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Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:56 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Hyattville, 86° in Fredericksburg and on the eastern shore we've got 81° in Easton. It's two 40. 8 police officers are on paid leave after shooting a barrage of bullets at a 25 year old unarmed black man in Akron, Ohio. Jaylen walker's family is inconsolable and angry after seeing video of the shooting. Here's a lease Preston. The tension is palpable here in the community, as walker's family calls for both accountability and peace. Akron's mayor canceled 4th of July event saying, this is not a time for a city led celebration. Meanwhile, the police chief and other government officials say they understand the outrage after the release of video they call extremely disturbing. The medical examiner says walker had more than 60 bullet wounds. When the state's investigation is over, the case will go over to the state attorney general before heading to a grand jury. Meantime, a shooting attack in the Danish capital of Copenhagen leaves three people dead four others hurt CBS News correspondent Charlie dagda. Police in Denmark say the shooter is a 22 year old Danish man known to mental health services and there is no indication that it is terror related. Cell phone footage shows

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Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 21 hrs ago

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

"Ohio State attorney general promises a complete fair and expert investigation into the killing of a 25 year old black man who died June 27th following a hail of gunfire Akron police say they fired at Jalen walker after walker shot at them and they thought he was getting ready to shoot again after he got out of his car and fled on foot walker sustained more than 60 wounds attorney bob dicello the walker family attorney The law requires to use force that is reasonable 8 officers or whatever the final number will be you know we've heard numbers as high as 95 shells on the ground Walker was unarmed when he was shot but police say a gun was found on the seat of his car I'm Donna

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Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

00:43 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on Stephanie Miller

"The state attorney general is promising a complete fair and expert investigation into the shooting of Jalen walker, the AP's Donna warder. Akron police say they fired at Jalen walker after walker shot at them and they thought he was getting ready to shoot again after he got out of his car and fled on foot while sustained more than 60 wounds, attorney bob dicello, the walker family attorney. The law requires to use force that is reasonable. 8 officers or whatever the final number will be, you know, we've heard numbers as high as 95 shells on the ground. Walker was unarmed when he was shot, but police say a gun was found on the seat of his car. I'm Donna water. Flight aware is reporting more flight cancellations and delays around the world this morning. The triple-A says 48 million Americans are traveling for the July 4th holiday most by car. Gas is four 80 a gallon this morning. Russia says it's taken the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, the AP's Charles De Ledesma, with what's next. The spokesman of the general staff of the armed forces of Ukraine, Alexander stupin, says enemy forces are currently focusing their efforts on pushing further into for the next region, intensifying shelling of ki Ukrainian strongholds, Slovenian of the Ukrainian military has confirmed its forces have withdrawn from the city of Lisa Chung for the last bulwark of Ukrainian resistance in the Luhansk province. I'm Charles De Ledesma. Pope Francis says he does not plan to retire anytime soon, though he might step down someday as Pope Benedict did in 2013. He spoke to Reuters, this is AP news. It's the fourth. Are you going to watch the big celebration? The Independence Day celebration in Washington will be carried live on PBS for the program a capital fourth. Gloria Gaynor kept Moe Angie grammer Yolanda Adams, Rachel platten, Darren Criss, and cheetah Rivera are among the celebrities who will appear on the national mall to mark the nation's birthday and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial. Singer Mickey guyton will host guyton says it's time to put aside differences in just celebrate. This is a moment for us to just come together. We've been locked inside for over two years and we're finally being let out. I'm Archie's are a letter. A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believes stolen decades ago is going back on display in Massachusetts now that it's been recovered at the Commonwealth museum's annual July 4th exhibit. It details a British threat to Rhode Island. I'm Rita foley, AP news. This is a 20 a.m. W CPT willow springs and streaming worldwide head of a UCP T 8 20 dot com. We are Chicago's progressive chalk, where facts matter. Now, UWC PTA 20, Chicago traffic update. Traffic is not going to be an issue at least this morning. We are looking at some wide open spaces for our 4th of July, no accidents, no delays. We do have closures, but they're the good kind in riverside long common road closed both ways between Quincy and north Della plane for the riverside 4th of July parade until 10 a.m. and in mundelein, midlothian road closed both ways between route one 76 in Winchester for the freedom classic 5 K until 9 30 and a number of streets are closed in Elgin for their 4th of July parade, and we still are looking at wide open spaces on our expressways, Eden's Kennedy, Eisenhower, Stevenson, Dan Ryan, I 57 of the Ford, those are all clear. That's traffic

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Post-Roe, Women Discover How Their Employer Influences Abortion Access

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 d ago

Post-Roe, Women Discover How Their Employer Influences Abortion Access

"Abortion providers and patients across the country have been struggling to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Texas clinics have been turning away patients rescheduling them and now face canceling appointments again after the Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday that had given some confidence to resume abortions The state had left an abortion ban on the books for the past 50 years walrus was in place but a Houston judge on Tuesday reassured some clinics they could temporarily resume abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy Texas attorney general Ken Paxton quickly asked the state Supreme Court stocked with 9 Republican justices to temporarily put that order on hold which it did Friday night In Florida a law banning abortions after 15 weeks went into effect Friday

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New York AG Demands Google Scrub Search Results

The Officer Tatum Show

00:54 sec | 3 d ago

New York AG Demands Google Scrub Search Results

"Article from the daily signal. Caught my attention, New York attorney, New York attorney general, demands Google scrub, crisis pregnancy center from search results. The office of New York attorney general letitia James, a Democrat demands in a Tuesday letter to Google execs or letter that Google excludes crisis pregnancy centers from their search results about abortions. This is a search through Google Maps seeking abortions on a location will provide a location or a list of both those healthcare providers who offer abortion services and organizations that do not provide abortion services. So what she essentially want people to do is, if a woman is thinking about an abortion, she has to go follow through with abortion she can't have options.

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Doug Collins and Matt Whitaker Discuss the Left's 'Judicial Activism'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:16 min | 3 d ago

Doug Collins and Matt Whitaker Discuss the Left's 'Judicial Activism'

"Line, we got former active attorney general Matt winner, good friend of mine, got to know him a lot. We sort of traded books. He's been in my books. But Matt, it is good to have you on how you been today. I'm doing awesome. My friend, how are you? Happy Independence Day. Hey man, happy independence. It's good to celebrate it, isn't it? You know. We have the best country in the world. Well, and we just always need to remember the Patriots that gave the ultimate sacrifice or were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice. Not only to secure our liberty, but also to defend it for the last almost 250 years. It's really a celebration of just what makes America great, I think. Oh, I agree with you completely and looking at it. But I want to turn my attention, of course, we've had a, I think, and I said it in the first segment today. The left is calling a judicial activism. We're simply calling it back to reality and interpreting interpreting the law in a constitutional. I mean, what we're seeing out there right now is that it reminds me of the scene from The Wizard of Oz, the liberals. I don't think it's amazing because actual real law. But I want you to respond to this. I mean, what bothers me about this though is the president has been overseas. He's been to G 7. Whatever, but he's been there. But then when he had the opportunity when he starts talking about it, he actually degrades our court on a world stage. I want you to listen to this and I want to get your comments on this. I'm joined by a group of democratic governors. We work closely to protect women's rights after this tragic reversal of roe V wade. The terrible extreme decision in my view, upending lives and impacting on the health and safety of millions of women. And I share the public outrage at this extremist court that's committed to moving America backwards. And now Matt, come on. I mean, he said this day, but he said it on world stage. Tell me, what is this court extremist, except they didn't know what they want. No, I mean, I think this restores constitutional jurisprudence closer to the constitution. And I've never, you know, the Democrats are always talking about democracy, right? They're always like, we're a democracy. We're actually we're a constitutional republic, but let's not quibble. Ultimately, the people are sovereign. And this opinion restored the power of this issue to the people and to the

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Michigan AG Encourages Drag Queens in Schools

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:05 min | 3 d ago

Michigan AG Encourages Drag Queens in Schools

"You have an idea of the destructive nature of the left. As a piece from the daily mail a piece of news that I did not mention to you, a drag queen for every school Michigan attorney general faces wrath of the daily mail, faces wrath of Republicans as she hits out at fake issues. During civil rights conference speech and muses, drag queens make everything better. Michigan attorney general Dana nessel has hit out at those outraged by drag queens hosting educational events for young children, saying that they should be in every school. Every school is direct quote, another woman destroying the country. The predominance of women in the education of children. She's attorney general. She's not an educator. But this is a phenomenon that maybe unique in history.

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Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 3 d ago

Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

"The Supreme Court's ruling on climate change is sparked intense reaction and signs of potential litigation AP correspondent Norman hall reports The Supreme Court's decision limiting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to broadly regulate pollution by power plants as sparks celebration and consternation West Virginia attorney general Patrick morrisey was among Republican AGs who sued the Biden administration over its efforts to combat the effects of global warming We beat them this time and were prepared to do it again and again and again California governor Gavin Newsom called the court's ruling and comprehensible You don't believe in climate change You got to believe your own eyes come to California Washington governor Jay inslee says states will now have to step forward with laws to regulate pollution Russian state is not going to allow climate change to swallow our state President Joe Biden issued a state but saying the fight against climate change will carry forward Norman hall Washington

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NY lawsuit against ghost gun dealers

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 5 d ago

NY lawsuit against ghost gun dealers

"New York sues ten ghost gun dealers selling parts online to people in the city and state where it's illegal State attorney general letitia James says gun makers must be held accountable especially in the wake of the Supreme Court striking down New York's concealed weapons law Prayers words just not enough It requires action Mayor Eric Adams says the NYPD has seized a 180 ghost guns so far this year alone These are dangerous weapons We should not think these are just kids used for hobbyists they're being used by murderers Adam says undercover investigators were able to make online purchases and in the city and state it's illegal to sell components that are needed to make untraceable guns Julie Walker New York

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Mark Walters: Dems Are Publicly Printing the Names of Gun Owners

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:44 min | 5 d ago

Mark Walters: Dems Are Publicly Printing the Names of Gun Owners

"Me just talk to you real quick about this. This broke overnight or at least last night, California gun owners, data breach after state unveils a firearms portal knowing you. I know you know about this story. So talk to us about that a little bit before we get into some of the other topics. Yeah, it was actually the armed American news page that we own that broke that story. They did great work. But here we have, this takes me back, Carl, several years to the Cleveland plain dealer. Many years ago, that began publishing because of their hatred of firearms rights in Ohio and Ohio was passing its concealed carry weapons law. They began printing the names in the newspaper of every Ohio citizen that had a permit so that their friends and neighbors can see who had guns near them. And now we see this happening. So this is not unusual that the Democrats will do this because they so hate the right to keep and bear arms. Is it a leak? A little bit leak is the right word to use. This was intentional. No question about it. So yeah, leak may very well be the right word to use. But when the account when the California attorney general puts this out publicly to shame gun owners because of the state loss because of the New York brewing case, we see the level of hatred that the Democrats push when it comes to our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. They simply don't like it. It doesn't fit their agenda of civilian disarmament and God forbid civilians have the right to keep and bear arms. We're now going to let everybody know who has a concealed weapons license, which leaves these people, Carl, open for identity theft, open for theft, open for burglaries at their home. Robberies, et cetera. So it's a mess, but we expect this kind of activity from the Democrats. They hate us.

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Why Did Cassidy Hutchinson Testify Today at Jan. 6 Hearing?

Mark Levin

01:28 min | 6 d ago

Why Did Cassidy Hutchinson Testify Today at Jan. 6 Hearing?

"What is truth An individual testified today Cass hutchison And she's testified many times before this committee in secret But its last time they wanted her to go public Her testimony has become more aggressive The answer is to become more aggressive because her prior attorney was associated with the Trump people and her current attorneys associated with former attorney general Jeff Sessions so there's no connection there I don't know what that means When you give testimony it doesn't matter who your lawyer is He give testimony under oath Under penalty of perjury whether it's in the back rooms of the January 6th committee or whether it's in a public hearing So that doesn't make sense to me Why all of a sudden this emergency we've got to listen to her and then they say well her life has been threatened That's possible but how does that affect getting her testimony out immediately And not waiting till July or not having it earlier All of a sudden we have new evidence From an individual who apparently witnessed and heard everything Trump Pence Meadows White House lawyers Republican members of Congress

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Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

AP News Radio

01:11 min | 6 d ago

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

"In explosive testimony to the House panel investigating the capitol riot a key Trump White House aide has described Donald Trump's outbursts over January 6th itself and his failing bid to claim election fraud Cassidy Hutchinson was at the ellipse when the president was set to address backers whom he had been told were armed He didn't care ordering the Secret Service to remove metal detectors and quote let my people in They're not here to hurt me Take that I think mags away After the speech the president wanted to go to the capitol when lead Secret Service agent Robert engel refused Hutchinson says a White House official told her the president lunged for his limo steering wheel angle grabbed his arm Mister Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby engel A month earlier Hutchinson says a White House valet took her into a dining room There is catch up dripping down the wall Attorney general Bill Barr had told the AP he'd seen no evidence of voter fraud that could have changed the election's outcome The president had just seen the article And had thrown his lunch against the wall Sagar Meghani Washington

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Let's Not Overlook Another Important Decision Affecting Voter ID in NC

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:16 min | 6 d ago

Let's Not Overlook Another Important Decision Affecting Voter ID in NC

"I want to talk about another important case recently decided by the Supreme Court that has been a little sidelined because of the big decisions on gun rights, the big decisions on preying on the football field and of course the biggest decision of all the decision that God decision regarding that overturned roe versus wade, the case I want to talk about is called burger versus North Carolina state conference of the NAACP. And here is what's going on in that case. It's a voter ID case. So North Carolina passed a law basically saying that you need to have voter ID. You can't vote without proper ID. And this has now been contested in court. The voter ID law. But as it so happens, the Secretary of State, I'm sorry, the attorney general of North Carolina is a Democrat. He's opposed to voter ID. And so in a kind of irony, you got the NAACP suing to get rid of voter ID. And by the way, think of how ridiculous it says. This is the NAA suite basically saying that blacks don't know how to get ID. These are the same blacks, by the way, that travel on a plane. And get ID. Make doctors appointments and show their ID, open bank accounts, ensure their ID, but somehow when it comes to vote, they don't know how to get an ID and so an ID requirement becomes somehow racist, it becomes discriminatory. It becomes, quote, voter suppression, I mean, is requiring you to show ID at the TSA, travel suppression, when the bank says show me your ID before you cash a check is that banking suppression, nonsense. But in any event, you have this case, the NAACP wants to get rid of voter ID and the NAACP is counting on the attorney general of North Carolina a Democrat to be on their side. Now he's supposed to be defending the law, but he doesn't agree with the law. And so the point is he's going to make it's almost like a prosecutor who wants the guy who's accused to get off. And so what is he going to do? He's going to put on a really bad case. He's going to put on a bad case of the jewelry goes, wow, maybe the guy didn't do it. So he healed withhold evidence that is incriminating why because he doesn't agree with the prosecution. He doesn't want to go forward. And that's what's going on here. And so the Republicans basically step in and go listen, we want to be able to file briefs that support voter ID because we don't believe that the democratic attorney general is going to do a good job defending a law that was in fact passed by a Republican legislature. So that was the issue. And so earlier, lower court judges had said to the Republicans, you don't know, you can't intervene here. It's the job of the democratic attorney general to defend voter ID. If he does a bad job, he does a bad job, but it is his job. And so the question here went before the Supreme Court is simply this, do the Republicans who have an interest in the law. They passed the law. Have the right to be able to weigh in on the case. They can't displace the democratic attorney general, but they can file briefs that say to the court here are our reasons for why voter ID is a good idea. And the Supreme Court goes, yes, they can do that. You can't prevent them from doing that. In other words, the whole idea here is that our legal process is

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The Immoral, Unethical & Illegal Things Merrick Garland Has Done

The Dan Bongino Show

01:45 min | Last week

The Immoral, Unethical & Illegal Things Merrick Garland Has Done

"So using useful idiot Merrick Garland the most corrupt individual to ever sit in the attorney general's office to weaponize the DoJ The DoJ is a power to take your life and take your freedom It's a key Tenet of the three part plan to destabilize this place after they lost in the Supreme Court They will do this whenever they lose And the Supreme Court the presidency it doesn't matter Any critical election they will look to destabilize destabilize That's what the left does They want to break it and rebuild it in a top down authoritarian matter Now here's a good piece If you'd like to read is by John Daniel Davidson and the federalist It's called Merrick Garland's Department of Justice as a threat to the republic It's in my newsletter today if you want to check it out It is a wonderful piece It talks about Merrick Garland the useful idiot the left is always wanted in the attorney general office The attorney attorney general is always even worse than Eric holder It goes through the litany of things he's done The immoral unethical potentially illegal things he's done In that office to destroy and intimidate people and to make sure he is the enforcer and the bouncer for the Biden administration The list is long It's not in all inclusive one either First the protests at the homes of the Supreme Court Justice that are illegal It is unquestionably against federal law to do what these violent sometimes is something I should say sometimes violent The guy who showed up and wanted to kill Kavanaugh I think that's a pretty clear indicator of tendency towards violence based on some of his own statements that he made But these protests at the home are clearly illegal clearly Garland's done nothing about

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ROE GONE! What's Next?

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:40 min | Last week

ROE GONE! What's Next?

"Is now in an interesting determination. There are many who feel that roe V wade was one of the worst decided cases in the annals of supreme courts up with plessy and dred Scott and just so many other cases that were wrongly decided by a court. And it is needed to be changed. The Dobbs case makes this premise a very real because the Mississippi case with the exception of a life of mother set this at 15 weeks. It said it below the threshold of what is determined, the courts have used his viability. But then the question became is it an undue burden if you said it at 15 weeks. Now there are many who frankly for the prolonged community are not crazy about 15 weeks. It allows 15 weeks in which states could allow abortions. But if they kept under the rogue concept, I think what is more being pushed here and what Stewart the attorney general from Mississippi is saying is now it is time just to start over. It is time to get the courts out of this decision making process. It is the time to get the courts out of this process. And send it back to the states in which you will then have the discussion of elected officials representing people that they see and know every day to decide is this where we want our state to be. Do we want our state to be a part of allowing abortion? Do we want to be a part of it and how much do we want to allow how far do we want to allow it? And you know, even going back into you want to allow just as Colorado and the District of Columbia and some recently have passed laws that say that abortion is legal up until the before birth. I

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Kristan Hawkins: 'Students for Life of America' Has More Work to Do

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:40 sec | Last week

Kristan Hawkins: 'Students for Life of America' Has More Work to Do

"Here and it's important for people to understand this. It's not like you guys are closing up shop now. Your work is just starting because this fight now goes back to the states. Absolutely, we have gone from one location in Washington D.C. banging on the door of the Supreme Court waiting for them to reverse their grief decision to 50 state capitals and that's actually where the pro life generation will be tomorrow. 50 state capitals saying life is louder demanding that our governors attorney generals are state legislators. They have hold pro life laws. They uphold their prolife conviction to act on their pro life convictions and do what we should have done decades ago and protect all life, human life, from the moment of

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Still Little to No News in January 6 Hearings

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:02 min | Last week

Still Little to No News in January 6 Hearings

"We also got on the panel last night to the one 6 hearing, and a big surprise, a big surprise for me. I learned something from the one securing history, cut number 23. What do you make of this hearing today and overall how these have kind of come out methodically? Well, today I learned something new. Something that's unusual. I learned that the assistant attorney general for the office of legal counsel, Steve engel. I've only met once and had a long conversation with once. But he very highly esteemed in Washington, D.C., and he served in that job four years for president Trump. When asked by president Trump what he would do if he fired the acting attorney general replaced him with a Trump oil is further down. He said, I'll quit. And the president backed off. That's news. That's the first time I've learned something from these hearings. And so the reason the public is fundamentally disinterested in what is going on in the Nancy Pelosi won 6 committee is that there is precious little news in these carriers. But when there is some, I notice it. And I know that the president got pushed back from one of his most trusted age and we ought to know that.

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1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last week

1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

"The house panel investigating the capitol riot as turned its focus to Donald Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to look at his election fraud claims Over an 11 day span after the election acting attorney general Jeff rose and says he heard from the president a lot Either called me or met with me virtually every day putting forth what acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donahue says was an arsenal of false fraud claims As the president went through them I went piece by piece to say no that's false That is not true They were among three former department officials testifying about Trump's push to bend the independent agency to his will And when they wouldn't go along his attempt to install a lower level official who would as the new attorney general That was Jeff Clark whose home federal agents searched last week Sagar Meghani Washington

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1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | Last week

1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

"The select committee investigating the capitol riot will hear from former Justice Department officials about an Oval Office showdown as Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election The 5th committee hearing will shine a light on a turbulent stretch during president Trump's last days in office as he tried to bend the Justice Department to his will Lawmakers will hear from Jeffrey Rosen who was acting attorney general on the day the capitol was breached as well as top deputy Richard Donoghue and Stephen engel who was the assistant attorney general who ran the Justice Department office that provided legal advice to the executive branch According to Donahue's handwritten notes made public last year Trump directed Rosen over the phone to just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressman during a tense meeting on January 3rd the officials threatened to resign en masse when Trump proposed replacing Rosen with loyalist Jeffrey Clark the acting head of the civil division who supported Trump's bogus claims of election fraud in Georgia Jennifer King Washington

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Supreme Court Rejects Maine's Ban on Aid to Religious Schools

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:01 min | Last week

Supreme Court Rejects Maine's Ban on Aid to Religious Schools

"The Supreme Court just issued an important decision. It's Carson versus Macon. And it's a decision in that arises out of Maine. I've talked about the case before, but the court, very good decision, 6 to three with all the 6 conservatives on the one side, the three familiar leftists, Breyer, sort of my R and Kagan in dissent, and it all revolves around an argument about separation of church and state and argument that is, I think itself based on a misnomer, but I'll get to that. Here's what's going on. The state of Maine apparently Maine does not have a fully functional public school system throughout the state. And so what Maine does is they offer tuition assistance, basically kind of a voucher or scholarships. For parents in districts that don't have their own public school. And what they tell these parents is, you can choose a school and send your child to any school of your choice. So it's basically a private school voucher program offering the same benefit that parents get who send their kids to public schools. Now, until 1981, parents in Maine could use these vouchers to send their child to a private or a private religious school, but in 1981, based upon an interpretation of separation of church and state, the main attorney general basically said, you can't use public funding to fund scholarships that go to religious institutions. And so main, going all the way back to 1981, stopped funding parents sending their kids to religious schools. And this is the case that is now gone. Well, think about it 40 years later. Before the Supreme Court. And the court basically said this is absurd.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:39 min | Last month

"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

"This is not mandatory that it apply. Well, that's exactly right. Once you go after the underpinnings of roe versus wade, which really rests on a 1960s case griswold versus Connecticut, which establishes the right to privacy. Once you in essence say that the right to privacy or question whether or not the right to privacy exists and whether or not they're whatever you can get from an eviscerated right to privacy and say, well, that doesn't give to the women of this country, the ability to have abortions, it's hard to put that for lack of a better term. That toothpaste back in the tube, the right to privacy stands for a whole range of things that we as Americans have come to think of as our to which we are entitled that our rights among them are same sex marriage. That is really goes to substantive due process to liberty. And to the right to privacy. And so once you've attacked the right to privacy in the way that the court appears ready to do in the abortion context, it necessarily means that everything else that rests on that same right to privacy is now at risk. What was your blood pressure like when Mitch McConnell blocked president Obama from appointing Merrick Garland as a Supreme Court Justice saying it was just too late in Obama's tenure as president. I mean, he wouldn't even let the nomination move forward. You were no longer attorney general, but I'm sure you felt very strongly. Sure. I felt very strongly about the fact that they were blocking even the consideration. I'd be terrible if they had voted down Merrick Garland as a justice, but they didn't even give him the courtesy of a vote. And I thought that was outrageous and, as you said, my blood pressure was pretty high. Not nearly as high as it was, however, who are it was higher when I heard that Amy Coney Barrett was going to be considered as a Supreme Court Justice the original rationale for denying Merrick Garland an opportunity of what was that the appointment had come with a nomination had come too close to an election. Well, that's what Mitch McConnell said. And then when Amy Coney Barrett was nominated by president Trump and while people were actually in the process of voting, so listen 230 days or something before and this is why people were voting. They in a hurried manner, I think, over the course of four or 5 weeks, confirmed her as a Supreme Court justice. Total hypocrisy. I mean, total hypocrisy. That kind of action by McConnell and his Republican colleagues really get it's politically expedient and I think they thought they had had some kind of political masterstroke, but they did so at the expense of the legitimacy of the court. Let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more if you're just joining us. My guest is Eric holder, who was attorney general under president Obama, his new book is called our unfinished march. The violent past and imperiled future of the vote will be right back. This is fresh air. The following message comes from NPR sponsor safa, founder and CEO Ron rudin is proud that each safa mattress is made to.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:52 min | Last month

"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The question of race, the question of inherent implicit bias, but it's something that as a black man, I had to learn to deal with and then try to try to navigate. And so if you were in the 5th floor of the Justice Department with me and you were part of my staff, you would have seen the real feelings that Eric holder was feeling on that day. If you'd seen me in the conference room when the cameras were there, you would have seen a much person speaking in much more measured tones, but trying to convey as best I could in those measured tones, the depth of the depth of my anger. You read that your silent protest against the court's decision was that you weren't going to appear in that Supreme Court. During your tenure as attorney general, what did that mean exactly? That you wouldn't ever walk into the court that you wouldn't want to argue a case yourself, which I'm not sure an attorney general ever would do anyways. Like, what did you not do that you might ordinarily have done? Yeah, it's actually a tradition that every attorney general argues at least one case before the United States Supreme Court. The solicitor general. I didn't know that. Yeah, this list of general as I say in the book picks basically the easiest case that's up for the term. So that the attorney general will go in there, have to deal with the easiest questions and get a close to guaranteed victory. And I actually kind of looked forward to the possibility of arguing before the court. When I was the Deputy Attorney General, I remember watching Janet Reno go to the court and you have to wear the appropriate clothes. And she had what she described as a pretty good interaction with the court. And of course, she won. I didn't want to do my argument during the first term out of concern that something might be said or characterized. It might hurt the president, so I was going to wait for the second term. And after Shelby county, which happened in the second term in 2013, I decided I was not going to go to the court given what I felt they had done in the Shelby county case. And in some ways, legitimize that tradition. I wanted to at least make clear among those who knew at the Justice Department that this attorney general was not going to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Solicitor general, people who had served as solicitor general before dawn, tried to convince me to do it. And I told him I just wasn't going to just wasn't going to go up there and argue a case. Let me reintroduce you if you're just joining us. My guest is Eric holder who served as attorney general under president Obama. His new book is called our unfinished march. The violent past and imperiled future of the vote. We'll.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:33 min | Last month

"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

"They know. There is a part of me that does not want my name on that part. My entirety does not want to be in any way associated with that case. It's almost as if you would like dred Scott versus holder or something like that. I mean, it's an odious case. And it is not something that I want to ever be connected to, except for people to know it's something that I think was wrongly decided. And had an extremely negative impact on our democracy. But I never refer to the case as Shelby county V holder. It is only the Shelby county case. You said that you were chagrined by the Supreme Court's decision. In your book, you say, this decision made you angry, angry, then you ever were as attorney general. Are there what are the best channels of appropriately addressing your anger when your attorney general? And did you ever worry that if you express too much anger, you would be portrayed as an angry black man? Yeah, well, I mean, what I tried to do was channel the anger that I felt immediately by calling to the Justice Department the next day. The heads of all the major civil rights organizations to the conference room on the 5th floor are the Justice Department. And in essence, say, I disagree with the opinion that the court has rendered..

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"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:15 min | Last month

"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

"A part of that. While you were attorney general, there was the now famous case, Shelby versus holder, where Shelby Alabama challenged the constitutionality of part of the Voting Rights Act. So just to refresh people's memories, explain what that case was about. Yeah, the Shelby county versus holder case arose in 2013. Shelby county, Alabama, filed a lawsuit that essentially challenged what's called the coverage formula in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which has legitimately been called the pearl of the civil rights movement. There is a coverage formula within the act that sets out the basis by which certain jurisdictions are covered. And if they are covered, then they have to if they want to make changes in their voting procedures, they had to go to the Justice Department to get something that's called preclearance. People in the Justice Department and the civil rights division would look at the proposed change and if it didn't impinge on the rights of the citizens in the jurisdiction would pre clear it approve it. If there were problems, we try to work them out. He couldn't be worked out in the Justice Department had the ability to file a lawsuit. The folks in Shelby county challenged whether or not that formula was still valid. It had been put together in 1965. This is now 2013. And the Supreme Court in a 5 to four decision sided with Shelby county and said that the coverage formula was not historically correct. And that therefore, the ability of the Justice Department to pre clear that which shall be county wanted to do was unconstitutional. The problem with the Supreme Court ruling, chief justice Roberts, a very famously said in the majority opinion that America has changed, which was definitely true. The America of 2013 was fundamentally different and better than the America in 1965. But America had not come far enough. And as a result of that decision, we saw very quickly states that previously had been covered by the act, putting into place a number of voter suppression mechanisms and techniques as then justice Ginsburg. I think presciently said, paraphrasing here a bit..

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"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:15 min | Last month

"attorney general" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Determination to treat her son's eczema and grows into a family business. Kristen learned how on YouTube. This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross. My guest Eric holder became the first African American attorney general in 2009 when he was appointed by the first African American president Barack Obama. One of holder's priorities as AG was voting rights, but during his tenure and 2013 the Supreme Court gutted key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, in the case Shelby county versus holder. Shelby county, Alabama, had challenged the provision of the Voting Rights Act that required preclearance, which meant states like Alabama with the history of discriminating against black voters, needed to receive clearance from the Justice Department before enacting any new voting laws. The Shelby decision, striking down that provision, opened the door to a slew of voting restrictions. After holder stepped down as attorney general on 2015, voting rights and election fairness remained a top priority. He founded the national democratic redistricting committee with the goal of reforming how state legislative maps are drawn to ensure their fair, not partisan, and ending the practice of gerrymandering. In his new book, holder asks what he describes as an existential question. How do we save democracy before it's too late? The book co written with Sam koppelman is called our unfinished march, the violent past, and imperiled future of the vote. Eric holder welcome to fresh air. I want to start in a similar way your book does. Take us back to when you were, I think you were 12. Watching a ports on the march on Selma across the Edmund pettus bridge, the march for voting rights in which people, including John Lewis, were beaten. By the police. Yeah, it was in 1963. I was 12 years old. I was in my basement of my small house in Queens looking at a black and white television. And witnessing what happened as marchers tried to go across the Edmund Pettis bridge..

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"attorney general" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

03:01 min | 9 months ago

"attorney general" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"Okay, so now I want to get into where you can talk a little bit more about this. Is that right? Yes. Yes and no. I mean, we should preface this with well, let me preface it for my personal opinion. I think colleges are ripping people off. Yes. I think it's become a legalized scam for a lot of young people and you and I kind of hit it off when you started to say, well, Charlie, you don't understand what ASU has been doing. And so this is kind of like the third rail in our office here because we have so many that went ASU and they have some sort of loyalty to it. You want ASU to support a sun devil. There you go. And so for me, I just think they're ripping people off, families are going into debt and it's not right. The floor is yours. Walk us through what you're doing from the attorney general's office. This issue. And let me just preface this by saying that in the difficulty is, look, I literally the university and their law firm Perkins cooey his father more than 200 page bar complaint against. And people don't know that. And even my own lawyer has told me not to talk about it. I've been told not to talk about the subject, and that's why just this past week, the state Supreme Court accepted one of our cases for statesmen court on one of our lawsuits against the university sweetheart real estate deals. They accepted that case, and so then you get folks at me as you criticizing a saying stuff, but I'm not allowed to say anything because I can't I'm a lawyer so they file bar complaints every time I say anything can I say something about that though, which is that this is exactly what they do. Anyone up and down the conservative ladder and I know you have to be careful commenting on this for obvious reasons, but they go through the politics of personal destruction. Yeah. Like, you start to investigate something we don't like. We're going to use Perkins cooey or whatever coy, which is Hillary Clinton's like favorite law firm, by the way. Alongside, you know, the other one she used to use all the money that the dossier but Facebook uses Perkins, you know, Goldman Sachs does all of them to try to go after you to try to suppress you. And that means you're doing something significant. Well, I'm going to tell the folks from the university and from Perkins cooey. That means we're going to have to listen its entire podcast. We're going to have to listen to this because this is what happens. They listen to me whenever I talk about them, and then all of a sudden there'll be some things like this on, you know, this show would ever. So I have not actually talked about this for a long time. So thank you for letting me talk about this because I feel like it's been before and so this our lawsuit actually began or my fight with the universities began. And I didn't want. I mean, you've done amazing job amazing work exposing the hypocrisy and the left wing bias universities. I did not feel folks like you were doing it. I did not want to become this anti whatever higher education person, but what happened was we were involved in litigation is all started. The universities, here in Arizona, we're giving in state tuition for people that didn't have legal status. So we literally in 2017 went to the Court of Appeals we won. Three nothing at the Court of Appeals because voters in 2006 in Arizona had approved a ballot measure that said, if you do not have legal status, you can not get in state tuition. Period,

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"attorney general" Discussed on Consumer Finance Monitor

Consumer Finance Monitor

03:25 min | 10 months ago

"attorney general" Discussed on Consumer Finance Monitor

"This is our weekly show. We are called consumer finance monitor. And you'll know that we share the same name as our blog which we launched over ten years ago. We launched that blog on the very same day than the cfp be became operational on july twenty. One two thousand eleven so As you know on this program we cover are wide range of topics and we very often have outside guests and today We're gonna be focusing on state enforcement actions that pertains to consumer finance and on very pleased to have as my guests nicholas nets. I will call nicholas. nick. Nick is senior. Deputy attorney general in assistant director for consumer financial protection in the pennsylvania. Office of attorney general. Nick was recruited in two thousand seventeen. By attorney general josh shapiro to start the nation's first quote many theo pb unquote. Nick manages investigations litigations of twelve lawyers involving such wide ranging topics as student lending mortgages auto finance payday and other high cost lending debt collection credit reporting debt settlement and scam prevention public law suits and settlements involved a lot of major institutions. Major banks. going down to many smaller non-banking institutions In june of two thousand nine teen. Nick testified before the us house committee of financial services about student loan servicing a particular area of which knicks offices focused And to complete the picture on neck Prior to joining the pennsylvania office of attorney general nick spent four years as the of enforced been attorney. Fact he was just the fourth employee at the cfp previously. He worked at the us department of the treasury With a team of attorneys that working closely with congressional staff drafted and revised the consumer financial protection adult and of course the consumer financial protection ad is a significant part of the dodd frank. Act of two thousand and nine or two thousand two thousand nine. Two thousand ten actually became law on july twenty one of two thousand ten and then there was a one year period for the copd to be stood up sell before we Get into a.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

06:46 min | 11 months ago

"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"Tv and we're on we're on not on broadcast and we can say he says scared shitless here's what he says. Lie about twenty two thousand election. Several republican led states have now passed or trying to pass more restrictive voting laws including bills. Which bolster and officials authority to override the decision of local election officials. Want to bring in richard haass. He's a law professor at the university of california irvine. One of the country's foremost election law expert professor. Thank you much. They can so much. I should say for being with us this morning in the new yorker you used a coal full-term term to describe how scared you are about upcoming elections now. I want to warn the kids to put earmuffs on. And i wanna tell you this cable so you can say it. How scared are you about elections going forward. I never expected to say. I'd be scared shitless on cnn. But that's how i feel. I think we dodged a bullet in twenty twenty but the way things are lining up. I'm very concerned about our elections. Going forward especially twenty twenty four and the possibility that we're not going to have an election where the results the official results reflected voters actually want in specifically. That is a specific concern. That i'd like you to talk a little bit more about why is it. You're so concerned that people might just throw out which resulted. Have the power to well. You know if you look at the kinds of arguments. Donald trump was making. They were not just the false claims of voter fraud. The big light. It's gotten so much attention. He has asked for state legislatures to override. The will of the people you remember. He wanted to have a legislatures. In georgia in michigan in wisconsin arizona change the election results and he had. You may remember. I think it was one hundred sixty seven members of congress who voted along with him when they were counting electoral college votes. Now things are lining up those who had the courage to stand up to trump people like brad. Reference burger the secretary of state of georgia. Those people have been pushed out pushed to the side or censured by republicans and they're being replaced by people and being replaced with laws. That are going to make it easier to subvert. The will of the people. If that's what the pressure puts on them to make them. Do i think people look at that and say thinking sinclair. Lewis can't happen here but but it can. I don't think people understand how out of date our federal election. Laws are frankly. The constitution is in terms of presidential elections. At least but these states they can get away with it right. Well you know. The constitution itself says that states can say legislatures can literally take away the power of voters to choose the president and they can choose the present themselves So you can have a state pass a law. That says we're not going to have an election for president. That's right there in article two now. I think that would be politically unpopular. But this is kind of getting the same way in the back door where there's been at least in arizona a proposal that if the state legislature justin agree that the election was run fairly it could throughout the election results and it could decide for itself which which candidate is going to get the state's electric. It hasn't happened yet but the fact that this is even on the table shows you the kind of really anti democratic movement that we're seeing in many parts of the country initiative scare everyone a lot. I'll use the word a lot on. Don't have the same potty mouth at some professors apparently do or rishard. Thank you so much. So he moralizes against what the guy says but The main thing that did you hear the anchor. There say frankly how out of date our constitution is. These guys hate america. They think that jefferson and franklin and washington and adams got it wrong. They think that our founding fathers screwed it up when they gave the power to the states and they finally just one thing. That's true in there. Literally your state. Whatever state year in the legislature could decide that we will always give the electoral votes to whoever appears alphabetically. I in alphabet. They can do that. They could say here. In alaska our processes we will measure the candidates and whoever's tallest wins or wherever ways the most or whoever has the most hair than i couldn't couldn't compete right but they would have they could set the rules as whatever they want. What happened last time. And this is just frigging lion right on national. Tv there which makes me so mad that they get away with it and the contract for airport etc just makes me crazy that they that they get to lie for a living but what they're saying there is that these legislatures would've been doing the wrong thing had they said no. We don't trust the secretary of state's process here because they didn't follow our rules. Which is exactly what the pennsylvania senator saying the pennsylvania's senate is say. Hey we said you can't extend the deadline passed election day and you did. That's the whole argument. And the senate is saying we the legislature saying we get to set the rules not you clowns and so now. Since those legal challenges were questioned. Several states are passing laws to clarify that it really is up to the legislature in those states and that they're in concert with not in conflict with the united states constitution. And you'll and you'll notice that they always keep using the same language. It's always the big lie. Voter restriction typically. Yeah yeah. it's always this legitimate. It's right out of goebbels playbook exactly don't keep the simple tell it off until it often enough yet people believe it exactly is how many people i know that actually believe literally people literally believe that joe biden was more popular than donald trump That's just so frightening. There are several examples as to why that was not true. Now you know the election results may be a different thing who knows. Maybe joe by did win more votes. But the idea that he's more popular it just can't be i mean if they were rallies everything easy to see. Even now you have to issue subpoenas to get people to go see. Joe biden public and people wind up the day before to see trump. So there's an ad that came out for a wine company and the ad. This is what i this is kind of what. I hope that our show opener would be in terms of inspiring feels feelings of patriotism and it's a wine company so good for them but this is really really great. Take.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

01:31 min | 11 months ago

"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"Birth each will do the right thing and that they will get those routers and passwords etc now on and we. We've brought it up a few times this week already but it seems like at every single turn whatever. The democrat is in power in whatever. They're doing the audits is always super stingy about and not wanting to do anything. He's very tightly clenched and keeping things. Very close the jazz. Don't get which i know. They seem to like to rub trump's face and wherever they can and republicans face whatever they can and you think they would take this opportunity to show if they truly believed it was a fair and just election show. People hate trump. Please please show us please. Just lift up your dress and show us everything about the election in philadelphia in detroit in atlanta. Let's just see it all. Let's just see. Let's see in washington state here. Let's see if lauren called didn't in fact beat dumb jay inslee the man with a room temperature. Iq i mean he. I think he was literally the first democrat out because they were like this guy so dumb. We can't even even as dumb as democrats are. They couldn't think about him. I've been telling you that we're winning this telling you that and last week or maybe it was ten days ago something like that. There was an article in politico from a democrat. Operative who said were eft as that was the quote eft if these election integrity things go through. Well here's a law professor who literally says on.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

04:44 min | 11 months ago

"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"Know what works. This is not our first time doing this. We have the benefit of the experience of last year. We have strong cdc guidance. The department of education has several handbooks The back to school roadmap with tools checklist. The tools are there. Just are we following. The mitigation strategists You know what i'm worried about. The adult actions getting in the way of schools safely opening let educators educate letter leaders school leaders lead and we can get our schools reopened safely. And another thing that. I'm worried about that. I wanna share complacency. Let's go back to the school system of mark. Twenty twenty students deserve more. The funds are there. The urgency is there. Is there a time to build back better. What do you mean by adult. Well when we make policies that go against what cdc recommendations are at the end of the day. We wanna make sure the students are safe. We want to make sure the staff is safe. We know how to do that. So let's not get in the way of school systems of doing policies that they know word for students and staff when we make policies that go against cd c. recommendations because after all the cdc never gets a wrong. They're totally trustworthy and they're never political so we should always just lay down. And whatever the cdc says we should just. I mean if they come out tomorrow with a thing that says you know you ought to. You know dance the in a two in the middle of the freeway because that's the cure for covert. We all ought to just jump out and get our tutus and go do it. Because the cdc said so. I mean these people have lost credibility like you wouldn't believe one hundred percent. And i saw a story. I'm completely forgetting what the country was. But they're in cova. They never shut down their schools. They never sweated sweden sweden they and they had lower incidence of cover and the teachers in the schools tested less positive for code than any other workhorse in sweden and in any other country because they were hardly ever exposed but children aren't exposed to in general. Suppose they just don't hit. Don't get as much and they don't spread it as much. It's just interior. That's never going to happen. Ever gonna wear to it. Maybe for promo. I don't know they say fall. The science but science sciences now shown through this case in sweden that they're doing the exact opposite of what actually has been known to not have the harmful at all right right so Speaking of credibility a guy who has a lot of credibility with a lot of people. And i don't follow him so i don't i don't know i'll just say this dr mccullough dr. Joseph makala came to my attention. I would argue. He published. Maybe five or six years ago saying that bacon was good for you and that was enough for me to like him. 'cause you know everything's better bacon and so. That was the first time i remember. And i've seen articles from him over the years and i have not found fault with what he says. I have not kept up with what he says on the virus or the vaccines so i don't know what he's saying but why do know that what he's saying is at odds with what you tubes. Rules are and. I don't care if that doesn't tell me anything about whether or not it's true. I've been banned by youtube. Have one channel lost one. That's on the edge of it. And because of the same kind of thing. And i i know for sure that i'm not a liar. Or a or a or misinformed. Okay it yeah. It's been proven that during the start of this stuff. Youtube ban stuff that has now considered covert back on facebook and twitter. All do the same thing. So you can't go off of twitter. Facebook youtube saying this is horrible misinformation straight of lying do because a lot of times. They've now been proven that they're actually exactly hiding. What is now true. So so they have. They made this list right. The by mystery shopping list of twelve individuals that response for most of the misinformation and at the head of the list. Was joseph mcculloch dr joseph for cola now again. I don't know. I don't know whether we should believe him or not. I'm not a doctor. If i if i was trying it would be the kind of doctor who can evaluate what he says. And i'm not familiar with what he says enough to advocate for him. I am a free speech advocate. And i don't care if everything he says one hundred percent wrong. I think you have the right to say it. That's my only interest in this. Is your interest the ability to say what you want to say. Now what. Joseph mcculloch announced a couple of days ago is that he would not let anything. He took everything off of youtube stuff. And he said everything published from now on will only be able able for forty eight hours after forty eight hours. I'll delete it yesterday. Cnn decided they were going to stop the guy at his office and home. Here's what it looked.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

01:41 min | 11 months ago

"attorney general" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"Amusing that during the trump administration we had all these articles over and over and over again about this march toward authorised. -tarian ism you know how donald trump was just this going to be this authoritarian problem and everything. The biden administration does is authoritarian in nature and the reporters continued asking them. Why don't why can't you exercise more authority from here. The calls for authoritarianism are really really frightening to me He was asked one more question and he used the opportunity to attack not by name but to attack disentis and governor abbot while the delta variant is providing new challenges. We have the tools we have the resources and we have the experience of what worked last year to get it done safely states. That are saying prohibiting school districts from imposing mass mandates. Are you worried that there will be teachers unions. That say if we can't keep this wolf save the way that we feel we should. You don't wanna come back. I'm worried that decisions that are being made. That are not putting students at the center and student. Health and safety at the center is going to be why school may be disrupted so we know what to do. I love you know. Don't be the reason why. Schools are disrupted because of the politization of of this effort to reopen schools. We know what works. We have to keep our students safe. We have to keep our educators say reopening. School is one thing i think. You just alluded to this keeping school. Open with another thing entirely. What are you most worried about in terms of the ability to keep classrooms opened. He'd kids running battles. We.

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"attorney general" Discussed on It's All Political

It's All Political

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"attorney general" Discussed on It's All Political

"The president biden was elected In a just and Manner so my belief in why there was not systemic fraud. Widespread voter fraud in the election comes from the conclusion reached by president. Trump's attorney general. William bar william barr had access to more information than i or probably anyone outside. The government could have had access to it access to the fbi nationally yet access to us attorney's offices nationally. He had access to documents testimony. Everything that had been done that investigation and he concluded in early december of two thousand twenty that he did not see systemic fraud in connection with the election. William bar was not someone to to pull punches and not someone to do something to To antagonize the president if he could if he believed in his heart That the answer was the other way in other words if william or had seen systemic fraud. I'm absolutely convinced he would have called it out very loudly. So when the attorney general the united states tells me after reviewing all the evidence that i am not party to it he does not see systemic fraud in connection with that election and as a lawyer. I rely on evidence and i haven't seen evidence to show systemic fraud in connection with that election then i easily led to the conclusion that joe biden won the election and there is no evidence that i've seen of systemic fraud to the contrary and did you vote for trump and twenty twenty or two thousand sixteen again My Donald trump is not running for california attorney general l. but he's he will be disguised. You will absolutely be discussed. And in fact if i had to discuss one thing that occurred during the trump president say that i fully support and not only myself but democrats fully supported was the first step act probably the best piece of criminal justice legislation. That's passed in the last ten years. That was bipartisan legislation. Jared kushner was on one side. You have the democrats promoting on the other side. It passed overwhelmingly by the house and the senate signed by the president and has done some very smart things. It basically is focusing on rehabilitation while in prison and providing money for it it's it's focusing on reentry program so when someone comes out of prison hopefully they have a skill set. But now have a job to go into. It's focusing on compassionate release for both the elderly and the ill who after they serve. A certain portion of their sentence could qualify for getting out of prison early. These are the i if california adopted a first step act and modeled it after the federal for step back it would be a huge achievement in criminal justice reform in this state so when people ask about donald trump i point to the especially in the world of criminal justice which is the world. I am seeking to enter at the state level. A bipartisan piece of legislation. That i would completely advocate. If i became the california attorney general.

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"attorney general" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"attorney general" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"And we're back on transition. Virginia we're talking about the democratic primary for attorney general and it's a campaign that's splitting democrats and perhaps this is particularly noticeable in the endorsements. Here's delegate jones talking about his endorsements i am so excited about the fact that governor nor them has endorsed our campaign he and pam are all in along with congresswoman lereah. Former attorney general. Mary sue terry and number a number of members of the general assembly who believe in our energy our passion our commission now. The governor also appears in a campaign video with jones. Great to see this campaign is about leading the way on criminal justice reform and police reform my proudest day. And you were standing right. There beside me was when we ended the death penalty governor reckoning with our past. And there's so much at stake in the future. And that's why i'm running for attorney general to continue to build upon the work done. Virginians are excited. That jay jones is gonna be the next attorney general and so proud to have your support because we've got so much more to accomplish. How much does this endorsement from governor. North them really mean for jones. Will this carry the day and help him knock off the incumbent. Well i think it could help fundraising certainly but i also think that. For example in the governor's race. Mccall has gotten so many endorsements from all of these powerful democrats on. I think that that's made it a little bit more challenging for the other candidates to get more momentum. I think nor them coming out pretty early for jones. I think help to prop him up a somebody that you know. A lot of the sort of big fundraisers could get behind that. That was pretty major for him. I reported this a few months ago but part of what drove. The endorsement was a new orleans relationship with john's he said in his statement that he's known him since he was pretty young on his own his family on his dad he called him affectionately the judge but other consideration somebody enormous camp told me is that jones from hampton roads and northern is very interested in there being a candidate from hampton roads in democratic statewide ticket and so i think northern sort of promoting that could also help him a lot. The biggest surprise of the decade is undoubtedly north adams rebound after the black vase scandal. So to me the endorsement seemed like the final like brick in the wall. Trying to bury that topic so i thought that was interesting to me. Every step he's taken. This legislative session has has obviously been an effort to push back on that story. For what end. I mean what is north. I'm gonna run for after this. I just don't know what role the northam endorsement serves. Mel's point about getting somebody from seventy seven on. The ballot makes a ton of sense especially in the context of the voters. They need to get to show up to polls this november again. I i think the biggest point of this election is going to be democrats. Still afraid of the state's history of flipping the opposite way of the presidency. And when you have somebody is for the most part noncontroversial as biden you can get complacent democrats who think you know especially after a decade of statewide wins that they don't have to show up anymore and to get somebody from seventy seven make sense because that will be base in which the democrats will need as many votes as humanly possible and you know having to white guys on. The bill is is classic. Virginia but that's a fear that anybody's smart should have and i think north them. I don't know who's guiding him through it or if the state what state parties rolling it is or if they're involved in it at all probably not but i think he's got a good point about diversifying the ticket more and just for clarity for listeners mccullough who's gotten probably the most prominent leadership endorsements is on the ticket followed by hala whom nor them the house speaker in the majority leader have endorsed and then mark carrying if. That's the statewide ticket. Those are all candidates from northern virginia. Essentially so i thought i saw pool with what is it. Russell was doing pretty well for the. Lg is that. Is that not up to date or you just talking about endorsements just talking about endorsements russell definitely has more money than anyone else in the algae's race i think yala her fundraising numbers. Were not that great last month. She in recent weeks has gotten a lot of prominent endorsements from democrats. You know it strikes me as curious that the sitting governor is not endorsing the sitting attorney general and the last governor has not endorsed his sitting. Attorney general certainly gives me pause as a democrat as to. What's the reason for that. Is this going to trip up. Democratic voters obviously jay. jones hopes. It will what should we be reading into that. Well i know why. Mccall hasn't endorsed and i just don't know if it's maybe it wouldn't be right for like a candidate in the primary to be endorsing right now. I don't know if that's the reason. I think for norodom. He is closer personally to jones and one thing that is worth mentioning is that hearing did call for him to resign over the black phase revelations know just weeks i think it might have been just days before. He said that he himself had appeared block phase. So i don't know that that relationship ever healed all of the way. I think certainly there are people that are way more out of favor with northern than mark herring but i just wondered if that way i know that jones also called on to resign through the black caucus but i don't think he himself independently put out any sort of statement or spoke about that. I think endorsements. I think they can matter in the primary because of how it filters down into how the local races get seen with their endorsed counterparts. But yeah i mean. I just i don't i don't know how much weight endorsements carry these days compared to how important it is from a fundraising standpoint like mel said like getting those bigger names behind. You is a good way to get checks which those checks can then by you. Know the constant barrage of mailers airtime. But you know. I'm not even sure of the success of those programs anymore these days. I'm gonna call a question about endorsing hearing. He's been criticized a lot more at least As to why he a white man is running when he entered the race he was running against three block. Virginians and so i wonder if part of the calculation is that maybe it would be about look for mcauliffe himself took Endorse herring against who is running against block ended to be fair. I think the only color mcauliffe seizes green. Well let's get onto markarian. Kaz herring has his own list of endorsements. Here's an ad majority leader charnel. Haring cut for mark herring. He's lead on criminal justice reform and ending police violent. His fought the trump administration to protect our healthcare. He fought in one on the muslim ban on marriage equality on confederate propaganda. He stood with. That's for attorney general. I stand with mark hearing so herring endorses herring. But she's not alone. Here's senator louise lucas. mock has done has just illuminated. What attorney general can do so we need to stand with mark and make sure we keep him in the attorney general's office. There's been no one. I've known in my time in the senate in virginia says one thousand nine hundred and that there's been ended.

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02:51 min | 1 year ago

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"Of things that he was taking credit for and then jones is saying. Hey we need a new unit to show that it's a priority of mine. Think we're going to take seriously so. I mean there's the herring argument that says look. We've been doing this all along. And then there's the jones argument to say. Hey look we're going to have a focus on this brad. Do you see either. One of those sort of outweighing the other well. I think mel's super correct about voters getting concerned about expanding a g. like sub offices. But i think the ironic point there is. The office is probably super minimal. Compared to other states especially as you know republicans fear we turn into new york california I i would imagine. Virginia's legacy as a red if not purple state has probably left a lot of our bureaucratic institutions. Super understaffed and super under funded. So expanding. creating some of these offices might sound bad but they could probably address a lot of issues worker protections I mean lord knows how many individuals would benefit from enforcing labor laws. Better things that businesses really don't want to see happen so there's also that and see where the wedge between business community widens in virginia as shifts to the left while the office may not have existed. These are all technically responsibilities of the. Ag's office to begin with if if if it was empowered by the legislature to do so so either them announcing new offices begs the question. Do you need a new office to do this or can you just do it and not to get too key. But we do have elections in virginia every year and the voting rights. Act of virginia thought. The governor signed on that was sponsored by senator john mcclellan and delegates price does put more work on the office of the attorney general. They essentially now have a broader duty to make sure that voters aren't being discriminated against and localities are not essentially changing the elections to make it harder for certain groups to vote. And so whether there's a new office or not. I think the legislature this year has given the the office of the attorney. General extra work when it comes to making sure that voters are protected. All right well. Let's take a break when we come back. We're going to discuss endorsements k. You yes you. You're listening to transition. Virginia right now. And you're probably a fan of the podcast right well then rate and review like trevor sutherland. One-star the only time i listened. It's that's not really what i was thinking. Well how about this review from return crouse this piece of shit podcast. I wouldn't even right one star. Come on listeners can do better than that. Hit the pause button right now.

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08:18 min | 1 year ago

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"And we're back on transition. Virginia talking about the democratic primary for attorney general not mark herring is the incumbent and he's got a challenger delegate jay jones one of the issues that it's been a flashpoint during a recent candidates for was a new conviction integrity unit. Here's what mark herring said about the new office. The wrong convict. Someone is to deny them freedom and countless opportunities. And so that's why. I created the state's first statewide conviction integrity unit so that additional resources additional lawyers could be brought in to more proactively identify wrongful convictions. And then get them overturn. But delegate jones says the timing of this new office is dubious is justice system has been skewed against certain populations for far too long. It is inequitable effect. And so as we move ahead. We've gotta continue to prioritize seeking truth but doing it in a way that is consistent and not just popping up when have elections. And i wanna make sure everybody's aware that we are. We are suppose to be just supposed to seek truth at all times. Not just in november so seems like everybody thinks this conviction integrity unit is a good idea but is the timing of it. Dubious mel will start with you. I think on a lot of issues including the civil rights unit for example. Jensen tried to make the point that things that he's been pushing for. I'm he's a really big voice on criminal justice reform in the legislature hearing sort of follows. I think this is an issue that democrats are interested in right now. This idea of people being wrongfully convicted on that being a product of systemic racism in the criminal justice system. So i don't know that he'll be able to formally make that point specially if it's something that both of these candidates are appealing to care about the seems like an issue that will animate a primary but will all but disappear after the primaries wrapped because of concerns about republican turnout. Republicans using any kind of criminal justice man i. I was talking to some friends. Parents from seven five seven. They're helping the move up here in richmond and they're you know sixty year old republicans They couldn't vote for trump because of some of the stuff. He said about veterans. But i ask them both if they'd ever heard of virginia's parole board just to see how that issue is landing as far as criminal justice wedge issues go and neither of them had any idea what the parole board was let alone the scandal associated with it so while i think democrats are going to want to talk about the progressive nature of sensing reform and about the integrity and in convictions. I think this is going to be a primary issue that both candidates are gonna hit hard once they get past the primary. I think they're going to be too scared dimension much of it. So whether or not it makes impact with the primary voters will be seen And you got to give credit to jones for pushing real hard on this but you know. He's a state delegate. His district is going to be the one who sees him talk about it the most. Meanwhile herring gets the entire platform so as much as jones as been mad about harring following in his footsteps herring still the one who gets the headlines. When he announces it annotate to that on this issue has probably reached the more average voter in terms of the conversation about repealing the death penalty which obviously governor signed at that time when northern side. Not bill you know. He talked a lot in your leaders. Talked a lot about people being wrongfully convicted in the broken ness within the criminal justice system. And so this is just an issue that has wide appeal and while delegate. John's miserably been a powerful voice in terms of criminal justice reform in the legislature. I didn't get something that democrats in general or focused on. Yeah so we've got the conviction integrity unit and debate going on but there's also the issue of integrity and it's not just republicans talking about the big lie. Election integrity is also an issue on the democratic side were delegate jones says general herring isn't doing enough to protect election integrity and he wants to create a new office to protect those voters arm so proud of the fact that we announced the intention to create buddha protection and election integrity unit. Here in virginia. We saw instances of discrimination and intimidation in fairfax just last year. And we can't stand for that that this doesn't exist already is downright shocking to meet but herring says. He's taken a number of actions to protect voters. We went into court and got a court agreement to make sure that the requirement on absentee ballots was waived. My team works to make sure that when trump tried to make it harder for people to vote by mail by sabotaging the postal service we sued him and got him injunction to block it. And when some trump supporters went to fairfax on the first day of early voting and engaged in the activity that potentially have been voter intimidation. I immediately put out a legal opinion laying out the state and federal laws prohibited. So everyone would know that is not permitted or tolerated in virginia. Does virginia need a new office to protect voters. Or is this something that the ag should be doing anyway. If there's a new office or not. I love hearing taking credit for the waiver of senators. I mean i guess technically does because i'm not mistaken that was instigated by a lawsuit from aclu. The aclu dispute over witton signature is pretty sure was mediated and settled by a judge they also had lee carter's lawsuit over reducing the number of sixers are get on the ballot. That was another thing that i believe was was settlement between the two. So you know whether or not hearing to take credit for a lot of this stuff or whether it's the result of plaintiff's Is certainly up to debate. But he's going to campaign on it either way. It seems but yeah. I mean i don't i don't know if this really tracks as an issue because i think at the moment you start used the word voter integrity i think. Democrats get turned off by it because of the big live because of the association with an as for the stuff. The protests in fairfax. county I remember the legal opinion going out. I don't know if it ever got utilized. I'd be surprised. Try and it would be a really bad look to cops arresting protesters at a ballot box a polling station but i mean he's certainly wanted to start the fight so we'll say you know since mark herring has been an office. He created the office of civil rights. He created a worker protection unit. He created the conviction integrity unit. Which we talked about. He reorganized the consumer protection section. So does this office need yet. Another unit mel. I mean is this sort of unit creep essentially you know and i just wonder if maybe among the most progressive parts of the party. This would sound like a good idea. I just think that there are a lot of more fiscally conservative democrats out there or people who are dissatisfied with the government which includes people from both parties. Who just don't want to see you know more money going to the bureaucracy. Just people sitting in office may be doing something notable every once in awhile until not that. That's true but i think that it's a perception. That is out there. So i wonder if the idea of pitching his new office as opposed to just doubling down in focusing on that work would have wider appeal in the brad point. You know the the other thing that he mentioned in his clip is about working to back on changes by the trump administration to the postal service. That's he didn't conjunction with a lot of attorney generals who were also worried that delays or changes at the post office would impact their elections. Use the word perception which is really key to this debate. Here because herring would say look protecting voters and protecting election integrity is something that this office should be doing it anyway. And as attorney general. Here's what i've done. You heard the sound clip. Xyz abc hit a long list.

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14:32 min | 2 years ago

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"That went into it pressuring that. How do we work to make that permanent? So you know it's up to the legislature in right now. There are some bills to make it permanent and I do know they're moving forward. There are some legislation. Which would brought now powers to include not only individuals who were unarmed but individuals who are armed who die at the as a result of a police encounter all. I say I'm willing to take on all of these responsibilities and power but these are unfunded mandates and so it takes away precious resources from our office but at the same time I recognize that families need justice and you can't put a monetary figure to that And it's really critically important that we provide that provide them with a thorough investigation and some accounting of exactly what happened. It's very very very difficult because often times. Police don't have body cameras. Oftentimes like I said it's individuals who are either suffering from some sort of mental illness or their Suffering from some sort of substance and so it's difficult but it there are have been there have been some cases where the where the actions of the police officer had been called into question. I would like to get to a point now. Researching non lethal weapon. Nonlethal uses of force. We've got to have other means to detain people and to apprehend people when a police officer feels that their life is in danger. There's gotTa be other ways. Besides just using their gun and tasers in some cases work and other cases. They don't so a few shows ago. We had a discussion in our who we elect series talking about judges and we had a very wide range conversation about the judicial branch in as we know class the judicial branch on the state and local level and so there is a concern obviously among advocates and others about the hyper politicization of the bench right. And that's not only on the Supreme Court in District Courts Federal Courts all and also on the local level. How how does that impact your work in? Are you concerned about that? So yes oh you know. Some people have said that there's Obama judges and then there's trump judges republican judges. Then there's democratic judges based upon who they appoint and the reality is is that your fact pattern is your facts and evidence support the law. You really in a good position but it is difficult. We are in a hyper political atmosphere. And oftentimes decisions are made that are highly political and oftentimes justices. Not really meted out. But I am so glad that you've got a trial judge. You've got an appeals judge. And you've got an appellate judge and so there's several layers of review you know. I also think the whole discussion about judges and our judicial system right now. is hot and heavy overbill reform. Yeah especially today especially today with the Senate came out with a proposal And I don't know where this assembly stands but the assembly came out our proposal which is which closely looks like the federal system Sentencing guidelines. They were individuals who talked about reforming it to look like New Jersey which includes these algorithms which determine allegedly determine dangerous nece and they've been criticized those algorithms in New Jersey and other states because they're inherently bias. So I don't know what's going to happen. I do know that Khalifa Browder was in in Carson rated for allegedly stealing a book bag and he was in there for a very long period of time and we should criminalize poverty. That's right but saying that again. This was another unfunded mandate and there were some offenses that I believe should be bail eligible and There was one particular charge the something related to children and when it comes to children. I get particularly Defensive And so they need to do. I think maybe a second look but I don't think we should go back to the old days and I don't think criminalising poverty criminalizing mental illness and having a A system which is inherently bias speaks to the issue of justice. Well we're GONNA take another break and when we come back. The Attorney General is going to tell us how we should evaluate candidates for attorney general. And then we're going to take a few questions if we have time for those of us who showed up to class in person so we'll be right back with more of today's civics three. Welcome back you listen to Sirius. Xm urban view special Sunday civics townhall with Attorney General National Political Strategy. Ellen Williams welcome back. Welcome back civics. Wow this time fly only have a few minutes in this but not that. I'm asking you to drop time on your colleagues in other states and others but there are actually attorney. State Attorney General Races happening in twenty twenty actually ten happening across the country. If you are an Indiana Missouri Montana North Carolina Ashville Pennsylvania. Utah Vermont Washington and West Virginia candidates for Attorney General will appear on your ballot. How should we evaluate the candidates that are presented before us so okay so to medication so right now? Democratic generals are in the majority. We have twenty seven. There are five african-amer note that's true. There are seven African American Attorney General's across this nation five or ds and two are Republicans. One is in Indiana and one is in Kentucky. The one in Kentucky was a former counsel to Mitch McConnell. Well okay yeah and then the five DS Minnesota Keith Ellison Yea Karl received from DC. Nevada is Erin Ford and Kwami role who's from Illinois so those are my brothers and there are five women we have five women agee's who were all DS and there's there's other women but there's five women democratic. I'm only woman of color. I'm the second in this nation. The I was Kamala Harris from California and there are some really competitive races because right now attorney general's staff between chaos and confusion. We are the last bastion of hope. We defend democracy. We have been fighting back against this administration. Despite the because the CA- Congress's basically paralyze we've been standing up for democracy and all of the and we've been winning about eighty percent of the cases that that we've brought and so that's why this administration the Federal Administration says he's sick in New York because we keep suing him thank you which is why he decided to move to Florida and changes residents. And which is why right. Now we're we're got a target on her head and we've just been standing up for freedom and democracy and and just defending our values and so I think to to value attorney general's on the ballot. Where do they stand on the environment? Where do they stand on reproductive rights? Because here in New York we're defending reproductive rights in ten states restrictive reproductive rights which are attempting to chip away at Roe versus Wade which which basically says that women have a right to abortion. Forty five years of law. They're slowly chipping away attacks titled Ten. What's titled Ten? It's a program that provides health care to low income individuals which includes abortions entitled. Tin Again is under attack and so poor people should have the same rights as rich people and we should have the right to reproductive freedom and also titled Ten allows individuals to be tested for. Std's sexually transmitted diseases and cancer and breast cancer and the list goes on and on and my position is this is my body and my choice and no one else between me and my God and nobody else and my doctor and everybody else should mind business but unfortunately people are more interested in. What's happening in your bedroom? Then what's happening to you? Know then our economy and infrastructure and issues of major importance. So I'm standing up for women's rights. So where do the candidates attorney general stint on the environment? Where do you stand on reproductive health? Where do you stand on the vending democracy? Where do you stand on defending freedoms? Where do you stand on defending immigrants? Where do you stand on defending healthcare? Would he do you stand on defending journalists and those those are all important questions all important? But what do you stand on voting rights? Yes hello Particularly when we have a weekend federal Voting Rights Act where the states are going to have to pick up the slack and California. They voted for their own voting rights. Act in another states or following suit including New York. Stay on public schools. Yes so that point. We want to try to take one or two questions before we have to end. I think we have a question up here. Hi My name is Ashley I go to. Mlk High School for Law Advocacy and community. Just say that again and So what I see like oftentimes amongst like young people and my classmates is Like they don't really see the importance of voting a lot of times. I'll hear comments like what's the point of me. Voting the electoral college will ultimately ultimately make the decision for me or was the one avoiding. If basically saying that vote doesn't matter. So what would you say to the younger audience? Who kind of don't really know the importance of so one thing. Let me just say that all movements in this country and even I would say throughout our globe has not started have not started with old people like me. They started with young people. Like you from those who stood in the way of the tanks in Tiananmen Square to those who were part of the civil rights movement with those who believed in change Brock Obama before any of us believed in Barack Obama. It's been young people who have moved this needle and moved us forward. Young People Report of the Labor movement in the women's Rights Movement. And so it's young people who really make the difference in our world and I have been in the forefront of all changes to voting. Somebody individuals died for the right to vote. And it's really critically important that individuals vote not only in New York but all throughout the states and if more people voted in those quote unquote battle ground states. We would not be in this position today and so it's important that individuals not take for granted the right to vote that we stand up and defended. That would be a part of it and that we recognize the power and the power releasing the vote. It's people who did who did not believe or do not believe in the power of the vote. People who stood home sat at home. There is why we're in the situation that we are in right now. Those people who were cynical and we just gave up is not an option today. Too much is at risk too much on the table. And so you and your young people need to stand up. Stand in the light. Understand that this country we're gonNA leave you're going to inherit it and you've got to defend it and that's why you gotTa vote..

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12:56 min | 2 years ago

"attorney general" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

"We are sitting here with New York State. Attorney General Letitia James and also Arthur girl are social justice attorney Lithuania Mamer so today in our who we elect series as we get to our lesson. We're talking about the role of state attorney. General the State Attorney. General is the chief legal adviser to the state government and the state's chief law enforcement officer the State Attorney General's actually elected in forty three states and majority of them serve four year terms but in Alaska Hawaii New Hampshire New Jersey and Wyoming. The attorney general is appointed by the governor. And for those of you who are listening in Tennessee. Your State Supreme Court actually appoint the Attorney General for an eight year term. And then there's main main the state legislature actually Alexa or votes for the Attorney General for a two year term. So you WANNA make sure to check which based upon your state how the attorney general is elected but since we have a sitting attorney general in the room. Let's bring her back into the conversation. This is her day job and she's GonNa tell us what an attorney general does so. It is an elected position. It's independent from the governor of the State of New York. I run every four years. I serve as the state attorney which means I represent all the state agencies and I defend the state legislature when they pass laws and so we have been challenged on a wide range of laws Law where which requires that all children who attend school vaccinated was challenged by some anti vaccine. Upstate I'm in the city. As well. There was a law that was recently challenged with regards to how we engage in our electoral politics focusing. On fusion that was recently challenged there was a law which gave elected officials arrays that was challenged. There's laws for instance in individuals who are incarcerated. Who believed they were wrongly convicted individuals who've been abused in our correctional who believe that they've been or alleged that they've been abused in our correctional facility. Individuals who are detained because they are sex offenders we represent so there's a wide range of laws where the office of a State Attorney General and our State Council work where we do State Council. We also do affirmative litigation. As most of you know our -firmative litigation means pattern and practice cases so recently we launched an investigation into NYPD based on their fair evasion policies individuals who jump over the turnstile were arrested for fare evasion or theft of services we argued that it was discriminatory or we allege that it's discriminatory and we are seeking information from NYPD with respect to what we saw video on social media and reports of police officers. Both who were on duty and off duty that there was this unofficial policy of arresting people of Color and that police officers were only stationed at certain subway stations throughout the city of New York. And we are looking into that. We're looking into school. Two pipeline policies in schools all throughout the state of New York. We are looking into environmental degradation where businesses and corporations basically dump hazards into our water on our land etc and we also do some civic engagement. We recently did an effort where we organized two hundred volunteers to go door to door in central Brooklyn to inform individuals about deed theft because what we are seeing not only in Brooklyn but all over the state. Now we're seeing it in buffalo and parts of Syracuse. Were seeing the greatest transfer of wealth since reconstruction we're individuals who are losing their homes individuals who are equity rich and cash poor and being victimized by criminals we have all these bureaus where we focus on environmental law charities law we have jurisdiction over all charities in the state of New York to make sure that not for profit organizations are fulfilling their purpose and honoring the mission and spending the assets and safeguarding the assets. I'm sure most of you heard that there was a not for profit organization known as the trump foundation. Oh Yeah Yours and That was being used as a personal piggy bank by certain individuals. We closed it down and we recovered two million dollars and we distribute it to valid charitable charitable organizations in the state of New York. We have a healthcare bureau. We have investor protection bureau to ensure that individuals on Wall Street are protecting the investments of invest doors We have a bureau that focuses on antitrust. Most recently we lost an Exxon case. We just recently lost. We were concerned about the merger between T. Mobile and sprint. We thought it's it's going to increase costs for individuals who have mobile devices particularly those who prepay for those services and we're concerned again about that concentration of power. We think it's bad for consumers bad for the economy that for workers. Unfortunately the judge ruled against us and allowed this merger to go forward and at this point. We're considering whether or not we should appeal so those are just like some of the big cases. We've got also have a federal initiatives case a bureau where we are standing up in protecting the rights of individuals and we went to the United States Supreme Court in regards to the census because the federal government this administration thought it was necessary to add to the census the questionnaire a citizenship question right and as we all know the census has nothing to do with citizenship and therefore everyone counseling everyone. Everyone matters in there for everyone should be counted. And we do not want an undercount. Because it's going to affect the number of congressional representatives and two. It's going to affect the amount of money we get to New York state so we're involved in a wide range of just you. I mean for those of us who watch like law and order and like all shows right. It's not just like you. Attorney with two eight. Th there's a big over like eighteen hundred attorneys with God over sixteen offices. They run from the northern border. Watertown all the way to Suffolk County on Long Island and they're focused on all of these areas. But I do wake up every morning. I must admit with fire in my belly. I walk into that office and I do urge them to sue somebody then. I do go home and then I'd do it again and they always always closed their doors when I walk in. Oh God who is she going to go after today? Thurgood Marshall would be very proud of my soul. So since you've been elected you've recovered one point one billion dollars that's billion with a New Yorker so first of all. Thank you WANNA get money. A- as we out mystery scientific out here getting money like how. Are you getting our money? Like how does that process work this unpaid like do people Os Money? So it's funny that you say that because we also go after people who all the state money okay and one of the issues that we need to talk about the need to resolve is we sent out what they call dunning letters to individuals who go to state universities. Who Don't pay back their student. Loans and student debt is a big issue and we've gone after some private players who prey upon students. And so it's an issue when it concerns me that we sent out dunning lit letters and charge additional interest. If you don't pay your student loan and so that's something that I want to talk to the governor about to see whether or not we could rectify that as opposed to us sending out these threatening letters I'm too. We've got Medicaid Fraud Unit so we go after individuals who basically engage in scams and try to deceive into fraud on Medicaid program and so that results in millions of dollars to the state of New York and then we go after bad actors bad landlords bet corporations and we secure funds during the foreclosure crisis my predecessor went after a number of banks who benefited from the foreclosure crisis and we took those there was one settlement against Goldman Sachs resulted in billions of dollars. And so all of that money we now use. I'm so happy because I can take those funds and I have and I'm giving out check. I gave out a check to buffalo the other day so that they could address those Zombie. Homes homes that have been abandoned as a result is foreclosure crisis and this money will be used to address to renovate it and converted into affordable housing code maintenance issues because the Zombie homes dot the landscape. They bring down the values of Adjacent property and they were attractive. Nuisances and they attract a criminal element so. I gave out a million dollars to close jemaine dollars to Buffalo. We did it in UTICA. We did it in Albany. We did it in Long Island. We did it in Syracuse. Some environmental cases where we sue individuals who degrade our environment. We take that money. And it's used to clean up the Hudson River cleanup environmental slights cleanup landfills. So I yes so. It's like Christmas in in. What are we in February Christmas? It's fabulous and but a lot of the money goes to the General Fund. And as most of you know right now we have filed and we're in the midst of negotiation the most extensive and comprehensive lawsuit against OPIOID manufacturers and distributors. We're we're scheduled trial in March but we're in discussions with these distributors and he's manufacturers and hopefully we can come to some settlement which will address an abate the problem in New York State And also provides resources to fund dead's in hospitals and. I'm hoping we can resolve that we can come to a global settlement all across the nation and provide relief to families. That's amazing that's amazing. Is like at the intersection of not. Only you go and see people right. Yeah you also get our money. Yes Robin Hood Now. Just bringing in connection so in thirty six states. The Attorney General has the power to take over a case handled by a local prosecutor with instructions from the governor of the legislature. I know in New York. Limited in some limited is that the basis even in its limited power for the current attorney. General's office sort of taken over cases of police misconduct. Or how does that work? So we've got sixty two district attorneys all throughout the state of New York. They have their own jurisdiction which is primarily rely related to criminal prosecution. We have limited prosecution. We work with police enforcement and state police. In fact tomorrow I'm announcing the arrest and the indictments of individuals who basically trafficking guns and heroin so we work in coordination with law enforcement officers all across the state of New York and so our office of Criminal Task Force. They do amazing job and tomorrow. We're taking off the streets. I BELIEVE SIXTEEN. Assault weapons primarily repurchased in another state and primarily. These guns are purchased in states with lax gun laws. We did a similar announcement last week in Long Island. I WANNA say it was long island where we took. I think. Thirty two guns off the street again from states that have really lax gun laws so we have limited criminal jurisdiction again. It usually. It's in coordination with state police. But at the governor carved out one exception and he issued an executive order and basically said because of the inherent conflict with police in district attorney's he thought it best and a lot of advocates as well on I included supported the idea that the office of Attorney General can independently investigate police when a civilian dies as a result of a police encounter. So we have the responsibility to investigate all fatalities. Were they involve the police? And what's so interesting? Is that the vast majority of these cases involve individuals who are mentally ill or drugs and that's what's really sad. We were a lot of us. Were jumping up and down. When that executive order came down there was a lot of advocacy work..

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