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September 14, 2018

Blumenthal Again Complains of ‘Tainted’ Confirmation Process

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal again sought to delay the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, complaining that the Judiciary Committee is failing to do a proper job of vetting as Republicans rush to approve President Trump’s nominee.

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September 7, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation a Raucous Affair

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh survived three days of confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that were punctuated by protests from Democrats on the panel and protestors seated in the public gallery.

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August 9, 2018

Blumenthal Files FOIAs for Kavanaugh Documents

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:52pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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July 30, 2018

Groups Ask Jepsen to Stop Texas Nonprofit From Publishing Instructions For ‘3D Printer’ Guns

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Public Health | Public Safety | SCOTUS | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Against Gun Violence is asking Attorney General George Jepsen to stop a Texas nonprofit from releasing to the public its blueprints for 3D printing guns on Aug. 1.

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July 24, 2018

Blumenthal Questions Kavanaugh’s Views on Executive Power

by Peter Urban | Jul 24, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Monday said he is deeply concerned by some of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past statements and writings about executive powers that suggest he favors an imperial presidency “essentially above the law with unbridled and unchecked powers.”

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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

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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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