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Golden Knights’ ideal draft pick could be goalie Spencer Knight

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Team Langenbrunner goalie Spencer Knight (30) kicks the puck into the corner during the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game between Team Leopold and Team Langenbrunner on September 19, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Team Leopold
'Team Langenbrunner goalie Spencer Knight (30) kicks the puck into the corner during the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game between Team Leopold and Team Langenbrunner on September 19, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Team Leopold defeated Team Langenbrunner 6-4.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images) His last name is Knight, for criminy sakes. It’s perfect! Spencer Knight is a match made in marketing heaven for the Golden Knights, with all kinds of promotional possibilities. He’s also the top-ranked goaltender entering the NHL draft and could be available for the club with the 17th overall selection when the first round takes place Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia. “I’m not really worried about where I go,” Knight said at the NHL Combine. “At the end of the day, there’s nothing different about you regardless of where you go. For me, I just want to take it all in. There’s obviously a lot of good players, and people ask them about the draft after a couple years of being in the NHL and they say they wished they enjoyed it more. So, for me, I just really want to do that.” Knight, 18, set the U.S. National Team Development Program record for career victories (59) and went 32-4-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .918 save percentage for a loaded NTDP squad this past season. His 32 wins matched the single-season program record held by Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko. But similar to the NFL and running backs, NHL teams often are reluctant to invest a first-round pick on a goaltender. Since 2012, when Andrei Vasilevskiy and Malcolm Subban went 19th and 24th, respectively, two goaltenders have been taken in the first round — Washington’s Ilya Samsonov (22nd in 2015) and Dallas’ Jake Oettinger (No. 26 in 2017). The last netminder selected in the top 10 of the draft was Carey Price, who went fifth overall to Montreal in 2005. The 6-foot-3-inch, 193-pound Knight appears to be one of the rare first-round exceptions, as he impressed scouts during the physical testing at the combine and is regarded as an elite athlete at the position. The Knights eventually need to find the heir apparent to Marc-Andre Fleury, who turns 35 in November and is at the start of a three-year contract. Knight is headed to Boston College and won’t be ready for the NHL anytime soon. If the Knights look elsewhere in the first round, here are seven skaters (in alphabetical order) worth watching: Thomas Harley, D, Mississauga (OHL) — The native of Syracuse, New York, was named best offensive defenseman and most improved player in the Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference coaches’ poll after he posted 58 points (11 goals, 47 assists) for the Steelheads. Harley, 17, finished No. 11 among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau rankings, and as one of the youngest prospects in this draft class, he is projected to fill out his 6-3, 193-pound frame. Peyton Krebs, C, Kootenay (WHL) — The touted playmaker was projected as a possible top-10 pick until he suffered a partial Achilles tear during training this month and underwent surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery, but the Knights could benefit if he slips. Krebs (5-11½, 183 pounds) had 19 goals and 48 assists while playing for one of the worst teams in the Western Hockey League, which made it difficult for scouts to evaluate him. He was 10th in the final CSB rankings for North American skaters. Raphael Lavoie, F, Halifax (QMJHL) — Opinions vary on the 6-4, 199-pounder, who pumped in 20 goals in 23 postseason games to help the Mooseheads reach the Memorial Cup final. Lavoie is regarded as a good skater for his size and was named the best pro prospect in the Quebec junior league. But he also is one of the oldest players in this class — he turns 19 on Sept. 25 and was 10 days shy of being eligible for the 2018 draft — and a modest regular season (32 goals, 41 assists in 62 games) turned off some scouts. Alex Newhook, C, Victoria (BCHL) — A native of Newfoundland, Newhook played in the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League rather than major junior to maintain his college eligibility. The Boston College commit had a league-leading 102 points in 53 games — 18 more points than the next closest player. Newhook (5-10½, 192) is an explosive skater and tied with Krebs as Team Canada’s leading scorer at the Under-18 World Championships with 10 points in seven games, but he needs to improve his shot. Victor Soderstrom, D, Brynäs IF (Sweden) — There’s no consensus on the next-best defenseman after projected top-five pick Bowen Byram, with some draft boards preferring the 6-foot, 182-pound puck mover and others liking fellow Swede Philip Broberg, Harley, Moritz Seider of Germany or American Cam York. Soderstrom was the No. 3 European skater in the final CSB rankings and is a right shot, which is coveted by scouts. He posted four goals and seven points in 44 games as a 17-year-old in the Swedish pro league. Ryan Suzuki, C, Barrie (OHL) — Yes, he’s the younger brother of Nick Suzuki, which would make them some sort of hockey Eskimo brothers if he’s also selected by the Knights in the first round. Ryan Suzuki (6-0¾, 180) had 25 goals and 75 points in 65 games and is regarded as an elite playmaker. But he dropped from 10th among North American skaters in the CSB midterm rankings to 18th, and his tendency to drift on the perimeter is a concern. Cam York, D, U.S. National Team Development Program — The Southern California native set a USNTDP record for defensemen with 65 points (14 goals, 51 assists), and his playing style has drawn comparisons to Toronto’s Morgan Rielly. He is the No. 12 skater in the CSB North American rankings. The knock against York is his lack of size (5-11¼, 172 lbs) and whether the Michigan commit will hold up against stronger opponents in the defensive zone. Contact David Schoen at dschoen@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5203. Follow @DavidSchoenLVRJ on Twitter. NHL draft ■ When: 5 p.m. Friday (first round) ■ Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia ■ TV: NBCSN (Cox 38/1038, DirecTV 220, CenturyLink 640/1640, DISH 159) ■ Golden Knights picks: No. 17 (first round), No. 48 (second round), No. 79 (third round), No. 82 (third round), No. 86 (third round), No. 110 (fourth round), No. 135 (fifth round), No. 139 (fifth round), No. 141 (fifth round) ■ Top prospects: Jack Hughes, C, U.S. National Team Development Program; Kappo Kakko, C, TPS (Finland); Alex Turcotte, C, U.S. National Team Development Program; Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL); Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL) First-round draft order 1. New Jersey Devils 2. New York Rangers 3. Chicago Blackhawks 4. Colorado Avalanche (from Senators) 5. Los Angeles Kings 6. Detroit Red Wings 7. Buffalo Sabres 8. Edmonton Oilers 9. Anaheim Ducks 10. Vancouver Canucks 11. Philadelphia Flyers 12. Minnesota Wild 13. Florida Panthers 14. Arizona Coyotes 15. Montreal Canadiens 16. Colorado Avalanche 17. Golden Knights 18. Dallas Stars 19. Ottawa Senators (from Blue Jackets) 20. New York Rangers (from Jets) 21. Pittsburgh Penguins 22. Los Angeles Kings (from Maple Leafs) 23. New York Islanders 24. Nashville Predators 25. Washington Capitals 26. Calgary Flames 27. Tampa Bay Lightning 28. Carolina Hurricanes 29. Anaheim Ducks (from Sharks via Sabres) 30. Boston Bruins 31. Buffalo Sabres (from Blues)'

Republican Gov. DeSantis Officially Signs Sanctuary City Ban into Law

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Republican Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis signed a measure on Friday that would prohibit Florida cities from being “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants and would require them to “cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.” “Earlier this year, I
'Republican Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis signed a measure on Friday that would prohibit Florida cities from being “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants and would require them to “cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.” “Earlier this year, I made a promise that we would ban sanctuary cities in Florida and today we are delivering on that promise,” DeSantis said in a statement after signing the Federal Immigration Enforcement bill. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t “This is about public safety, not about politics.” The Republican governor concluded saying they must do “everything in our power” to “ensure that our communities are safe.” \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Liberal-leaning cities and local authorities across America have often ignored Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers that tell local authorities not to release certain illegal immigrants suspected of criminal offenses, Fox News reported.TRENDING: Employees Turn Their Backs on Ag Secretary in Silent Protest as He Announces Decision To Move Two Agencies While there are no “sanctuary cities” in Florida, Florida has one county that currently ignores these ICE detainers, according to the Center for Immigration Studies . \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t The Federal Immigration Enforcement bill narrowly passed with a 22-18 vote in the state’s Senate.However, it easily passed in the House with a whopping 20-point margin, Fox News reported.The signing of the bill, however, hasn’t come without its share of criticisms.Scott McCoy, senior policy counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, said in a statement, “Laws like this are proven to negatively impact people in immigrant communities, who will be less likely to report crime to the police or cooperate with investigations, for fear of immigration enforcement against themselves or their neighbors,” according to the Miami Herald . \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Do you agree with this Florida law? 100% (11 Votes) 0% (0 Votes) He added that DeSantis and other Florida Republican lawmakers are trying to “drive a wedge between Floridians.” The American Civil Liberties Union also slammed the law on Twitter saying it was “anti-immigrant, unconstitutional, inhumane, and hurts our families and communities.” Today, Gov.DeSantis signed the un-American SB 168 bill into law, a reckless expansion of state government and an affront to the democratic values we share.The law is anti-immigrant, unconstitutional, inhumane, and hurts our families and communities. https://t.co/TINM9hwvEx — ACLU of Florida (@ACLUFL) June 14, 2019 The law is suspected to have its own legal challenges as well.RELATED: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Sanctuary Bill into Law Andrea Mercado of the New Florida Majority group, says she “will back legal challenges to this law,” according to the Miami Herald.Some local law enforcement agencies, however, are praising the bill.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Miami Herald that this bill doesn’t change what they’ve been doing for years. “This is not dealing with what cops deal with on the street.This has nothing to do with turning people over [to ICE],” said. “It only has to do with criminals that are in the jail who ICE has a warrant to further arrest.It’s us serving that warrant for the arrest.” He then slammed critics of the bill as well as those who want to challenge the legality of the bill saying they were “spinning” the bill “the wrong way.” “It is lawful.It is legal. … It doesn’t violate any other laws,” he said.We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism.Read our editorial standards . Source link . The post Republican Gov.DeSantis Officially Signs Sanctuary City Ban into Law appeared first on EPeak World News .'

Pelosi’s Doubt on Impeachment Likely Has Clinton Roots

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But the ultimate reaction to the numbing litany of lewd details in the report was an overwhelming public backlash against Starr and the Republicans, which was only exacerbated by the release of Clinton’s own videotaped grand-jury testimony, in which
'But the ultimate reaction to the numbing litany of lewd details in the report was an overwhelming public backlash against Starr and the Republicans, which was only exacerbated by the release of Clinton’s own videotaped grand-jury testimony, in which he largely came off as a steady and sympathetic responder to the prosecutors’ relentless questioning. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t The biggest lesson of the Clinton impeachment proceedings—the one that is surely not lost on Pelosi—is the purely political one.On the day the House GOP impeached Clinton, public support for the president stood at only about 35 percent—roughly comparable to Trump’s 40-odd percent approval rating in the polls now.Following the Senate’s acquittal of Clinton by a wide margin, the president’s overall approval rating remained at about 60 percent through the rest of his time in office.My colleague Ronald Brownstein has argued that the political damage to the Republicans has been overstated in hindsight.That yes, the party lost five House seats in the 1998 midterm elections (the first time since 1834 that a second-term president had gained seats in a midterm during his sixth year in office, as Brownstein notes), and another two in 2000, but it still retained control of the House majority.What’s more, Republicans won the presidency two years later, in part, on the strength of George W.Bush’s pledge to “restore honor and dignity” to the Oval Office.However, as Downey told me, that argument understates the essential narrowness, even the luck, of Bush’s slender win.After all, he lost the popular vote to Al Gore, prevailed by just 537 votes to win in contested Florida, and ultimately took office after a one-vote victory in the Supreme Court.Read: A Republican explains why Clinton was guilty and Trump is not “I believe the Democrats’ goal generally is to defeat Trump, so the political [reality], in my view, has got to govern, and I think for Pelosi, it does,” said one veteran Democratic lawyer involved in the Clinton impeachment, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of their continuing work for the Clintons. “The minute Trump was impeached, there’d be a Senate trial set in one month, and a vote three weeks after that.He could say, ‘They charged me, and I’m cleared.’ Better, I think, to go the ballot-box route,” the lawyer said. “If he wins, you can move forward with impeachment in a second term.But I really think the final lesson, for me, is you move forward now, you really are going to be handing Trump a victory at the worst possible time.” Frank echoed that thought. “What Pelosi starts with,” he said, “is, We’re not getting rid of Donald Trump , so what is the effect of a very partisan impeachment?The outcome would be as partisan as it was in the Clinton case, and I think that motivates Nancy … I think Pelosi realizes there are better issues that can dominate” Democrats’ offensive against Trump, such as the economy and health care.She also likely realizes, Frank told me, “that impeachment will be a problem for Democratic candidates—not everywhere, but in districts that are in the middle.” \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Source link \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t . The post Pelosi’s Doubt on Impeachment Likely Has Clinton Roots appeared first on EPeak World News .'

The Right to a Stable Climate Is the Constitutional Question of the Twenty-first Century

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On June 4th, in a packed courtroom in Portland, Oregon, Judge Andrew Hurwitz, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, posed an unusual hypothetical question. “Assume that we have rogue raiders come across the Canadian border of
'On June 4th, in a packed courtroom in Portland, Oregon, Judge Andrew Hurwitz, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, posed an unusual hypothetical question. “Assume that we have rogue raiders come across the Canadian border of the Northwest.They are kidnapping children of a certain age and murdering them,” he said. “The White House refuses to do anything and Congress doesn’t act.Can those people”—the terrorized families and communities—“go to court to compel action?” He was asking Jeff Clark, the lawyer representing the federal government, the defendant in the case.Clark replied, “My answer is no.” \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Judge Hurwitz, along with Judges Mary Murguia and Josephine Staton, was presiding over oral arguments in Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana v. the United States, better known as the climate kids’ lawsuit.In August of 2015, the twenty-one plaintiffs, who then ranged in age from eight to nineteen years old, sued the Obama Administration and various federal agencies, alleging that the government’s policies on fossil fuels advanced catastrophic climate change and therefore violated the right, guaranteed to them under the Fifth Amendment, that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” In other words, as Judge Hurwitz’s hypothetical suggested, their suit is an attempt to compel action from a government that is ignoring (and furthering) a life-threatening danger that they face.Since then, the case has ricocheted through the courts, gaining strength as urgency around climate change has increased and the Trump Administration has continued to deny that a problem exists. (“The climate goes both ways,” President Trump said in London, last week. “I believe that there’s a change in weather and I think it changes both ways.”) Instead, the Administration has aggressively promoted and expanded the use of fossil fuels, recently announcing that natural gas would be rebranded as “freedom gas.” Hurwitz asked his question at the start of the hearing, establishing the stakes and reflecting the gravity with which the judges were weighing the plaintiffs’ claims.It pointed to an issue at the heart of the case, and at the heart of most climate litigation—the separation of powers. “The central issue the Ninth Circuit is grappling with is what is the role of the courts vis a vis Congress and the executive branch,” Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School and the faculty director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, wrote me in an e-mail. “If a building is on fire and all the firefighters are off at a convention, can the neighbors break into the firehouse and run the firetrucks themselves?Or do they have to wait for permission, while the building burns down?Likewise, if the planet is on fire and Congress and the Administration are checked out, can the courts act on their own?” \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Since most major environmental statutes date to the nineteen-seventies, and Congress has not been able to pass a single major environmental law since 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency, other federal agencies, and the courts have been forced to address current problems with laws that are decades old. (The main problem now is that the Senate will not act.In early May, as the House prepared to vote on a new bill, the Climate Action Now Act, which would force the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris climate agreement, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, said that it would “go nowhere.”) Once Trump was elected, and federal agencies no longer had a mandate to address climate change, the courts became the only branch of government where action might be possible.But, in the absence of adequate climate-policy laws, the courts must find their right to act in the Constitution.Two days after Trump’s election, a federal judge for the District of Oregon, Ann Aiken, found that right and issued a major decision, denying the government’s motion to dismiss the Juliana case. “Where a complaint alleges governmental action is affirmatively and substantially damaging the climate system in a way that will cause human deaths, shorten human lifespans, result in widespread damage to property, threaten human food sources, and dramatically alter the planet’s ecosystem, it states a claim for a due process violation,” Aiken wrote. “I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” A trial date was set for early last year, then postponed until last fall.The government, meanwhile, turned to the Supreme Court, asking the Justices to prevent the trial from going forward.In November, they declined to do so, determining that the government needed to bring its objections before the Ninth Circuit first.The Ninth Circuit now must decide whether the case can, finally, proceed to trial.During the hearing, Jeff Clark, from the Justice Department, argued that there is no substantive constitutional right to a stable environment.Julia Olson, the co-lead attorney for the plaintiffs and the executive director of Our Children’s Trust, a group that has been bringing climate-litigation cases around the country, argued that the government misunderstood the plaintiffs’ claims.She said, “The Supreme Court has already recognized that the liberties that we all hold include our right to bodily integrity and personal security and family autonomy.So this court doesn’t need to step out of bounds and recognize any kind of new right, it can stick with the bedrock fundamental rights that we all—” At this point, Judge Hurwitz interrupted her, saying, “Actually, to be fair, you’re arguing for us to break new ground.” He added, “I’m sympathetic to the problems you point out, but you shouldn’t minimize—you shouldn’t say this is just an ordinary suit, and all we have to do is follow A, B, and C, and we get there.You’re asking us to do a lot of new stuff, aren’t you?” Olson replied, “We’re asking the court to apply bedrock constitutional law and principles to a wholly new set of facts.” The government, for its part, disputed some of those facts.Judge Aiken had found that the plaintiffs had standing to sue because they had demonstrated three things: that they had suffered particular, concrete injuries; that the cause of their injuries was “fairly traceable” to the government’s actions; and that the courts had the ability, at least partially, to remedy these injuries.On the first two parts of standing, the government’s case is weakening by the minute, owing especially to the growing body of attribution science—studies published in peer-reviewed journals that directly link extreme weather events, such as huge hurricanes and raging wildfires, to climate change. “Evidence to meet the standing burden has gotten much stronger,” Ann Carlson, an environmental-law professor at U.C.L.A., told me. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t All the plaintiffs were in the courtroom for the hearing.They have each submitted sworn testimony to the court, explaining the personal injuries that climate change has caused in their lives.The youngest, Levi Draheim, who is now eleven, lives in the barrier-island community of Satellite Beach, Florida, which his family has been forced to evacuate several times, due to hurricanes and floods.Jayden Foytlin, who is fifteen and lives near the Louisiana coast , suffered emotional trauma when her home was severely flooded in 2016 and 2017.In her testimony, she describes how her family, having nowhere else to go, slept in the living room in a “house that was full of sewage and flood water damage.” Journey Zephier, nineteen, of Hawaii, has watched treasured coral reefs near his home die, due to ocean acidification and warming temperatures, and last year saw his home flood when an unprecedented fifty inches of rain fell in less than twenty-four hours, which also caused landslides and power outages in his community.Jamie Butler, eighteen, had to leave her home and her relatives in the Navajo Nation, because of severe drought and water scarcity.Kelsey Juliana, the lead plaintiff (and the oldest, at twenty-three), grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where she is now an environmental-studies major at the University of Oregon.She, along with eight of the other plaintiffs, described adverse health impacts from the wildfires that rage in and around their home towns practically every year.Some also wrote about the damage that extreme weather events and climate threats have caused to their cultural heritage; others described psychological troubles—nightmares, anxiety, depression.Olson and the other lawyers can make a strong case that the plaintiffs’ injuries are “fairly traceable” to the government’s actions, considering that, for instance, almost twenty-five per cent of U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions come from fossil-fuel development on federally owned land.There is also plenty of evidence that the government has known for many decades the dangers that adding greenhouse-gas emissions to the atmosphere would bring.The Ninth Circuit judges seemed more than sympathetic to these arguments—both to the plaintiffs’ injuries and to the fact that they could be linked to the government’s policies. “You present compelling evidence that we have a real problem,” Judge Hurwitz told Olson. “You present compelling evidence that we have inaction by the other two branches of government.It may even rise to the level of criminal neglect.” With statements like that, Carlson told me, “That’s about as sympathetic a panel as the plaintiffs are going to get.” But Hurwitz and the two other judges hesitated about the third condition of standing—the ability of the courts to redress the plaintiffs’ injuries—which ultimately goes back to the separation of powers.He said, “The issue here is whether this branch of government, embodied by the three of us today, has the ability to issue the relief that your clients seek.” Olson argued that it did, because the case was not based on the government’s inaction (as Hurwitz’s hypothetical had implied) but, rather, on its affirmative and substantial actions to facilitate, subsidize, and promote a fossil-fuel-based energy system.The courts could, therefore, declare that the government must use its statutory authority to transition the economy away from fossil fuels, and order government agencies—such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration—to create national plans detailing how such a transition could be achieved.The evidence presented at trial—documents, cross-examination testimony, expert witnesses—would provide the specifics that such plans needed to include, Olson said. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t The judges did not seem entirely convinced that the courts had the power to intervene in the activities of so many parts of the executive branch—at least eight government agencies would be involved. “I’m trying to figure out if we have done anything “on this scale, to this proportion,” Judge Murguia said. “I’m almost drawing on a clean slate.” Olson said that “the scale of the problem is so big because of the systemic conduct of the government.” As precedents, she pointed to Supreme Court cases in which the courts were deeply involved in the remedy of constitutional violations.In Brown v.Board of Education, the Court declared that segregation was unconstitutional in public schools, and then, in a follow-up ruling, ordered all federal, state, and local districts to desegregate.In Hills v.Gautreaux, the Court upheld an order requiring the Department of Housing and Urban Development to rectify discriminatory public housing.In the government’s view, as Clark presented it, “the sweeping nature of the case” made it “a direct attack on the separation of powers” and “an assault on the Constitution’s design.” But, in the most basic terms, wasn’t the Constitution designed so that one branch of government can check the other two, if their behavior fails to protect and preserve individual liberties?It was, but, as Hurwitz noted, “We may have the wrong Congress and the wrong President.That’s occurred from time to time over history.The real question for us is whether we get to intervene because of that.” That is to say, the judges need to decide whether they agree that the government’s action go beyond politics and are violating the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights—rights that only exist if we have a stable climate.The judges will take a few weeks to issue their decision.If they decide in the plaintiffs’ favor, the government will likely petition the Supreme Court, again, to prevent the trial from proceeding.The Justices may decide that they need the full factual record that a trial would provide; they generally want things fully baked.For observers thinking about long-term climate-litigation strategy, though, there is concern that the present bench of Justices might take the opportunity—either after the trial or in refusing to let it go forward—to set a precedent that could be damaging to environmental protections in lawsuits down the road.Worst of all, it might lead them to revisit Massachusetts v.E.P.A., the landmark 2007 decision that established that the E.P.A. has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.Justice Anthony Kennedy was the swing vote on that case; Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a dissenting opinion. “There is real worry,” Michael Gerrard said.The strategic question of how far to push environmental cases is one that many groups face.All the challenges to the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of Obama’s climate policies are still pending in lower courts.If an environmental group loses, and takes the case to the Supreme Court, “you might get a decision that is even worse, that has greater reach,” Carlson said.Still, the fact that the Juliana case has come this far has had a galvanizing impact.Thousands of people, across the country and around the world, watched a live stream of the hearing—on the Ninth Circuit’s YouTube channel, on outdoor screens in parks—and the judges commented several times on the widespread interest in the case.It seemed indicative of what’s to come.In Olson’s concluding statement, she put the matter in its appropriate context. “If we look back on the twentieth century, we can see that race and sex discrimination were the constitutional questions of that era.And when our great-grandchildren look back at the twenty-first century, they will see that government-sanctioned climate destruction was the constitutional issue of this century.” Source link . 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Michael Thorbjornsen made the cut at the U.S. Open. He's 17.

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PEBBLE BEACH, Fla. – One week, 17-year-old Michael Thorbjornsen is wrapping up his junior year of high school. The next, he’s playing (..)
'PEBBLE BEACH, Fla. – One week, 17-year-old Michael Thorbjornsen is wrapping up his junior year of high school. The next, he’s playing the weekend at the 119 th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. “Just seeing all the pros that I watch on TV, I’m playing with them now,” he said. “That’s pretty cool.” Indeed. But the weekend ticket didn’t come without some drama. Thorbjornsen, who recently moved back home from the IMG Academy in Florida to Wellesley, Mass., was cruising in his second round, chipping in for birdie on the iconic par-3 seventh and looking solidly within the cutline when things started to get wobbly. Bogeys on the 15 th and 16 th holes put him 1 over for the championship as he stepped to the final tee. “It’s just some mental errors that I didn’t really think about,” said the youngest player in the field. “Just careless play.” U.S. OPEN:   TV info  |  Photos  |  Tee times  |  Scores Michael Thorbjornsen plays a shot onto the tenth green during the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open. Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports \' data-medium-file=\'https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=300\' data-large-file=\'https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=1000\' class=\'wp-image-777987205 size-full\' src=\'https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=1000\' alt=\'\' srcset=\'https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=1000 1000w, https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=2000 2000w, https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=150 150w, https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=300 300w, https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=768 768w, https://usatgolfweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/michael-thorbjornsen-2.jpg?w=1024 1024w\' sizes=\'(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px\' /> Michael Thorbjornsen plays a shot onto the tenth green during the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open. (Photo: Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports) Thorbjornsen took driver out, thinking he needed to make something happen on the closing par 5 and pulled it into Stillwater Cove. “With driver I can get a mid- to long-iron there,” he said. “With that going in the water, I took a 4-iron off the tee and from there it was pretty much I had to make birdie on this ball to make bogey.” He drained a 7-foot putt on the last hole for bogey to finish at 2 over for the tournament. Though clearly disappointed, Thorbjornsen still managed to find a silver lining. “I’m just proud of myself for that, getting back and just not giving up,” he said shortly after signing his card. “If I make the cut I make it, if I don’t, well then I’ll be here for two extra days of nothing.” Only it won’t be nothing. After a long wait, the 2018 U.S. Junior champ and Stanford commit is one of four amateurs to make the cut. He’s only the second 17-year-old to make the cut at the U.S. Open in the last decade, joining Beau Hossler (2012). Jordan Spieth, Ryo Ishikawa, Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Kim, Matteo Manassero, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Nick Hardy are the only other players since 2010 who have played the weekend as teenagers. “It’s been unbelievable,” said Thorbjornsen of his first major experience. And it’s only getting better. \t\t\t\t Related U.S. Opens: Notable names who missed the cut at Pebble Beach Patrick Reed snaps his wedge over his knee at U.S. Open U.S. Open: Seagull leads to birdie for Phil Mickelson U.S. Open: New rules of golf curtail search for Dustin Johnson's lost ball'

Democrat-Appointed Judges Reverse Deportation Order for Illegal Immigrant

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A federal court, with a three-judge panel, reversed an illegal alien’s deportation order on Thursday.The panel ruled that ICE acted outside of its search warrant when it detained hundreds of workers suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.This
'A federal court, with a three-judge panel, reversed an illegal alien’s deportation order on Thursday.The panel ruled that ICE acted outside of its search warrant when it detained hundreds of workers suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.This could have significant implications on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts apprehensions.Over a decade later, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Gregoria Perez Cruz, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, should not be deported.Cruz was among many undocumented employees who were arrested at a work site and ordered to leave the U.S. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t The court, however, found that his apprehension was outside the parameter’s of ICE’s search warrant, according to The Associated Press.ICE received an anonymous tip in 2006 that Micro Solutions Enterprises, a printer cartridge company, was employing 200 to 300 illegal aliens.TRENDING: At Least 24 Officers Injured After Riots Sparked by Fugitive Being Shot The agency conducted a raid of its Los Angeles plant after obtaining an arrest warrant for eight employees and a search warrant for employment-related documents.At the time of the raid, around 100 armed agents stormed the plant, blocking all exits.While women were taken to a cafeteria, men were told to form two lines: one of people who had work authorization and one of those who did not. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Cruz was handcuffed and questioned by agents.After admitting to an agent that he was living in the U.S. illegally, he was bussed to a detention center and ordered to be deported.Cruz’s legal team, attorney Noemi Ramirez and the American Civil Liberties Union, argued ICE acted outside its authority by making wide-scale arrests with only a search warrant for records.Do you think the court was right the deportation order? 0% (0 Votes) \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t 100% (1 Votes) ICE appeared prepared to detain hundreds of individuals through a memo issued prior to the raid, stating the agency would be “conducting a search warrant and expects to make 150-200 arrests” and have up to five buses to transport detainees.An immigration judge later nixed the agency’s deportation order, but that was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals.The decision ultimately led to the 9th Circuit Court ruling. “[The] search warrant here authorized a search only for the employer’s records — presumably, paper documents or electronic files.Yet, the agents used the warrant’s authority to enter the working area and detain hundreds of workers.Why a search for records required going onto the floor of a large printer-cartridge factory is unclear,” wrote Judge Marsha Barzon. “ICE cannot carry out preplanned mass detentions, interrogations, and arrests that violate a person’s Fourth Amendment rights,” Ramirez said, according to The Associated Press. “This victory is not merely Mr.Perez’s victory, but a victory for people that value freedom, that believe the Constitution means what it says and for those that believe that the immigrant community is not alone in their struggle.” All three judges on the panel were appointed by Democratic presidents.Both Barzon and District Judge Daniel Dominguez were chosen by President Bill Clinton, and Judge Michelle Friedland was appointed by President Barack Obama.RELATED: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Sanctuary Bill into Law Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience.For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism.Read our editorial standards . Source link . The post Democrat-Appointed Judges Reverse Deportation Order for Illegal Immigrant appeared first on EPeak World News .'

Dear Abby: Serial dater’s love life hard to watch

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Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 7:53 PM EDT Jun 14, 2019 Dear Abby: I have a guy friend who goes from girl to girl constantly. People talk about what a player he is and say he doesn’t really like the women he’s dating. He has been called
'Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 7:53 PM EDT Jun 14, 2019 Dear Abby: I have a guy friend who goes from girl to girl constantly. People talk about what a player he is and say he doesn’t really like the women he’s dating. He has been called desperate — among other things. None of this ever gets to him. Even though we are just close friends, he has even asked ME out. I think he’s doing things all wrong, and I want to tell him so, but I know it’s his life, and he’s going to tell me that. I want people to stop talking behind his back. He annoys me so much when it comes to his dating life that I sometimes want to scream at his face. Do you have advice for me? — Good (Girl) Friend in Connecticut Dear Friend: Yes, I do. You have a right to express your opinions to your friend. That said, try to be less judgmental. Remain his friend but focus less on his dating life so much because it is not your business. You are making a mistake if you allow it to become an obsession. Dear Abby: My boyfriend of 10 years and I recently broke up over some photos he has displayed on his mantel. At one time, he had an 8-by-10 photo of me, which suddenly disappeared. He swore he had no idea what happened to it. He now has four photos (two are 8-by-10) of a woman he calls his “co-worker.” She ushers with him at church on Sundays, and I know she has no interest in him. I’m not a jealous person, but those photos have caused me hurt and embarrassment when others asked who the “babe” in the pictures is. He knew my feelings about them, but didn’t take them down. He has two smaller pictures of the two of us, but you can’t miss the two 8-by-10s when you enter the room. Was I wrong in asking him to remove them? I still care for him, but my feelings don’t seem to matter to him. — Perplexed and Hurting in Florida Dear Perplexed: You weren’t wrong to tell your ex how you felt about the photos. And you are right that your feelings on the subject weren’t important to him. It appears he became fixated on the church lady, which is why you were smart to break off the relationship. Dear Abby: My daughter says that if I send a wedding gift of money to the bride and groom even though we weren’t invited, it would make the bride feel guilty for not including me/us. My daughter and the bride have been friends and sports teammates for 25 years. We watched her grow up into a fine person. She had a small, backyard wedding, and we completely understood and agreed with her decision to not invite us. What is the proper etiquette on this topic? — Don’t Know in the Midwest Dear Don’t Know: The rule of etiquette is that if you accept a wedding invitation, you should give the couple a gift. However, if you do not attend and still would like to send something, it’s not only NOT a breach of etiquette, it is a generous and loving gesture. By all means send the check along with a sweet note expressing the sentiments you shared with me. I assure you, the bride will be touched by your thoughtfulness. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.'

6 Tips to Find Your Next Military Rental

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Post from MilitaryByOwner It’s that time again.You’ve watched your friends take their turn last year and the one before that.But this time, you’re the one holding the PCS orders.It’s your turn to uproot and find a new place to call home at your next
'Post from MilitaryByOwner \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t It’s that time again.You’ve watched your friends take their turn last year and the one before that.But this time, you’re the one holding the PCS orders.It’s your turn to uproot and find a new place to call home at your next duty station.But that doesn’t always mean buying a home.Sometimes the location, the market, your budget, and other variables just don’t align.And finding a rental is a much more appealing decision. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t 1.Research the area Getting intimate with the area is important when finding a rental as it is when buying a property.Though the commitment is often shorter when renting, you’re still looking for a place to call home.Learn the good and bad areas of town.Find out where other military families choose to live and why.Figuring out where people with your similar interests live will help give you an idea of where to look. 2.Set a budget No, your BAH isn’t your budget.It’s the allowance the government gives you to compensate for the cost of living in your area.But that doesn’t mean that it’s the amount you have to spend if you’re looking for a rental off base.You could spend less or more. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t With your BAH in mind, take a look at rental prices in the area.You might find that there are decent rentals with a smaller price tag and decide that it’s worth forgoing the more expensive rental with that gorgeous kitchen in order to save a little extra.Or, maybe the rental with all the bells and whistles you want is just over the housing allotment.Is it worth paying out of pocket?That’s for you to decide.Think about how long you expect to be at the duty station and what’s most important for your time there.Consider debt that you may want to tackle aggressively or how much time you plan to be at home that will justify paying a little more.No one can make these decisions for you.Just make sure that if you’re looking with a spouse or a partner that you’re both on the same page! \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t 3.Establish priorities Things to consider and prioritize: Price.No need to reiterate too much here, but your budget should greatly affect your rental search.From here, you can prioritize any remaining variables.Location.You should, of course, decide how close you want to be to base.Take a look at traffic and figure out what kind of commute you’re looking at.Are you comfortable with living further away from work in order to create some space?Another factor to consider is proximity to other areas of interest.While the military claims a large portion of your life, you do have other interests like maybe the beach, a larger town, or nicer neighborhoods.Amenities.Pools, community gym, nearby playgrounds, dog park, and type and size of home are all things to think about.And chances are you can’t have it all.If you’re going to live in Alabama or Florida in the summer, a pool might be a deal-breaker.And that one feature might dictate which homes you pursue.Is having access to the pool at the apartment complex more important than the single-family home with the yard? 4.Look for a military-friendly landlord Finding a military-friendly landlord isn’t completely necessary.While the military clause and SCRA cover you should you receive orders to PCS or deploy (if you meet the requirements), a landlord who understands military life can save you a few headaches.They tend to appreciate the unknowns and inconsistencies and put less pressure on their tenants. 5.Be willing to negotiate.A common misconception associated with renting is that you can’t negotiate.Let’s be clear.Everything is negotiable.The landlord may not entertain every offer, but it doesn’t hurt to make an offer.If the market is slow, homeowners will likely be eager to get cash flowing again.They’ll want to fill the property and therefore be more willing to lower the rental price, waive fees, or reduce a pet deposit.On the flip side, if the market is heavily saturated with available renters, then you might need to be flexible.Make yourself more appealing by offering to sign a longer lease or move in immediately.Don’t be afraid to share the fact that you’re military.If they’ve had military tenants before, then they’ll likely find comfort in your job security. 6.Keep your eyes and ears open Don’t underestimate the usefulness of social media!If you’re getting ready to move, chances are, so is someone else.Military homeowners will most likely be eager to fill property when they move.And there’s a good possibility that they’ll share their home advertisement in a local Facebook group.Talk to friends in the area and scan the social groups for insider information and a link to their online listing.Ready to find your next rental?Kick off your rental search with MilitaryByOwner . With a handful of advanced search options, we hope you’ll find the perfect rental in no time!Show Full Article © Copyright 2019 Military.com.All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Source link . The post 6 Tips to Find Your Next Military Rental appeared first on EPeak World News .'

19th Air Force, key training unit, gets new commander

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Air Education and Training Command head Lt.Gen.Steve Kwast passed the guidon to Wills in a change-of-command ceremony.Wills now oversees the 19 training locations of the 19th Air Force, which include 11 active-duty wings, one Air Force Reserve unit,
'Air Education and Training Command head Lt.Gen.Steve Kwast passed the guidon to Wills in a change-of-command ceremony.Wills now oversees the 19 training locations of the 19th Air Force, which include 11 active-duty wings , one Air Force Reserve unit, and five Air National Guard units. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Wills “has a history of being a great warrior,” Kwast said. “He is a dreamer, a visionary, a man who knows the priority of family first.You are going to see him take all of this great effort and take it to the next level.” \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t In his first remarks as commander of the 19th, Wills said it needs to innovate and find new ways to accomplish its mission. “To preserve our republic and protect our citizens, we need to get the future faster,” Wills said. “The old ways of the past won’t work and the men and women of the 19th Air Force know this.History will also show that 19th Air Force will be equal to the moment and superior to the task.America is counting on us, so let’s get to work.” \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Wills succeeds Maj.Gen.Patrick Doherty, who will next become director of plans, programs and requirements at Air Combat Command headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t The 19th Air Force oversees the training of more than 32,000 troops — not only from the U.S., but also allied militaries — in a variety of skill sets, including future pilots of manned and unmanned aircraft, air battle managers, weapons directors, and survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists.Members of the 19th also oversee airmanship programs at the Air Force Academy.Wills is a command F-15 pilot with more than 2,500 flight hours.He received his commission in 1990 after finishing the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Arizona.He previously served as deputy chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, which sought to provide security cooperation and assistance to Iraq.Before that, he served as director of strategy, plans and programs at Pacific Air Forces headquarters, and commanded the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.From 1997 to 2002, Wills served as an F-15C instructor pilot at Langley and Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.As commander of the 19th, Wills will help oversee the Air Force’s development of its new advanced T-X training aircraft, which Boeing is projected to start delivering to Randolph in 2023.The T-X will replace the T-38C Talon as the Air Force’s next-generation fighter and bomber trainer, and bring 5th-generation capabilities to flight training.He will also watch as the 19th continues to roll out T-6 trainer fixes and upgrades, designed to stop an alarming series of hypoxia and hypoxia-like breathing problems that repeatedly grounded the fleet.Source link . The post 19th Air Force, key training unit, gets new commander appeared first on EPeak World News .'