CT Attorney General Could Take Bigger Civil Rights Role

CT Mirror
May 15, 2019

The ability of the Connecticut attorney general’s office to investigate and seek civil penalties for hate crimes and civil rights offenses would be clarified, expanded and codified in state law under legislation passed Wednesday by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate.

Martha Stone, a lawyer and founder of the Center for Children’s Advocacy, told the Judiciary Committee “it was important that a state attorney general’s office be seen as a vibrant enforcer of civil rights,” especially since the role of the civil rights division in the Department of Justice has diminished.

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