Third Thursday: Judge Jon C. Blue

Third Thursdays at the Connecticut State Library: “The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity: Trials from the New Haven colony 1619-1663”, Book discussion with Judge Jon C. Blue Video of the presentation on September 17 2015   Judge Jon C. Blue Judge Jon C. Blue, became a Superior Court Judge in 1989 and presides over criminal trials in New Haven. He has written sever...
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The Grasping Hand

The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain by Ilya Somin Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015 Available as Ebook or in Print Stacks KF5599 .S66 2015 EBSCOhost. (Restricted to Connecticut State Library walk-in users; remote access with a State Library borrowing card). From the publisher: "The Grasping Hand offers the firs...
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Hens in the Bakery and Kittens in the Breadbox: Connecticut’s Bakery Law of 1897

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:16   Cats and kittens in breadboxes.  Hens walking around the shop.  Dog with puppies living in the bakeroom. An unenclosed water closet in the storeroom.     These are a small sampling of the hundreds of complaints made to local health officials in 1897, the year Connecticut first passed a law regulating the conditions of bakeries.  Numerous pe...
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Witchcraft in Connecticut

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:38   With Halloween is fast approaching, it's a good time to look at one of the darker parts of Connecticut history. Everyone has heard of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials, which occurred in 1692-1693. Lesser known, however, is Connecticut's history of witchcraft cases, which occurred earlier in the seventeenth century.   Belief in witchcraft ...
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Constitution Day – September 21 (2014)

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:14 Constitution Day U.S. Constitution that is! Whether you are looking for a current edition of "CONAN" - the annotated edition of the Constitution of the United States, or an 1829 view of the Constitution of the United States of America, the Connecticut State Library can help with your research. You can search our catalog using the subject headin...
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New Practice Book Rule Changes Requirements for Filing Appellate and Supreme Court Briefs

Note: this blog is from 2014 and links may no longer work - see http://www.jud.ct.gov/pb.htmFri, 09/05/2014 - 11:16Amendments to the Practice Book went into effect on September 1 that add new requirements for attorneys practicing in the Appellate and Supreme Courts.  Attorneys are now required to submit electronic copies of their briefs and appendices prior to submitting paper ...
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Driving on Sundays and “Errands of Mercy”

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:56 On a Sunday in 1879, Mrs. Denison of Colchester was driving to visit her sick sister.  On her way, she stopped her car at a friend's house, and, remaining in the car, asked the friend if she had seen her lost dog.  Upon learning that her friend had not seen the dog, she continued on her way to her sister's house.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Denison encountered ...
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New and Noteworthy – Comprehensive School Choice Policy

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:58   Comprehensive School Choice Policy: A Guide for Legislators by Josh Cunningham Washington, D.C. : National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013 "This guide is intended as a resource for understanding the types of school choice options states are considering and enacting, including the effects of using multiple forms of choice." -- P....
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New Books in the Law Collection

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:46 Some of our recent acquisitions for the law collection: Understanding the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act and Access to Public Meetings (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, 2013), by Mark J. Sommaruga A guide to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information laws, this book covers public meetings, access to public records, and penalties ...
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What’s WestLaw Next?

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 14:34 If you have ever researched legal issues here at the State Library, you have no doubt used our regular WestLaw database.  Our subscription includes access to case law, statutes, and regulations for all 50 States & Federal jurisdictions, administrative decisions, and an increasing number of full-text searchable legal treatises (books focusing on a spe...
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