Democratic senator denies that Democrats plan to filibuster Gorsuch
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he has "serious, serious concerns" about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee after their meeting, complaining that the federal judge "avoided answers like the plague". The two chatted quietly and gave no statements as reporters and photographers were escorted into Schumer's office to photograph them together. Unlike some Senate Democrats who have already said they will oppose Gorsuch, both have said they will wait to decide.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not act until at least the fall on a major business dispute on whether companies can head off costly class action lawsuits, meaning President Donald Trump's nominee to the bench will nearly certainly be in place to cast a possible pivotal vote.
President Trump's attacks on judges undermine judicial independence-the very foundation of a coequal branch of government.
Nine Democratic senators have publicly committed to holding a floor vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, nearly assuring his confirmation. One out of five voters said the Supreme Court was "the single most important reason" for them in the November elections, according to exit polls.
"He is clearly a very smart, polite and capable man who loves being a judge", the NY senator told the press after a closed-door interview with President Donald Trump's pick for the high court. Republicans have a 52-48 majority, so Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will need the support of at least eight Democrats to confirm him easily. Many Democrats and liberals have come out against the Gorsuch nomination, because he is considered by legal scholars to be a strict conservative jurist in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose passing past year opened up the seat on the high court. "I think (the event) was useful because they all have such a large set of experiences to lean on having studied the Supreme Court that they would know what it would look like if he were confirmed". Another podcast on the nomination, at Advice and Consent, discusses how the confirmation debate over Gorsuch will be framed.
A president who has shown little respect for the courts should not be granted broad deference on lifetime judicial appointments. The Democratic co-chairman is U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey.
Here's the unsafe state of play on the political chessboard as the battle over President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court intensifies.
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"To suggest that we should not get a fair hearing on the nominee to the Supreme Court, Mr. Judge Gorsuch, I think is just not something that's going to be good for the American people", Shaheen said on the Senate floor.
In his 2010 book "The Decline and Fall of the American Republic", Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman predicted that the president would be changed "from an 18th-century notable to a 19th-century party magnate to a 20th-century tribune to a 21st-century demagogue", noted a February 4 article in The Economist.
Emboldened by the Trump administration, the Israeli government is expanding settlement construction at an alarming new rate. Pro-settlement groups, including parts of Israel's right-wing government, had sought to save it from demolition.
An Oregon woman wound up with an unwanted accessory after her pet snake chose to crawl through a piercing in her ear. Turns out Bart was hanging out on her shoulders when Glawe thought he started attacking her head.
Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to "knock the hell out of ISIS" were he to win the presidency. President Trump signed an executive order blocking people from seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
One such man was Frederick Douglass , the ex-slave turned abolitionist, author, suffragist, editor and diplomat. Douglass, who died in 1895, is getting a lot of attention and praise this week for doing an "amazing" job.
The Cheesecake Factory , police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not receive any threats, Gourdikian said. Gourdikian says investigators believe the device was "made to make a loud bang, which it did".
Ford has taken its super-truck, the 2017 F-150 Raptor, to China, cashing in on the growing appetite there for unusual Americana. According to David Schoch, head of Ford Asia Pacific, the vehicle has "generated wonderful buzz" every time it's been shown.
Hudson's Bay Company is among the list of companies that Macy's Inc may be interested in selling itself to. Outgoing Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren is retiring from the top spot this year but will stay on as chairman.
U.S. rival General Motors reports its figures next week, but it is expected to lag behind both the Japanese and the German firms. What's more, VW CEO Matthias Mueller recently said the company would no longer make volume leadership one of its primary goals.
But the treatment plant's output required testing before the utility could safely advise customers to use their water again. MORE: No water at UNC, students respond on social mediaBusiness owners affected by the emergency were clearly frustrated.
With the inquiry gathering pace, party officials began to wonder whether, and how, they might replace him. The poll was carried out online on Monday and Tuesday among 974 people. "I'm confident, I'm unperturbed".
But instead it is Egypt who progress to the last four, their bid to win the title for a record eighth time still very much alive. They are the sons of Ghana football legend Abedi "Pele" Ayew , ranked among the greatest African footballers of all time.
Jordan Farmar Impresses Cavaliers In Workout
But despite the history between the two players, LeBron said he'd have no problem with Stephenson joining the roster. Farmar played in two games for the Sacramento Kings this season before Darren Collison returned from his suspension.
'Sharkwater' documentary director Rob Stewart found dead
Rob Stewart also directed and produced the 2012 documentary Revolution , which focused on other threats to the environment. Stewart's team is fundraising and looking for volunteers via Stewart's Twitter account to continue the search.
Ban Ki-moon rules out presidential run
Her relationship with close friend, Choi Soon-sil reportedly led to the latter's growing influence and financial benefits. Ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country's political establishment.
Trump adds Steve Bannon to national security team
His expanded role in the White House was followed on Saturday by the hashtag, #StopPresidentBannon , trending on Twitter . John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaking on Sunday's Face the Nation .