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Likely to Be Denied, Norm Pattis Presses for Trial of Dead Client: 'I Do Suppose I'm Angry'

Likely to Be Denied, Norm Pattis Presses for Trial of Dead Client: 'I Do Suppose I'm Angry'

"I know the chances of success are somewhere between zero and 0.00001%," Pattis said.

- Connecticut Law Tribune
Norm Pattis wants his client to have his day in court, even though that client, Fotis Dulos, is dead.
And Pattis says he’s willing to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to make it happen, even though he’s likely to fail.
Pattis filed a motion to substitute Dulos’ estate as the defendant in the hope of continuing the upcoming trial of his client, who was charged with murder following his wife’s disappearance. Dulos died Thursday by suicide, after an attempt two...

'I Will Fight': Norm Pattis Is Standing by a Man Accused of Murder

'I Will Fight': Norm Pattis Is Standing by a Man Accused of Murder

Outspoken New Haven attorney Norm Pattis is representing Fotis Dulos, charged in the murder of his wife. The case has received local and international attention, leaving Pattis to juggle a defense under the public eye.

- Connecticut Law Tribune
Known for his blunt talk, fierce advocacy and controversial clients, New Haven attorney Norm Pattis is no stranger to infamy. Fellow attorneys follow his cases. And love him or hate him, the firebrand is one of Connecticut’s best-known attorneys.
But among his clients: a man accused of murder, and one being sued for pushing a conspiracy theory about a mass shooting at an elementary school. The men are at once high-profile and unpopular fiures: Alex Jones, who Sandy Hook families are...

'Game On!': Acquitted of Rape, Ex-Student Sues Yale University for $110 Million

'Game On!': Acquitted of Rape, Ex-Student Sues Yale University for $110 Million

Yale University has been hit with a $110 million lawsuit filed on behalf of a student who was expelled twice, including once because of rape allegations. A jury eventually acquitted that student, Saifullah Khan, of all charges.

- Connecticut Law Tribune
Saifullah Khan, who has been banned from Yale University on two occasions, including on an allegation of rape, has sued the institution for $110 million.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, the Khan case has garnered state and national attention. Protests and petitions calling for Khan to be expelled from the university erupted soon after the rape allegations, and continued even after a jury acquitted him of the charge in March 2018 and Khan sought reinstatement.
Now, Khan’s...

'Vicious Piece of Scum': Connecticut Lawyer Getting Hate Mail for Defending Fotis Dulos

'Vicious Piece of Scum': Connecticut Lawyer Getting Hate Mail for Defending Fotis Dulos

New Haven-based attorney Norm Pattis is once again in the media spotlight with his representation of Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five who went missing 20 days ago.

- Connecticut Law Tribune
New Haven attorney, blogger and author Norm Pattis is no stranger to high-profile controversial cases.
His clients include right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, shut out of social media platforms for alleged hate speech and for propagating rumors that the Sandy Hook mass school shooting was a hoax.
But Pattis’ latest case, which has again made national headlines, has brought new vitriol.
The criminal defense attorney represents Fotis Dulos, charged in...

Court Vacates Murder Conviction of Kennedy Nephew Michael Skakel

Court Vacates Murder Conviction of Kennedy Nephew Michael Skakel

The divided court ordered a new trial in the case that garnered national and international attention.

- Connecticut Law Tribune
By a 4-3 ruling late Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court vacated the 1975 murder conviction of Michael Skakel, nephew of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s widow Ethel Kennedy. The divided court ordered a new trial in the case that garnered national and international attention.
Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the beating death of his 15-year-old Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley. He spent 11 years in prison for the murder.
But on Friday, the high court said Skakel’s...

Suspended Yale Student Acquitted in Halloween Rape Case

Suspended Yale Student Acquitted in Halloween Rape Case

A jury Wednesday acquitted a former Yale student of raping a fellow student two and a half years ago. Now, he is seeking reinstatement to the university.

- Connecticut Law Tribune
A Yale University student has been found not guilty of raping a female peer on Halloween night in 2015.
A six-person jury deliberated three hours before rendering its verdict that 25-year-old Saifullah Khan had not raped the woman, who claimed Khan forced himself on her after the two had been drinking.
New Haven attorney Norm Pattis notched the victory, telling the Connecticut Law Tribune Wednesday afternoon that the trial lasted seven days.
“This was consensual. They...

Hypocrites Abound In University’s Sex Assault Scandal

Hypocrites Abound In University’s Sex Assault Scandal

- Connecticut Law Tribune
The tongue-clucking moralists on the Pennsylvania State University board of trustees who fired Joe Paterno in the dead of night ought to be tarred, feathered and then run out of Happy Valley. They used Joe Pa for all he was worth and then killed him once they had milked every conceivable dime they could from the man and his legacy. Now they will most likely hide behind sovereign immunity to avoid paying any of the victims of Jerry Sandusky’s lust a dime.
Shame on Sodomy...

Study, attorneys note inconsistent sentences in child pornography cases

Study, attorneys note inconsistent sentences in child pornography cases

- Connecticut Law Tribune
The arrests and convictions are in the news every week, and often the details make us cringe. In most cases, the bottom line is that some guy has been caught with child pornography on his computer.
Just last week, David Besaw, of Newington, was sentenced to 32 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill for possessing child porn. Earlier in the year, Kevin Davis, of Putnam, was sentenced to just under four years by Chief U.S. District...

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