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December 2012: "In the U.S., laws governing online harassment, threats and impersonating others vary from state to state. In Connecticut, harassment can be a felony, depending on the severity of the threats, and punishable by up to five years in prison. Since the Newtown shootings, state authorities have emphasized the law applies to online communications as well as other forms."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Executive (past or present) Senator Richard Blumenthal Esq. Person Jul 10, 2005
Organization Executive (past or present) Attorney General George Jepsen Esq. Person Mar 18, 2014
Organization Executive (past or present) Senator Joseph "Joe" I. Lieberman Person Dec 23, 2005
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) Gov. M. Jodi Rell Esq. Person Jul 5, 2004
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff Person Nov 19, 2008
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Gov. John G. Rowland Person Nov 19, 2008
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Senator Lowell P. Weicker Jr. Person Oct 21, 2007

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Dec 18, 2012 When is social-media use a crime?

QUOTE: Despite the disturbing nature of some social-media messages about the shootings, several legal experts contacted by CNN questioned whether Connecticut authorities could successfully bring charges against whoever posted them.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 14, 2005 Connecticut House Votes To Allow Gay Unions: Governor Expected To Sign Legislation

QUOTE: Connecticut's House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would make the state the second to establish civil unions for same-sex couples, and the first to do so without being directed by a court.

Washington Post
Dec 08, 2004 Insurance Firms Subpoenaed in New Probe

QUOTE: New York and Connecticut state officials said they are investigating whether improper behavior by insurance companies has been a factor in the rapidly rising cost of malpractice insurance for lawyers and doctors.

Washington Post
Jul 04, 2004 Fixing Those Easily Ignored Ethics Laws

QUOTE: For two days, the State Legislature's House committee considering whether to impeach Gov. John G. Rowland learned about Connecticut's ethics laws. The legislators sitting on the panel had to abide by the ethics laws. ShouldnÂ’t they have known them already?

New York Times
May 01, 2002 States Pressing Analyst Probe: Securities Firms Fear Patchwork of Rules, Back SEC Investigation

QUOTE: State regulators are moving ahead with a coordinated investigation of conflicts of interest among stock analysts on Wall Street, sources said yesterday, to the dismay of the securities industry, which is backing a Securities and Exchange Commission-led probe of the issue.

Washington Post