Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on Monday night to protest President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and Fox News’ Shannon Bream canceled a live show because she said she didn’t feel it was safe.
“Very few times I’ve felt threatened while out in the field. The mood here tonight is very volatile,” Bream tweeted later that night. “Law enforcement appears to be closing down 1st Street in front of SCOTUS.”
She went on to say that the network’s team had changed its original coverage plans and moved to a studio location. “Literally had to bail on our live show from #SCOTUS. Moving the show back to the safety of the studio. See y’all at 11p,” Bream wrote.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 10, 2018
— overpasses4America (@o4america) July 10, 2018
The protest was in response to Trump’s announcement that he has nominated appeals court judge Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by outgoing justice Anthony Kennedy.
The 53-year-old Yale Law School graduate has served on the D.C. appeals court since 2006, having been nominated by George W. Bush in 2003. Kavanaugh previously served in the Bush administration advising on the selection of judicial nominees, and worked for the Bush campaign during the 2000 Florida recount. In the 1990s, he worked with independent counsel Kenneth Starr in the investigation that eventually led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
Trump’s pick will likely establish a 5-4 conservative majority on the court — which could shape the court for generations — and it encouraged a crowd to quickly gather following the 9 p.m. ET announcement.
Holding up signs such as “Protect Roe Save SCOTUS,” the protesters chanted “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Kavanaugh has got to go,” according to USA Today.
Sen. Bernie Sanders told the people assembled that they should be ready to challenge the nomination.
“Are you ready for a fight? Are you ready to defend Roe vs. Wade?” he said. “This is a tough fight but it is a fight that we can win … We have the American people on our side. Now we have to go state by state by state to make sure senators do what their constituents want.”
Upon the announcement that Trump would receive a second pick for the Supreme Court, leftists went into complete meltdown, like Rob “Meathead” Reiner did on MSNBC.
The meltdown is to be expected though, with the Supreme Court regularly siding with Trump and slowly erasing Obama’s reign of Marxist terror. For example, President Trump and his administration proved they know the law better than former President and disbarred attorney, Barack Hussein Obama and his feckless, inept administration.
So far, the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed positions of the Obama administration in four cases decided by the Supreme Court this year — and won all four of them.
Expect more to come, particularly Obamacare, now that the DOJ has said they will not defend it in court. It’s just a matter of time before it is completely wiped from existence.
The current decisions included constitutional technicalities, such as whether a certain set of appointments needed Senate confirmation, and politically charged cases over cutting names from voter lists and labor unions charging dues to unwilling workers, reports the Washington Times.
“In four cases, after careful review, we changed the department’s position in order to follow the law,” Mr. Sessions said Wednesday as the court closed out its term. “The favorable Supreme Court decisions in all four cases reflect that we took the proper course of action. The decisions speak for themselves.”
Reversals of position at the department are a big deal and set tongues wagging in legal circles.
That was the case last year when the Trump administration said it was backing an Illinois state employee who objected to being forced to pay dues to a labor union he didn’t belong to, and which took stances he disagreed with.
The Obama administration sided with the unions — and a 1977 Supreme Court precedent — in saying the state could make the dues mandatory.
The court overturned that precedent, sided with the administration and ruled 5-4 in favor of the employee.
Yet another reversal came in the voter registration case out of Ohio, where the state has a policy of removing names of people who don’t vote in several consecutive elections and don’t respond to notices.
During oral argument in the court this year, Justice Sonia Sotomayor chided Solicitor General Noel Francisco on the department’s new position, saying it contradicted decades of Justice Department stances under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
“After that many presidents, that many solicitor generals, this many years … how did the solicitor general change its mind?” She demanded.
Mr. Francisco said the law changed in 2002 and that his office was recognizing the new standard.
The court agreed with him, ruling 5-4 in favor of Ohio.
The justices also sided with the administration in a case over forced arbitration clauses in labor contracts, another 5-4 ruling, and in a case over appointments to the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which the Trump administration position prevailed 7-2.
Lawyers said the Justice Department reversals amounted to a housecleaning.
“It seems like wiping everything Obama did from the books,” Lucas A. Powe Jr., a law professor at the University of Texas, told The Washington Times earlier this year.
During Mr. Obama’s time in office, his Justice Department reversed course in five high court cases over eight years.
Most of those flips came around the time of his re-election. In contrast, Mr. Trump’s flips have occurred within his 15 months in office.
The Obama case reversals included the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act, retroactive sentencing, medical malpractice and international corporate liabilities, standards for employee health care, and pension plans.
His attorneys prevailed on three of those cases but lost two, the cases dealing with medical malpractice and international corporate liabilities.
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July 10th, 2018