Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, is asking that Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings be postponed. Click here to read her letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy and Ranking Republican Member Jeff Sessions. Click here for the exclusive story from U.S. News & World Report.
MEMORANDUM TO: [Undisclosed Parties] FROM: Americans United for Life Legal Team DATE: May 24, 2010 RE: Elena Kagan File: Summary of File May 10 – 21 Backgrounder: Beginning today, we will recap our weekly memos each Monday. Today’s file document, however, is a summary of our memos from the past two weeks (May 10th through […]
MEMORANDUM TO: [Undisclosed Parties] FROM: Americans United for Life Legal Team DATE: May 21, 2010 RE: Constitutional law or International law? BACKGROUNDER: During her Senate confirmation hearings last year to become U.S. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan was asked her view of the role of foreign law in statutory interpretation. Kagan responded: “At least some members […]
MEMORANDUM TO: Interested Parties From: AUL Legal Team Date: May 20, 2010 Re: Kagan’s Judicial Hero Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan calls Aharon Barak her “judicial hero.” Aharon Barak retired from the Supreme Court of Israel in 2006, the same year he published The Judge in a Democracy, outlining his personal judicial philosophy. Across the […]
MEMORANDUM TO: Interested Parties FROM: AUL Legal Team DATE: May 19, 2010 RE: Thurgood Marshall on Abortion: All Restrictions Constitutionally Impermissible? Since Elena Kagan has never served as a judge, it is important to review her jurisprudential influences and mentors. Elena Kagan has expressed a deep affection for the Supreme Court Justice she clerked for, […]
St. Thomas More Lecture Series sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (Potomac Council) and the Catholic Information Center (CIC) “Health Care Reform: Next Steps for the Pro-Life Movement” by William L. Saunders, Jr., J.D. Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, Americans United for Life Time: May 19, 2010 (Wednesday), following the 12:05 Mass 12:45 p.m. […]
by AUL Legal Staff In 1988, the Supreme Court, in its landmark decision in Bowen v. Kendrick, reaffirmed the important constitutional principle of equal access of religious organizations in government-funded social welfare programs. At issue in Kendrick was the constitutionality of the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA), which Congress had enacted in 1981, and reauthorized […]
MEMORANDUM TO: [Undisclosed Parties] FROM: Americans United for Life Legal Team DATE: May 18, 2010 RE: Kagan to President Clinton: Partial-birth abortion ban unconstitutional; nonetheless, support “compromise” for political gain In 1997, while serving as an associate White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton, Elena Kagan advised the President on HR 1122, a bill to […]
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MEMORANDUM TO: [Undisclosed Parties] FROM: Americans United for Life Legal Team DATE: May 17, 2010 RE: Senator Boxer Agrees with Americans United for Life: Kagan is Pro-Abortion Backgrounder: This past Tuesday, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a staunch abortion advocate, voiced support for Kagan- “I have no reason to think anything else except that [Kagan] would […]
By Daniel McConchie Today, on the last day of Missouri’s legislative session, the legislature passed a combo opt-out/informed consent bill that now goes to Governor Jay Nixon for his consideration. SB 793 makes Missouri the fifth state to vote to opt-out of the abortion requirements in the federal health care reform law. Additionally, it expands […]
Washington, DC – Today, Americans United for Life (AUL) was victorious in the passage of SB 793, a Missouri bill which will prohibit insurance plans participating in new state health insurance exchanges from providing abortion coverage. The bill also enhances the state’s existing informed consent law to ensure that women receive essential information about health […]
Daniel McConchie, Vice President of Government Affairs for AUL, is speaking at a Lake County Right to Life forum on stem cell research this Saturday, May 15. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon CDT at the Village of Beach Park Community Room on the lower level of 11270 Wadsworth Rd in […]
MEMORANDUM TO: [Undisclosed Parties] FROM: Americans United for Life Legal Team DATE: May 14, 2010 RE: Elena Kagan: Federal Funding for Religious Organizations that Serve Those in Need – “Off Limits”? Backgrounder While serving as a clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court in October 1987, Elena Kagan wrote a memo […]
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“President Obama’s executive order on taxpayer-funded abortion has always been a smokescreen. Now, the Secretary Sebelius letter demonstrates that the Administration has no intention of implementing the EO. We appreciate Leader Boehner’s effort today to raise the issue. That’s why we are working with 29 states to advance opt-out legislation.” – Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President […]