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Weekend Reads In the spotlight: The Supreme Court invites itself into the presidential election in the United States

21:45  21 september  2020
21:45  21 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Supreme Court: Trump will announce his choice Saturday from the White House

 Supreme Court: Trump will announce his choice Saturday from the White House The Democrats are meanwhile windy and want the new judge to be appointed after the presidential election scheduled for November © Evan Vucci / AP / SIPA The president President Donald Trump will appoint a new judge to the Supreme Court this Saturday UNITED STATES - Democrats are on the wind and want the new judge to be appointed after the presidential election scheduled for November US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would announce on Saturday, from the White House, the name of a ne

The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election .

The pandemic has claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 people in the United States since February, and Trump has come under blistering criticism for Deep into their sixth year in the minority, Democrats can use some procedural tactics that might briefly slow the confirmation process, but if at least 50

Veillée en l'honneur de la juge de la Cour suprême, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, décédée le 18 septembre 2020, à Portland, dans le Maine. © REUTERS / Elizabeth Frantz Vigil in honor of the judge of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18, 2020 , in Portland, Maine.

The replacement of Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday, fed the press all weekend across the Atlantic and which continues to make the headlines on Monday. And "Republicans plan to act quickly" as the headline this morning on Washington Post . If four years ago they refused to proceed with the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court because the elections were very close, that is to say like this year, now they say they are ready to act as quickly as possible. possible. "They are hypocrites" believe the Democrats and part of the press who return to this episode as detailed in a column in the New York Times . Mitch McConnel, the Republican Majority Leader in the Senate, has started his work to bring his political family together, explains The Hill . And at the moment, it seems that the Conservatives have enough votes to validate their choice according to this always well-informed daily which is nonetheless a caveat: some senators have given their green light, but would wait to know the name of the person approached before confirming their vote.

Lindsey Graham Backpedals After Saying 'Use My Words Against Me' on Supreme Court Vacancies

  Lindsey Graham Backpedals After Saying 'Use My Words Against Me' on Supreme Court Vacancies Sen. Lindsey Graham, who said in 2016 to "use my words against me" if he were to advocate the nomination of a Supreme Court justice in any President's final year of their term, feels very differently in 2020. Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, Graham retweeted President Trump's comment that the GOP has an "obligation, without delay" to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court, adding that, "I fully understand where President @realDonaldTrump is coming from." "Harry Reid changed the rules to allow a simple majority vote for Circuit Court nominees dealing out the minority.

The Supreme Court has even settled contested presidential elections in the past, and with legal challenges to the 2020 election already mounting But this ignores how much the issue could also energise the left. Joe Biden's campaign will likely turn the Supreme Court nomination fight into a

Although the Supreme Court generally defer to presidential actions, the Court was quite active in striking down presidential actions in this particular area of law, including cases such as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and Boumediene v. Bush.

Two names would top the list according to Politico, two women. The first is called Amy Barrett. She is a forty-eight-year-old conservative magistrate. “Practicing Catholic and member of People of Praise - a small, tight-knit Christian community - Amy Barrett takes a conservative approach to the Constitution with strong deference to religious values,” writes magazine. The second expected is Barbara Lagoa, a 52-year-old magistrate, the first Hispanic woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. A not so trivial choice because by appointing this American-Cuban, Donald Trump could perhaps ensure victory in this hotly contested state in the context of the presidential election, believes Politico .

10 Shows You Should Be Watching Before the Emmys

  10 Shows You Should Be Watching Before the Emmys Bring out the popcorn! Plenty of binge-worthy shows that have something for every TV lover’s appetite made the nominations list ahead of the 2020 Emmy Awards. The Mandalorian earned lots of Emmy recognition this season with 15 nominations for the Disney+ drama series. The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise is set five years after the events of the 1983 film Return of the Jedi. The story follows lone bounty hunter Din Djarin’s (Pedro Pascal) adventures in the aftermath of the fall of the empire. The Mandalorians are a race of warriors featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Boba Fett was a bounty hunter in the original Star Wars trilogy, who wore the Mandalorian armor as did his father, Jango Fett. Show creator Jon Favreau told ABC News in November 2019 that he was intrigued by the Mandalorians after watching Boba Fett in the earlier movies. “A Mandalorian is alluded to in the original films that I grew up with,” the director, 53, explained. “He was a bounty hunter and he wore Mandalorian armor. There was such a fascination with that character even though he didn’t do much in the films.” Favreau added, “I like the image of the Mandalorian because it really hearkened back to the Westerns and samurai films that had originally influenced Lucas. It’s a deconstructed version of Clint Eastwood in The Man with No Name. That’s a great, mysterious, fun character to see the world through.

The death of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday of complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas opens up a vacancy that is now destined to be in the spotlight of the US presidential campaign. The passing of Ginsburg

In the middle of the worst global health crisis in living memory, Donald Trump is at the Supreme Court trying If Donald Trump wins the election — then the Senate should move on his selection — and The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance – to have their voice

Arraignment after discovery of letter containing ricin addressed to US President

Information disclosed last Saturday recalls

USA Today . The envelope had been tested at a depot in Washington where all mail addressed to the president passes. Ricin, a deadly poison for which no antidote had been found there. According to the daily, a suspect was arrested on Sunday in Buffalo, New York, near the border with Canada. A woman who was armed during her arrest and who should appear on Monday before a judge according to a government official.

Two new massacres in the department of Cauca in Colombia

A total of ten people were killed in this department during the weekend reports

El Tiempo . The first six victims were found in the town of Buenos Aires. Armed men would have burst into a room with weapons of war after having thrown a grenade according to El Espectador . The other four victims were murdered in the town of Mosquera. A real execution according to El Tiempo who says that the killers filmed the scene and then uploaded it to social networks. Investigations have been opened. These are the fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth massacres in this department since the beginning of the year. Facts that the authorities generally attribute to drug traffickers, without presenting any evidence.

Jimmy Fallon's Best Moments With Wife Nancy Juvonen, 2 Kids: Family Album

  Jimmy Fallon's Best Moments With Wife Nancy Juvonen, 2 Kids: Family Album Family man! Jimmy Fallon has been loving life with his family of four since becoming a father in 2013. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon host and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, first welcomed daughter Winnie, and she became a big sister the following year when Frances arrived. After their eldest child’s arrival, the New York native opened up to Savannah Guthrie about why he and Juvonen opted to use a surrogate for both baby girls. “My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby,” the Saturday Night Live alum revealed in the 2013 interview. “We tried a bunch of things. We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anybody. It’d be just more fun if it’s just private between me and my wife. And then we get to introduce her to everybody.” The couple, who wed in 2007, were “in shock” when they became parents. “We were like, ‘Alright, who do we tell? Who’s going to be mad at us if this gets out,'” the comedian recalled at the time. “We had to call everybody and it’s so emotional!” Winnie and Frances’ parents met on the set of SNL, and Fallon shared his “first experience [of] the magic that is Nancy Juvonen” on an August 2020 episode of his NBC show. “You just stood out in this gray [background], almost like a painting,” he told the producer at the time. “You stood out like a neon [person]. You just stuck out and you were just so fun.

The appointment and confirmation of Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States involves several steps set forth by the United States Constitution

These cases are in the domain of the federal court system. A. there is a conflict between two or more states . Except for cases involving the President of the United States , the Supreme Court has the final say in all In 2000, the outcome of the presidential election rested on which candidate would

Brazilian police investigate the fires in the Pantanal

The Pantanal, the largest wetland and flooded area on the planet, still untouched by urbanization, has been on fire for weeks now. A very large area of ​​200,000 km2. In a way, it's the heritage of Brazil that is dying, explains

G1 , the free version of Globo. And according to the daily, investigators are scrutinizing satellite images to determine the origin of these fires. The region is certainly facing the greatest drought in the last 50 years, due to global warming; but as in the Amazon, the fires in the Pantanal may be the result of human intervention, details G1, hence this research which would have already made it possible to prove that four outbreaks of fires are indeed of criminal origin.

How to Watch CNN's Coverage of the First Presidential Debate of 2020 Live Online .
The presidential debates are upon us, and that means we're fairly close, finally, to the end of what has been an extraordinarily hectic election cycle. The first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and CNN will have its usual expansive coverage, and it'll all be available to stream live for free. The debate itself is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. ET, and CNN's debate preshow — led by Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper — will start up two hours before that at 7 p.m. ET. CNN's main crew for the night — Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Abby Phillip — will join in at 8 p.m., and they'll all stick around once the debate ends at 10:30 p.

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