Connecticut Supreme Court

Colebrook wind farm challenge heard
6:26 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Question before Conn. Supreme Court: "Is wind a fuel?"

Among the questions the Connecticut Supreme Court heard Friday was this – can wind  be considered fuel? The case centers on whether the state council that approves the siting of power facilities had the authority to approve a wind turbine project in Colebrook, Connecticut. A collection of homeowners in Colebrook and a community group that is arguing for greater regulation of wind farms sued the state over the approval of that farm.

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Courts
4:40 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Skakel released from prison after more than 11 years

Defense attorney Hubert Santos and Michael Skakel (right) stand at the podium as Santos makes a short statement following his client's release from custody outside the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out. WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.

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Who's liable for a horse bite?
6:30 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Conn. Supreme Court to determine if horses are innately vicious

Credit AP Photo/Scott Sonner

The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether horses are a naturally vicious species. The case stems from an incident in which a boy was bitten by a horse in Milford.  At issue is what state law says about liability in cases like these.

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Education
11:35 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Conn. Supreme Court agrees to hear Bridgeport school superintendent appeal

Bridgeport Board of Education Chairman Kenneth Moales
Credit Ebong Udoma

The Connecticut Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal on whether the superintendent of schools in the state's largest city is qualified for the job under state law. The court took no action as to whether Paul Vallas can remain Bridgeport Schools Superintendent while the case is being decided. This has created uncertainty as school officials prepare for the new school year.