Capitol Police arrest 70 on first day of Kavanaugh hearings
Capitol Police arrest 70 on first day of Kavanaugh hearings
Democrats disrupt start of Kavanaugh hearing with protest over withheld documents
06 September, 2018, 03:30
Nevertheless, the Supreme Court held that employers could require the workers to give up these rights through an email notice stating that by continuing to come to work, the workers had "agreed" not to go to court, but to pursue arbitration for any wrongdoing, and that all arbitration claims would be individual claims only. A lot is on the line for both sides.
If Kavanaugh, a staunch Republican, is confirmed, he may well tilt the court's ideology right-ward for at least a generation, as he'd replace a man who often acted as a swing vote on landmark decisions.
Still, many are fearful about his potential presence on the court, and so protestors donned clothes that looked like Margaret Atwood's characters from The Handmaid's Tale, a story about women living in a totalitarian society where they are afforded no freedom or agency.
He pointed specifically to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who during her 1993 confirmation hearingsaid it would be wrong for her to "preview in this legislative chamber how I would cast my vote on questions the Supreme Court may be called upon to decide" - a move that has since been dubbed the "Ginsburg rule".
Some of the sessions have focused on making sure that he is comfortable "with people shouting him down" or being heckled by protesters.
Wednesday is the second day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
"It's resisting public pressure, political pressure, it's treating everyone equally", he added of judicial independence.
Kavanaugh has suggested that his time working in the White House was in many ways the most "instructive" to him in his career as a judge.
The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue, in Washington, says the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election has raised important constitutional questions about the extent to which an incumbent president can be forced to co-operate.
"It does show you how weak their hand is here", she said. Yet his past writings cast doubt on the idea.
Kavanaugh later contributed to prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report into Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and which outlined several grounds for Clinton's impeachment.
"After September 11, I thought very deeply about the presidency, and I thought very deeply about the independent counsel experience, and I thought about how those things interacted", he said. "They want to elect candidates who will stand up for the people Trump threatens, not ones who compromise or cower as he and Republicans run the table in Congress and the courts", it concludes.
He told the panel - amid raucous protests inside the room - that civility is important.
Whether that's enough to assuage concerned Democrats and some Republicans is to be determined.
Democrats are expected to grill Kavanaugh on his opinion of the scope of executive power, particularly whether a sitting president should be protected from investigations while in office.
In his confirmation hearing a year ago, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wouldn't even share his opinion on the Second Amendment.
Kavanaugh declared he would be even-handed in his approach to the law.
"Can a sitting president be required to respond to a subpoena?"
"That takes some backbone", he said of the justices who decided those cases.
He began to discuss precedent, and US v. Nixon - where the Supreme Court ruled that President Nixon had to turn over certain documents subpoenaed by a special prosecutor - before Coons cut him off to push him to answer the question at hand.
Pressley, though, was already a well-known figure in MA politics, and the race was seen as close and competitive for months. She will head to Congress to represent the 7th District of MA , the Boston-area district once represented by John F.
The company's stock has surged more than 70 percent since January, outperforming Apple, which has gained more than 30 percent. Market watchers have been expecting both Amazon and Apple to eventually have valuations topping $1 trillion.
In a statement to HuffPost, Google said it's been diligent in briefing lawmakers on the political interference issue in the past. Google, which was also invited to the hearing, did not send a representative.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, reached out to former prime minister Brian Mulroney, centre, about the NAFTA negotiations. Trump is attempting to get a new NAFTA deal signed before current President Enrique Peña Nieto leaves office December 1.
Trump has frequently threatened legal action against others he says have wronged him without following through. The coming release of Woodward's book, according to reports, has had the White House on edge for weeks.
Not to forget, the midfield genius at Real Madrid was also awarded the best player of the recently ended FIFA World Cup 2018. Both Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema top the Pichichi charts with four goals apiece, with Gareth Bale just behind on three.
The Congress is also in touch with the other parties as it plans to take on the Narendra Modi government over rising fuel prices. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the government had made a "mess" of the economy.
Thiem: Nadal defeat will stick in my mind forever
But now I wish him the title the most, that's for sure. "Yeah, of course, I played a lot of long and tough matches in my career". Dominic Thiem went on long into the small hours, with Nadal eventually prevailing in a pulsating deciding-set tiebreak .
Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general
Trump's long-simmering anger stems from Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. In the tweet, Trump explicitly denounced the Justice Department for bringing charges based on thorough investigations.
Google's Chrome browser celebrates its first decade
Google says you will notice " more rounded shapes, new icons and a new colour palette ", using the Material design language. Along with this updated appearance, Google has now changed the popular search feature from within the address bar.
Amazon Hits $1 Trillion
The company's stock has surged more than 70 percent since January, outperforming Apple, which has gained more than 30 percent. In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%).
Samsung seeks to recover sales volume with Note 9
The world's most dominant mobile platform reinvented itself to stay ahead of the ever-changing smartphone landscape. On an AMOLED screen, these wallpapers might also save your device's battery as they make use of deep black colors.
Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of US Open
The biggest concern for Djokovic might well have been the conditions as the heat returned to NY after a few days of relief. Osaka had won 22 consecutive games leading into the match, but was tested by Sabalenka, who double-faulted on match point.
Brazil's top electoral court votes down Lula candidacy
But he is adored by millions of Brazilians due to the prosperity Brazil enjoyed under his leadership from 2003 to 2010. If da Silva is barred, former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad is seen as his likely candidate for the presidency.