say they won't include Muslim prayers before City Council meetings in September, after getting mostly negative feedback from the public on an earlier plan to invite Islamic invocations.
The reversal has prompted the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Connecticut to plan a prayer vigil tonight at City Hall in protest.
Some city councilors [...]