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Kennedy Cousin Denied New Murder Trial

Connecticut Supreme Court rejects Michael Skakel's new argument

(Newser) - The Connecticut supreme court has again upheld Michael Skakel's 2002 murder conviction in the 1975 killing of the Kennedy cousin's neighbor. Skakel, 49, is serving 20 years to life for beating 15-year-old Martha Moxley to death with a golf club. The state's high court also upheld his conviction in 2006,... More »

Conn. Becomes 3rd State to OK Gay Marriage

(Newser) - Connecticut today became the third state to legalize gay marriage, after Massachusetts and California. In a 4-3 ruling, the state supreme court said civil unions are discriminatory because they violate the equal protection clause of the state constitution, the Hartford Courant reports. Although she disagrees, Gov. Jodi Rell said, "... More »

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