emfizz.com
emfizz.com March 23, 2017


As Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Begins, Feinstein Calls Him 'An Extremist'

21 March 2017, 11:29 | Gladys Abbott

Enlarge this image

Enlarge this image

Based on watching parts of the hearing and reading a number of stories, here's just a quick post about Day One of the confirmation hearings of federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to be Antonin Scalia's successor on the United States Supreme Court. Assuming he ultimately gets approved by the Senate, there are few individuals who will have as direct and immediate impact on what your credit union can and can't do for decades to come.

On Tuesday President Trump will address House Republicans in advance of their vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). "So, Judge Gorsuch, we need to know what's in your heart". "President Trump is using Gorsuch to elevate his extreme agenda with a lifetime appointment to our nation's highest court", the groups wrote.

The committee, which began confirmation hearings Monday, is slated to vote on his nomination by April 3.

Gorsuch's entry to the committee room caused a lighthearted moment because there was such a din of shutter clicks from media photographers that the 49-year-old appeals court judge couldn't keep a straight face as he sat down at the witness table.

Republican senators disputed the Democratic criticism.

Gorsuch's comments came after almost four hours of opening statements by the Senators on the committee and responded to Democratic concerns that he often sides with corporations at the expense of individuals.

US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch can expect some tough scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing.

Iraqi prime minister jokes with Trump about wiretaps
After reporters shouted questions about wiretaps, Abadi grabbed Trump's arm and said, "We had nothing to do with the wiretap". Speaking in Arabic, the Iraqi Prime Minister emphasised the fact that Iraq is on the forefront of fighting ISIS.


George Clooney Surprises Fan for Her 87th Birthday
The Hollywood megastar made one superfan's ultimate birthday wish, when he turned up as a surprise to celebrate her 87th birthday. The staffer at the residence said that she was absolutely star-struck when she saw Clooney.


Giants to re-sign Keenan Robinson
During his college career, Blake was known as a gunner on special teams, in addition to shutting down opposing wide receivers. After a couple of free agent visits with other teams, linebacker Keenan Robinson has elected to stay in NY .


Several committee Democrats, including Dianne Feinstein of California, lamented that Gorsuch was not Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, and Patrick Leahy of Vermont said he was picked by "special interest" groups.

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the committee, said Gorsuch's record demonstrates "an unfailing commitment" to the "constitutional order and the separation of powers". "And I think judges from the west have a better understanding of that". After the event with senators and progressives in front of the court last week, volunteers and staff delivered petitions with over a million signatures, they said, urging senators from both parties to oppose Gorsuch's nomination. "The Supreme Court is too important for us not to find a way to end our destructive gridlock and bitter partisanship".

At the same time, Grassley tries to head off expected Democratic arguments that Gorsuch often ruled in favor of corporate plaintiffs.

Theresa Wardon, who clerked for Gorsuch from 2008 to 2009, told me it's "inconceivable" that Gorsuch would "ever believe those things or say them in front of a class".

"I am deeply disappointed that it is under these circumstances that we begin these hearings", Feinstein said. Grassley wrapped up his statement by directly addressing Gorsuch.

Former Obama administration acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, a Georgetown Law professor, also spoke in support of Gorsuch, calling him a "first-rate intellect and a fair and decent man" who had a "dedication to the rule of law".



Other News

Trending Now

Donald Trump Plummets Over 200 Spots On Forbes' Billionaires List!
El Paso businessman Paul Foster moved up eight spots to No. 1,468 on the latest Forbes magazine list of the world's billionaires. Jim Davis, the CEO of the Boston-based New Balance, finished in a tie for 315th place with a net worth of $7.1 billion.

Vesnina ousts Venus to reach semi-finals at Indian Wells
In an all-Russian women's final, Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4. "I'm really happy for [Vesnina]". Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will meet in an all-Swiss men's final later. "In my opinion, he's the best to ever play".

The Forbes billionaires list features a number of wealthy locals
Forbes has tracked Trump's net worth since 1982, and previous year he attained a personal high on the list with a ranking of 121. Also on the list are 15 new self-made women, all but one of whom are from Asia-Pacific, Forbes said.

Donald Trump drops on the Forbes Billionaires List
Warren Buffett had the second-best year, and the biggest gain since Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016. The Asia-Pacific claimed the most billionaires with 720, followed by the USA with 565 and Europe with 530.

Duke Eliminated & More Shocking Upsets Of The NCAA Tournament So Far
The Gamecocks wanted the ball in the hands of Allisha Gray, who had six consecutive points and led the team's fast-break offense. We thought we could. "We just weren't able to finish it out". "I really am shocked, not how Mount St.

Death Toll In Peru Climbs As Historic El Nino Rains, Floods Continue
The Associated Press, Alliance France-Presse and United Press International reported on this story. A group of people, stranded in flood waters, hold onto a rope as they walk to safety.

Municipal polls force rescheduling of IPL ties in Delhi
The Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule has been revised owing to the Municipal elections in Delhi scheduled for 22 April. Later, on May 6 , Delhi Daredevils will host its home game against Mumbai Indians in Delhi.

New iPad Pro Could Launch Today As Apple Store Is Offline
There is a chance that you will wake up tomorrow morning to a plethora of new 2017 Apple products on sale. If the news has any weight to it then we will find out shortly what the company has in store for users.

Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64
While Gabby Williams typically thrives in the post for the Huskies, Auriemma found a different role for the versatile forward. Syracuse is ranked 21st in the nation and defeated four ranked teams during the season, including then-No.

Macron, Le Pen in French TV debate
The trained lawyer has worked hard to purge the National Front of the anti-Semitism and overt racism bequeathed by her father. But Le Pen, the anti-immigration, anti-European Union leader of the National Front, was looking for opportunities to pounce.