By Morgan Campbell Sports Reporter Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before the U.S. Senate in a hearing that could shape Kavanaugh’s supreme court bid and alter the course of U.S. jurisprudence for decades to come. The 53-year old Kavanaugh was nominated by a president, Donald Trump, who vowed during his campaign to build a Supreme Court that would overturn the landmark abortion rights case Roe v Wade. Predictably, Kavanaugh denies Ford’s allegations, and is also prepared to testify. So how do sports figure into a potential showdown between a controversial supreme court nominee and the woman accusing him of sexual … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics
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Aside from the accusation of attempted rape while he was still in high school, there is another reason why Judge Brett Kavanaugh should not be elevated to the US Supreme Court. During the recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, some of which I watched on CNN, Judge Kavanaugh refused to answer hypothetical questions. Why not, pray? Refusing to answer such questions comes across as just a tad weasel-waffling, and also suggests judicial laziness. If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh will be required to pronounce judgement on a variety of complex and difficult issues of national importance. If he had any faith in his own judgement, you’d think he’d be eager to demonstrate his competence in advance by answering as many hypothetical questions as the committee cared to ask. Call them practice runs for the real thing. By doing so successfully, he could convert committee members who doubt his judicial skills and win their votes. But instead he weasel-waffles and hides behind the … [Read more...] about Sex assault allegation not the only problem for Supreme Court candidate
By Anne Flaherty The Associated Press Tues., July 3, 2018 WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices so far. Who are they? Amul Thapar Thapar, 49, is a federal appeals court judge from Kentucky who is close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He was Trump’s first judicial nomination to a district or appeals court, and on Trump’s short list to replace Scalia last year, losing out to Gorsuch. In one of his more interesting court cases, Thapar in 2014 as a district court judge in Kentucky sentenced an elderly nun to almost three years in prison for breaking into a U.S. storehouse for bomb-grade uranium and splashing blood on the walls of the bunker. She argued she was acting as a follower of Jesus Christ; Thapar said that provided no excuse for breaching the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. (An appeals court later threw out the sabotage charge, leaving the lesser charge of … [Read more...] about Who are the U.S. Supreme Court candidates who have met with Donald Trump?
Pakorn Mahannop and Chatchai Chanpraisri were selected by the court’s judges as their candidates. Meechai said the law only barred those chosen by the selection committee from contesting again, but it was up to the NLA whether or not to accept those who had been rejected first time around. However, news has circulated that the rejection last week of all seven Election Commission (EC) candidates was partly due to a controversy surrounding the selection of the two candidates from the Supreme Court. Outgoing election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn had questioned whether the court’s voting to select the two might not have been constitutional. The Supreme Court judges had voted in a secret ballot, whereas the law requires that they do so in an open ballot. … [Read more...] about Rejected Supreme Court candidates for EC can run again: Meechai
MALE, Maldives: The Maldives opposition leader and two Supreme Court judges were arrested early Tuesday hours after the government declared an emergency in the Indian Ocean nation that has been increasingly in turmoil in the days since the court ordered several jailed politicians to be freed. The charges against opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom include bribery and attempting to overthrow the government, his lawyer, Maumoon Hameed, said on Twitter. Gayoom was president from 1978 to 2008, when Maldives became a multiparty democracy, and is the half brother of the current president, under whose rule the archipelago has lost many of its democratic gains.The 15-day emergency decree issued late Monday gives the government sweeping powers to make arrests, search and seize property and restricts freedom of assembly, officials said.Soon after the declaration, security forces stormed into the Supreme Court building, where Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and judge Ali Hamid were arrested. The … [Read more...] about Former leader, 2 Supreme Court judges arrested in Maldives