July 21, 2014:
Bill Proposes Prohibition of Firearm Brands on Children’s Clothing
Connecticut Bar Association Mulls Joining Brief in Support of S.B. 1160
Last week, the Human Rights and Responsibility Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) requested that the CBA join as Amicus to support S.B. 1160, a 2013 bill passed in the wake of the Newtown shooting which banned the sale of “assault weapons” and increased restrictions on large-capacity ammunition magazines in the State of Connecticut. The decision which upheld the constitutionality of S.B. 1160 is currently on appeal in the Second Circuit. The CBA proposal will go to the CBA House of Delegates for a vote today. If the CBA votes to pass the proposal, it will be the first time the organization has joined a case in this manner since 2012, when it supported efforts in favor of extending federal benefits to same-sex couples.