Karen Lee Torre
Karen Lee Torre, a New Haven trial lawyer, litigates civil rights issues in the federal court. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 13, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Readers of this column know that liberals are a frequent target of my writings. Obviously, I am a conservative (or more accurately, a Libertarian), but mere philosophical disagreement with bench/bar liberals on matters of law and public policy is not what drives my often-acerbic denouncements of them.
Monday, August 30, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I was once being trained to teach law, not practice it. But I could not help but be drawn to the courtroom, an ineluctable consequence of my personality (or, some would say, being born an Aries).
Monday, August 23, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
With the consequences of big government involving itself in things that are none of its business crashing down on our heads, some thoughts came to mind recently as I sat inside Seaside Hall in the village of Stony Creek.
Monday, May 24, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
This is personal, not political. For this moment, I am not a Republican, a conservative, or even a lawyer. I am just somebody's sister, now middle age, once a scared little girl who kept her fears a secret, lest she add to her parents' anguish. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was asleep, a teddy bear and a kitten under my arm. It was very early, still dark outside. I stirred as someone sat on my bed. It was my oldest brother Bobby - a Marine.
Monday, May 10, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
This week the Law Tribune holds its annual Honors Night awards event. Among the honorees is Attorney William C. Leary, who will receive the Service to the Profession Award. Years back, Leary was instrumental in launching the Connecticut Bar Association's Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers program, an initiative that aimed to provide resources and support for lawyers struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, depression and other mental health issues.
Monday, March 8, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
In a few months, another and more far-reaching pronouncement on Americans' Second Amendment rights is expected from the U.S. Supreme Court. Its 2008 opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down the District's ban on handgun possession as an unconstitutional encroachment on the individual right to keep and bear arms, was significant but of narrow application as Heller only involved limitations on federal authority.
Monday, January 4, 2010 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Michael Moore this week threatened to "boycott" Connecticut unless its citizens "recall" Sen. Joe Lieberman. The faux filmmaker doesn't like Joe's position on socialized medicine. Oy, the pain. I guess Joe passed by the theater showing Moore's health care agitprop touting Castro's Cuba. We Nutmeggers are supposed to shake in our boots? Silly Moore.
Monday, December 7, 2009 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Many liberals have long condemned the exclusion of gays from military service, but it will take true conservatives to get it done. President Bill Clinton's political pragmatism produced the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy as a compromise solution. It is draconian, indefensible, and just plain dumb. It should end. President Barack Obama is another one who talks out of both sides of his mouth. As a candidate, he took no chances and expressed opposition to gay marriage. I did not find him credible. The gay community's decision to overlook the rejection evinced its own understanding that it was voiced with a wink and nod.