Senator Maynard And The Oath, Ctd.

To the pleasant surprise of just about everyone, Senator Andrew Maynard (D-Stonington) appeared in the Senate chamber this morning and took the oath of office with his colleagues.  Former Senate President Pro Tem Donald Williams Jr. accompanied Maynard, who apparently did not speak, but smiled and waved to his colleagues.

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Discussing The Ferguson Grand Jury, Sen. Maynard And More On The Wheelhouse

Last Wednesday was a pre-Thanksgiving treat: WNPR’s John Dankosky invited me to join him, Colin McEnroe and several other guests on his regular Wednesday morning show, The Wheelhouse.  We discussed the Ferguson grand jury decision, retiring Senate President Don William’s new gig at the CEA, the Office of the Child Advocate’s report on Adam Lanza, and oh so much more.  I had a great time John and Colin.  Thanks for inviting me on the show!

CT-N taped the show.  If you like to watch people sit in a radio studio and talk to each other, click here.


Senator Maynard And The Oath

Questions abound about what will happen if State Senator Andrew Maynard, who suffered serious injuries during a fall last August but was nonetheless reelected earlier this month, cannot take the oath of office when the General Assembly convenes in January.  This post explores some of the legal issues surrounding those questions.  The post is by no means definitive.  It is the beginning of my legal exploration of the issue, not the end.  I welcome comments.

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The Top Legal Stories Of 2015

The year 2015 anno Domini (or of the Common Era for new atheists out there) was chock full of big legal stories in Connecticut. I enjoyed covering them. According to my stats package, the following five stories are the ones readers found most interesting:

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