Connecticut

The state of Connecticut was admitted as the fifth state to the United States on January 9, 1788. The state’s capital city is Hartford, and has a population of about 3.6 million residents, making it the 29th largest, by population.

The Connecticut government is broken into three branches: Executive, Judicial and Legislative branch.  The Executive branch led by the Governor, in addition to the Lieutenant Governor and the Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, and Attorney General. The executive officers are elected by voters, and each serves a four-year term.

The legislative branch is a bicameral house, the Connecticut General assembly.  The upper body is the State Senate, consisting of 36 senators, and the lower body, the House of Representatives, consisting of 151 representatives.  Senators and Representatives must be at least 18 years of age and are elected to two-year terms in November on even-numbered years. There also must always be between 30 and 50 senators and 125 to 225 representatives.  A bill becomes law when it passes both houses and is signed by the governor, and the legislature can override a governor’s veto with two-thirds vote across both houses. 

The judicial branch contains the Connecticut Supreme Court, which is the highest court in Connecticut.  This court decides the constitutionality of cases, and decides the cases through oral arguments, thirty minutes for each attorney, and without the testimony of witnesses.  This court is led by the Chief Justice of Connecticut.

Connecticut is home to Yale Law School, which was the top ranked in the country in 2017. Other reputable institutions include the University of Connecticut, and Wesleyan University. A number of historical sites are also found throughout the state including Long Island Sound, the Mark Twain House, the Yale Center for British Art, and the USS Nautilus (SSN-571).

The National Law Review covers a wide range of cases from Connecticut, preserving the state’s rich and diversified history. Readers can find tax, to state gambling news, bankruptcy, litigation, medical marijuana, and administrative agency news. The National Law Review also provides news and updates coming out of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals which has jurisdiction over Connecticut.

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May
28
2024
Connecticut Significantly Expands Paid Sick Leave Proskauer Rose LLP
May
24
2024
Connecticut Expands Paid Leave Statute to Permit Benefits for Victims of Sexual Assault Jackson Lewis P.C.
May
22
2024
Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Requiring Hospitals to Submit Reports on Policy Proposals Related to Emergency Department Crowding Robinson & Cole LLP
May
20
2024
Remote Employees & Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Proskauer Rose LLP
May
20
2024
MA and CT Pave the Way for Emergency Contraception Vending Machines Robinson & Cole LLP
May
20
2024
Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Health Care Providers from Reporting Medical Debt to Credit Reporting Agencies Robinson & Cole LLP
May
17
2024
Trending in Telehealth: May 7 – May 13, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
May
13
2024
Connecticut Expands Paid Sick Law to Establish Entitlements for Most Employees by 2027 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
May
10
2024
Trending in Telehealth April 30 – May 6, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
May
10
2024
Connecticut Legislature Passes Major Expansion of Paid Sick Leave Law Jackson Lewis P.C.
May
9
2024
Taking a Byte from the Regulatory Apple: States are Introducing their Own AI Regulations ArentFox Schiff LLP
Apr
12
2024
Connecticut Attorney General Issues Report on Privacy Law Enforcement Priorities Hunton Andrews Kurth
Mar
27
2024
Connecticut Appellate Court Rules Employer Could Discharge Medical Marijuana User Impaired on the Job Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mar
26
2024
Court Clarifies Employers’ Rights Under Connecticut’s Palliative Use of Marijuana Act, Guidance on Drug Testing Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Mar
21
2024
Connecticut Bill Calls for Office of Health Strategy to Develop a Plan Regarding Private Equity Firms in Health Care Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Mar
7
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: March 2024 Blank Rome LLP
Mar
7
2024
Connecticut Appellate Court Says Constructive Discharge Limitations Period Runs From Last Act of Discrimination, Not Resignation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mar
7
2024
Connecticut’s Amended Environmental Justice Statute: Where Does It Stand? Robinson & Cole LLP
Feb
27
2024
Protecting Kids Online: Changes in California, Connecticut and Congress – Part I Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Feb
14
2024
Uniform Law Commission to Draft Uniform or Model Act Addressing Disclosure Requirements in Commercial Financing Transactions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Feb
8
2024
Update on Connecticut’s Consumer Privacy Law: How Has it Been Enforced? Robinson & Cole LLP
Feb
5
2024
Connecticut Attorney General Report: CTDPA Enforcement Insights & Takeaways Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jan
26
2024
Top 10 for 2024 – Happy Data Privacy Day! Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jan
26
2024
Connecticut PFAS Lawsuits Reflect Growing Trend CMBG3 Law
Jan
23
2024
Connecticut Banking Commissioner Order Highlights Risks Associated with Call Center Mortgage Loan Origination and Employee Social Media Use Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jan
18
2024
New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal Denies Resident Credit for Tax Paid to Connecticut on Carried Interest Blank Rome LLP
Jan
16
2024
Take Note: Significant 2024 Gift/Estate Tax Exemption Inflation Increases Blank Rome LLP
Jan
9
2024
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Record-Keeping and Related Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jan
9
2024
Current Status of US State Privacy Law Deluge: It’s 2024, Do You Know Where Your Privacy Program’s At? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jan
2
2024
US State Law Roundup – 2023 Year-end Update Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Dec
19
2023
Year in Review: Laws Impacting Employee Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Disclosure Agreements – What to Know, What to Do and What to Expect in 2024 Mintz
Dec
18
2023
The Investment Tax Credit for Offshore Wind Projects: A Second Look at the Proposed Regulations under Section 48 Bracewell LLP
Dec
11
2023
State and Local Hourly Minimum Wage Rate Increases are “Coming to Town” on January 1, 2024 Polsinelli PC
Dec
8
2023
FCC Partners With States to Increase on Privacy and Data Protection Investigations, Signaling Increased Focus on Future Enforcement Mintz
Dec
8
2023
An Uncertain Future for DOJ’s No-Poach Prosecutions Vedder Price
 

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