Rosenkrantz is one of three supreme court justices Macri attempted to designate by decree without the Senate’s approval, which caused a national scandal and resistance from human rights groups and political opponents. Macri desisted and presented his nominations to the Senate, that confirmed Rosenkrantz with 58 votes in favor and 12 against.
Brett Kavanaugh had a rough day… Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
Unless something dramatic happens at this week’s Senate confirmation hearings, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s choice to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, is bound to repeat history. Not just because he and Rehnquist, whom he’s called his “judicial hero,” are cut from the same partisan mold — shaped by the ways of Republican politics and conservatives’ dogged pursuit of judicial supremacy. It’s also because there are millions of records from his time in the White House under George W. Bush that the Trump administration is determined to keep a secret.
Chuck Schumer says he’s going to fight Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court with “everything I’ve got.” To do so, he’ll need to get centrist Democrats to hold the line.
The minority leader’s problem? Those Democrats say he can’t tell them what to do.
“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) when asked if Schumer can influence his vote.
US justices say law enforcement needs a warrant to follow your digital footprints.
Uber and other app-based firms will be watching the ruling with interest as they face similar legal challenges over the way they treat employees. Uber’s appeal of a decision granting its drivers benefits including overtime and paid vacation is scheduled to be heard by another court October 30.
(30.5.2018) The law itself is bad, undemocratic and non-egalitarian. It theoretically makes it possible for an elected lawmaker to be removed on the basis of his political rivals’ interpretation of the terms “racism” and “support for terrorism.” What exactly is racism and what exactly is support for terrorism? When Culture Minister Miri Regev says that the African asylum seekers are a cancer in the nation’s body, is that racism or a medical diagnosis? Does a call for Nakba Day demonstrations or the mere use of the term “Nakba” qualify as incitement to terrorism? Until now, these were matters for the High Court to determine. But from now on, the Knesset will decide who is a racist and who is a terrorist.
The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation by a vote of 11 to 1 on Sunday approved the bill, known as the override power bill, an amendment to Israel’s Basic Law, which would allow the legislative body to reenact laws that have previously been struck down by the Supreme Court by a simple majority of the 120-member Knesset.
The Knesset could begin voting on the legislation as early as Wednesday.
In response to human rights groups, the government says the army’s rules of engagement comply with Israeli and international law
Trump’s legal team is bracing for the dramatic possibility that Mueller would subpoena the President, setting up a collision that could force a lengthy court fight and test the legal limits of the President’s power all the way up to the Supreme Court.
The Israeli public believes if the Supreme Court is denied the capacity to strike down laws enacted by the Knesset, there will be no checks on the government and it will have unlimited power.
The meeting Sunday by coalition party chiefs to debate the controversial bill ended without resolution and the discussion will be continued in the coming days, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
Supreme Court President Esther Hayut is set to declare on Sunday that Israel cannot maintain the rule of law and democracy if the court’s judicial review powers are cut off, according to a statement released by the court.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the coalition appear to be moving forward with several initiatives to circumscribe the Supreme Court’s powers.
“We cannot definitively destroy the fragile democracy that remains for us. It’s necessary that everybody maintains their responsibility and respect the Constitution and the presumption of innocence. It’s unacceptable that Globo insists on repeating the past and incite a coup,“ said former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in response to Villas-Boas comments.
Villas Boas did not elaborate. Calls to the army’s press office were not answered. Army representatives confirmed to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo that the tweets were written by the general.
With just a few hours to go before Brazil’s Supreme Court rules on Luiz Inacio ‚Lula‘ da Silva’s habeas corpus case, Army Commander-in-Chief, Eduardo Villas-Boas, has been accused of pressuring the court’s judges to deliver a negative verdict against the former Brazilian President.