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Former UB Law Professor (And Colleague) Appointed

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House Majority Leader Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield, Chaplin) has chosen Martin Margulies, a Quinnipiac University professor emeritus of law, for a seat on the Connecticut Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board. Marty and I taught together at the old UB law school. Margulies of Newtown is a longtime proponent of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which […] [Read More]
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Archaeology News Report

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Below is a summary of recent archaeology discoveries. Click on each link to read more details, and, in many instances, see pictures. Even more reports are available here. Natural explanation for the 10 plagues Researchers believe they have found evidence of real natural disasters on which the ten plagues of Egypt, which led to Moses […] [Read More]
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Firearms Industry Ties Marlin Firearm Closing To Bi-Weekly Tax

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Following last week’s surprise announcement that the Marlin Firearms Factory in North Haven was leaving the state and taking with it hundreds of jobs, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the Newtown-based trade association for the firearms industry — renewed earlier calls for Sens. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) to co-sponsor bi-partisan […] [Read More]
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Himes Endorses Jepson For AG

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Today, Congressman Jim Himes announced his endorsement of George Jepsen to be the next Attorney General of Connecticut. “Dick Blumenthal is leaving some pretty large shoes to fill, but I know that George Jepsen can step right in and immediately get to work. George has been a close counsel of mine for many years – […] [Read More]
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Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

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As Committee Vote Nears, Campaign to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Turns up the Heat In anticipation of today’s scheduled vote in the Finance Committee, this weekend, the campaign to close corporate tax loopholes in Connecticut turned up the heat. Communications Workers of America – District 1 launched a new TV ad, saying some of the […] [Read More]
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L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Asks for Help to Win YouTube Contest, End Social Security Discrimination

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Lesbian Alien Video Raises Awareness About Discrimination Against America’s Same-Sex Couples A popular online video about a lesbian alien who is denied Social Security benefits after the death of her partner of 25 years is a finalist in YouTube’s 4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. If it wins, the video—selected by popular vote— will be […] [Read More]
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CT Students, While Ranking High Nationally, Fail to Make Progress

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4th Graders Make No Progress, Disadvantaged Students Continue To Lag Monumentally Results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show Connecticut’s Grade 8 proficiency rates in reading increased by six percentage points when compared to the 2007 results. In the case of fourth grade, the percentage of students reaching proficiency is not significantly […] [Read More]
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SuBy Needs 10 Years of Litigation Experience?

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Ryan McKeen, who raised the whole issue of Susan Bysiewicz’s experience in the first place, has an interesting take on the key phrase in the relevant law: by Ryan McKeen For the purposes of this post, I’m going to assume that the statute specifying the qualifications for attorney general is constitutional. Here’s the relevant text […] [Read More]
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