Monday, June 4, 2012 | by William J. O'Sullivan | The Connecticut Law Tribune
A recent decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court adds to the to-do list of divorce attorneys when they prepare to hammer out an agreement on property distribution.
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Monday, May 28, 2012 | by Kevin T. Kane | The Connecticut Law Tribune
The Connecticut Law Tribune's Editorial Board on May 14, 2012, in an editorial that is surprisingly disingenuous, criticized the Office of the Chief State's Attorney for filing an amicus brief in the U.S.Supreme Court in the cases of Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper. In the amicus brief, which was joined by 28 other states, the office argued, as did the U.S. Department of Justice and the National District Attorneys Association, that a defendant who is convicted after either a fair trial or a knowing and voluntary guilty plea is not entitled under the U.S. Constitution to have his conviction vacated on the ground that his attorney either failed to inform him of, or advise him to accept, a plea offer that was more favorable than the sentence ultimately imposed.
Monday, May 21, 2012 | by JONATHAN M. FREIMAN | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Judge Louis H. Pollak died two weeks ago. The law will remember him as that rarest of birds: a lawyer whose practice challenged and changed our democracy, an academic who led not just one but two of the nation's leading law schools, and a venerated federal judge. Those of us who knew him will remember him as much more.