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Instructional error in Gomes

The Connecticut Supreme Court released a decision yesterday, Gomes, that overturned an assault conviction due to a jury charge. The defense asked for a jury instruction on the adequacy of the police investigation. The police responded to a fight at a… Read More
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Connecticut Supreme Court overturns murder conviction because the judge uncritically admitted ballistic evidence

Today, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction of Donald Raynor because the trial judge denied the defendant’s motion for a hearing pursuant to State v. Porter, 241 Conn. 57 (1997). Porter follows Daubert v. Merrell Dow P… Read More
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Connecticut Lawyer Magazine: Should Connecticut Have a Veteran Treatment Court?

So this is an article I wrote for the Connecticut Lawyer, the magazine for Connecticut’s Bar Association. The article is about Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs). VTCs are diversionary courts, much like drug treatment courts, but to use a VTC an indiv… Read More
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