Liberty Rising Brief: Biden’s Supreme Court Picks

Liberty Rising Brief: Biden’s Supreme Court Picks

“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” – George Washington

THE DAY AT A GLANCE:

President Biden is on the hunt for his Supreme Court nominee. Presidential insiders have reported that the president is currently interviewing his top picks. 

After Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement, Biden pledged to nominate the first black woman to the court. 

Earlier this month, he released his top four candidates, including Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Leondra Kruger, a Justice on the California Supreme Court; and Judge Julianna Michele Childs, a federal judge from South Carolina.

Reports suggest Biden will announce his nominee by the end of the month before his State of the Union address on March 1. 

With dreams of conservative judges, we look toward former President Trump. He was greeted by a crowd of supports at the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach Monday morning in celebration of President’s Day.

The former president launched Truth Social, a new social media platform seeking to compete with Big Tech. 

On its first day on the market, Truth Social reached #1 on the App Store and over 150,000 users are reportedly on the waitlist. 

Over in , tensions are still high among lawmakers and protestors. Prime Minister is under intense scrutiny for his decision to invoke the Emergencies Act

In the clip below, Candice Bergin, a member of his political opposition, took shots at his disregard for civil liberties. 

In an interview with CBC, the mayor of Ottawa said he wants the city to sell the trucks confiscated during the Freedom Convoy. Canada is using force to quell protests, including stun grenades, pepper spray, and police on horseback which have trampled crowds. Furthermore, truckers are having their bank accounts frozen. 

A light in all of the darkness shines as Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifts the remaining Covid-19 policies in England. While many Americans have refused to comply with mandates and restrictions for the last year, the changes in England are likely to travel to the states. 

A change in the corporate status quo may translate to the disappearance of vaccine mandates in the workplace, and mask mandates in classrooms. 

In other international news, the US is nearing a return to the Iran Nuclear Deal, with a few changes. 

The Wall Street Journal reported, 

An agreement would set out the steps Iran and the U.S. must take to return to compliance with the 2015 deal, which imposed tight but temporary limits on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for suspending international sanctions. The U.S. pulled out of the deal in May 2018 and reimposed sweeping sanctions on Iran, which brought most international trade with Iran to a standstill.

According to White House insiders, the administration’s objective is to put Iran on the back burner in order to focus on and China.

As Russia advances into , the US is bracing for human rights abuses, sanctions, and more. The UN has reported that Russia has created a hit list of Ukrainians to kill or send to camps upon invasion. 

Yesterday, Putin ordered forces into rebel regions in Eastern Ukraine after recognizing their independence. 

Stay tuned for exclusive national security coverage from ALN. 

Celebrating Liberty: 

Happy 290th birthday to George Washington! 

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