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Panel: Women would retain right to abortion in CT if Roe v. Wade is overturned

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. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems seek political boost from Supreme Court fight

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. Continue Reading →

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SCOTUS ruling on unions echoes loudly in Connecticut

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday that weakens public-sector unions, whose members are the largest segment of organized labor and an influential Democratic ally in Connecticut politics, became an instant rallying point in the mid-term elections and potential wedge issue in the race to succeed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as governor. Continue Reading →

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A careful conversation with Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Stephen G. Breyer knows the game. Without looking, Breyer knew exactly where he stood Thursday night throughout a 90-minute chat with CBS reporter Norah O’Donnell on the Bushnell stage, how close he was to boundaries beyond which a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court should not venture. Continue Reading →

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CT’s senators call Gorsuch extreme, but promise fair hearing

Connecticut’s two Democratic U.S. senators distanced themselves Friday from those would block the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court with the same tactics employed by Republicans against President Obama. But both suggested Neil Gorsuch’s conservatism may fall outside the legal mainstream. Continue Reading →

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Protesters block Hartford’s Main Street over immigration ruling

Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated a White House plan to protect millions of immigrants living in the United States from deportation, more than 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon outside the state’s federal immigration enforcement office in Hartford and blocked a portion of Main Street. Continue Reading →

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider Sandy Hook gun ban

The U.S. Supreme Court declined without comment Monday to consider a challenge by Connecticut gun owners to gun controls the state passed in response to the shooting deaths of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook elementary school by a gunman armed with an AR-15, 30-round magazines and high-powered ammo. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut closely scrutinizing Supreme Court’s home care union ruling

In a decision that could have implications for two controversial Connecticut unions, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Illinois home care workers who objected to paying fees to a union representing them. Continue Reading →

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High court affirms most of Affordable Care Act in 5-4 ruling

The Supreme Court upheld the linchpin of President Obama’s health care reform this morning, ruling 5-4 that Congress can use its taxing power effectively to compel all Americans to buy health coverage by 2014. Continue Reading →

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