Bronin, who was nominated by President Biden last year, was confirmed Thursday and will serve as chair of the federal agency through 2024.
Barrett dodges Blumenthal on birth control, gay marriage and climate change
“Whether a question is easy or hard, I can’t take a position on it,’ Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett said.
Blumenthal joins Dems in portraying Barrett as a threat to Affordable Care Act
Democrats believe attacking Barrett on how she would rule on the ACA at the Supreme Court is their best weapon.
As Trump picks Barrett to replace Ginsburg, Blumenthal, Murphy unleash their opposition
The CT senators have already rejected Barrett for her legal views. Now they say her nomination is ‘illegitimate’ too.
Blumenthal, a key figure in looming Supreme Court confirmation battle, says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ against Trump nominee
Blumenthal and other Democrats hope to win the war on messaging about the folly of replacing Ginsburg with a conservative.
In overwhelming vote, U.S. Senate confirms Nardini to federal appeals court
As the newest judge on the Second Circuit, William Nardini will hear appeals from Connecticut, New York and Vermont.
Nardini on way to Senate confirmation to appeals court
Federal prosecutor William Nardini on Thursday moved closer to filling a Connecticut seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as the Senate Judiciary Committee cast a lopsided, bipartisan vote in favor of his nomination.
Blumenthal presses Barr on Trump investigation
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday pressed William Barr, President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Justice Department, on whether he would make all of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report public. As he had when asked similar questions by other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, Barr deflected the question during a tense exchange.
Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by a narrow vote in the Senate Saturday after a bitter and partisan battle over his nomination that included allegations of sexual misconduct. The 50-48 largely party-line vote was expected after several undecided senators, including Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine, declared on Friday they would support the nominee.
Senate advances Kavanaugh nomination, confirmation likely to follow
WASHINGTON – Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s quest to become the next member of the Supreme Court received several crucial boosts Friday, making his confirmation all but certain.
Blumenthal helped Kavanaugh classmate send FBI emails on efforts to discredit Yale accuser
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he tried to help a Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh send the FBI emails that she says show that the judge’s team was trying to discredit the story of Deborah Ramirez, who has accused the judge of exposing himself to her at a party.
Judiciary Committee advances nomination, but Kavanaugh hits a snag
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but the nomination hit a snag when a key Republican pressed for an FBI investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by the judge.
Kavanaugh hearing engulfed in high-stakes drama and emotion
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh angrily lashed out at Democrats who oppose his candidacy and said a rash of accusations of sexual misbehavior from women is a “calculated and orchestrated political hit.” But it was his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who first held the nation’s attention when she said she was afraid Kavanaugh “was going to rape me” at a high school party decades ago.
Kavanaugh accused of sexual misconduct at Yale
WASHINGTON – A former Yale classmate has accused Supreme Court nominee of Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, according to a story posted by the New Yorker late Sunday. Kavanaugh denied the accusation, calling it “a smear, plain and simple.”
Blumenthal says he’s ready to sue for Kavanaugh documents
WASHINGTON –Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday said he will spearhead an effort to sue for documents relating to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure in the White House. “We are going to be going to court sometime this week to compel compliance with our FOIA request,” Blumenthal said at a press conference in Hartford.