[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Vernon D. Oliver, President Biden’s nominee to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Judge Oliver was confirmed in a bipartisan 53-44 vote.
“Having worked with Vernon Oliver, I know firsthand that he has a strong mind, a big heart, and a passion for justice,” said Blumenthal. “He’s exactly the kind of jurist and public servant we need on the federal bench. I commend President Biden and my colleagues for this eminently qualified nominee.”
“Judge Oliver has spent a lifetime serving the people of Connecticut and upholding the rule of law. Few people have been more committed to our state than Judge Oliver, and I was proud to recommend his nomination to the White House. I’m glad to see him confirmed today to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut,” said Murphy.
Judge Oliver has served on the Connecticut Superior Court since 2009. While most recently serving as the Administrative Judge for the Middlesex Judicial District, he previously presided over both civil and criminal cases in Windham, Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury, Rockville, Manchester, and New Britain. Prior to his time on the bench, Judge Oliver served as an Assistant State’s Attorney and Assistant Attorney General in the Child Protection Bureau. Judge Oliver has also chaired the Committee on Judicial Ethics and the State Wiretap Panel, and was a member of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission. A native of Bridgeport and a lifelong resident of Connecticut, Judge Oliver received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Connecticut.