Latest Connecticut Supreme Court News

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...

Businessman's human trafficking convictions overturned

Sep. 29, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned on Wednesday the convictions of a businessman charged in an alleged human trafficking ring that prosecutors said preyed on young men who were mentally ill and intellectually disabled. Justices ruled 7-0...

Pennsylvania high court OKs 'comfort dogs' for witnesses

Sep. 22, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Canines in the courtroom? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says yes — under certain conditions. A trial witness may be accompanied by a “comfort dog” if the animal will help yield reliable, complete and truthful testimony, the justices ruled Wednesday in a...

Court mulls if bail is too high in Yale student killing case

Sep. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with whether a $20 million bond set for a former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accused of killing a Yale graduate student is unconstitutionally high and how state judges should go about...