That makes it difficult to say with certainty whether he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that established a constitutional right to abortion. At the same time, some of his statements and decisions provide a rough — if necessarily incomplete — sketch of his general views on the issue. "My judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law," Kavanaugh said in his remarks from the East Room of the White House on Monday night. If confirmed, Kavanaugh — who paid tribute to his family in his speech, especially his two daughters — would be one of six men on the nine-justice court. Kavanaugh's track record In his confirmation hearing in May 2006, Kavanaugh was asked by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., if he considered Roe v. Wade to be an "abomination." "If confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be binding precedent of the court," … [Read more...] about Where does Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court pick, stand on abortion?
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The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local):9:25 p.m.A former Teach for America executive has been nominated by Democrats to be the next governor of Arkansas.In balloting Tuesday, Jared Henderson defeated Leticia Sanders. Henderson said he wants Arkansas to be the best state for public school teachers. Sanders is a hair braider who wants students to attend the same school from kindergarten to high school.Henderson will face incumbent Gov. Asa Hutchinson or gun range owner Jan Morgan in November, along with Libertarian Mark West of Batesville.Henderson said he wants high schools and small colleges to provide basic business training to its students. He also opposes Hutchinson's plan to cut the state's top income tax rate.The non-profit Teach for America was founded in 1989 to recruit teachers for low-income areas. Henderson directed its Arkansas branch.———8:44 p.m.Arkansas' governor says his victory in the Republican primary over … [Read more...] about The Latest: Henderson wins Democratic governor nomination
Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post Published 3:58 pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 The government cannot "forcibly - and irrevocably - transfer" an American citizen and suspected Islamic State member held in U.S. custody in Iraq to a third country, a federal appeals court ruled in an opinion made public Wednesday. The 2-1 decision upholds an earlier ruling that blocked the imminent transfer of the man who has been held without charges for more than seven months after he was captured in Syria and handed over to U.S. forces. The case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has raised novel questions about how the court balances national security interests with the constitutional rights of individual citizens. "We know of no instance - in the history of the United States - in which the government has forcibly transferred an American citizen from one foreign country to another," wrote Judge Sri Srinivasan, who was joined by Judge Robert Wilkins. "There is all the more … [Read more...] about Appeals court says no to third-country transfer of American ISIS suspect held in US custody
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCharlie Savage May 9, 2018 WASHINGTON — The United States cannot forcibly transfer an American citizen being held in Iraq as an Islamic State suspect to the custody of another country without first proving that he is an enemy combatant, a federal appeals court has ruled. A major decision on presidential war powers and individual rights, the ruling was handed down by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday and unsealed on Wednesday. It rejected the Trump administration’s argument that it has the authority to transfer the man against his will. “We cannot accept the government’s argument,” Judge Sri Srinivasan wrote. “We know of no instance — in the history of the United States — in which the government has taken an … [Read more...] about Appeals Court Bars U.S. From Transferring American ISIS Suspect
Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post Published 3:10 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a ruling that has blocked the government from involuntarily transferring an American citizen and suspected member of the Islamic State from U.S. military custody in Iraq to a third country. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the earlier ruling that stopped the imminent transfer of the man, who has not been named publicly. He has been held without charges for seven months after he was captured in Syria and handed over to U.S. forces. The reasons behind the court's decision, written by Judge Sri Srinivasan and joined by Judge Robert L. Wilkins, remained under seal Monday pending a review of confidential material in the case by the government and attorneys representing the man. Also under seal was the dissent by Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson. LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Baby deer … [Read more...] about Appeals court backs ruling that blocks transfer of suspected American ISIS member held