Trump pick to be U.S. solicitor general was raised in CNY
00:39, Mar 10, 2017
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
President Donald Trump will nominate Washington lawyer Noel Francisco to be solicitor general, the government's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said on Tuesday.
Before this, Francisco was a partner in the Washington, DC office of law firm Jones Day, where he was the chair of the firm's government regulation practice.
The 47-year-old Francisco, who would be the nation's 47th solicitor general, has been filling the vacancy in that office since being named principal deputy solicitor general in January.
Man removed from flight after argument over blanket price
The flight departed Los Angeles a few hours later. "I thought it was ridiculous", witness Eileen Bernstrom told the news station. The flight was from Las Vegas in Nevada to Hawaii but was diverted to Los Angeles airport because of the passenger's antics.
Francisco's job were both under former US President George W. Bush.
Crafting responses to challenges to federal policies and advising the president and the attorney general, the SG has historically drawn public scrutiny only when personally arguing a high-profile case.
A former law clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Francisco brings with him a wealth of appellate experience.
Eagles win coin toss, now hold No.14 pick in the draft
The Vikings and Colts finished in a tie for draft positioning which resulted in the coin toss at the Combine on Friday. The gift of Bradford will keep on giving next year, when the Eagles will get Minnesota's fourth round selection, too.
Among the luminaries to have held the solicitor general's job were President William Howard Taft; Supreme Court justices Robert Jackson, Thurgood Marshall and Elena Kagan; Archibald Cox, who served as Watergate special prosecutor during Richard Nixon's presidency; Robert Bork, who fired Cox in the 1973 "Saturday Night Massacre" and whose Supreme Court nomination was defeated in 1987; and Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel whose probe almost brought down President Bill Clinton.
Francisco will have to weather that same trial, but there doesn't appear to be much reason for sharp opposition. Last year, he represented former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell, whose conviction on charges of corruption was unanimously overturned. The court in June ruled 8-0 in favor of McDonnell.
In May, Francisco represented religious nonprofits seeking exemption from a provision in ObamaCare that required employers to pay for the contraception coverage. That case was sent back to a lower court in May 2016, in hopes the parties could reach a compromise.
If his nomination succeeds, he will be the first Asian-American confirmed by the Senate to serve as solicitor general. Because of that, don't expect too rough a ride for Francisco, with the exception of some opportunities to hammer the administration over the so-called "travel ban".
Trump has also repeatedly trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement and threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico. GDP for the euro area is expected to expand by 1.6% both this year and next.
Core inflation, which strips out volatile items such as energy and food, stood at a low level of merely 0.9 percent in February. Eurozone inflation last November was still at 0.6%, before rising to 1.1% in December and 1.8% in January.
The woman allegedly turned to the younger son, while the older son managed to struggle free before he was attacked by a dog. He told reporters that the case was "just bad ", before going on to say that "it will rock the community of Australia".
August 25, 2016: Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) reported Q2 earnings of $1.14, missing consensus estimates of $1.45. Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus "Buy" rating on shares of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG).
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addressed Turkish voters at a campaign rally in the Rhineland town of Oberhausen last week. They reportedly received a telephone call from an unknown person who said there was a bomb in the town hall.
Ansip added: "We want to avoid global fragmentation, where people's connections turn patchy when they travel overseas". " Rules developed to tame a 1930s monopoly were imported into the 21st century to regulate the Internet", he argued.
Oil and gas wells, pipelines and other equipment leak a large, but not fully understood, quantity of methane into the atmosphere. Pruitt halted the inquiry and says he'll rethink what information to request from the companies.
Owens, 36, was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, in al Bayda province on January 29. A US official told ABC News that the airstrikes were planned prior to that SEAL mission.
Caterpillar spokeswoman Corrie Scott said in an emailed statement that the company was cooperating with authorities. News of the searches sent Caterpillar shares tumbling more than 4 percent on US stock exchanges within hours.
This is a devastating blow for Nurmagomedov, who many believe is destined to be the UFC lightweight champion. Stephen Thompson for Woodley's welterweight title in a rematch of their UFC 205 bout in 2016.
Buccaneers' Mike Glennon could make $14 million
According to a report from CSN Chicago , the Jets are no longer in the running for the ex-Buccaneers quarterback. The 49ers hold the No. 2-overall pick, one ahead of the Bears in this year's draft.
Twins sisters aged 97 die after falling in freezing cold
Eyewitness News will continue to gather the latest developments in this story throughout the day and tonight on Eyewitness News . Haley was found in the garage. "It was very much a shock to us", said Jean Haley's daughter-in-law, Jessica Haley.
India's largest flag can been seen from Lahore in Pakistan
Pakistan has raised concerns over India's tallest ever flag being as an instrument for "espionage", according toThe Independent. Mr Joshi said in his statement that maintenance contract of the flag is given to a private company for next three years.
Cuomo Announces New York-Israel Commission
New York's principles are built on a rock, they will not change, and the political wind will not change them." he said. Governor Cuomo will tour the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall with Dr.
Midfield the key for Everton's Koeman to unlock Spurs
The in-form striker stole the show once again for Spurs as he netted a brace in a game that had the two top goalscorers on show. Tottenham will be looking for their ninth home win on the trot, which would be a Premier League record.