Dims Ask Amy Coney Barrett to Violate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Judicial Standard

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From The White House – October 14, 2020 
Senate Democrats know “that judicial nominees cannot and should not express their personal views on controversial political issues that could come before the courts. Doing so would make them appear biased and unable to do their job,” Kaylee McGhee writes in the Washington Examiner.
“Democrats should instead use their time to ask Barrett questions about her past court opinions in which she has expressed her legal views.” But they “seem bent on avoiding Barrett’s record—perhaps because they know it speaks for itself.” 
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MORE: Barrett Asked to Hold up Notes She’s Using to Answer Questions. She Holds up a Blank Notepad.

President Trump’s First Step Act “corrected many of the injustices of the Clinton Crime Bill and others,” Richard Johnson writes. Of the inmates the law helped, 91 percent have been Black and 98 percent are male. “Thousands of Black men are now back home because of President Trump’s policies. They’re being fathers, husbands, sons and brothers—restoring lives and families and communities.” Read more in The Hill.

Yesterday, President Trump “signed an executive order establishing the United States One Trillion Trees Interagency Council,” which “will not only expand on the recreational and economic benefits that forests provide our nation’s citizens but also work to improve the global environment for future generations,” White House Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell writes for Fox Business.

“Federal customs officers working at a border crossing between California and the Mexican city of Tijuana seized 3,000 pounds of meth from a commercial truck, making it the second-largest bust in history on the United States-Mexico border,” Anna Giaritelli reports. “Smugglers will try every way possible to try and get their product across the border,” one border official said. Read more in the Washington Examiner

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Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Covid-Relief’ Bill Is Mainly Just a Left-Wing Wish List

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From The White House – October, 07, 2020
“The House speaker has been badgering the GOP to pass her $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill to ‘crush the virus, so that we can reopen the economy and our schools safely.’ Yet her bill would do almost nothing to achieve those goals,” Betsy McCaughey writes in the New York Post.
“Her bill would rewrite election law for 2020, barring voter-ID requirements” and making other changes that have nothing to do with relief for workers. “Pelosi’s version would fritter away hundreds of billions of dollars closing state and city budget gaps, with nothing long term to show for it. We won’t be any more prepared for the next pandemic.”
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“Support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett spiked over the last two weeks . . . The number of voters who say the Senate should reject Barrett’s nomination dropped three points to 31 percent,” Mairead McArdle reports. “Some Democrats [in Congress] have suggested or said directly that they are open to adding justices to the Court should Barrett be confirmed.” Read more in the National Review.

“Eli Lilly & Co. said it has requested U.S. authorization of the emergency use of an experimental antibody-based treatment for people with recently diagnosed, mild-to-moderate Covid-19, following positive results from clinical testing.” This antibody drug “could not only provide treatment but also potentially give temporary protection against the virus to people at risk of infection,” Peter Loftus reports in The Wall Street Journal.

When it comes to clean air, clean water, and conservation, “for far too long, the Left has pursued ineffective and unworkable policies that unnecessarily put jobs and economic growth at risk, rather than achieving practical results. This all changed with the Trump Administration, where actions speak louder than words,” writes Mary Neumayr, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, for RealClearEnergy.

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Amy Coney Barrett Redefines Feminism:

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From The White House on 01.10.2020 

‘A New Role Model for Women Instead of the One Size Fits All’

“Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who had her first sit-downs with senators Tuesday, has impressed congressional Republicans by redefining feminism,” Alex Swoyer and Gabriella Muñoz write in The Washington Times.
“A working mother of seven school-age children who rose to the top of the legal ladder, Judge Barrett balanced life as a classroom mother while handing down rulings as a federal circuit court judge . . . A devout Catholic, Judge Barrett also provides Christian conservative women one of their own as a new feminist leader for young women.”
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“More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries with high or severe restrictions on religious freedom,” U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Callista Gingrich writes. “As America has shown time and time again, we will not sit back as individuals are killed, jailed, harassed, or tortured for their faith.” Read more in Fox News.

“What’s happening in America today reminds me of life under Communism,” Rod Dreher writes. “Who needs the gulag when you can compel obedience by threatening someone’s job or destroy her reputation on social media? Why bother with the secret police when the masses already hand over detailed personal information to Google” and other massive technology corporations? Read more in the New York Post.

“President Donald Trump signed an executive order and declared a national emergency Wednesday to expand the domestic mining industry. The executive order is also meant to support mining jobs, alleviate unnecessary permitting delays and reduce the nation’s dependence on China for critical minerals,” Adelle Whitefoot reports in the Duluth News Tribune.
READExecutive Order on Addressing the Threat to the Domestic Supply Chain

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                 “DREAMERS” KEEP ON DREAMING

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 – Just this morning the United States Supreme Court refused to even consider President Trump’s appeal of a federal judge’s Jan. 9 injunction which effectively checked Trump’s attempts to end a program that provides benefits to immigrant children who were brought into the United States illegally.

This decision on DACA, or lack thereof, will effectively require President Trump’s administration to continue providing the same protections that he was hoping to bring to an end.

The repeal of the Federal program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as “Dreamers,” would have affected the lives of approximately 700,000 young adults, predominately Hispanics, who are now granted immunity from deportation. They are issued work permits for a period two-years, after which the youngsters are required by law to reapply for them, or forfeit those benefits.

Approximately 1.8 million persons, a large fraction of more than 11 million immigrants now living in the United States illegally, are eligible for the program implemented in 2012 by then President Barack Obama.

The Trump administration had argued that Obama exceeded his authority under U.S. Constitutional law when he bypassed Congress and created DACA.

Under President Trump’s appeal, the protections for “Dreamers,” if granted, would have begun phasing out in March of this year had the Supreme Court granted President Trumps motion.

In a brief order issued by the court, the justices did not explain their reason for refusing to hear the motion but stated that the appeal had been “denied without prejudice,” which indicates that they are still open to hearing further motions pertaining to the underlying legal issue which is still being considered by a lower court of appeals. The Supreme Court  Justices further warned that same appellate court to “proceed expeditiously to decide this case.”

In April the Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments regarding the legality of President Trump’s travel ban order which bars entry to people from a number of nations which have a population consisting mostly of Muslim peoples.

Cite as sources: Reuters, Reporters Lawrence Hurley, Mica Rosenberg, Andrew Chung; and Will Dunham (Editing)

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