Over the strong dissent of three justices, the Connecticut Supreme Court today denied the State’s motion for reargument in State v. Santiago, the case decided last August which abolished the death penalty in Connecticut. Click here for my previous posts on the decision.
The denial of the motion for reargument is not unusual. What is unusual is the written dissent from the ruling and its publication on the Judicial Branch’s website. Decisions are always posted on the website; rulings on motions are not.