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The lawyer was at the very least honest, even if the words he spoke were chilling.
"Does the Internal Revenue Service take the position that every time its agents search a location for documents the agents can do so in Kevlar jackets with guns drawn?" The judge was asking the question in a...
Delaware Judge Jan Jurden just helped to destroy the market in human souls, and for that, I am grateful. She refused to send a self-confessed child rapist to prison, letting him instead walk out the courthouse door, to begin a lengthy period of probation and treatment as a sex...
A reader wrote the other day to ask whether I ever get upset with a client for lying to me. What would I do, she inquired, if a client told me he was not guilty of murder, and I later learned that he had done the crime?
The answer is simple: Nothing.
This struck her as a revelation. All...
I will never understand why police officers don't embrace video recording of their work. But they don't. Whether in the interrogation room, or on the street, lawmen fight for the right to keep the public they serve from seeing them in action.
Lawmakers are now considering a...
Superior Court Judge Leslie Olear of West Hartford is no doubt a profoundly grateful jurist. She was nearly turned out of office by lawmakers the other day. The House of Representative voted 78-67 to permit her to keep her job, an unusually narrow margin. The state Senate voted 28-4 to keep her,...
If you're of a certain age, you will recall the Jetsons, as in the space-age cartoon characters who'd do such things as leave their pod for work or play by means of an airborne vehicle they flew themselves. As George would leave in the morning, the skies were full of other commuters, each coasting...
Remember "Miller's Boys," the gang of corrupt racist cops whom the feds prosecuted, calling them bullies with badges for their treatment of illegal immigrants in East Haven? Well, Sergeant David Miller, the presumed leader of the pack, was in federal court today (Wednesday) for sentencing, and...
It seems to shock friends when I tell them that it matters not at all to me whether a client has committed the very crime the state alleges. Even clients are wary. Some clients seem to suspect that if they tell you the truth, you won't defend them with all the might you can muster.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could very well find himself a defendant in a criminal prosecution as federal prosecutors investigate his administration's closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge, spanning the Hudson River, between Fort Lee, N.J., and Manhattan. While he has been quick to...
I called one of the law's great septuagenarians just after the new year to commiserate about the passing of New Haven attorney William Gallagher.
"I didn't see this coming," he said, noting that Gallagher, like him, was in his 70s.
Death is unnerving that way. We...