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, December 1, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I just returned from Washington, D.C., nourished and re-energized by words from the wisest at the annual convention of the Federalist Society. When it comes to speechmaking, my attention span is so short that I am apt to skip a lecture or debate (or bolt half-way through one), and run over to a museum. This time, it was so cold in D.C. that I stayed close to the hotel and listened more.
Monday, November 24, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
In her October 30 letter to the Law Tribune, Hartford immigration lawyer Kristin Hoffman had some wild and crazy things to say about a couple of my prior columns.
Monday, November 10, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I start with a preemptive strike against smear merchants -- those who intimidate critics of judges declaring gay marriage a constitutional right by falsely ascribing our views to bigotry. The dishonesty of that tactic is most evident in gays' conspicuous failure to include Barack Obama among the "bigots" and "homophobes" for his publicly stated opposition to gay marriage.
Monday, October 20, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
"At the establishment of our Constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous . . ."
Monday, October 13, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
The conviction of O.J. Simpson by a Nevada jury on a laundry list of counts will lead to a sentence that just might, at long last, put this man away and out of our minds for good.
Monday, October 6, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I think most people would do anything to help or save a non-human. What a coincidence that I write this column with ice packs on me and crutches to help me amble about. I threw my back out, not thinking (or caring) that it was not fit to lift two huge Labrador Retrievers.
Monday, September 8, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I know this will not sit well with some colleagues in the employment bar (and certainly not with some state bureaucrats), but I say it is time to eliminate the state's Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).
Monday, September 1, 2008 | by Karen Lee Torre | The Connecticut Law Tribune
As I write this, I'm suffering through the Democratic convention. It's a yawn ? same ole populist rants, fake sob stories ("I'll never forget the [always nameless] single mom who told me?), and the resuscitation of Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis, and John Kerry, all still competing for most effete failed liberal.