Justices Sharply Divided In Gay Rights Case
On Tuesday, The Supreme Court entered in hearing arguments between gay rights and religious freedom claims. The current case tangled in a The Supreme Court frenzy involves Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
The wedding cake case comes as a sequel to the court’s 2015 decision to establish a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy held a the pivotal vote in the 2015 case and now holds a major vote in this case.
What VP Pence Knew About Michael Flynn’s Lies
Washington (CNN) – New revelations about Michael Flynn’s lies to the FBI are laying bare Vice President Mike Pence’s in-the-dark strategy when it comes to Russia’s election meddling, raising new questions about whether he could have been left in the dark as he has argued for nearly a year.
Advisers have long insisted that Pence was unaware Flynn spoke to then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak about a new set of US sanctions on the day they were announced last December.
But court filings unsealed last week, paired with new details about President Donald Trump’s own knowledge of events, indicate a wide circle of advisers were aware that Flynn raised the issue when he spoke by phone to Moscow’s envoy — even as Pence reportedly remained in the dark.
The new questions raised by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation signal what could be a pivotal moment in Pence’s careful calibration of trying to keep a safe distance from the Russia probe even while maintaining his credibility for being left out of the loop by the West Wing.
Trump Tells Mideast Leaders He Will Move Embassy To Jerusalem
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Trump plans for the US Embassy be relocated to the new capital of Israel, which will enrage tensions and disturb peace in the region.
“Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do,” said Trump.
“After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result,” he added.