Trump orchestrates a 'Supreme' show at a critical time
11 July, 2018, 12:49 | Author: Trevor Moore
The privilege of naming justices to the U.S. Supreme Court - judges whose decisions could affect the lives of Americans for decades - is one of the most consequential choices a president can make.
Trump is scheduled to announce a nominee at 9 p.m. Monday.
Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and a former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. He even identified his sister- a liberal Bill Clinton appointee to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals - as his model of an ideal federal judge.
The fact that this is happening the day after Trump nominates his second Supreme Court Justice puts in perspective what is at stake. Using the conservative label as an insult has already started when pundits break down the candidates. And importantly, that record demonstrates an understanding of a judge's proper role in our constitutional Republic.
McConnell said there is nothing unusual about the consideration of Supreme Court nominees during off-year elections.
"Trump values loyalty above all else", she said.
"He could throw a dart on that list" and conservatives would be happy.
Conservative on firearms and election financing, Kennedy could be more progressive on issues such as abortion and affirmative action.
In the coming year the court might have to consider Trump's powers and rights in the investigation into links between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and whether he sought to obstruct that investigation.
Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013.
But Murkowski said her mind is far from made up; she doesn't expect Kavanaugh to speak overtly on Roe v. Wade; and she will consider a variety of factors in her vote.
The party is in the throes of an intense campaign to delay or defeat President Trump's latest, and maybe not last, nomination to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, by winning a majority in the Senate.
Trump's eagerness to tease maximum drama out of the nomination he promised Sunday that an "exceptional person will be chosen" has drawn criticism from opposition ranks.
Kavanaugh's 12 years as an appellate judge, combined with his Yale pedigree, Supreme Court clerkship under Kennedy and top posts in the Bush administration, give him a resume his predecessors can't match. "Hargan_-2017-U.S. -App. -LEXIS-20711.pdf">tried unsuccessfully to block an undocumented minor from getting an abortion, writing that allowing the procedure created a "new right ... to obtain immediate abortion on demand".
In choosing Justice Kennedy's replacement, my greatest responsibility is to select a justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written.
In October of a year ago, Kavanaugh was part of the D.C. Court of appeals that ultimately ruled on an immigrant girl's right to have an abortion while she was in US custody.
MCCAMMON: Right. She's seen as very conservative, very popular with the base.
Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal judge last fall - excited social conservatives since she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year, but her brief time on the bench has raised questions about her experience.
The Gunners have shown interested in the midfielder who helped Uruaguay reach the World Cup quarter -finals. Emery's first game in charge of Arsenal will be the pre-season game against Atletico Madrid on July 26.
And Dier is looking forward to heading into St Petersburg over the coming weeks to explore a place he has heard so much about. But for us it's to play attacking football, to score, and that's important.
Iran has warned that it may walk away from the deal unless other signatories "guarantee" that it will continue to benefit. Several major firms - including France's Total and Peugeot, and Russia's Lukoil - have said they are preparing to leave.
Kim has committed to denuclearization as a way to prevent a U.S. attack. "I expect that [North Korea] is ready to do the same". South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo said that Trump had even raised the subject of the epithet in their meeting in Singapore .
But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. That would turn him into a free agent, and he reportedly has eyes on going to the Lakers to play with James.
The loss saw Belgium miss out on reaching a first World Cup final , but they can still better their fourth-place finish of 1986. They managed to shut out Belgium after that and will now face either England or Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Sunday.
Rowling attends the press preview of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London in 2016. For his part, President Trump has so far deigned not to respond to JK Rowling on the matter.
We would have all these great talks with him and he talked about how one day he'd be the president of the United States. Jordan has said he only learned about the abuse allegations this spring, when former students began speaking out.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has identified Raheem Sterling as England's danger man in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St.
Colombia's Carlos Sanchez (front right) fouls England's Harry Kane to give away a penalty during the World Cup round of 16 match. David Ospina will play a grander role in calming the defensive line and ensuring they keep their shape and cool on the pitch.
In terms of his health going forward, it's really important to keep in mind the severity of an Achilles injury like this one. Cousins became one of eight players in history to average at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a season.
What just happened in North Korea?
Yesterday, Mr Pompeo appeared dismissive of these remarks, to the point of sounding slightly exasperated when questioned. He also assured North Korea remains committed to dismantling its nuclear program following the summit .
Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin are Engaged!
He also tagged Bieber's parents Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette and wrote "congrats", while sharing a verse from the Bible. The TMZ report states that Justin Bieber , 24, proposed to Hailey Baldwin , 21, over dinner at a resort in the Bahamas .
Oil dips after surprise crude storage increase in the US
Oil was trading at over $78 per barrel of the Brent benchmark on Thursday, while US West Texas Intermediate was trading at $74.55. On July 4, Trump tweeted, "The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help".
Warriors, Kerr on verge of new contract
According to multiple reports , Paul has agreed a lucrative four-year max salary deal with the Rockets , worth $160million. Not only do they get to keep the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals MVP, but they also get some financial flexibility in the deal.