Washington — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, one of the leading voices opposing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, called for the adjournment of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing almost immediately after it began Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal will be at the center of what is expected to be a historic partisan firefight this week over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Blumenthal plans to use his skills as a former litigator and what he knows as a former Supreme Court law clerk to persuade colleagues Kavanaugh is out of the mainstream when it comes to legal thought and would set the high court on a rightward course for decades.
If the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established women’s constitutional right to abortion were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, women would still have that right in Connecticut where it was codified into law decades ago, participants in a state discussion panel said Wednesday.
Connecticut’s Democratic gubernatorial contenders took aim at President Donald Trump’s administration Monday, vowing to push back against attacks on abortion access rights and environmental standards.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday promoted a key Democratic strategy to try to block President Donald Trump’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, warning the candidate would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s popular guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
While U.S. Rep. John B. Larson endorsed fellow Democrat Ned Lamont on Monday in the race for governor, Lamont challenged the GOP rivals to pledge to defend Connecticut’s laws supporting abortion rights.
WASHINGTON – The prospect of a bruising battle over a Supreme Court nominee will permeate many political campaigns this year, including some in Connecticut, where Democrats are using the prospect of another Trump-appointed justice as an issue that will help them organize and raise money.