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In a completely unsurprising development, the question of whether or not a DOJ official must resist orders from the President if those orders run counter to the official's oath to support and defend the Constitution was brought up at Sally Yates's confirmation hearings.
Whitehouse said Session's record raises questions about whether he will defend constitutional rights and equal justice. "I still have nightmares about some of the crime scenes I went to", he said with emotion.
Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur said on Twitter that the senator took shots at Sens. Some noted Sessions' cozy relationship with Trump throughout his presidential campaign. Those charges cost him a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, a veteran Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, focused more of his attacks on Trump than Sessions.
Sessions is still likely to be confirmed for the role, but Tuesday's procedural move by Democrats is a thorn in the side of Trump and Senate Republicans. So, she didn't stand to lose much by speaking out against Trump's banning of refugees from seven Muslim-majorities countries (while he ignored Saudi Arabia because he does a lot of business there).
The Attorney General holds the key position of being the chief law enforcement officer as well as chief lawyer of the United States government.
Activists and constituents put major pressure on Democratic senators to delay Sessions' hearing until the travel ban was lifted, and the senators didn't miss the symbolic value of Yates' gesture. A lot of people have defended the [former Attorney General Loretta] Lynch nomination, for example, by saying, 'Well, [former President Barack Obama] appoints somebody who's going to execute his views. On Monday, Yates believed she was following that obligation.
The American Civil Liberties Union called for Democrats to protest Trump's nominations until the executive order is rolled back.
"We heard from witnesses who have known Sen Sessions personally. for decades".
Mr Trump replaced her with Dana Boente, a federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia. If he clears committee, the Senate could confirm him and allow him to take over the Justice Department by week's end.
Vaughn Correctional Center in the town of Smyrna, about 40 miles (64 km) south of Wilmington, was locked down between 10:30 a.m. Hicks did not comment on who is being held hostage but The Associated Press reported that prison guards were taken hostage.
Moreover, Columbia Prns L L C Management has 0.36% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) for 85,025 shares. Over the past 6 months 6 sell-side analysts have lowered their long term earnings per share estimates on the stock.
The Democratic plan could give Congressional Democrats more leverage as they try to negotiate a final bill. Trump repeatedly pledged to create jobs, in part with a massive investment in infrastructure.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Saturday on behalf of two men who were detained at John F. You, too, can easily become a member of the ACLU with a small donation by visiting the ACLU website .
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has declared a state of emergency and called for worldwide help to stymie the wildfires. The worst forest fire in Chile's recent history has ravaged an entire town, destroying buildings, farms and livestock.
It's around this time of year that Google announces the date and venue for its annual developer conference, Google I/O . While the I/O Website has now been updated to 2017, registration for the event hasn't opened yet.
IT majors such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Tech Mahindra traded deep in the red. And there are reports that President Donald Trump may sign a new executive order turning the proposals into law.
A study released in September 2015 by the American Medical Association found OH could be heavily affected by the deal. However, the court ruled their "proffered efficiencies do not offset the anticompetitive effects of the merger".
CoCo Vandeweghe has taken the first set in her Australian Open semifinal against Venus Williams, winning 7-6 (3) in a tiebreaker. There was going to be a Williams raising the trophy at the end of this match as both made it to the finals of the U.S.
This is the first time Jason Day is competing against a full field since the Deutsche Bank Championship in early September. TaylorMade-Adidas president and CEO David Abeles said: "We are thrilled that Tiger has chosen to play TaylorMade".
Meanwhile, the milestone only further solidifies the three-time Academy Award winner's hold on most Oscar nominations. In the movie, Streep plays an aging socialite with dreams of being a singer, and obviously, she nails it.
Lava Video Shows People Getting Too Close
Below, a goofily narrated video from last Thursday, January 26, and further below, video shot yesterday by Big Island Video News . Kilauea has been erupting for 30 years and is believed to have formed anywhere between 300,000-600,000 years ago.
H&M sales in Croatia rise 4% in FY 2016
H&M said on Tuesday it would roll out e-commerce in six more markets this year, taking it online in 41 of the 69 it is present in. Further, the company said its Board of Directors proposed a dividend of 9.75 kronor per share for the 2015/2016 financial year.
Estranged SP leader Shivpal Yadav to float new party
It is in this context that the alliance was stitched; however, it now seems that not all is still well within the ruling party. The youth have done well for the party and are still supporting it. "She is an asset to the Congress", he said.
IOS 11 may be dropping support for 32-bit apps
Many companies register their apps as being outside of Iran to be able to get onto the store, reported TechCrunch . There are still a large number of 32-bit apps in the App Store that have not been updated for a long time.