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Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh has explained that the War Powers Clause is not restricted by international law.<br />\n That was in a 2016 decision which considered a challenge to a military commission by Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, who was convicted as the personal assistant to Osama bin Laden.&nbsp;Judge Kavanaugh stood strong against the lawsuit, as the entire Court of Appeals should have.<br />\n In another case that began in 2007, Judge Kavanaugh dissented from a decision that gave illegal aliens the same rights as American workers in forming unions for collective bargaining. 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Trump cements legacy with SCOTUS pick

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT: July 10, 2018

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