Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Victoria Clark
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 3:58 PM

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, reports the Washington Post.

Trump pardoned two men from Oregon who were charged with arson in 2016, according to the New York Times. Dwight and Steven Hammond gained national attention when their arrest inspired the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

NATO is expected to formally invite Macedonia to join the organization later this week, reports Reuters. The invitation is contingent upon the nation agreeing to change its name, a move which the Macedonian people have yet to accept.

A federal judge refused to amend a 1997 court settlement that would allow the Trump administration to detain migrant families together for extended periods of time, reports the Wall Street Journal. Seeking an amendment to the Flores settlement was a crucial part of President Trump’s executive order on family separations.

After months of protests, Israel announced it will shut down Keram Shalon, a key commercial crossing along the Gaza border, according to Reuters.

Satellite imaging reveals that Russia is adding to its military bases along the Polish border days before Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, reports Defense One.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Mordechai Kremnitzer and Yuval Shany analyzed a recent Israeli district court ruling on special interrogation methods.

Jacob Hofstetter discussed the Trump administration’s approach to Central American aid.

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