Judiciary

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The head of a gun control advocacy group in Newtown, Connecticut, is calling on the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. 

Susan Walsh / AP

U.S. Senators from Connecticut and New York are driving the Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Richard Robinson, the first African-American chief justice of Connecticut, is to be sworn in Monday at a ceremony at the state Supreme Court in Hartford.

Robinson, a 60-year-old Stamford native who now lives in Stratford, is to be sworn in by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy. The Governor has known Robinson since the 1980s when Robinson was staff counsel for the City of Stamford and Malloy was on the city finance board.

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Richard Robinson has become the first African-American chief justice of Connecticut. The 60-year-old associate justice of the State Supreme Court was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate, 36-0, on Thursday. He was confirmed by the House on Monday.

Robinson, a Stratford resident, who has served on the Connecticut bench for the past 18 years, received praise from both sides of the aisle. State Senate Republican President Len Fasano says he was impressed by Robinson’s judicial philosophy that the courts should treat everyone fairly.

Jessica Hill / AP

The Republican President of the Connecticut Senate broke with the majority of his caucus on Tuesday and voted with Democrats to approve several of Governor Dannel Malloy’s new Superior Court judge nominees.

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