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Trump doesn’t get it: Rule of law anchors democracy

Trump doesn’t get it: Rule of law anchors democracy

first_imgPresident Eisenhower sent in the National Guard, who escorted the students into school.The president stood up to the racists, stood up for the rule of law. He may well have disagreed with the Court’s decision or with how the lower courts were interpreting it, but he understood that the rule of law was more important than all of that.It wasn’t the National Guard that ensured that the Brown decision would be enforced; it was the respect for the Court demonstrated by the Republican president.What part of that does this president not understand?In 1974, President Richard Nixon sought to fire the Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.He finally found someone in the Justice Department who would fire Cox (the attorney general and his deputy having resigned rather than fire the legendary professor and public servant), only to be forced to appoint the esteemed lawyer Leon Jaworski to replace Cox. Is that what your rhetoric is all about?He attacks the courts, attacks the judges, attacks the FBI, attacks the Justice Department.Never in my lifetime have we had a president with less respect for the institutions of society that are literally the bedrock of our democracy.Never have we had a president with such profound contempt for the rule of law.And what do you get when the most powerful man in the land has no respect for the rule of law?You get lawlessness, which is a whole lot worse than a court that doesn’t agree with your decisions, or, in this case, has the audacity to maintain the status quo while the courts determine whether Trump’s plans to deport “Dreamers” — immigrants who were brought to this country as children, and have grown up as Americans — is lawful.In other words, Trump is angry that these children and young adults are not being deported fast enough. So what if it should turn out that the president’s plan is unlawful? Clearly that wouldn’t trouble President Trump.He sounds like a leader who thinks he is above the law — more like Vladimir Putin than an American president.In Marbury v. Madison, Chief Justice John Marshall established the principle that the courts — not Congress or the president — decide whether laws are constitutional or not.Of course, the courts don’t have armies to enforce their decisions; they have court-martials, who make sure the courthouses are safe.The martials don’t go out and tell Immigration and Customs Enforcement what to do. The president surely knows that.The decisions of the courts in this nation are followed not because the courts have armies but because this is a nation under law, a nation of laws and not men, and respect for the rule of law is at its core; because these principles are so fundamental, so basic, so widely respected, that it has mostly gone without saying that they will be followed.In the 1950s, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, there was a serious question whether the “massive resistance” to integration organized by certain Southern governors and segregationists would undermine the Court’s authority. Jaworski sought the same tapes from the president: Would President Nixon obey the Supreme Court? He resigned.It should come as no surprise that a president who governs by tweets and shoots first and checks later would attack the courts, just like he attacks everyone else who disagrees with him.But courts aren’t like everyone else.The rule of law depends on our respect for them, respect that this president serves to undermine without even appearing to realize what he is doing.And that is a whole lot scarier than Nixon on his worst day.Susan Estrich is a nationally syndicated columnist, lawyer, professor, author, political commentator, and feminist advocate.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Editorial, Opinion“Nothing’s as bad as the Ninth Circuit.”That is the president of the United States talking to the nation’s governors on Monday about the United States Court of Appeals for much of the western United States, including California.Nothing is worse than a court that disagrees with you?I can think of many things that are far, far worse.How about a nation without the rule of law, where court decisions are routinely ignored, judges are political fodder and disputes are resolved by force and not by law?Sound good, Mr. President?last_img read more

The Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Excellence Award

The Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Excellence Award

first_img Tweet LocalNews The Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Excellence Award by: – March 30, 2011 122 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Photo credit: ANSA Caribbean AwardsThe ANSA Caribbean Awards Programme, as described by Secretary to the ANSA McAL Foundation Mrs. Maria Superville-Neilson, is “the most elaborate, extensive privately funded enterprise of its kind in the region. In fact so far as we know it is the only awards programme which seeks and rewards candidates in this three categories of Arts, Sciences and Public Service.”The goal of the ANSA Caribbean Awards for Excellence is “to recognize significant Caribbean achievement, to encourage and to support the pursuit of excellence by Caribbean persons, for the benefit of the region. The ANSA McAL Foundation is convinced that talent needs to be sought out, brought to light and encouraged. It is in this context that these Awards were conceived.”The AwardThe Anthony N. Sagba Caribbean Awards For Excellence was designed to celebrate the excellence and the potential of Caribbean people, working for the benefit of their Region, our home. This is the first Regional, non-governmental recognition programme of its type and it offers tangible, significant benefit to the awardees.The categories are Arts & Letters, Science & Technology and Public & Civic Contributions.Selection criteriaEach candidate for nomination must demonstrate:A track record of consistently superior work that has demonstrated excellence, leadership and pioneership.Their work is a benchmark and is positively referenced by others in their field; the capacity for significant future achievement and likely to do so, being at the stage of life and career where this Award could help them realize their promise and potential, Their work has had, or is likely to have, a positive impact in the Caribbean Region and benefit Caribbean people.They are likely to be a worthy “exemplar” and must be willing and available to serve as a Caribbean model of excellence, to inspire hope, and emulation by the people of the Region.Nomination ProcessPersons may nominate themselves or they may be nominated by other persons or institutions.  There are five Country Nominating Committees (CNCs): Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, the OECS and Trinidad & Tobago.  In addition to nominations received from the public, these Committees may also seek out additional nominations.All nominations are then reviewed and a final selection is made; one in each category.  A maximum of 15 nominations will then be presented to the Regional Eminent Persons Selection Panel which decides on the final three laureates.The NomineesThe Laureates for this year are;Arts & Sciences: Dr Kim Johnson, Trinidad & TobagoScience & Technology: Prof Surujpal Teelucksingh, Trinidad & TobagoPublic & Civic Contributions: Dr Lennox Honychurch, Dominica Participating CountriesAnguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Monsterrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands.The award ceremony is carded to take place in Trinidad & Tobago on 9th April, 2011.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Special Olympics Indiana Polar Plunge-A Splashing Success

Special Olympics Indiana Polar Plunge-A Splashing Success

first_imgThe 2020 Special Olympics Indiana Annual Polar Plunge took place on Saturday, February 15th, at The Versailles State Park. The preliminary total of money raised at the event was over $45,000.Many awards were presented. The individual raising the most money was Mike Lewis with $4,050 raised. The team that raised the most money was The Knights, Lions, and Bears with $10, 761. The Public Safety Award for the most money raised by EMS, Fire, and Police were The Moores Hill Fire Chicks with $2,332 and also winning the Costume Contest. The Star Student raising the most money was Lexy King of Jac-Cen-Del at $1,080. The Teacher Award for outstanding fundraising and Leadership at his or her school was Krista Socks at South Dearborn. The largest school team was South Ripley with 23 team members plunging. The Raiders also repeat as the overall top school fundraising team at $5,190.WRBI’s Caz Burdette was amongst the brave people to take the plunge. WRBI is proud to be a Media Sponsor for Special Olympics and The Polar Plunge.last_img read more

Batesville KoC give out 11 scholarships

Batesville KoC give out 11 scholarships

first_img(from left to right): Thomas Lohmueller, Elizabeth Heidlage, Molly Gregg, Kate Weber, Scot Harmeyer K of C scholarship chairman, Sadie Wachsman, Lana Lischkge, Angela Weisenbach, Robert Stewart and Noah Back. Not pictured are Maria Moore and Nicholas Hoff.Batesville, IN— The Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461 presented eleven $1,000.00 scholarships on July 12th. The proceeds were raised at the annual Cash Out Raffle held this past November.last_img

Celtics survive 18-point deficit in 1st, beat Hawks 109-106

Celtics survive 18-point deficit in 1st, beat Hawks 109-106

first_img Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics overcome an 18-point, first-quarter deficit against the NBA’s worst team and beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-106 on Friday night.Marcus Smart started in place of the flu-ridden Kemba Walker and scored 15 points, adding nine assists and hitting a 3-pointer that gave Boston a four-point lead with 43 seconds left. Gordon Hayward scored 18, and Enes Kanter had 14 points and 11 rebounds.Trae Young scored 28 points with 10 assists for the Hawks, who beat Orlando on Monday to snap a 10-game losing streak. But Daniel Theis blocked his potential game-winner in the final seconds, setting off a scramble that resulted in a brief shoving match. Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 11:36 IST Celtics Survive 18-point Deficit In 1st, Beat Hawks 109-106 Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics overcome an 18-point, first-quarter deficit against the NBA’s worst team and beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-106 on Friday night. First Published: 4th January, 2020 11:36 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Busy weekend of Tipperary club action

Busy weekend of Tipperary club action

first_imgVice chair of the county board, John Devane has the details of some of this weekends fixtures. This weekend sees the penultimate stages of most of the hurling and football league competitions in the county.The first of the semi-finals was played last night – which saw Knockshegowna beat Toomevara 2-14 to 1-11 in the County Junior hurling league.The action continue tonight with plenty of games taking place across the weekend as well – including the Division 2 Football final on Saturday.last_img read more

Can Wenger Break Chelsea’s London Derby Dominance with Conte?

Can Wenger Break Chelsea’s London Derby Dominance with Conte?

first_imgOn the other hand, Arsenal are not yet fully cohesive themselves in terms of performance, but the potential advantage as with those other wins against new managers they claimed is the consistency that has marked that last decade. Wenger hasn’t found his best team this season, but he has found a winning rhythm, and they have picked off wins against inferior opposition in the way that has secured so many successive top-four finishes.The hope now for Arsenal is that this old trait can cause a new departure, another transformation.Wenger, named as Arsenal manager 20 years ago this week, will hope to celebrate with victory in the London derby at home to Chelsea. Chelsea travel to Arsenal looking to get their stuttering Premier League campaign back on track, after dropping points in their last two outings. The Blues began life under Conte with three successive victories but the problems that haunted last season’s title defence have risen again in recent weeks.A disappointing draw at Swansea was followed up with a home defeat to Liverpool and the Italian boss will be desperate to return to winning ways as soon as possible.The west Londoners are already five points behind early pace-setters Manchester City and will know they cannot fall much further off the pace if they are to challenge for the big prize again this time around.A trip across the capital to the Emirates Stadium represents a difficult task on paper, but the club will be heartened by the fact they are undefeated in their last nine league games against Arsenal.Furthermore, with four victories on the ground, Chelsea are the most successful away side at the venue since the Gunners moved home back in 2006.For their part, Arsenal have hit their stride in the Premier League and have won their last three fixtures after going winless in their opening two matches.The Gunners also looked in good form in midweek as they dispatched of Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the EFL Cup, with new boy Lucas Pérez getting off the mark with two goals.Arsene Wenger’s side looked close to their best in the 4-1 thrashing of Hull last weekend and will have high hopes of reversing their recent fortunes against Chelsea.Meanwhile, Manchester United will hope to re-energise their faltering campaign and make up ground on the early pacesetters with victory at home to champions Leicester City today after successive Premier League defeats,.After losing to leaders Manchester City and Watford, either side of a Champions League defeat to Feyenoord, United already trail Pep Guardiola’s vibrant City by six points and sit in seventh place.Manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about his new charges reacting badly to “negativity”, which some observers felt he increased with public criticism of defender Luke Shaw after the 3-1 defeat by Watford last weekend.A 3-1 win over Northampton Town in the League Cup on Wednesday prevented a fourth straight defeat, but it was not an entirely convincing United performance against the third-tier outfit.There will be particular interest in Mourinho’s team selection at home to Leicester and whether England and United captain Wayne Rooney, who has been in poor form, keeps his place.City, having won their first five league games under Guardiola to top the table, visit Swansea City for the second time in four days, after Guardiola’s side won 2-1 in a League Cup tie on Wednesday.Striker Sergio Aguero will be available after completing a three-match suspension, although City scored six goals without him in the two league matches he missed against United and Bournemouth.Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, the two other unbeaten sides lying second and third respectively, both face long trips.Everton go to the south coast to face Bournemouth, who are in the bottom four but held them 3-3 in one of the most dramatic games of last season, with four goals in the last 10 minutes.Tottenham, missing injured England striker Harry Kane, travel to the north-east to face promoted Middlesbrough, who had started well before losing their last two games.Liverpool’s victory at Stamford Bridge took them up to sixth and they will be fancied for a third successive league victory at home to Hull City.The only two clubs without a win both have home games with mid-table opposition: Sunderland against Crystal Palace and Stoke City against West Bromwich Albion.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Of Arsene Wenger’s five wins over Chelsea since 2004, three came in his first match against new managers-Avram Grant in 2007, Felipe Scolari in 2008 and Andre Villas-Boas in 2011. He also drew with Roberto Di Matteo in their first meeting. Since 2004, all matches not lost by Arsenal to Chelsea have been under new bosses.  Can a meeting with Antonio Conte extend this in today’s London derby?Wenger might have had a better chance had Chelsea not so impressively come back against Leicester City in the League Cup to win 4-2, but the way they had to rally after the disappointing defeat by Liverpool still illustrates how unconstructed a team the Blues are. There are still some elements that Conte is trying to put in place, but haven’t yet fully fused together. There are gaps to exploit.last_img read more

NBA: Jimmy Butler finds his form as Bulls blast past Suns

NBA: Jimmy Butler finds his form as Bulls blast past Suns

first_imgChicago guard Jimmy Butler was lamenting his shooting touch of late before facing Phoenix but in the fourth quarter, with his team in need of a finishing kick, Butler scored 14 of his season-high 32 points as the Bulls beat the Suns 103-97.It was a fourth consecutive win for Chicago, who head to Oakland for a meeting with the 12-0 Golden State Warriors on Friday.”It felt good to make some shots and see the ball go through the net,” said Butler, who was 14-for-41 from the field in his previous three games before going 11-for-23 on Wednesday.”My team mates just kept giving me the ball and telling me to shoot it whether I wanted to or not. They said to be aggressive and take the shots I think I can make. That’s what I did.”Butler had 20 points in the second half while playing all 24 minutes. He hit the 30-point mark for the eighth time in his career. “He did it all for us in that fourth quarter,” Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said.”I tried to take him out, and he wouldn’t let me. It was almost like his energy level went up as the game went on. That’s what big-time performers do; they step up when you need it most.” Chicago (8-3) improved to 6-1 in their past seven trips to Phoenix dating back to 2007. Kirk Hinrich, starting in place of Derrick Rose (sprained left ankle), added 14 points and six assists in 24 minutes.”When I feel fresh, I feel good about my shot, and I’m feeling fresh right now,” said the 34-year-old Hinrich, who ranks third behind Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in games played for the Bulls.”I’m just trying to keep my conditioning and my health good and keep contributing.” Suns guard Brandon Knight scored 23 points, Eric Bledsoe had 21 points and seven assists, and P.J. Tucker added 20 points, two shy of his career high.Phoenix (6-5) missed a chance to complete a four-game homestand sweep after wins against the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers.–last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: At least 4 teams have spoken with Mariners about acquiring Carlos Santana

MLB trade rumors: At least 4 teams have spoken with Mariners about acquiring Carlos Santana

first_imgSantana, who spent his first eight MLB seasons with the Indians, slashed .229/.352/.414 with 24 home runs and 86 RBIs in 161 games for Philadelphia in 2018. He has two seasons and $40 million remaining on the three-year, $60 million deal he signed with the Phillies in Dec. 2017. Related News The Mariners seem to be shopping Carlos Santana.Seattle has spoken with the Rays, Indians and Rockies about potentially dealing away the 32-year-old slugger, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. The Marlins also checked in on Santana last week, a separate report from The Athletic says. MLB trade rumors: Diamondbacks may be interested in Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. MLB hot stove: Phillies reportedly having ‘ongoing’ discussions with J.A. Happcenter_img The Mariners acquired Santana, along with shortstop J.P. Crawford, from the Phillies earlier this month in exchange for infielder Jean Segura and a pair of relievers. The Mariners have also traded away infielder Robinson Cano, closer Edwin Diaz and ace James Paxton this offseason.last_img read more

Giants’ Pat Shurmur ‘fully expects’ Eli Manning back in 2019, open to drafting Kyler Murray

Giants’ Pat Shurmur ‘fully expects’ Eli Manning back in 2019, open to drafting Kyler Murray

first_imgGiants coach Pat Shurmur said Eli Manning is the team’s quarterback for 2019, but he’s not opposed to drafting a young prospect for insurance.However, GM Dave Gettleman, also speaking Wednesday at the NFL combine, was less definitive than Shurmur when asked point blank if the Giants were committed to Manning in 2019. Giants owner John Mara doubts proposed instant replay expansion will pass “We’re evaluating everything and we’ve just got to keep moving forward,” Gettleman said.Interesting. Dave Gettleman not as willing to commit to Eli Manning in 2019 as Pat Shurmur was. pic.twitter.com/gaOzirqfXf— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) February 27, 2019Earlier, Shurmur said he “fully expects” Manning to be with the Giants for the upcoming season. Related News “I think Eli can help us win games,” Shurmur said, via the New York Post. “He proved, when the players around him started playing better, that he can play at a very high level and help us win games.“Yeah, at this point I want Eli back. He’s back. Get ready to go with him.”Manning’s age (38) and struggles in recent seasons are counting against him, which is why Shurmur didn’t deny the Giants could very well draft a quarterback such as Kyler Murray in April’s draft.“We evaluate all the quarterbacks every year,” Shurmur said, “regardless of whether it’s perceived we might be looking for one.”The Giants hold the sixth overall pick, and Murray, along with Dwayne Haskins, could be scooped up by New York. Manning is in the final year of his contract and very well could be let go or retire at the end of the 2019 season. “It’s a never-ending process,” Gettleman said. “We haven’t even hit free agency yet. … We are where we are. Like Pat said, there’s a million different models, there’s a million different ways to do this.”Once again, Murray’s smaller stature (he’s about 5-10) was brought up, but Shurmur said that wasn’t a huge concern.”I don’t know what’s too small. Russell Wilson is 5-foot-10,” Shurmur said. “When you watch [Murray] on tape, he’s an excellent player. We’re going to look at the player and decide whether or not he’s a guy we want with the Giants.”last_img read more