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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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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Confirmation Battle Looms Ahead

by Peter Urban | Jun 27, 2018 5:31pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have already dug in their heels when it comes to replacing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement Wednesday. They want to wait until after the mid-term elections.

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | Redistricting Reform Long Overdue

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 23, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election Policy | Opinion | SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a case on the politically biased drawing of electoral districts for the first time. Depending on how the justices rule, this could be a watershed moment for fairness in elections both nationally and here in Connecticut.

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February 9, 2017

Trump Disputes Account of his Supreme Court Nominee’s Comments

by Doina Chiacu | Feb 9, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Reprinted With Permission From Reuters | SCOTUS | White House

REUTERS / Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Donald Trump castigated a Democratic senator on Thursday for saying U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had voiced dismay in a private meeting over Trump’s attacks on the judiciary, while Republicans came forward to back up the lawmaker’s portrayal.

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