"Conn. Supreme Court taking up death penalty repeal," is the AP report, via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments next month on whether the state's repeal of the death penalty for future crimes violates the constitutional rights of the 11 men already on death row.
Justices are scheduled to hear the case after April 15. An exact date hasn't been set.
The arguments come in the case of former Torrington resident Eduardo Santiago, who was sentenced to death for the 2000 killing of a West Hartford man in exchange for a broken snowmobile.
The state Supreme Court overturned the death sentence and ordered a new penalty phase last year.
Earlier coverage from Connecticut begins at the link; also available, coverage of a death penalty racial bias lawsuit, more on the Eduardo Santiago case, and the state's repeal of capital punishment last year.