Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

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According to the senior administration official, they are Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court and Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said each nominee was chosen "for their deep knowledge of the law" and commitment to the Constitution.

Justices Larsen and Stras were on the president's list of conservative judges whom he said during the campaign he would consider for the Supreme Court.

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Eighth went to Renault's Nico Hulkenberg, with Massa and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz claiming the final points . On Lap 5, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo stopped the vehicle reporting a failure in the rear brakes.

All nominees would require Senate confirmation.

The five federal appellate nominees in the batch includes state supreme court justices, former law clerks to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, corporate lawyers and law professors.

While the court of appeals tends to have a lower public profile, its role in adjudicating numerous orders and laws put forth by this administration will be significant.

85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies
He was later bested by Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura, who was 80 when he summited the world's tallest mountain in 2013. May is the best month to climb Everest and there are at least a couple of windows of favorable weather on the summit.

Trump's earliest efforts to implement his agenda were dramatically derailed by the courts, which pushed back against his proposed travel ban and his order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. The administration vowed that it would re-appeal the ruling and either revise its original executive order or write a new one from scratch. While Supreme Court vacancies capture national attention, a president can leave a lasting legacy by getting like-minded justices confirmed to USA district, circuit and other courts across the country. Though Garland had bipartisan support, McConnell likely did this in the hopes of taking the nomination from Obama and giving it to a Republican president the next year.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton appointed more than 300 federal judges over the course of their terms.

Athletes told not to wear school clothing while protesting
Last year, some athletes echoed protesters from the community who were frustrated by the death of Alton Sterling. But the key difference here is that Walter Scott in SC - he was shot when he was running away from the officer.

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