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"judge garland" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"To visit already with a judge Garland and talked with him about some of these issues. And he understands the frustration that the American people have with e agree. GIs nature of Big tech. It's morning Talk with Martha Zoller and that was Senator Marshall Blackburn. And she is joining us right now. Center Blackburn welcome back to the program. Thank you. It's good to be with you. And thanks for putting the focus on free seats. That's right. I know you're going to be. Are you heading down to Orlando already? Are you going to be speaking at seeming dough? Adi, I am in DC We have vote today in the Senate, and then I will head down. Orlando and so looking forward to being at CPAC tomorrow and speaking about free speech and pushing back on Dick Tech and Big China and big media and spending some time with self willed conservative. You know, I saw a story today about two young women at the University of Chicago who are Starting a newspaper for conservatives, and they got written up in the Wall Street Journal. They they've been on Fox News and it is so encouraging me to me because on a college campus where we should have the most free speech, you should be able to sit in any classroom and discuss ideas without People running screaming from the room. You should be able to discuss things, but they have said that they've been well received, but at the same time, there's a lot of people that want to shut them down. Well, we see that happened regularly and it's why we have to have reforms to section 2 30 Preserve those section two started safe harbors and protections. Or new entrance into the marketplace, but take those protections away from big pet. It's wine, my proposal to change that language and revamped those provisions of the Communications Decency Act or so vitally important, and Marcia. Actually, we've broadened our efforts, including my privacy bill. Which has been the only bipartisan privacy measure and also the old data security bill that I have I call it the virtual you protection agenda. Well, it needs to be done. And you and I talked about this before the the documentary on Netflix called the social Dilemma. Where it it kind of highlights, not only social media, but what You know Google searches and things like that. What people know about you? How? How I'm shopping on a website to replace the bedroom furniture in my house. And the next side I go to that has nothing to relate it to has an ad that pops up for the stuff that I've just looked at. I you know, you know, I used to think it was kind of cool. Now. I think it's really creepy. Exactly rock, and that is why we have to have a privacy bill where you would have the ability to up end and then they could not share your data. They could not doubt a mind you they could not share it with the third party. Unless you give them explicit consent. That is how you reshaped this marketplace because all of these big tech firms are paid for the number of eyeballs and when they go and And, um, fill your information. It is more valuable, the more eyeballs that are coming to their site every hour. The more valuable that data is to advertisers, and it allows advertisers to micro target. But I would just say consumer beware if there is a service online that you were using, and that services free gets what you are the product. So you're going to see pack and I've been there for a number of years. I was ill and November and I haven't been cleared to fly yet. So next month, I can start flying again and I'm I'm very excited about that. Being able to get out and do some things, but CPAC, of course, is a gathering of conservatives. Is the Republican Party big enough? To go from Liz Cheney to Marjorie Taylor Greene. I think the Republican Party is a big enough and strong enough to say, Look, we have conservatives that are all a part of this party people that believe in the fundamentals of conservatism that believe in a decentralized form of government, a strong national defense, making certain that there is equal opportunity and equal. Justice believe in the Constitution. Those are the things that bind us. They are the ties that bind us and Martha. I'm really think that yes, indeed, our party is able To span a wide group of individuals who are so given to our constitution to the rule of law to opportunity, equal opportunity for all individuals. Well and and I'm glad to hear you say that because I'm I personally believe their issues like education and health care that are issues that we can reach across the aisle. Not only be a big tent Republican party, but I don't care if you're Democrat Mom or Republican. Mom, you want your kid back in school? I don't care if you're Democrat Mom or Republican Mom. You're nervous about health care and age of Cove. It and the Republicans message if they would do a better job in communicating it. I wish every Republican was like you, Marshall. We're you clearly communicate things. But we need to communicate issues because people don't want to hear the name calling. What they want to hear is what is your stance on the issues? Well, and I want to know what you are going to do to better their life to better opportunities for their Children. And Martha. You and I have talked to that. And I wrote about it in my book that came out last fall, the history of conservative them. Where we draw our principles of federalism. How we go back into the Judeo Christian ethic. How we look at philosophy that we brought from Greece and our rule of law from Rome and our form of government. Run from the from the British. How we established our founding documents based on all of that, and it is up to us today. You look at those writings of Edmund Burke tow look at those writings of Russell Kirk and to say this is how we apply this to the situations that we face today. Absolutely. I appreciate so much. You being with us today, Senator Marsha Blackburn. I look forward to seeing you in person soon. Absolutely. Take care. Bye bye. Now. Thank you. We're gonna take a break right now. When we come back, we're gonna just talk for a couple of minutes to mesh lap who is the executive director of the American Conservative Union and kind of hit hot show over CPAC will be back..
Garland tells senators his first priority will be prosecuting Capitol insurrection
"On the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings, President Biden's nominee for attorney general pledged to repair the relationship between the Justice Department and the White House. MPR's Windsor Johnston reports, Judge Merrick Garland spent a lot of time addressing the deadly insurrection at the U. S. Capitol Building. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee Judge Garland called the attack on the Capitol heinous and something he had never expected to see in his lifetime. Harlan said. If confirmed, he would work closely with prosecutors to bring those responsible to justice. Democrats on the committee urged Garland not to rule out investigation of thunders organizer's or aiders and abettors, who were not present at the Capitol on
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
Merrick Garland vows independence as attorney general at Senate hearing
"On Capitol Hill, President Biden's nominee for attorney general, pledged to re establish the boundaries between the Justice Department and the White House as NPR's winter, Johnson tells us during his Senate confirmation hearing this afternoon, Judge Merrick Garland spent a lot of time addressing the deadly insurrection at the U. S Capitol building last month. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee Judge Garland called the attack on the Capitol heinous and something he had never expected to see in his lifetime, Garland said, If confirmed, he would work closely with prosecutors to bring those responsible to justice. Democrats on the committee urged Garland not to rule out investigation of funders, organizer's or aiders and abettors, who were not present at the Capitol on January 6th MPR's Windsor Johnston. If confirmed by the Senate, Garland will inherit a department rife with political drama and controversial decisions. He's Widely expected to receive bipartisan support for the attorney
Merrick Garland pledges to pursue equal justice if confirmed as attorney general
"Confirmation hearings for President Biden's nominee for attorney general are underway this hour on Capitol Hill. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. Judge Merrick Garland Open his testimony by Pledging to restore integrity within the Justice Department after years of turmoil. In his opening statement, Judge Garland stress that the role of the attorney general is to serve the rule of law and to ensure equal justice under the law. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Garland also pledged to combat the resurgence of domestic terrorism and hate crimes. We must do everything in the power of the Justice Department to prevent This kind of interference with the policies of American Democratic institutions, and I plan to do everything in my power to ensure that we are protected, Arlen says. If confirmed, he would supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the capital building on January 6th, calling the riot a heinous attack. Windsor
Merrick Garland Confirmation Hearing For AG
"But today is all about Merrick Garland. He'll appear before the Senate to take questions from lawmakers for the position of attorney general. Most people know Merrick Garland's name because of something that didn't happen. Garland never got a hearing after President Obama nominated him to serve on the Supreme Court five years ago. Here's NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Merrick Garland has devoted nearly 45 years to the law. But he didn't start out that way is, he told Professor Martha Minnow at Harvard Law School in 2016. Why don't you go to law school in the first place? Chemistry, well chemistry and math. Garland had planned to become a doctor. He wanted to help people one on one, but his collision with the hard sciences spun him toward the law, where he's looked for that sort of direct connection ever since. In the mid 19 eighties. At his law firm in Washington, Garland became a rising star. He made time for a young college graduate who worked in the copy center to Randy Thompson says Garland reviewed one of his papers, photocopied it and rearrange the paragraphs. That was the beginning of In essence and becoming a riding coach. For me, it was just extraordinary experience and became my coach. Eventually, my mentor and 30 something years later, a friend. Eventually Garland Road, MMA reference for law school and has kept in touch ever since, Thompson says garlands Still a little old school still humble, still looking to help. The only thing that really has changed about him, And I guess me as well is the color of hair. I don't know, well respected judge as attorney general. Help get the department under the quagmire of partisan politics that many people think it devolved to under President Trump and Attorney General Bar That's Georgetown law professor Paul Butler. He says the DOJ has been reeling from political scandals and racing to confront the threat from homegrown extremists. Merrick Garland has faced both before. After clerking on the Supreme Court. Garland took a job as an advisor in President Jimmy Carter's Justice Department. In those years after Watergate, DOJ struggled to separate partisan influence from law enforcement and establish new boundaries for the FBI. Garland also played a bit part in some of the biggest investigations of that era from political corruption to national security that Garland says later turned into hit movies. American Hustle about the Abscam case. Argo about the ex filtration of hostages in Iran and the most important the miracle on ice. Which was about the Lake Placid Olympics, where I did work on the security for the Olympics By the 19 nineties, Garland was prosecuting a violent gang that terrorized people in a public housing project. And helping build a case against DC's mayor Marion Barry. On drug charges Back inside Justice Department headquarters, Garland became the man to see for the hardest problems. The car bomb exploded outside of a large federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, Garland would soon travel to the site of the most deadly domestic terror plot in American history. 168 people died in that bombing in Oklahoma. Former deputy Attorney General Jamie Go Relic remembers watching that day with Garland by her side, he basically said while watching Children being pulled out of the wreckage. That he had to go. He really wanted to go. We both had young Children at the time and What we saw on those screens was so affecting. Garland oversaw the search warrants protected the chain of evidence and insisted that reporters have access to court proceedings. We wanted somebody Who could make sure that the investigation was done by the book. And that any indictment was bulletproof. Prosecutors later convicted Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for their role in that bombing. Former prosecutor Beth Wilkinson says Garland played an important role in other confrontations with extremists in those years, including a standoff with the heavily armed Montana free Men. One of the examples I can think of is sometimes and there were these stand downs where there would be, you know, arrest warrants for someone, or there would be some kind of controversy between people who were challenging the federal government. America's first instinct wasn't to go in and arrest everyone. It was to try and along with the FBI to see if there's a dispute could be resolved. Wilkinson says. The FBI went on to arrest those men later. She credited garlands, quick thinking and cool head that may have prevented a tragic outcome. Just about the only criticism Garland's nomination has drawn is in the area of civil rights. Garland is a moderate, so I don't see him as the bold and visionary leader or racial justice that some people were hoping for again. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler that he's not an ideologue is both discerning for people who want an attorney general. To meet this moment of national reckoning inspired by the movement for Black lives and the killing of George Floyd Butler says he thinks girls just from the White House long time civil rights advocate Wade Henderson says Garland is up to the task. But Henderson says it's a big one. The next attorney general, for example, has to do everything In his or her power to fight for voting rights. Police reform Criminal justice reform and LGBT Q equality. For the past 23 years, Garland has been a federal appeals court judge in that role, he doesn't have much of a chance to share his personal views. Carolyn Lerner, the chief mediator at the courthouse, says Garland took an early, an important lead to update policies that protect workers from sexual harassment and other misconduct. I think it's very clear that Judge Garland cares a lot about these issues, and he really wants employees to be happy and comfortable in the workplace, and when he was chief judge, he took his responsibility. To these employees very seriously, she says. Garland wants to continue another of his projects at the Justice Department tutoring sessions with a young public school student. This year. The judge is working with an 11 year old boy and his twin sister. Your mom is Andrea Tucker. He makes this so interactive for them and so much fun and they can't get enough of it. It's the kind of public service that Garland has always wanted to
"judge garland" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"You about a sharp increase in attacks on the subways and bus isn't recent weeks and the empty A is now asking the city form or cops on patrol. Here's our 10. 10 wins reporter Roger Stern. Interim Transit President Sarah Feinberg reportedly wrote to the mayor this week asking for additional officers to ride with passengers. The New York Post quotes Feinberg in the letter, explaining that in a best case, this provides a measure of deterrence but failing that it helps ensure us swifter response. Joseph from a story A says the additional cops are needed. Times are bad and people looking to take advantage of people who are still working, I guess, but Carlos from Harlem, says Extra officers would just hassle riders with fines and arrests is really is pointless. Rogers star in 10 10 wins at the Times Square subway station that another problem in the trains interim transit boss Sarah Feinberg is warning of a growing safety problem. Used discarded needles showing up on the tracks. It seems that there's a growing number of assaults involving the mentally ill and a number of suicides and attempted suicides find Bruce hoping that city social workers can be able to respond to 311 calls from the Subway City, Hall says it's Reviewing a letter that Feinberg sent them. President elect Joe Biden has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to be his attorney general, while introducing Judge Garland Biden. Look directly at him to say your loyalty is not to me. To the law. Constitution. People of this nation by did not mentioning Trump by name there, but alluding to the relationship between Trump and the Justice Department under former Attorney General William Barr. Biden delivered high praise for Garland, who said that his nomination is a calling. I am honored. And eager to answer Mark Rimmel are there and the president elect today will introduce other key nominees of his incoming administration, including those on his economic and jobs team. Meantime, more resignations in the Trump administration as the president releases a video admitting defeat will have all the latest for you on the aftermath of the Capitol Hill siege Coming up at 8 40 up next on tension wins an update on the Ellen Show Wednesdays. Hey, it's daddy steal, Join me for a sip and a chat with some fascinating.
"judge garland" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Saris, Kobe to one non porous surfaces uses directed President elect Biden announcing Thursday he'll appoint federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland to be his attorney general, such a long and distinguished career. That's Garland has earned the praise and admiration of members of bench and bar. Politicians of both parties. Judge Garland was nominated to the U. S. Supreme Court by former President Obama but never received a Senate hearing or a confirmation vote. President also all choosing Boston's mayor, Marty Walz, to be his Labor secretary, and is expected to nominate Rhode Island's governor Gina Rowe, Mondo as Commerce secretary. Georgia's Senator Kelly Leffler, conceding defeat in Tuesday's runoff election called Reverend War not to congratulate him and to wish him well and serving this great state. While my heart breaks at not being able to continue to serve Georgia in America, I'm tremendously proud of all we achieved together. Warnock and fellow Democrat John also will be sworn into the Senate after the state of Georgia. Certifies the election results. A growing number of Democrats calling for the resignation of US representative Mary Miller of Illinois and nearly sworn in Republican who quoted Adolf Hitler to rally outside the capital this week. A spokesman for representative Miller says the quotes were taken out of context. Boeing will pay $2.5 million to settle a Justice Department investigation, admitting that federal regulators were misled about the safety of the Boeing 7 37 Max aircraft. Which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. The settlement includes money for the crash, Victimsfamilies airline customers and a fine but will safety investigators say the pilot of a skydiving plane that crashed in 2019 in Hawaii, killing all 11, people on board had not received training to become a competent pilot. Crash occurred in June of 2019 on the north shore of one who the plane banked sharply before plunging to the ground shortly after takeoff with 10 skydivers on board of Jack Kelly. This'd Fox News I'm Joe Adams. I'm a pharmacist. I'm also apparent that knows the pain of losing their child to an opiate overdose. We lose. 64,000 lives a year due to this epidemic. No one is immune from this. Yes, I attained what I viewed as the highest level that I could reach within my profession. And yes, it happened to my family..
"judge garland" Discussed on 600 WREC
"President she like to Biden announcing Thursday he'll appoint federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland to be his attorney general, such a long and distinguished career. That's Garland has earned the praise and admiration of members of bench and bar. Politicians of both parties. Judge Garland was nominated to the U. S. Supreme Court by former President Obama but never received a Senate hearing or a confirmation vote. President also old choosing Boston's mayor, Marty Walz, to be his labor secretary, and is expected to nominate Rhode Island's governor, Gina Rowe. Mondo is Commerce secretary. George's Senator Kelly Leffler, conceding defeat in Tuesday's runoff election. I called Reverend War not to congratulate him and to wish him well and serving this great state. While my heart breaks at not being able to continue to serve Georgia in America, I'm tremendously proud of all we achieved together. Warnock and fellow Democrat John also if will be sworn into the Senate after the state of Georgia. Certifies the election results growing number of Democrats calling for the resignation of US representative Mary Miller of Illinois and nearly sworn in Republican who quoted Adolf Hitler to rally outside the capital this week. Spokesman for representative Miller says the quotes were taken out of context. Boeing will pay $2.5 million to settle a Justice Department investigation, admitting that federal regulators were misled about the safety of the Boeing 7 37 Max Aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. The settlement includes money for the crash Victimsfamilies airline customers and of fine But we'll safety investigators say the pilot of a skydiving plane that crashed in 2019 in Hawaii, killing all 11 people on board had not received training to become a competent pilot. The crash occurred in June of 2019 on the north shore of Wahoo plane banked sharply before plunging to the ground shortly after takeoff with 10 Sky.
"judge garland" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is Bloomberg Law With Joon Grasso from Bloomberg Radio today. President elect Joe Biden announced his pick to be attorney General Judge Merrick Garland, the highly regarded federal judge who did not get a hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court during the Obama administration. Joining me Is David posing a professor Columbia law school. Is Garland a good choice for attorney general. I think he's an excellent choice if anyone is going to restore Have confidence in the institution. I would think you'd be someone respected across the aisle like Judge Garland, who's also had a long history with department and it's well known and Revered by many in the building. He has a reputation as being something of a centrist, and sometimes liberals have been disappointed with his decisions on the court. He has Republicans support. Is this the time for a centrist in what we're facing in this country? I think His centrism, to some extent, was a function of his job as a judge. As a judge, he was a minimalist. He really didn't want to issue broad, aggressive rulings, and he saw it as his job as a judge. Stick to the letter of the law closely. In the Justice Department. I think he will likewise bring the same integrity and legal care. But The key statutes that he's charged with enforcing, really envisioned a robust Justice Department role that is withered in recent years, So I'm thinking of areas like civil rights and voting rights were enforcement has been negligible. I think it's entirely consistent with being a By the books, Legal ist too aggressively enforce laws in those areas and thereby, you know, kind of reclaim some of the progressive editions of the department. I think progressive should take some heart from the fact that Although he was careful and minimalist judge, I don't think that's gone commitment to voting rights or civil rights has ever been in doubt. And as attorney general, he will be charged with enforcing quite broad statutes on the books from the civil rights era in both of those areas, and I think it will therefore be entirely consistent with his commitment to rule of law and kind of careful legal craft to be a bold attorney general. The civil rights and voting rights areas. The Justice Department as you referred to has been under a kind of assault from within the last four years, it's been politicized and morale is low. What can he do to bring the Justice Department back to what it Wasat least I'm sure there are many small moves to be made within different units of DOJ toe right the ship, but at a high level of generality. I think he can lead by example. He's very committed to process norms. He's a real institutionalist, and he knows deeply the longest in ignorance of the Justice Department. Including one involving insulation from White House control to once about how tow conduct a proper investigation to norms about how to pursue enforcement of voting rights laws. In short, Judge Garland will attorney General Garland will be a consummate professional and institutionalist in the way he pursues everything he does at the O. J. He will see it as a key part of his task. Rebuilding, not just the morale but the norms of institution that have long structured how the Justice Department understands itself insurance, its independence and the integrity and professionalism of its work, and he embodied those kinds of legal processes as a judge, and I'll do the same as attorney general. A lot of that work will necessarily be visible to the outside world. Which will focus on enforcement actions. He brings lawsuit in which the just department plays a role. But I expect him to be to be doing crucial work inside the building in ways that will that will just make the department more effective in the future. One of the big questions is whether or not the Justice Department will move forward with prosecuting President Trump in light of the riots yesterday. That question seems even more important to answer. I really don't know that can predict all I can say is that Judge Garland cut his teeth as a prosecutor, in part in the area of domestic terrorism? Which is sadly relevant again. He famously led the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing led to Timothy McRae's arresting conviction, so he does have experience in that area that it's relevant here. As for President Trump himself. All I can say with confidence is that as attorney general Judge Garland would want to make sure that He did everything by the book, and so he would not want to do anything that could be perceived as political in the way he decides, whether to and how to investigate President Trump, who would be assigned to that work. How they would be insulated from White House control. He would be, you know, the consummate nonpartisan professional. That's all I can say. With confidence on a personal note, you clerked for him. What was it like to work with him? It was a wonderful boss. Very self sufficient at the judge. One had the sense he didn't really need corks. But he was exquisitely careful. And it's approached every case and just two little points that may speak to have phobias. Attorney General One is that even though we had a small chambers, just fork And everything that was said in Chambers was confidential among us Still, Judge Garland had a rule that you could not talk politics around him. He just did not want to be in any way a part of something that could be perceived as political so that he was doing that in chambers, I think really speaks to the kind of staunch legal is key is that's Professor David posing of Columbia Law School. Coming up. We'll take a look at the election landscape. This is Bloomberg. 15 minutes could save you 15%.
"judge garland" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"8 15 President elect Jill Biden says the beat goes on moving ahead today with plans to get his administration started officially introducing appeals court Judge Merrick Garland as his pick for a G, Uh very emotional judge Garland attorney general at this critical time. Lead the more than 113,000 dedicated men and women who work in the department to ensure the rule of law. Is a calling. I am honored. And eager to answer Mr Biden, saying his nominees will restore the independence of the department. So it serves the interests of the people and not the president of jab it, President Trump and running criticisms. That former Attorney General William Barr did Trump's bidding. Oh, that was quick to blast you announcing yesterday that NYPD officers will start getting their covert shots today. In fact, the P B a saddle Happy day. What took you so long? Who they demanded the governor, Cuomo says Not today. Here's Julia Papa with the details. Mayor De Blasio wants the elderly and law enforcement to get the vaccine. But he says his hands are tied. I got a huge number of folks over 75 who would show up right now, if we would allow do it. State won't allow. I got a bunch of police officers already right now. State won't allow correction Officers State won't allow it. Go down the list. Governor, Cuomo says. These are not people in the first phase health care worker group, but his honor says these are people available for available inoculations. He's preparing hubs in each borough that will open 24 7 starting on Saturday. We'll have the ability for people to sign up for the new mega sites that'll open Sunday, the first two mega sites open in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Juliet, Papa 10 10 wins news. Yeah, but the police unions are asking what kind of haircut is that? Mr Governor, saying the fire department he empties and hospital workers are getting shot, saying we respond to medical emergencies to we end up at the hospitals, the interview crime victims. What gives Over now, they'll all have to wait for the next round of vaccinations even as cops in New Jersey received their first rounds starting today. The ballpark. The Mets pulled off their first major move in the Steve Cohen era, and it's a seismic trade you about this? Check it out. Cleveland traded four time All Star shortstop Francisco Lynn Door and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the amazing to day In exchange and filled his Andre Jimenez. I'm Ed Rozario righty, Josh, Walt Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Green all headed off the Cleveland now. Colin bought the Mets at the end of last year. November weather Says he'll open his wallet a little bit more Lindores, one of baseball's best all around players, this guy hits he runs he catches who probably even serve peanuts up in the stands if you wanted him to. It's also been the face of the Cleveland franchise and one of his most popular athletes. They're hoping he'll spread the live out at Citi Field when he gets here. Wins news time 18 sitting down..
"judge garland" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"With in closed rooms, I guarantee you that This's an outstanding person. I'm using my fourth term. And you know if you look at it that if you put the shoe on the other foot if they had this, they would do it 100%. So there's been 29 times when this has happened all 29 times. A president has done exactly what I've done. Just shoot the voters point out. Just say that in 2016. You were on another show, actually, another morning show and you were asked whether President Obama should nominate a Supreme Court justice merit. Garland and you said, I think the Senate should wait until the next president and let the president know that was eight months before the election. This is three weeks before respect, By the way, you changed your position on this. I have a lot of respect for Judge Garland. I want to tell you that, but I'll tell you that the whole ball game changed when I saw the way they treated Justice Cavanaugh, right. So that was last night on NBC talking about Amy Cockney Barrett. You may wonder. Did Joe Biden watch much? Of these confirmation hearings this week. Here's what he told ABC and George Stephanopoulos. I was on the road most time during these hearings, so I didn't hear many of them. I just got the recaps when I get back, you know, being getting late at night from been going around the country, Florida and anyway. And but my reading online what the what the judge said was, she didn't answer very many questions at all. And I don't even think she has laid out much of a judicial philosophy in terms of the basis upon which he thinks are there under numerator rights in the Constitution and less so number one. I think there's red great reason to be concerned for the LGBT community something I fought very hard for for a long time to make sure there's a quality across the board number two. I think that Also healthcare overall is very much in jeopardy as a consequence of the president's going to go directly after this election directly to the Supreme Court within a month. To try to get Obama care wiped out after we've already 10 million people already lost their insurance from their employer and once and a 20 million people out of the system as well plus 100 million people with pre existing conditions. There's a lot of steak. I don't think it's appropriate. I think the Constitution implies there's no provision in the constitution. My problem is I made a mistake teaching constitutional law for 21 years. And the separation of powers Constitution implies that way. The people have a right to determine who's going to be on the court is how they vote for their senators and their president..
"judge garland" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Joe Biden was talking about the Amy Cockney Barrett confirmation sessions. And he says that basically This is packing the Supreme Court. Now I'm gonna play you some audio here of what Joe Biden said yesterday compared to what he said. Just four years ago. Court packing going on right now Going out with Republican court Now what they're doing Implicit in the Constitution is That the Senate will act on his constitutional responsibility of give US advice and consent, in my view, are required to give the nominee hearing and a vote. So yesterday was not constitutional, which it completely is and four years ago. Hell yes, Constitutional. Let's dance, baby. Let's go. What was his point about Republicans packing the court? Well, he thinks the Republicans pushing through their Supreme Court. Nominee in an election year is, in essence, a way of packing the court. They're filling vacancies. When you talk about packing the core packing the court is act, adding extra Supreme Court justices more than nine Trump's just filling vacancies. This is his third one. So packing going, That's the dumbest argument I'd literally ever heard. But Joe Biden are the Republicans of roads are packing their vacancies. You want to radically change the landscape of the dynamic of the Supreme Court by adding your own leftist liberal judges, adding more, making it more than nine That that's wow. Does anybody stupid enough to believe that order agree with that? Well, after all in agreement here that Joe Biden seemed to of to put it nicely lost a little zip on his fastball. When it comes to his mental capabilities, Why don't we check in with some other high ranking Democrats? So far, most Senate Republicans have refused to even meet with Judge Garland. Which means they've also refused to do their job and hold a hearing on his nomination. This is an abdication of the Senate's responsibility. We hope the saner heads in the Republican Party. Will prevail on Chuck Grassley and on Mitch McConnell to do their job. This's someone of great.
"judge garland" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I had not done the research myself. My understanding of the of the statistics was that they're neither side could claim precedent that this was a decision that was the political branches to make, and I didn't say which way they should go. I simply said it was the Senate's call. I didn't advocate publicly support the blockade of justice Judge Garland's nomination as you're suggesting. You are. Someone suggested you said it was a lateral. I would be a lateral move. I. What I was suggesting is that it was unsurprising that they're wass resistance as a political matter to that nomination because it would change the balance of the court. That's it. I was surprised. Resistance interpretation so many At that time, Republican members of the judiciary competitive would stated publicly. Before the vacancy that America would be a good person to have won the court and somebody could appeal to both. Determinants grows in moderate, but I have full respect for Judge Garland. Right? I'm sorry, Mrs First part are they right? To say. Could you repeat the question? No, it's not a question. I was just saying that we have been members of our UH, committee number of Republicans who prior to the vacancy. I've been saying be a good person for President Obama nominated because he could appeal to modern areas. Conservatives liberals And the response was well. We can have a we can have a normal may confirm. My one party's in control. Of the Senate. Nominated by the president of another party. I'd point out I was here when Democrats controlled to send it. Canned. Riser, Reagan nominated and Kennedy and in an election year Democrat. Intoned them, but Not another area. Three judge panel of the seventh Circuit struck down three divisions of an Indian law. He's sticking reproductive rights. State of Indiana requested among you are just one of the provisions. Fetal tissue. This position provisions. Passport whether review the case leaving attacked a panel. Decision. Strike down the law. You've joined Judge just broken his descent. But then the descent now it's way to address a separate provisions, not before the court a so called reason. Your descent. Called a eugenic statue. Um Judge Barry Tissue before your court was a narrow one. That you limit your You sent to the one issue. The state of Indiana was asking you to review so we dissenters from that denial every hearing on bank First of all dissented, as you say on the fetal remains disposition portion, which the Supreme Court wound up summarily reversing the panel. On the eugenics portion of the bill is true that the state of Indiana did not seek on bank rehearing on that, but we had many other states enter the case as a Mickey urging us to take that claim up. And what Judge Easter Brooks descent did was explained why he actually thought it was an open question, but one best left to the Supreme Court and we didn't reach any conclusion with respect to it. Well, and you're whatever positioning truck would not have changed. The decision of the Out of the court. Now. In 2006 you you sign an open letter is published in the South. In tribute, you on one side advertisement describes the like of seeing Roe vs Wade is prepared. On the other side. Would you sign to say that you oppose abortion debate? Depends. Right to life from fertilization, Natural death. And I have certain devoted person judges take that position. Probable not mentioned in the letter. The organization led the effort. Believes that in vitro fertilization idea Is equivalent to manslaughter. And should be prosecuted. Do you agree with them? That IVF is tantamount to manslaughter. Senator. The statement that I signed, as you said, simply said We signed it on the way out of church. It was consistent with the views of my church, and it simply said, we support the right to life from conception to natural death. It took no position on IVF. No, I I understand that and I said I voted for judges and take the same position you do, but I'm asking you to agree with the scene. Shows a county right in life to sponsor the Why that No idea. Is tantamount to man. Senator, I signed the statement that you and I have just discussed and you're right that the Saint Joseph County right to life, ran an ad on the next page. But I didn't Don't even think the IVF you that you're expressing was on that cage. But regardless, I've never expressed a view on it. And for the reasons that I've already stated, I can't take policy positions or express my personal views before the committee because my personal views don't have anything to do with how I would decide cases and I don't want anybody to be unclear about that. Let me talk about some of the positions you have taken before you became a judge. You were paid by the alliance Defending Freedom Radiator for fire electors. You gave them my originalism at the Blackstone Legal Now. You call something being asked about some of their controversies. Where you where Of 80 s decades on effort. To re criminalize homosexuality. I am not aware of those efforts. No. Okay. What were the reading materials they had for the program that you lecture to fire several times. Okay? They're back there today. A brief Lawrence versus taxes. Supporting in support of state laws punishing private homosexual activity. The celebrated when India restored law punishing side maybe 10 years. President. I don't Whether you believe that being gay is right or wrong. It is. Irrelevant to me. But my concern is what you do You work with an organization working too. Criminalize. People. For loving a person that they're in love with, so that that's what that's what worried me. Did you know I wasn't sure if you want a minute. Answer that, um, you know My experience with the Blackstone Program, which I spoke was a wonderful one. It gathers, you know, best and brightest Christian lawsuits from around law students from around the country. And as you said, I gave a one hour lecture on originalism. I didn't read all of the material that the students were given to read that had nothing to do with my lecture. I enjoyed teaching the students about what my specialty was, which is constitutional law. And nothing about any of my interactions with anyone involved in the blast own programme wherever indicative of any kind of discrimination on the basis of anything. You know, same sex marriage, for example, mentioned beginning because go certainly legal. My state has been for some time. You feel that should be a crime. Same sex marriage? Yes, Obergefell clearly says that there is a constitutional right to same sex marriage. And you agree with that stare decisis? Well, Senator for the reasons that I've already said I'm not going as justice Kagan put it. Give us some supper. Thumbs down to any particular president. It's president of the Supreme Court. Give same sex couples the right to marry. You mentioned Justice Kate. She was wrong opinion There's not enough to five justices believe A precedent is wrong. Reversing course demands a special justification..
"judge garland" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And they claim the fact that this nomination is occurring at all is illegitimate. Doesn't matter who Judge Verret is that it doesn't matter. What she's done. Doesn't matter. Her record doesn't matter for extraordinary family story of doing all of this while being a mom to seven kids. The timing of the nomination are Democratic friends. Tell, Tell us makes it legit. Well, except for that history does not accurately reflect what The Senate has done over two centuries. This question of what happens. When there's a spring court vacancy during a presidential election year. 2020 is not the first time America's face that question. Indeed, in our country's history, That question has come up A total of 29 Times 29 Times presidents have faced the same circumstance. And presidents have nominated individuals to fill those positions all 29 times. 100% of it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican. The president's perspective. It's easy if there's a vacancy, even during a presidential election year, you make a nomination. 44 individuals have served as president throughout the history of our country, half of them 22 of the president's. We have had Had made Supreme Court nominations for vacancies that occurred during the presidential election. What is the Senate done? Again. Senate precedent is quite clear. This is something that our democratic friends do not want to address. Do not want to confront. Of those 29 times, 19 of them. Occurred when the president and the Senate were of the same party. And when the president the senator, the same party history shows that those nominees get confirmed 17 of those 19 were confirmed for vacancies that occurred during the presidential election year. On the other hand. Are those doing math at home. The remaining 10. Occurred when the Senate and the president were of different parts. The president, senator different parties. The Senate over history is confirmed only two of those 10 nominees. Again. History is clear. The overwhelming majority of instances of the president's Senate are different parties. That nominee doesn't get confirmed. That is, of course, what happened? With Judge Garland, nominated by President Obama. President Obama was a Democrat. The Senate was in Republican hands and following tradition of 200 years. The Senate did not confirm that nominee. Now. Some might think the difference between weather the Senate and the president of the same party, a different party. That's just a question of partisan. Alignment of partisan power. That actually misunderstands the constitutional structure. The framers of the Constitution deliberately set.
"judge garland" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Alrighty. Welcome back. You watch liquid lunch on TV. I and just befuddled by how these politicians on both sides of the aisle can look a square in the eye and say that they're honest, honorable people. Now Lindsey Graham went out back in 2016. Today. I may even be the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I could tell you I will not appoint a judge in Donald Trump's Lester. Now he's saying Appointed judge. I get Mitch McConnell said that he would not put America calling up for a vote because close to the election. It was someone's out. Now we're goingto but watch this compilation of Democrats and how they will whining and screaming and crying when Mitchell Connolly would not appoint the justice back in 2016 check this out. Frankly ridiculous. There is no vibe rule. It doesn't exist. Presidential election way Always Take care of the nomination. And then, of course, the Senate has job to do give that nominee a fair hearing and a timely vote. The Supreme Court needs a full complement of justices on the bench. I would go forward with the confirmation progress processes, even a few months before presidential election. September here put through judges president has done his constitutional duty by sending us Judge Garland that starts by standing with President Obama and demanding that republic and senators do their job and vote.
"judge garland" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"President's constitutional right to nominate a supreme court Justice. And it is the senate's constitutional right act as a Chuck on a president and withhold consent. The American people may well elect a president who decides to nominate judge garland for Senate consideration. The next resume. Also, nominate somebody very different. Either way our view is this give the people of voice in filling. Paul Cain at the Washington Post. Would we just see that is really the defining moment of McConnell's career in many ways tying together everything from his work as a Senate staffer to his views of the cases in the federal courts. This is McConnell at a moment. When it looked like there would be democratic president everybody throughout most of two thousand sixteen thought we're going to have a democratic president that Donald Trump is just not going to to win and McConnell takes the the death of Justice Scalia. And that was in February of two thousand sixteen while on vacation with his wife over president's day weekend. Hardly able to connect with members of his own caucus issues. A statement saying no matter who the nominee is we will not even consider this person. And the next president will get. To make the choice. People were were were floored. He tried to find different various precedents throughout history. And there really were none for Senate majority leader to make this decision. He made it unilaterally eventually his caucus came around and supported him. All but I think Susan Collins of Maine, I think everybody else was okay with it. But it was a major role of the dice doubling tripling down on everything. And it was a Bank shot that will continue to reverberate throughout history because it galvanized the Jellicoe voters later that summer and that fall and helped elect Donald Trump helped save the Senate Republican majority and led to the confirmation of eighty four eighty four eighty four federal judges. I two years, including two supreme court justices, one of whom the Brett Cavanaugh nomination incredibly. Incredibly controversial. But that moment began with Mitch McConnell on his own deciding no one's even gonna get a hearing. I had asked Senator McConnell in December twenty seventeen when interviewed him what if the tax law that was about to pass that same day was the proudest achievement of his career. He said, no Neal, Gorsuch and the federal courts where he's at the tax laws close second. Now. Many Senate majority leaders have cut taxes, none of them have done what he did on the screen for on a supreme court seat, basically held it open for ten months. Very clearly for the purpose of preserving an ideological balance on the supreme court. I would have swung rapidly. They would have been a five member democratic appointed Justice majority on the court. It would have put a lot of issues a lot of issues to the left McConnell roll the dice. And this is one kind of a contradiction within him. He's known as an institutionalists in many ways, but he's not afraid to do away with institutional norms and quite and step on them quite clear. Early in a case like this. If it advances an ideological goal that he holds dearly. So you interviewed him in December of twenty seventeen. Did he acknowledge his dice roll in a sense on the Merrick garland nomination he said that he essentially said the proudest achievement of his career was Neil, Gorsuch and the federal courts, which we can parse that. We know exactly what he's talking about the decision to allow that c- to remain open. Now when he talks about the course, he talks about it in a very matter-of-fact way. Not in an ideological way. You know, we want judges who will simply look at the law and not be legislators from the bench. He doesn't get into these things publicly. But, but, but we know that the kinds of judges that he's worked to put on the bench are going to protect issues like campaign, finance like gun rights, make oppose abortion rights, these this is a long game that he's playing he sees this as the part where the of the long game where he strategically has to map out everything and sees where where's it going to end? He looks at congress right now and sees it as just dysfunctional broken place in which they're not going to get two big sweeping immigration border security Bill. They're not going to get these big campaign finance issues done. So where are they going to end up? Where are they going to be? Sided in the courts. And so in his mindset, it's I'm going to skip to the last chapter. I'm going to try to get as many judges confirmed. So that as congress continues to just deadlock on every issue, the final judgment is going to come in the federal courts, and he wants to shift the balance of the federal courts to try to get the outcome is way, and in two thousand thirteen which when Democrats triggered the nuclear option to eliminate the filibuster for most judges, except for the supreme court one of the back the back story to that is often forgotten which is at McConnell and his Senate Republicans led a blockade of three D circuit court of appeals vacancies, essentially said we're not going to consider anybody for those three vacancies that was an extraordinary things that hadn't been done before the idea that a Senate minority would prevent a sitting president and a Senate majority from appointing anybody to vacancies that was the position because the DC circuit has an enormous amount of authority over decisions. Get made by the president of the United States executive actions on things like climate change in regulations, so McConnell role that dies there. Go to the Democrats and a triggering the nuclear option, and that led to all the history, we're talking about we didn't even mention the fact that McConnell nuked the supreme court filibuster to confirm Neal Gorsuch, which he did it was sixty votes right before that confirmation and McConnell said confirming him one way or another. Well, Kapoor of Bloomberg news mentioned the so-called nuclear option wanna show you a little bit of video from twenty thirteen and twenty sixty the rule change will make cloture for all nominations other than spring court. You want to play games? Got another precedent that you'll no doubt condo regret. So to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you'll regret this. And you may regret it a lot sooner than you thought. Therefore, I raise a point of order at the three and a half years later Republicans extend this change to include supreme court nominations. So so he'll Kapoor that was former majority leader, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell triggering the nuclear option. Right. And I think some Democrats very much do regret the move. They made in two thousand thirteen given that yes, it helped them fill some vacancies. But it arguably made it easier from Connell to to do what he did with the supreme court there. Now, it's not clear there. Many Democrats are convinced. Otherwise McConnell would not have hesitated to make this move. Even Democrats didn't this was one of the main things that helped then leader, Harry Reid. Get the votes within his own conference to trigger the nuclear option in the first place. It was not a done deal. There are many older members may longtime members like Dianne Feinstein and Patrick layhee who were highly skeptical of that. But they were eventually sold on the democratic argument that McCall not gonna he's not gonna do you gonna do what he's going to do regardless of what we do. Now. We may as well. Get these. They can seize Philip. Yeah. The teeth. Two thousand thirteen vote the final the final people to come on board for Harry Reid. Weren't weren't old line conservatives, it was it was Lahey Feinstein, Barbara Boxer in particular because at that point. They knew them on the supreme court. They had a pro Roe v. Wade majority, and they felt like they wanted to protect that that, you know, abortion rights, most importantly. What changes McConnell's mind is always when there is a deliverable big outcome. He can sit there in two thousand thirteen and say, this is the worst thing that you could ever do to the United States Senate. He said that history. Would remember Harry Reid is the worst majority leader ever because they were unilaterally changing the Senate rules on a party line vote and three and a half years later is he willing to do the same thing. Yes. If he gets a big end result out of it. And that's a supreme court Justice. Now, you see people clamoring for him to to change the Senate rules do away with the legislative filibuster in order just to pass some really small potatoes things in his mind. And he's not gonna do that. If there's ever a moment where there's a really big outcome and eliminating the legislative filibuster gets him there. He'll he'll consider so he'll compared to you agree with. Paul cain. That this decision will live on in history. Yes, I do. And I do I fully agree with Paul about McConnell the legislative filibuster. He recognizes that in the long haul. It's going to be more useful to conservatives than it is to liberals. I think when Democrats come to power if there was no filibuster. They would be freer more likely have an easier time passing big pieces of legislation like Medicare for all are pursuing some form of a green new deal. Nothing that's likely fifty votes for those things is not going to be easy for Democrats, but with with the legislative filibuster. It's essentially impossible to do. He doesn't want to be the majority leader the pave the way for that. And toward the last few weeks of the previous session. There was clamour on the right as policy jesting to eliminate the legislative filibuster to pass five point seven billion dollars and President Trump's gonna do that for a wall. It's a wall that could crumble in ten or twenty years. No, you would only. Do it for something really big and important like spring court justices and tilting the balance of the supreme court to the right for possibly generation and in a world where Republicans came to full power and said, if you wanna do big transformative things like pass, the budgets that that that former speaker Paul Ryan had put out in the Obama years if there was something big like that and the Senate and the legislative filibuster was a one thing standing in the way, I could see a scenario where McConnell seriously, considered it. But there was nothing like that the legislative filibuster didn't really stand in the way of much for the Republicans. Well, we talked a little bit about the judiciary. Another issue that Senator McConnell is known for is campaign financing. And it's not just recently that he's talked about this here. He is on C span. Call in show in nineteen eighty seven talking about this issue. WCS PFM Washington. It's rather interesting. The Senate somewhat argue has been engaged in an extensive debate. And I have been leading. That extensive debate and opposition to public funded Senate races and spending limits in Senate races. S two. Watching.
"judge garland" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Alumni to come up with questions for you. Someone attorney those little harder. Some of them online. I might not be able or willing to this. But we also asked our judges to grade year, and you've got a solid. Let's. Donna is the president of the national judicial college better than I used to get in college. So what do you think of chief Justice Roberts remarks to President Trump about there is not being any Obama push charges? Well, I think that they were appropriate remarks. And I think I think that I think it's good that he finally said something instead of just ignoring it. But having said that. You know when you. However, tenuously point your foot into the pig pen, you end up with you know, what I at least on your leg. And of course, you know, we as soon as he said that it soon as he issued that statement and my hat's off to Marc Sherman from from the AP who had the sense to ask. If there was any reaction, I'm so used to I've never been any reaction any the president says that the court that I didn't ask nobody else asked my confessed to me that they given the time to write about the ninth circuit. And he decided he would see if there was another story. Right. So he asked the question. But my hats off to often because if provoked the chief to issue this very measured statement. And when I went after I handed out whatever I was for the for digital. I went running upstairs. And I said what time does he get off the golf course? And they said we're just waiting right now. And boom, boom, boom, boom can the tweets and the tweets are predictable. And I'm sure that the chief Justice does not regret having said anything. But I doubt he'll do it again. The theme of our symposium. A recent survey of our alumni found that ninety percent. Believe judicial independence is threatened by a variety of sources. What do you think is the greatest threat to the judiciary? Well, it's hard to rank them. You know, one of them is has nothing to do with the president. If it's what Sandra Day O'Connor was campaigning. Against an about which is a threat to the independence of the judiciary. And the notion that people don't really know much about civics these days, and they're starting to be some movements in the states to have required civics courses, which I think will help a little bit. But people really do not understand the judiciary and what its function is. And then they get because there are not. People don't agree about how you interpret constitutions or even laws. Everybody can have his own little pet thing. So liberals can say therefore there for a living constitution, and they cite Justice Ginsberg's remarks here and there and there and everybody who now frames calls himself at originalist says there for the constitution as it was written. Not as its. Nice. It's legislated. And they then quotes Elliott or whoever. So it's very difficult to have a. Asset. Body of rules that you can present to people and say, well, this is their job. And so that's the first thing the second thing, I think Trump's attacks on the judiciary are extremely extremely damaging. And they make the judiciary look like just another political institution, which if it ever does become that it will have tarnished than plucked jams out of the jewel in the crown. And Lastly, I do think that although the president has named some very distinguished conservatives to the bench. There are a lot of others who never would have passed muster in any administration of either party ever before. And that is partly due to I think you put that somewhat at the president's doorstep. But mainly you probably have to put that at Mitch McConnell NPR legal correspondent, Nina totenberg. So you've seen a number of a quantum process through the years you've covered Clarence Thomas. And recently we've seen the lack of a confirmation hearing for. President Obama's appointee judge garland and recently Justice Kevin asked contentious confirmation hearing what you think. Feel are the long term ramifications of these events. Well, I think it's sort of. I do think the confirmation hearings should be should look into somebody's background completely. And when they're rushed that makes it much more difficult to do with any. Any propriety or? Respect for the nominees privacy in any way. So that you this was true in. Partly in the confirmation hearings of. Judge tan Justice Thomas, and it was even more so true in the cabinet hearings. Where they were just basically the time schedule was. On a speed train from Japan somewhere. And nobody was going to interrupt that. So that's not to say that the Democrats performed admirably either. They they did not seem to be able to talk to each other and figure out what to do about miss blassie Ford ahead of time. And then of course, the story leaked. And then, but I think that's one of the problems, but this is a political process. So and it's become more and more political and. Unprecedented, and it was unprecedented holding up of the garland nomination. So that he didn't get any consideration. Because there would have been the votes to confirm. There's certainly would have been I think to confirm if there had been a hearing. I think that's likely to repeat itself, and maybe even get to be a longer period. This was ten months. Between the time almost a year actually between the time that they could see occurred, and the nominate was ten months where the nomination was held up. But it was almost a year from stella's death to the nomination of. A successor and. I keep hoping it will get better. But it never does. It always gets worse. And I wish that I had a solution. But I don't. Ask about solution. Have one. Kind of depressing. It's extremely depressing. And. It's not like there's a law that you can change the independent counsel law which eventually burned both parties, and they agreed to let it sunset. That can happen. But this is this is just politics. Ran a MAC, and I don't. I don't really see a solution to it. Except restraint which people are not known for. So after all these years of covering our federal judicial system. How would you rate? It's ability to dispense Justice. I can't do that can't do that. I really first of all I don't know an F about state courts about city courts, and they're very very different in different parts of the country and in different states. So that's sort of an unanswerable question for someone like me. And I would bet it's actually if you think about it on answerable for you as individuals as well. How about? Thinking of one descent that most surprise you. And why? Well.
"judge garland" Discussed on The Young Turks
"You came to the wrong town at the wrong time friend. Now, remember he's accusing Democrats of playing politics, and I think to some extent, there are politics involved, which is why I wanna make sure that we stick to the facts and not allow any narrative to take control or take hold of what we think. Right. Let's stick to the evidence that we have in front of us, but Lindsey, Graham, it's rich to hear him. Talk about politics and how Democrats are trying to block cavenaugh because of politics. Remember, Merrick, garland. Remember the fact that Obama nominates supreme court Justice and Republicans, blah. Tim, do politics, and we have evidence of that as well. Lindsey, Graham at the time had tweeted a video following his first meeting with garland, and here's what he had to say. Judge garland, he's honest and capable reputations beyond reproach told him that out leave that the Scalia of agency should be filled by the next president. We're willing to nominating process. I think that's best for the core that's best for the country. But the voters say about the like the next bring Justice. Yeah, we really liked garland, but we're going to wait over a year until Republicans have some control, and then we'll make a decision. This grant was outraged that we would wait one more week to do an FBI investigation. They waited fourteen months on merit garland, and now Lizzie Graham thinks is politics being played in this town, and he's just shocked shocked by it when he's on record saying, oh, the other judge was great. We just blocked because we wanted to because we wanted to play politics. His excuse time was let people decide in the next election. Lindsey, I had a great news for you. There's an election coming up thirty four days so we could just wait and let them African people decide what you guys have a huge advantage in the Senate and not not in the numbers. You're at fifty one, but most of the people that are up for election, this time around the Senate Democrats and every political pundit has said for a long time that you guys are likely to keep the Senate. Why don't we let them people? That's your standard Lizzy I thought you had principals, Lindsey, I thought you were super mad about people not holding up their own principles by the way that video was shot in April of twenty sixteen as we all know the election took place in November. So they were fighting aggressively to block judge Merrick, garland from his confirmation hearings. And they succeeded in that and you know who bragged about it, Mitch McConnell. Take a look. One of my proudest moments when I look at rock Obama Diatta I said, Mr President, you will not feel this pre court vacancy. Okay, but all of a sudden, this politics in this establishment knowing that knows so what was Lizzie Graham mad about if he's not mad about perjury? Okay. And he's not mad about politics and we know that he's an absolute by the way. Lindsey, Graham, let me just be clear. You're fraud and you're a sham. That's what you are getting all huffy about things that you did a thousand times worse. Okay. So what are they upset about if they're not upset about those things? I don't think he's an actor. I think he was genuinely upset. What's the upset about how dare you people look into our past? We're all so. Angry that you would ever look in new our pass and the things that we have done. Other people how dare you personal Lindsey, Graham, I wonder why it's personal for a lot of those old men up there and and they do not want anybody going back and looking at what they might have done..
"judge garland" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Sit on the DC circuit has intelligence and has scholarship cannot be questioned. Then there's Lindsey, Graham invoking political calculus as part of the standard for how the Senate should do its advise and consent. In fact, he used the presence favorite medium to accused Democrats of seeking a political outcome. Keep the seat open, hope they win the midterms, pathetic. You may notice the hypocrisy. It matches the exact McConnell strategy for Garlan that Republicans used. And the public evidence suggests that what Graham wrote, there's also inaccurate because Dr Ford tried to speak out before. Cavanaugh was picked not part of some cabinet conspiracy theory where the Clintons are rigging. The timing for the midterms. You can judge for yourself. Just had a good meeting, judge garland, he's honest and capable reputations beyond reproach. I've told him that I believe that the Scully of agency should be filled by the next president. I would never do to them what you've done. This guy, this system unethical sham since I've been in politics and if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy when you complain about garland this the arsonist complaining about the fire. As far as I'm concerned, doesn't bother me one bit. Let me tell you my democratic friends it. This is the new norm you better watch out for your nominates. You better watch your nominees except they already did that to your nominees. Now on substance. The questions here, whether new information Kavanagh's responses should imperil the nomination because a higher standard for judges, their word is bond and Senator Graham from the. Ninety s thought any kind of lying or perjury is unacceptable for judge. I have argued to you that when you found that a judge was a perjurer you couldn't in good conscience sending back in a courtroom because everybody that came in at courtroom thereafter would have a real serious style, a real serious doubt. Now, whether Cavanaugh is promoted or goes back to the DC circuit, those doubts may remain. The larger riskier is not just these tone-deaf threats of payback by warriors on the partisan field, but the prospect of having a nominee publicly mislead the Senate under oath, showing his word is not bond, and then getting this promotion. Anyway, that's still ahead. We turn to fifty cents on the meat, talking Trump music and much more. That's next..
"judge garland" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I think what Senator Lee five four decisions they have the same weight same precedent? As those decided unanimously kilo two thousand five was a five four decision. Obviously concerning the government's ability to seize property for economic purposes. Those of us in the west very concerned about issues like this Arizona, for example, is eighty five percent publicly owned state federal and tribal property only about fifteen percent of the state is in private hands so decisions that the federal government makes whether it's the legislative branch executive agencies or the judiciary has an outsized impact on on a state like Arizona. Judge Gorsuch coming from the west familiar with many of these issues you serving on the DC circuit address, these issues more than perhaps others, you wanna talk a little about that about some of the western issues, or or these these issues and kilo in particular. That's a big concern of west. So I think kilo was something that was. Controversial needs to in the mid west. The west in terms of its that decision. Duly noted. Yes. But I know it's a special concern in the in the west as well. And. The press and the supreme court, but to your point I've had I've had cases on involving regulations. A couple of examples one where critical habitat designation based on a. A fairy shrimp that was found on a property Otane Mesa case. And and I wrote a case that the statutory term was occupied in the fact that you couldn't see it to the naked eye that the ferry shrimp had been president attire, right? Three years. Earlier was not enough to designate a huge swath. It was the size of an aunt or something. I did. Yes. Yes, sir. So I had that case. And I think there was just applying the statute has I saw bras trying to do it in a way that understood the concern of landowners. I had another case carpenters case it's called. It was another designation of land in the west. And the issue involves standing of someone who was deprived of their business because of the designation and I found standing because I think it's important to understand that when something like that happens. There are lots of affected parties I've talked about this. In other cases, like my Mingo Logan case when the when the government regulation of its policies, not my concern. But in assessing standing, for example, or retro-activity which was another case, I had you you need to think about the affected parties. So businesses workers the coal miners in Mingo Logan case or the people in lumber the timber industry. In the carpenters case, but but I also sympathetic to the fact that westerners don't think people in these always understand what's going on with those designations. I put right and not even remotely. Yeah. Not even remotely. I grant you that I tried to put out in my opinion, something I said for easterners reading this opinion this in the second Pat, paragraph the opinion for easterners reading this opinion, the size of this designation is twice the size of the state of New Jersey. And I said, so if you're an easterner imagined driving up and up the near New Jersey turnpike, and then all the way back down it, and you'll have some sense of what it would take to drive across this designation of which it's just my way of saying trying to appreciate the. What would the effect of some of these things in the west getting back to the president? When you're not on the supreme court if you're in one of the lower courts, then you always look to the supreme court, and those are those precedents are of equal weight. I guess any decision that's made. But when you're on the supreme court precedent is only Preston until it's not president anymore until there's a decision made. And my question, I guess what a decision like kilo. Decided in two thousand five five four decision. Does it have the same weight as a Texas versus Johnson decided in nineteen eighty nine on the flag burning issue? How do you do you give at once you're on the high court? Well, I think you start with the principles that the supreme court itself has articulated about precedent. And those principles look at of course, whether the decision is is wrong grievously wrong. Whether the decisions inconsistent deeply inconsistent with other legal principles that have developed around it. You look at the real world consequences to your point the workability and real world consequences. You look also at the reliance interest. Those are very important. The supreme court has said and looking at present the one of the things I'll say this kind of offshoot of your question. Is that a lot of states in the wake of kilo have enacted or their state supreme courts seven terported their own constitutions in a way that prevents takings of private property for what appears to be not the traditional public uses but going to economic development for private parties. And so again, I think I've said this before but judge on the sixth circuit his book. Fifty-one imperfect solutions is a great book about how state constitutions can and state constitutional law and state statutes can enhance protection of individual liberty. Even beyond what the supreme court has interpreted the federal constitution to be. That's not a direct answer your question. But it is. Another way that the people who are affected can who are upset about that kind of land. Use designation can find protection, thank you. Mr. Senator, Ron. Thank the chairman. Mr Chairman, I have some letters of opposition to judge Kavanagh's nomination. These are letters from them to legal and six we heard just a moment ago from Arizona Republican Jeff flake questioning Judge Kevin now is Senator mazy run a democrat from Hawaii special coverage from NPR news. Coalition for America. And from. Asia pacific. American advocates. I ask unanimous consent to enter these letters into the record about Jackson. Kevin Al chief Justice John Roberts has recognized that quote, the judicial branch is not immune in quote from the widespread problem of sexual harassment and assault and has taken steps to address this issue as part of my responsibility as a member of this committee to ensure the fitness of nominees for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. I asked each nominee two questions. First question for you since you became a legal adult have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature. No have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct. Now. I started asking these questions about sexual harassment because it's so hard to hold lifetime appointees to the federal bench accountable. And because I did not want the metoo movement to be swept under the rug. Well, Senator hatch asked you some questions about this. I have some additional questions for you last December fifteen brave women came forward and shared their stories of sexual harassment and assault by former judge Alex Kozinski. Some of them are detailed on the chart. Very explicit allegations of sexual harassment and assault. We know from the reporting that judge Kozinski is behavior was egregious and pervasive. It went on for more than thirty years. It affected law clerks professors law students, lawyers, and in at least one case, even another federal judge, and those are just the women who came forward. Jessica says his behavior became so notorious that professors began to warn female students not to apply for clerk ships with them. Judge Kozinski is behavior in this. Regard was an open secret shopper time after judge Kozinski accusers. Went public the judge abruptly resigned which effectively shut down the federal investigation into his misconduct. I do not think this was a coincidence and two thousand and eight in connection with another investigation into judge Kozinski the LA times wrote a story about something called the easy rider gag list and Email group that the judge used to send what the times report it was a steady diet of tasteless humor end quote. The report describes the list is made up of friends and associates, including his law clerks colleagues on the federal bench prominent attorneys and journalists. Hatch asked you if you were on this easy rider gag list, where judge Kozinski with send inappropriate materials. Your response was that you don't remember anything like that? Are you telling us that you may have received a steady diet of what people on the list of described as a lot of vulgar jokes, very dirty jokes. Like, you don't remember it? No. I don't remember anything like that on the answer. No have you ever. If I got elaborate a complete answer. Let me go on have you otherwise ever received sexually suggestive or explicit emails from judge Kozinski, even if you don't remember whether you're on the scaglione, you're not to Senator you start with. No woman should be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace and judge. Kevin you already went through all of that. And I will get to your perspective about making sure that women in the judiciary do not get sexual harass. Just ask you during. And after your clerkship with judge Kozinski did you ever witness or hear of allegations of any inappropriate behavior or conduct that could be described as sexual harassment by judge Kozinski? No Senator and there were ten I worked in Washington DC. There were ten judges in the courthouse with them in in Pasadena prominent prominent federal judges in the courthouse with them. Work side by side with them day after day while he was chief judge the ninth circuit, you'll be clear while this kind of behavior on the part of judge Kozinski was going on for thirty years. It was an open secret you saw nothing you've heard nothing, and you obviously said nothing just Kevin do you believe the women who recently came forward to accuse judge Kozinski of this kind of behavior? I have no reason not to believe him center. So. Let me just put this into context because you have testified that you basically a sauna no evidence of this kind of behavior at all. You never heard of it are you work closely with them on a number wasn't just during the time. You're lucky for him. You kept in touch with them while you were in the White House. He introduced you to the Senate at your two thousand six nomination hearing. And he called you his good friend yesterday. You call each of the people who introduced you a friend, and I presume you felt that weight about judge Kozinski when introduced you in two thousand six you joined him for panels at the federalist society where you patted him on the shoulder and said, I learned from the master about hiring clerks. And I believe I have a photo that. You told us that you have hired many women clerks how you are two women are important. You think it is for women to have a safe working environment where they feel that they can report sexual harassment. I conclude that you consider yourself an advocate for women. Judge was aware and another judge was engaging in sexual harassment or sexual assault with the judge have a duty to report it had. I heard those allegations center, I would have done three things immediately would have called judge Tom Griffith. Who's on our court who's on the codes of conduct committee for the federal judiciary appointed by chief Justice Roberts would've called chief judge garland, whose chair of the executive committee would've called Jim doff who's head of the administrative office of the US courts. If for any reason, I was not satisfied with that. I would have called chief Justice Roberts directly. All judges who including yourself if you ever heard or any allegations about these kinds of behaviors you would report it, you go through whatever processes were set up by the courts, do that this kind of behavior and to hold people accountable and yet. Someone that you've been close to that. You clerked, and I did go through the various encounters more than encounters that you had with judge Kozinski. And yet you heard nothing son effing, and obviously you did not say anything. So let me just mention that. This is why the metoo movement is so important because often in these kinds of. Situations where there are power issues. Involve certainly there are between judges and clerks that often it's an environment. Where people see nothing here. Nothing say nothing, and that's what we have to change. I agree with you Senator. I agree completely there. Need to be better reporting mechanisms women who are the victims of sexual harassment need to know who they can call when they can call they need to know I at the waist. Perhaps if all of those situations of those processes have been in place over the thirty years..
"judge garland" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"I wanted to ask you uh the new york times senior post report that trump was reaching out to us senators to stop the probe into the russian collusion yes possibly conspired with i do think that structure adjust this has clearly obstruction of justice and uh trump should have known it his lawyer should have known it he's it this is a guy who his whole entire life i mean from the time he was a a a baby this is a guy who has had a gold plated world handed to him and he assumes he can do no wrong because nobody has ever been in a position to tell him that he did wrong and uh you know particularly since he became a you know reach the age of majority and uh he he he you know in business he just blunders rally i started state cub adds a great idea how a bottled water company great idea let's do jewelry yeah that's a and just you know and declaring bankruptcy a you know a half a dozen times reno ruining his businesses he's he's way too impulsive to be president of the united states frankly and i say that is a fairly impulsive person i self this you know trump is speaking without thinking he's been acting without thinking and now it's going to come back and bite him and it's going to buddy big time i i believe and it certainly has already bit michael flynn which which is uh you know very sad for both by clinton for america dion thanks for the call jake in las vegas a jake what's up hey tom i got two questions for you uh last december a during the congressional recess president obama had a chance to nominate a judge garland for the supreme court or anyone else for that matter and uh in your opinion why did he do that and done that what do you think the consequences would would have been what am i missing here who i must have a word who would have had an opportunity to nominate judge garland president obama but he did he.