Democrats' Rage Puts Kavanaugh In Clearer Light

06 September, 2018, 13:14 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Xinhua News Agency  Newscom

It's tempting to hope the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh will finish the way they began.

Kavanaugh, who has written hundreds of opinions as an appeals court judge, defended those decisions, but generally avoided saying how he would rule in cases that might come before the Supreme Court.

He condemned the spate of USA school shootings, but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned.

Rebuffed in their request to delay the hearing, Democrats are planning to shine a light on Kavanaugh's views on abortion, executive power, and whether Trump could be forced to testify as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

So suggest multiple reports from those who have witnessed, amid the outlandish shrieking and screaming at the Senate hearing for nominee Brett Kavanaugh, payoffs.

Grassley has already urged the judge to invoke the so-called Ginsburg Rule and follow the example of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who as a nominee refused to answer questions that would hint or foreshadow future decisions. "So, immunity is the wrong term to even think about in this process", Kavanaugh said.

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment
Sharia law enforcement officers in Terengganu identified the two women attempting to engage in sexual acts in a vehicle in April. According to The Star , caning under Islamic law is not similar to caning carried out for crimes under civil law.

Trump has often criticised the federal judiciary, and some liberals fear Kavanaugh could serve as a rubber stamp for the president.

The mostly female demonstrators shouted out that Mr Kavanaugh would allow President Trump to pardon himself.

Kavanaugh, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy - whose coming retirement resulted in Kavanaugh's nomination by President Trump - has also been circumspect about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), neither rejecting nor endorsing the law.

"As a matter of the canons of judicial independence, I can't give you an answer to that hypothetical question", he responded.

He sidestepped Democratic Senator Christopher Coons' query on whether he still believed, as he wrote 20 years ago, that a president could fire a special prosecutor investigating him. "I'm going to be asking you if Roe v. Wade is correctly decided", he said to Kavanaugh. "But on major questions of major economic or social significance, we expect Congress to speak clearly before such delegation, and that's what had not happened, in my view, with respect on net neutrality and I felt bound by precedent".

Lawyers who had argued cases in front of Kavanaugh recalled him as an active questioner from the bench, and a very well prepared jurist who would fit in on a Supreme Court whose justices are largely not shy in oral arguments with advocates.

Citing Executive Privilege, WH Won't Release More Than 100000 Kavanaugh Records
Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said it's "much more powerful" if Democrats stay and ask tough questions of the nominee. On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday morning, Klobuchar said the Kavanaugh confirmation process is "not normal".

In another consequential exchange, Kavanaugh would not say if a president was legally obligated to comply with a subpoena.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked Kavanaugh.

"There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving", Trump said in announcing his nomination at the White House.

One such case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, established what Kavanaugh called "precedent on precedent". The change could make the court more conservative on a range of issues.

But Kavanaugh's nomination languished for three years, as Democrats fumed over his participation in Bush's recount team. The ruling was later overturned and she underwent the abortion. Kavanaugh said then that such guns were covered by the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms.

Afterward, Guttenberg tweeted that Kavanaugh "did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence". "Under our system of government, the executive branch is subject to the law, subject to the court system".

Modric pips Ronaldo, Salah to Uefa player of year prize
And Valverde highlighted the different challenges his side will face in order to qualify for the knockout stage this term. We really have a huge territory. "And [Mauricio] Pochettino's Tottenham have very good players".


  • Years Later, Stolen Ruby Slippers Worn in 'Wizard of Oz' Recovered

    Years Later, Stolen Ruby Slippers Worn in 'Wizard of Oz' Recovered

    The problem is that there are a great many reproductions out there and people believed that these were the stolen slippers. Tips led divers to a lake near Grand Rapids in June of 2015, to scour the bottom in search of the ruby slippers.

    Iranian convoy hit by air strikes near United States base in Syria: Observatory

    The Israeli government does not comment on the details of its military operations overseas , but it has claimed it had hit Iranian forces on Syrian soil.
    European Union to recommend abolishing daylight saving time

    European Union to recommend abolishing daylight saving time

    The shifts were harmonized across the bloc following concerns from the transport and logistics sectors in the single market. In the European Union , Daylight Saving Time was standardized across the bloc in the 1970s, but the tide has since turned.
  • 'It's just outrageous' - Greg Papa reacts to the Khalil Mack trade

    'It's just outrageous' - Greg Papa reacts to the Khalil Mack trade

    Gabe, Jelly, me, Khalil, we all saw it coming". " We have a lot of holes, and we have to do what we can to fill them ", he adds. Said Nagy: "I'm not going to sit here and say 100 percent because we haven't declared that yet". "We all knew.
    Trade grades: Rockets come out on top in Anderson/Chriss deal

    Trade grades: Rockets come out on top in Anderson/Chriss deal

    Anderson spent the past two seasons with the Rockets and appeared in 138 games, while averaging 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Devin Booker signed a five-year, $158 million contract extension with the Suns this offseason.
    This is the regular, no-notch Google Pixel 3, as leaked

    This is the regular, no-notch Google Pixel 3, as leaked

    The aspect ratio is 2:1 (or 18:9 whichever way you want to frame it), while the display will also support HDR content. As per the earlier listings and leaks , the smartphone is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
  • The New Yorker Disinvites Steve Bannon From Festival After Twitter Uproar

    The New Yorker Disinvites Steve Bannon From Festival After Twitter Uproar

    Everyone, it seemed, was mad at the New Yorker for "normalizing" Steve Bannon , and, perhaps worse, "giving him a platform". I genuinely support public intellectual debate, and have paid to see people speak with whom I strongly disagree.
    Duchess Meghan reveals super sweet nickname for husband Prince Harry

    Duchess Meghan reveals super sweet nickname for husband Prince Harry

    A source close to the 37-year-old actress said: " Meghan is absolutely broken by the drama with her father". And this is not all, since Meghan Markle has also managed to improve the diet of prince Harry! .
    Sen. John Kyl to be named John McCain's replacement

    Sen. John Kyl to be named John McCain's replacement

    Kyl, incidentally, is leading the process through the Senate for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh . Ducey has said he would wait until after McCain's funeral to appoint the late senator's replacement.
  • India's top court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

    India's top court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

    Equal rights activists had argued that the very existence of such a law was proof of discrimination based on sexual orientation. The court would decide whether the section that criminalised sexual relations between same gender adults would be valid or not.

    Colton Underwood, Next ‘Bachelor,’ Played For These Three NFL Teams

    Booth made it clear to Becca that she still had feelings for Colton , so Becca kicked the guy off the show. Blogger Reality Steve has also said that he thinks Underwood is not on the show for the right reasons.
    TLP calls off rally after cancellation of blasphemous caricature contest

    TLP calls off rally after cancellation of blasphemous caricature contest

    Physical depictions of God or the prophet, even positive ones, are forbidden in Islam and considered deeply offensive. The Dutch government refused to take responsibility for the contest as the politician is not part of the government.


Barcelona 8, Huesca 2: Messi inspires at Camp Nou
But it proved little more than fleeting joy as Messi, Suarez and a Jorge Pulido own goal swiftly erased the early concern. Huesca drew closer just before the halftime whistle, with Alejandro Gallar Falguera scoring in the 42nd minute.

Shots Fired Before Ice Cube Concert, Suspect Down
At 7:22 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack tweeted that the incident had been contained and that the concert was taking place as planned. Sheriff's deputies responded by returning fire, hitting Elizarraras multiple times in the torso and arm.

Man who stabbed tourists in Amsterdam names Wilders, cites 'insults' to Islam
Amsterdam officials, the public prosecution department and police have not upped security measures as a result of the attack. Further details of the two Americans injured were not immediately known, although one was reported to be a young man.

Nike unveils striking new Colin Kaepernick ad campaign
The protests continue into the 2018 season, with some players raising their fists in the air while the anthem plays. Mr Trump described players like Kaepernick who knelt for the anthem as "sons of b******" who should be fired.

Texas woman takes off with baby after crashing car in chase
She eventually jumps into the passenger seat of a Nissan SUV just as police arrive and block the alleged attempted carjacking. Shortly after, she tried to carjack another auto , at which point police surrounded the vehicle and placed her under arrest.

Liverpool vs Leicester City: Jurgen Klopp weighs in on Alisson gaffe
If Alisson would have cleared it with his first touch, everything would have been fine, but for some reason, he didn't. Manager Juergen Klopp said Alisson's mistake was "not cool" but he was happy that Liverpool still "ticked the box".

China-Africa business forum attracts over 1000 African representatives
The Chinese President and his wife, Peng Liyuan, will later hold a banquet for their guests. President George Weah and a high-level delegation are already in China.

Arsenal overcome familiar defensive calamities to win at Cardiff
Emery hailed his team 's performance under pressure, after Cardiff equalised twice: "The reaction was very important". Arsenal attempted to reassert their earlier authority after the break as Cardiff were penned back. 'Absolutely.

Trump Steps Up Attacks Against FBI, Justice Department Over Russian Collusion Probe
Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) released campaign ads that feature Trump ahead of the president's visit. John McCain by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Blue Jays trade Josh Donaldson, Curtis Granderson
He was eighth in the 2014 MVP vote, took 23 of 30 first-place votes in his 2015 victory, and was fourth in the 2016 vote. The Indians will come to Toronto for a four game series against the Blue Jays beginning September 6.