Democrats seek ‘protections’ from conservative Supreme Court
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrats in Rhode Island say they are working to develop legislation that will secure into state law protections they say are threatened under a conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
State Sen. Joshua Miller, chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Caucus, said the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh highlights the urgent need to secure the rights of Rhode Islanders into state law.
As examples he mentioned the Affordable Care Act, the principles of Roe v. Wade, safeguards against offshore drilling, and the current rights of immigrants, religious groups and the LGBTQ community.
He says he Democratic Policy Caucus is working with Senate leadership and committee chairs to identify areas of concern and reintroduce legislation or develop new legislation addressing those concerns.