Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Elementary is a public elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut that was the site of a tragic mass shooting on December 14, 2012. A twenty-year-old gunman shot and killed twenty school children and... more +
Sandy Hook Elementary is a public elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut that was the site of a tragic mass shooting on December 14, 2012. A twenty-year-old gunman shot and killed twenty school children and six adults in one of the deadliest and most horrific mass shootings in United States history.  less -
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Will Connecticut's New Gun Restrictions Affect You?

Connecticut’s new firearms legislation will have a broad impact. The state made history this past week when Governor Dannel Malloy signed into effect one of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States. Public Act...more

Summary: "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" by Dianne Feinstein

Summary of the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" to be introduced shortly by Senator Dianne Feinstein. Announced on Thursday, January 24, 2013, the legislation will ban 150 different types of assault weapons as well as certain...more

White House Gun Control Proposals Include School Safety And Mental Health Initiatives

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, President Obama has announced numerous executive actions and legislative proposals to address gun control, school safety, and mental health issues nationwide. The White...more

Where Does the Supreme Court Stand on Gun Control? District of Columbia v. Heller

The recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, has reignited the debate over the most effective means to deter gun violence. As the President Obama and Congress begin to tackle the controversial issue of gun control, they...more

Disciplining Student Speech As A Threat After Newtown – The Right Choice?

The media coverage of the Sandy Hook school shooting is tapering down, but the lessons for school administrators in its wake are just beginning. One such lesson comes after a California school suspended a high school senior...more

Reading the Tea Leaves for Employment Law in 2013 (Harry Potter Edition)

In this week’s Connecticut Law Tribune, I filed my annual “forecast” of employment law for 2013. As with the weather forecasts, it is subject to change on a moment’s notice. So drink your “tea” with a grain of...more

Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky [Video]

Jan. 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Attorney Irving Pinsky talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his plans to sue Connecticut State and potential other defendants on behalf of an anonymous six year old survivor of the Sandy Hook...more

Obama Legacy: Get Rid of the Bloody Guns

Condolences to the families and those grieving of the 20 little souls who recently died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, USA. For further amplification of the grief we feel, read the plea for...more

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