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Michael A. McLachlan

Connecticut Senate Takes Symbolic Vote on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

The Democratically controlled Connecticut Senate approved a symbolic measure Wednesday calling on the U.S. Senate to hold a hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

"Obviously our resolution is not binding but I think it is important for us as a state Senate to say that we do think the United States Senate should hold hearings,'' said Sen. Bob Duff, a Democrat from Norwalk and the chief proponent of the measure.

Obama last month nominated centrist jurist Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy on the court created by the death of Antonin Scalia. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to block any candidate nominated by Obama.

McConnell's...

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