Politics Josh Hawley warns Trump on Supreme Court disappointments

16:40  27 june  2020
16:40  27 june  2020 Source:   politico.com

New ruling quashes Hawley's hope for Senate WTO withdrawal vote

  New ruling quashes Hawley's hope for Senate WTO withdrawal vote Congress is unlikely to vote on any withdrawal resolution this year. The House last voted on the issue in 2005 and the Senate has never voted on the measure. Both chambers would have to approve the resolution for President Donald Trump to be able to sign it into law. That always was a high hurdle to clear. But blocking a vote means members don't have to take a public position before the November elections. Background: The 1994 Uruguay Round Agreements Act, which approved U.S. membership in the WTO, is supposed to provide an opportunity for both chambers to vote on withdrawal every five years.

Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said in an interview that the high court ’s latest string of left-leaning rulings suggests Trump should reconsider his vow to release a new list Trump has made the confirmation of 200 federal judges, including two Supreme Court justices, a significant part of his reelection campaign.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday continued to press judicial nominee Neomi Rao on her views on abortion cases and constitutional law, signaling that President Donald Trump ’s pick is still facing potential obstacles to her confirmation.

President Donald Trump counts reshaping the judiciary as one of his greatest accomplishments. But some top conservatives say his vaunted process for picking Supreme Court nominees needs to be revamped.

Josh Hawley sitting in front of a laptop: Sen. Josh Hawley. © Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said in an interview that the high court’s latest string of left-leaning rulings suggests Trump should reconsider his vow to release a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees by September in his bid to win over socially conservative voters.

“I don’t love the idea of just doing over what we have been doing in the past,” Hawley said. “The idea of issuing a new list, if it’s just going to be the same stuff and the same process, I mean I’m not wild about it. … When it comes to this whole process, we have to ask ourselves, is this vetting process, is this really working?”

Trump attacks Supreme Court after "Dreamer" judgment on immigrants

 Trump attacks Supreme Court after © SAUL LOEB US President Donald Trump has sharply criticized the "Dreamer" judgment of the Supreme Court on young immigrants. Trump spoke on Twitter of "terrible and political" judgments and a "slap in the face" by conservatives. US President Donald Trump sharply attacked the country's Supreme Court after the "Dreamer" verdict on young immigrants. Trump spoke on Thursday's short message service Twitter about "terrible and political" judgments by the Supreme Court.

Josh Hawley focused his new campaign ad on the Supreme Court opening. Josh Hawley is pretty psyched about the opening on the U.S. Supreme Court . Immediately after Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the swing vote on contentious decisions, announced his retirement, the state's attorney general

President Donald Trump says the Supreme Court “punted” their DACA decision defending “dreamers” from deportation. “The Supreme Court asked us to resubmit on DACA, nothing was lost or won. Trump warned potential “protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes” that attend his rally will

Trump has made the confirmation of 200 federal judges, including two Supreme Court justices, a significant part of his reelection campaign. But Hawley said religious conservatives right now are “very depressed,” particularly after Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump pick, wrote the decision providing LGBTQ workers with federal workplace protections.

The disappointment comes as Trump can’t afford to lose a key part of his base amid fast-sinking polls. And the Supreme Court could deal another blow to conservatives soon in a case centering on a Louisiana anti-abortion law.

Hawley said grassroots religious conservatives need to be much more involved in the Supreme Court discussions going forward given their political clout, and he offered a reminder to his friends in “the legal conservative project.”

Democrats ask Supreme Court to hear emoluments case against Trump

  Democrats ask Supreme Court to hear emoluments case against Trump A group of Democratic lawmakers are appealing their emoluments case against President Trump to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that they lacked standing to sue over alleged constitutional violations.The members of Congress are accusing Trump of violating the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause, which prohibits federal officials from receiving gifts or money from foreign governments without congressional approval, by continuing to operate and profit from his hotel chain while in office. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Battleground Voters Favor Trump on Handling of the Economy. Gen. Keane on Pompeo's call to EU on facing China, US troops leaving Germany, South Korea warning North Korea.

President Trump is set to choose among four finalists and announce his Supreme Court nomination on Monday night. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, countered with his own warning about the attacks from the left that will be directed at Mr. Trump ’s nominee.

“Who actually goes out and votes for judges?” said Hawley. “It’s conservative Catholics, conservative Jews, evangelicals, Mormons. That coalition of folks is vitally important to the Republican Party. I think they feel just shocked at what's going with the Supreme Court, so I think it’s vital that they be heard from and involved in this process.”

Trump first released a list of possible Supreme Court nominees in May 2016 with input from conservatives affiliated with The Federalist Society and The Heritage Foundation. The names helped ease concerns about the GOP nominee, and many credit the move with encouraging evangelicals to come to the polls.

Hawley, himself a former Supreme Court clerk, has been vocal lately in his criticism of the high court. But unlike other Republicans who share his frustrations and supported Gorsuch, Hawley is the first to take issue with the process employed so far to pick Trump appointments. Hawley’s effort to seize on the issue also offers a window into a possible 2024 presidential campaign that relies on a populist, socially conservative message.

Donald Trump: US court stops his niece's disclosure book

 Donald Trump: US court stops his niece's disclosure book © AFP US President Donald Trump A court in the US state of New York has temporarily stopped the planned publication of a book by presidential niece Mary Trump. The New York Supreme Court thus upheld Donald Trump's younger brother Robert's request for an injunction pending a decision in the case on Tuesday (local time), according to court documents. Mary Trump's lawyer, Ted Boutrous, announced an appeal.

Josh Hawley , a Republican running for senator in Missouri, has had a chaotic tenure as state attorney general. His office was hollowed out of experienced litigators, leading to a sharp increase in settlement costs.Credit Nick Schnelle for The New York Times.

Senator Josh Hawley (R, Mo.) appears on Fox News (via YouTube). Many Senate Republicans, and some Senate Democrats, appear to One week ago today, freshman senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) introduced a bill requiring large social-media companies to prove to the Federal Trade Commission

Top officials in conservative legal groups counter that religious organizations have always been involved and say that while they disagree with some of the Supreme Court’s decisions, conservatives are seeing a net positive under Trump. They also say Trump should be praised for his transparency in releasing a list, arguing it helped win his 2016 campaign.

“There is the more secretive and narrow process of judicial selection that brought us David Souter and John Roberts,” said Leonard Leo, who was involved in the Supreme Court confirmation of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. “And there is the process that President Trump established and created which is to create as much transparency as possible by publishing a list for all conservatives to see and respond to.”

Leo, a co-chairman of The Federalist Society, also pushed back on the idea that religious conservatives have been ignored.

“I seriously doubt that any thoughtful religious conservative would trade the Supreme Court of today, in spite of some significant disappointing decisions, for the Supreme Court of 25, 30 or 40 years ago,” he said. “As compared with conservative performance in the broader battle over our culture, the conservative legal movement has posted significantly more gains. Obviously, more can be achieved and that’s precisely what the president is trying to accomplish as he enters into the election cycle this November.”

Repeal of Obamacare: Trump administration addresses the Supreme Court

 Repeal of Obamacare: Trump administration addresses the Supreme Court USA-TRUMP-OBAMACARE: Repeal of Obamacare: Trump administration addresses the Supreme Court © Reuters / Carlos Barria REPEAL FROM OBAMACARE: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TALKS TO SUPREME COURT by Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of Donald Trump filed a lawsuit before the United States Supreme Court on Thursday evening repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reform of the health care system passed under the presidency of his predecessor.

Trump : Will make Supreme Court decision in next few days. Trump plans to announce his Supreme Court choice on Monday. He has reportedly narrowed his list down to candidates including appellate court Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett.

In the midst of a global pandemic with the presidential election just months away, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law that enabled millions of Americans to get insurance coverage and that remains in effect despite

The president hasn’t been shy about touting his record on judicial nominees. In a recent interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump said it was his top presidential achievement and predicted that close to 300 judges would be confirmed under his administration. But there are some signs of discontent. During his rally in Tulsa, Okla., when Trump touted Gorsuch’s confirmation, the crowd responded with boos.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks during an interview in his chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington. © J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks during an interview in his chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington. Carrie Severino, president of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, praised Trump’s decision to publicly release a list, calling it a “bold” move. She also defended the vetting process for nominees and predicted Trump’s next list of Supreme Court nominees would also include a new pool of judges: appellate court nominees confirmed under his presidency.

“That is a really different type of group than you had when Trump was choosing what to do. He was looking at largely Bush appointees,” Severino said. “Now he would have the opportunity to choose among Trump nominees ... [who] were chosen with specific interest in having a certain level of courage and principle in a way that the Bush administration wasn’t focusing on.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who competed against Trump in the 2016 GOP primary and might seek the White House again one day, praised the president’s "leadership" on judicial nominees.

“The last two weeks of decisions from the Court go to show just how important it is for President Trump to continue emphasizing the need to nominate strong justices to the bench who will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I look forward to seeing the revised list,” Cruz added.

Others on the right, however, say the Supreme Court has accumulated too much power altogether, and that Congress and the administration need to do more to counter disappointing legal decisions through legislation and executive authority.

“The future of the movement is going to have to be much more willing to address our political problems through the political process,” said Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project. “Congress needs to be much more engaged. The president needs to be much more engaged.”

Gabby Orr contributed to this report.

DoJ's Section 230 proposal seeks more (and less) moderation online .
The Justice Department has released its proposal to roll back legal protections provided to internet platforms under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Though largely aimed at platforms like Twitter and Facebook, which have drawn the ire of Donald Trump, the rules would also apply to smaller companies. The proposal calls for a number of changes to Section 230, the 1996 law that protects tech companies from being legally liable for what their users say on their platforms. While some lawmakers have said Section 230 should be repealed entirely, the DoJ says it’s aiming for “productive middle ground” between repeal and doing nothing.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!