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Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

September 28, 2018

Daniel Harizman '19 The senate judiciary committee voted to send the nomination of Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, to the full senate pending a one week FBI investigation surrounding sexual assault accusations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford earlier this month.   “The due diligence needs to be done, a...

An open letter to those protesting Judge Kavanaugh

An open letter to those protesting Judge Kavanaugh

September 21, 2018

By Andreas Lolis '21   Dear protestors at the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,   While most Supreme Court nominations are contentious to a degree, Kavanaugh’s has been opposed by more protestors than any in recent memory. During the hearings, questions from senator...

Connecticut House approves bill banning bump stocks, legislation heads to Senate

Connecticut House approves bill banning bump stocks, legislation heads to Senate

May 3, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 The Connecticut House of Representatives voted in favor of passing a bill banning the usage of rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks on May 8. Lawmakers voted 114-35 to  approve this legislation which will make the purchase and use of enhancements or modification devices that enable guns to fire like au...

Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence committee

Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence committee

June 9, 2017

By Sebastian Shuken '18   James B. Comey, who President Donald Trump recently fired as FBI director, spent approximately three hours discussing his communications with the president in a testimony given before the Senate on June 8. The day prior, he released a written report of his testimo...

Public school students condemn Education Secretary confirmation

Molly Mahoney '18, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney '18 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary Feb. 7 when 50 senators voted in favor of her confirmation and 50 opposed it, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast his vote as a tiebreaker. Despite party alliances, Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski...

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

On Feb. 13, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia died in Schafer, TX, leaving an eight person Supreme Court and a year for President Obama to fill the gap.   While it’s a rare thing for a justice to be appointed to the court in an election year, this isn’t an event without precedent –– throughout ...

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, the United States Senate passed the USA Freedom Act with a majority of 67 to 32, after Section 215 and Section 206 of the USA Patriot Act expired on May 31st. According to Mark Jaycox on eff.org, The USA Freedom act ends “bulk collection of phone records under Section 215” and “makes significant impro...

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