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FBI report: mass shootings occurring more frequently in US
September 25, 2014
According to an FBI report released Wednesday, the number of mass shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically. The study focused on 160 active shooter incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2013, including the 2012 shootings at a movie theater in Aurora....... [more]

Survey of State Open and Concealed Carry Laws
July 17, 2014
Open carry laws restrict a person's ability to visibly wear or carry a gun in public. Both open and concealed carry laws vary considerably from state to state. Some state open carry laws differentiate between handguns and long guns, such as rifles and shotguns. Seven states, including California an....... [more]

Vietnam veterans with PTSD file lawsuit in federal court
March 3, 2014
Five veterans of the Vietnam War filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut accusing the military of failing to upgrade the discharges of veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The complaint, which names the US Army, Navy a....... [more]

Federal judge upholds Connecticut gun control law
January 31, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Connecticut on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the state's new gun control law, while still acknowledging the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. The new law, enacted in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in De....... [more]

Supreme Court rules in ERISA disability benefits case
December 16, 2013
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because the applicable statute of limitations had run. Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff argued that her claim was timel....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Connecticut gun control lawsuit
December 3, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Connecticut on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Connecticut's new gun-control law, enacted in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The lawsuit was brought by the Connecticut-based firearms trade assoc....... [more]

Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance: A View From The Plaintiff's Bar
November 18, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnists Mary Ellen Signorille and Kate T. Robinson of AARP Foundation Litigation discuss the implications of the US Supreme Court's future ruling in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance...Every RISA-covered employee benefit plan must establish a process for internal appeals of adver....... [more]

Federal Litigation
July 20, 2013
Griswold v. Connecticut The foundations of Roe v. Wade, which ruled that laws criminalizing abortion were unconstitutional, can be found in the Supreme Court's earlier decision of Griswold v. Connecticut. The Court's inquiry dealt directly with Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment, which outlines....... [more]

Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage
July 19, 2013
While DOMA has effectively blocked the implementation of same-sex marriage at the federal level, there have been several states that have taken independent legislative and judicial action regarding same-sex marriage. The laws passed at the state level have typically adopted one of two stances toward....... [more]

Connecticut senate approves driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants
May 31, 2013
The Connecticut Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses regardless of documentation status. If signed by Governor Dannel Malloy, the bill would allow those immigrants without proper documents from the US Citizenship and Immigration....... [more]

Connecticut gun control law challenged in federal court
May 23, 2013
Several groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of a new Connecticut gun control law. The new law expanded the firearms banned as "assault weapons" under existing state law. It also limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds. The complaint alleges these new requirement are ove....... [more]




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