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Supreme Court Rules on Minor’s Rights During Interrogation in School

Supreme Court Rules on Minor’s Rights During Interrogation in School On June 16, in a 5-4 split decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a suspect’s age must be a consideration when determining whether a minor is “in custody” and therefore entitled to Miranda warnings before being questioned by police. Previous to this decision, the […]

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Marijuana Possession to be Decriminalized in Connecticut

On June 7, 2011, legislation decriminalizing marijuana possession passed the Connecticut General Assembly. The bill narrowly passed in the Senate with a tie-breaking vote from state Senate president and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. After a four-hour debate, the House of Representatives voted 90-57 to decrease the punishment for possession of less than a half-ounce of […]

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