President Trump confirmed on Thursday, June 28, he would select his pick from a list of nominees assembled during the 2016 presidential campaign. Brett Kavanaugh Kavanaugh, 53, is a Yale graduate and now sits on the US Court of Appeals for the Washington DC Circuit. Who is Brett Kavanaugh? The Marylander might be Trump's next Supreme Court pick https://t.co/UUbpwgxYiU pic.twitter.com/jvEcdz0yvp — Read Knox (@readknox) June 28, 2018 He worked for President George W. Bush in the White House before being appointed to the DC Circuit. Now, we just learned, one of the top candidates is Brett Kavanaugh, a former law clerk for Justice Kennedy. He was just added a couple months ago to help persuade Kennedy to retire now. — Susan K (@Izziemagoo) June 28, 2018 He was a clerk for retiring Justice Kennedy and worked for special prosecutor Kenneth Starr in the 1990s … [Read more...] about Which One of These Six Will Donald Trump Pick to Fill US Supreme Court Vacancy?
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It was announced on Wednesday, June 27, that Kennedy, 81, will retire from the Supreme Court of the United States, sometimes referred to as SCOTUS, on July 31. Kennedy — who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan back in 1987 — took a liberal stance on gay rights, banning capital punishment for the youngest criminals, and limits states' ability to enforce harsh immigration laws, but he also voted to gut the historic Voting Rights Act and wrote the majority opinion in Citizens United v FEC, which enabled corporations and unions to spend an unlimited amount of money on elections. It will now be up to President Trump to decide whether to try and nominate a replacement before the mid-term elections in November or wait until afterwards, when the complexion of Congress could have changed. Under the US constitution those nominated to the … [Read more...] about Judging the Judges: Why US Supreme Court Selection is a Political Beauty Contest
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in the case Janus v AFSCME, stating that non-union public sector workers cannot be forced to pay union fees. A noted victory for conservatives, the ruling ultimately overturns a 40-year standing policy that enabled unions to charge non-members for services such as negotiating, collective bargaining and grievance procedures. Mark Janus, an employee at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Service, brought his case to the justices in the summer of 2017. He argued that his $45 monthly fee to the union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was unconstitutional because it infringed on his First Amendment rights. He argued that the fees were a form of political advocacy, since contract negotiations are with the government, CNBC reported. Knowlton told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear on Wednesday that the ruling … [Read more...] about Workers’ Rights Sustain New ‘Wholesale Assault’ in US Supreme Court Ruling
Holders Germany eliminated after 2-0 defeat to S. Korea Read more Migrant rescue ship Lifeline enters Malta port Read more Justice Kennedy retires, Trump can tip US Supreme Court rightward Read more French rail unions at crossroads as rolling strikes end Read more South Sudan arch foes reach ceasefire deal Read more US judge orders migrant family reunions Read more Syrian army extends assault on Deraa, thousands flee Read more Poland amends Holocaust law, scrapping jail terms Read more Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to meet France in final 16 Read more Deadly clashes between herders, farmers in Nigeria Read more Global opium and cocaine production at record highs Read more EU nations to take in stranded Lifeline ship migrants Read more … [Read more...] about Justice Kennedy retires, Trump can tip US Supreme Court rightward
Published time: 27 Jun, 2018 18:19 Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the US Supreme Court. His departure means the country’s highest court is likely to become more conservative, as President Donald Trump will get to appoint Kennedy’s replacement. Kennedy, 81, has served on the court since 1988. Though nominated by the Republican President Ronald Reagan, he has been the swing vote in many 5-4 decisions by the Supreme Court since the 2006 retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor. DETAILS TO FOLLOW … [Read more...] about Swing-vote Justice Kennedy retires from US Supreme Court