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Alex Jones' lawyers won't get to question Hillary Clinton in Sandy Hook defamation case. Here's why.

Alex Jones' lawyers won't get to question Hillary Clinton in Sandy Hook defamation case. Here's why.

- News Times
Alex Jones’ high profile New Haven attorney Norm Pattis won’t be allowed to question Hillary Clinton in the defamation case brought by eight Sandy Hook families in state Superior Court, a judge has ruled.
After weighing Pattis’ argument that the families’ defamation case against Jones is “part of a vendetta…directed in whole or in part by Hillary Clinton,” and the families’ attorney’s argument that the request to depose Clinton was...

Alex Jones argues 'blood on the streets' rant against attorney of Newtown families was protected free speech

Alex Jones argues 'blood on the streets' rant against attorney of Newtown families was protected free speech

- News Times
Extremist Alex Jones has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that his “blood on the streets” rant against an attorney representing families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook shooting was protected free speech.
Norm Pattis, the high-profile New Haven attorney, calls the sanction Jones received in trial court after his 2019 rant an “unprecedented attack on freedom of speech” and a “direct, frontal assault on the First Amendment itself” because...

Danbury once again ordered to rehire a police officer

Danbury once again ordered to rehire a police officer

- News Times
The state’s arbitration board has ordered the city to rehire veteran Police Officer Daniel Sellner.
Sellner was fired three years ago after the city accused him of using excessive force during an arrest.
The arbitration board’s decision marks the second time in the last two months that city officials have been ordered to rehire a police officer. A Superior Court judge ruled in April that the city should have issued a suspension instead of firing Officer Chris Belair two...

Jury selection just the start of the process

Jury selection just the start of the process

- News Times
With his neat appearance, articulate speech and six years of military service, the former nuclear power training officer impressed everyone in the courtroom.
His personal library included works by Tolstoy and Steinbeck, his civilian resume reeked of responsibility and commitment, and his thoughtful, intelligent responses to questions about the presumption of innocence, reasonable doubt and an accused person's right not to testify seemingly marked him as an ideal juror, potentially even the...

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