In the Press
Monday, September 26, 2022What Meaningful Action Could the United Nations Take To Help Ukraine? NPR
Sunday, September 25, 2022Biden Nixes EPA Action on Climate — A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott ’74 The American Spectator
Wednesday, September 21, 2022A Powerful, Forgotten Dissent The New York Review of Books
Tuesday, September 20, 2022The Case for Creating an International Tribunal to Prosecute the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway Just Security
Thursday, March 12, 2009
CT Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ’73 to Speak at YLS April 20
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ’73 will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on Monday, April 20, 2009, at Yale Law School. The lecture is titled “Leadership through Lawyering.” It begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.
Richard Blumenthal was first elected Attorney General for Connecticut in 1990 and is serving an unprecedented fifth term in that role. During his tenure, he has aggressively pursued law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, and personal privacy.
Among his successes, he was a leader in the U.S. Supreme Court battle compelling the federal government to obey the law and recognize that CO2 emissions are polluting the air and must be regulated; he helped lead a coalition of all 50 states that culminated in an historic agreement with MySpace and other social networking sites to better protect children from Internet predators; and he helped lead the national fight against Big Tobacco to stop deceptive marketing aimed at children—a victory significantly lowering youth smoking rates and compelling a multibillion dollar settlement for Connecticut taxpayers.
He has successfully fought unfair utility rate charges and frauds victimizing consumers, and his advocacy has forced reforms in the health insurance industry and in state government contracting.
He previously served in the Connecticut State Senate and the Connecticut House of Representatives and as U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.
Blumenthal graduated from Harvard College and received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.