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‘Warrior of religious liberty’ Kavanaugh could shift church-state balance

WASHINGTON — There’s concern Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will speed the Supreme Court’s steady shift from a strict separation between government and religion and that his approach to religious liberty cases would determine the intensity of that trend for decades. Considered a “warrior of religious liberty” by some of his conservative admirers, Kavanaugh has defended the use of taxpayer money for religious schools and backed student-led prayers at high school football games. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, other Dems, say Kavanaugh threatens Mueller probe

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday joined other Democrats in assailing Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for suggesting, years ago, that justices were wrong in deciding former President Richard Nixon had to obey a subpoena to turn over the Watergate tapes. Continue Reading →

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There’s a reason CT Dems among the first to say they’ll vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON – When President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Neil Gorsuch to fill an open seat on the Supreme Court last year, Connecticut’s Democratic senators waited two months to decide to vote against the candidate. Not this time with Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, They were among the first out of the gate to say they will vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal sounds alarm over ACA protections

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. Continue Reading →

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Murphy says GOP should adhere to ‘Merrick rule’ with new Supreme Court pick

Washington — President Donald Trump has not named a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped Sen. Chris Murphy from saying he’ll block the president’s pick. Continue Reading →

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Supreme Court prompts state to reconsider sports gambling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for supporters of the legalization of sports betting in Connecticut to make another attempt to authorize this type of gambling in the state, prompting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz to say they would support a special legislative session to revisit the issue.
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CT tax chief slams key GOP lawmaker over online sales tax issue

WASHINGTON – Kevin Sullivan, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Revenue Services, lashed out at the Republican head of a key congressional committee on Friday, accusing the lawmaker of bottling up a bill that would help Connecticut and other states collect taxes from online purchases. Continue Reading →

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Malloy names Ingrid Moll to Appellate Court, 11 to trial bench

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Judge Ingrid L. Moll as a judge of the Appellate Court and 11 lawyers as judges of the Superior Court on Tuesday, leaving for another day his choice to be chief justice of Connecticut’s highest court, the Supreme Court. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal presses Gorsuch on key cases, but judge won’t be pinned down

WASHINGTON — On Day 3 of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Richard Blumenthal tried to do what other Democrats have tried, and failed, to do – pin down the nominee’s opinion on a hot-button issue. Gorsuch deftly avoided giving his views – and Blumenthal said it leaves doubt in the minds of Americans about the nominee. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal wants Gorsuch emails to private address used by former WH official

WASHINGTON — Foreshadowing the partisan fight that will break out during Judge Neil Gorsuch’s impending Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday asked the George W. Bush presidential library for any emails between the nominee and private email addresses of White House officials. Continue Reading →

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Trump attacks Blumenthal over Gorsuch comments – others confirm them

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump put Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the bulls-eye Thursday, attacking the Connecticut senator’s credibility in description of a private meeting with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. But others, including a Nebraska Republican, confirm the nominee took issue with Trump’s attack on the federal judiciary. Continue Reading →

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