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July 16, 2018

Feds Release Separated Parents

by Thomas Breen, Paul Bass, & Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 12:55pm
Posted to: Courts | Immigration

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

Updated—In response to a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden, two immigrant children being held in Connecticut will be reunited with their parents.

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July 13, 2018

Supreme Court Nomination Faces Partisan Battle

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | SCOTUS | White House

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President Trump this week nominated Yale Law School alumnus Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, drawing immediate opposition from Senate Democrats who want to slow down the confirmation process past this fall’s mid-term election.

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July 12, 2018

Hearing Reveals Migrant Kids’ Trauma

by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 11:27am
Posted to: Courts | Immigration | Bridgeport

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

BRIDGEPORT, CT — Immigrant rights lawyers and a leading child psychiatrist from New Haven tried to convince a federal judge to reunite two traumatized migrant children in Connecticut with their parents who are in Texas.

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July 9, 2018

Connecticut Senators Will Vote ‘No’ On Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 11:07pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy tweeted that they won’t be voting in favor of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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July 5, 2018

Yale Law Sues Federal Government On Behalf of Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Groton

Allan Appel / New Haven Independent photo

NEW HAVEN, CT —(Updated 3:30 p.m. July 6) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.

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June 29, 2018

Connecticut Senators Ready To Take Judicial Selection To The People

by Jack Kramer | Jun 29, 2018 2:40pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — U. S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy know the numbers aren’t with them in their battle to have the Senate wait until after the mid-term elections to vote on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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June 28, 2018

NAACP Sues State For Prison Gerrymandering

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 28, 2018 4:29pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Legal | New Haven

Markeisha Ricks /New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — The NAACP is suing the state of Connecticut with hopes of changing a practice here—and possibly throughout the country—that disproportionately impacts blacks and Latinos when it comes to counting prisoners for purposes of political representation.

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June 27, 2018

Connecticut Labor Hopes To Blunt Janus

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2018 1:52pm
Posted to: Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:30 p.m.) It was not unexpected, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME found government unions can’t force non-members to pay “agency fees” and it’s being framed by those who support the ruling as a blow to public sector unions.

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June 22, 2018

CT Lawmakers Head to Border After Immigration Bill Fails

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Immigration | Poverty | White House

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Several Connecticut lawmakers say they will visit the Texas-Mexico border this week as debate over immigration policy heated up on Capitol Hill.

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June 20, 2018

Republicans In Race for 5th CD Find Common Ground on Immigration Policy

by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie file photo

Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.

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