Latest Connecticut Supreme Court News

Court: Women-only gym areas violate state discrimination law

Jan. 25, 2022 18:16 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Women-only exercise areas in gyms and fitness clubs violate a state law banning discrimination based on gender, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 6-0 decision written by Chief Justice Richard Robinson overturned a lower court ruling and an...

Democrats, GOP submit congressional maps with few changes

Jan. 06, 2022 14:34 PM EST

Proposed maps that revamp Connecticut's congressional district boundaries, submitted by legislative Democrats and Republicans ahead of the Connecticut Supreme Court's redistricting public hearing on Friday, would make relatively few changes to the state's existing five congressional districts. ...

Connecticut court rejects GOP challenge of special master

Dec. 28, 2021 11:50 AM EST

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday, using terse language at times, denied a motion filed by Republican members of the state's redistricting commission to have the court reconsider its decision to tap a Stanford University law professor to help redraw the state's congressional district...

Republicans balk at court's choice for redistricting expert

Dec. 24, 2021 11:52 AM EST

Republican members of the state's bipartisan redistricting commission want the Connecticut Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to tap a Stanford University law professor to help redraw congressional districts after the group couldn’t reach a bipartisan agreement and missed its deadline this...

High court again taps election law expert to redraw lines

Dec. 23, 2021 16:36 PM EST

The Connecticut State Supreme Court has again tapped law professor Nathaniel Persily to help redraw the state’s congressional district lines after a legislative commission couldn’t reach a bipartisan agreement and missed its deadline earlier this week. Persily, who is a law...

Lawmakers fail to reach deal on congressional district lines

Dec. 21, 2021 19:44 PM EST

A bipartisan commission tasked with redrawing the boundaries for Connecticut's congressional districts failed to meet its deadline on Tuesday, sending the challenging job of crafting a new map to the Connecticut Supreme Court once again. In 2011, the last time boundaries were...

Supreme Court declines to hear home invasion killing appeal

Dec. 07, 2021 20:34 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Connecticut man convicted in the killings of a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion. The court decided not to take up the case of Joshua Komisarjevsky on Monday. It did not provide an...

Commission seeks more time to redraw congressional lines

Dec. 01, 2021 17:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bipartisan commission charged with redrawing the boundaries for Connecticut's congressional districts has decided to request a three-week extension so it can complete its work. While the panel already approved redistricting plans for the state...

Bipartisan redistricting plan for Connecticut House approved

Nov. 18, 2021 18:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan committee of legislators voted unanimously Thursday for a new map that redraws the district boundaries for the Connecticut House of Representatives, reflecting the state's westward shift in population toward the New York border. The...