Judicial Branch

  • Retired State Supreme Court Justice Borden dies at 79

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden died on Sunday at age 79. He was an advocate for a more transparent judiciary, juvenile justice reform, and a proponent for changing the way police conduct criminal identification lineups.

  • Judicial marshals file labor complaint

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which also represents judicial marshals, filed a complaint Monday with the state Department of Labor for its decision to hire state troopers to patrol outside four urban courthouses.

  • Layoffs continue at slow pace

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office said Wednesday that it has eliminated 724 positions from executive branch agencies. That’s about 12 more than were announced earlier this month.

  • Judicial Branch declines New Haven’s offer to keep detention center open

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s Judicial Branch has declined an offer from the city of New Haven to pay for the judicial marshals currently staffing New Haven’s detention facility. “We cannot accept the offer,” Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, a spokeswoman for the branch, said Tuesday.

  • Opinion: Sound, unfunded reform

    Abby Anderson is executive director of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance. This session, the legislature passed landmark legislation to improve our juvenile justice system. Yet the state budget starves that very system for funding. So the question is: What happens to our kids when a groundbreaking law runs up against an austerity budget?

  • Budget cuts force court closings

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Judicial Branch officials announced Tuesday that they are closing the Windham County Courthouse in Willimantic as well as three juvenile courts in Danbury, Torrington, and Stamford.

  • More state employee layoffs

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Another 19 layoffs were announced Tuesday — in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Office of Governmental Accountability — bringing the total number of executive branch layoffs up to 712. A memo released Tuesday by the Office of Policy and Management says they won’t be the last of the layoffs.

  • Judicial branch announces 61 more layoffs

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Judicial Branch announced Friday that it will be laying off 61 temporary court clerks and temporary court recording monitors. The last day of work for the temporary clerks and court monitors will be June 22.

  • Judicial Branch layoffs begin

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Judicial Branch laid off 126 employees Thursday, but that’s only the beginning. Most of the layoffs involved juvenile detention officers and trainees, but more are expected.

  • Opinion: Judicial branch must do better handling domestic violence cases

    Karen Jarmoc is CEO of Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH is the director of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. Both are serving as co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Task Force to Study the State’s Response to Minors Exposed to Family Violence. Recently, Judge Charles…

  • Divorce gets easier for some couples

    HARTFORD, Conn. – For eligible couples, getting divorced is becoming much simpler and quicker under a new state law taking effect today. The law creates an expedited process by which couples can obtain a “nonadversarial divorce.” The process allows a judge to enter a divorce decree without a hearing in certain cases, provided the marriage…