Required Reading – July 20 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Beavers: GOP votes down Dem motion to subpoena interpreter from Trump, Putin meeting

“Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday rejected a motion to subpoena the interpreter present at President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent private meeting. The motion was offered by Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence panel.”

Read more at The Hill.

Greenhouse: A Kavanaugh Signal on Abortion?

“We can’t be sure what the substitution of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy means for the Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence. But we can take a page from history to make an educated guess. Two pages, actually. Let’s set two judicial opinions on the subject of abortion side by side to see what they tell us. One, less than a year old, is by the current Supreme Court nominee. The other was written by another appeals court judge, Samuel A. Alito Jr., 15 years before he became a Supreme Court justice. The Kavanaugh opinion may suggest what lies ahead if he is confirmed. Justice Alito’s opinion told us in no uncertain words.”

Read more at the NY Times.

Cleveland: Fifth Circuit Smacks Down Abortion Chain’s Attempt To Snag Catholic Bishops’ Emails

“The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling on a Texas case related to fetal cremation laws on Sunday, putting a check on the power of the state to probe the internal discussions of religious groups. The court ruled in a 2-1 decision that the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) does not have to hand over internal communications to Whole Woman’s Health, a Texas-based abortion chain. Whole Woman’s Health is suing Texas over a law requiring embryonic and fetal tissue be buried or cremated, claiming it violates the Constitution by placing an undue burden on women seeking an abortion. The court’s decision came on the eve of the trial.”

Read more at The Federalist.

Binder: Abolishing ICE Would Free 1.4M Criminal Illegal Aliens, Triple Population of Miami

“Analysis conducted by Breitbart News reveals that had ICE  been eliminated five years ago, there would have been about 1,406,051 criminal illegal aliens released into the American public rather than being arrested and deported.”

Read more at Breitbart.

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