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The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York clears the way for other states to consider such restrictions.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo is proposing a crackdown on the coordination of candidates for office and the super PACS that are created to support their campaigns.

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The Connecticut Senate is expected to vote on a resolution calling on the U.S. Senate to hold confirmation hearings on Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.

The justices let stand a decision by the federal appeals court in New York last year that threw out insider trading convictions of two high-profile hedge fund managers.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions of Anthony Chiasson, of Manhattan, and Todd Newman, of Needham, Massachusetts, after finding they were too far removed from inside information to be prosecuted.

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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen was challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.