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Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on 2 Lights Media
"And that's how these things go one after the other after the other. But remember a couple years ago. The brutal exposition. Played out on worldwide television. Judge Brett Kavanaugh rhetorically tourney pieces by ideologues who wanted him destroy a seat on the Supreme Court hung in the balance. And if Cavanaugh and his family had to be humiliated So be it. President Donald Trump could not be allowed to put a traditionally minded judge on the court. Devoted liberal named Christine Blas E. Ford supplied the allegation. Cavanaugh, she said. Had sexually abused her when they were both teenagers. This. Ford produced scant evidence. But she had one thing more important than proof. Ah lockstep media, which would believe her no matter what And listening of far left Washington attorney not paid for by Miss Ford She wove a tawdry tale, and the press printed every word of it. Of course, reasonable doubt quickly appeared, but to no avail. The media many in Hollywood and the majority of Democrats in the Senate, gleefully. Convicted Brett Kavanaugh shamed him described him as a heinous individual. In the end, the judge did descend to the Supreme Court, thanks to Republican senatorial votes. But just barely, and his family was badly battered. One of those who did convict Brett Kavanaugh was the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. He demanded the judge take a lie detector test. Cuomo believed The victim. Well, Karma is an interesting concept. Now Andrew Cuomo stands accused. And his administration is tottering. Like having all the governor has denied any wrongdoing. But unlike the judge, the corporate media largely ignored the first story. Incredibly, on the day the first allegation came forth. CBS, ABC and NBC Nightly newscasts did not mention it. MSNBC and CNN also declined to report the situation despite having hours of air time to fill. But now Democrats themselves are after Cuomo. So magically the story's being reported. This kind of blatant media corruption is common and undeniable. But here's the thing The corporations that own the TV news agencies could not care less if they're corrupt. So what we make money? All that matters by the way, the champions of women everywhere. The New York Times initially ignored the story, but now They're driving it. It is clear the American people can no longer count on affair Press As the Hunter Biden situation demonstrated, the corporate media has allied itself with the Democratic Party and in that capacity is quite willing to suppress and historic important information. As for governor, Cuomo, he has met karma, and it has not been kind to him. Same thing will eventually happened to corrupt press people. Wait and see. I'm Bill O'Reilly and I approve that message by writing. It disagree. I'd like to hear from you village Bill O'Reilly dot com. In a moment, something you might not know. Thousands of animals are abandoned in the wilderness in America, and they need your help. I partnered up with Delta Rescue, the largest, no kill care for life Animal sanctuary in the world. Founded by actor Leo Grillo. Delta Animal Sanctuary is one of the kind rescue Trained attendants look after each animal, providing them with food treats toys and affection. Also, Delta Rescue has an onside animal hospital that operates 365 days a year and unlike others, Delta rescue believes in giving animals or rightto life. They allow all moms to have their letters, then care for the entire family for life. Well, the rescue relies solely on donations from people like us to help fulfill their mission. Support Delta rescue.
Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on Bill O'Reilly Weekend Report
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Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on Bill O'Reilly Weekend Report
"To bring you tales from the past with a hint of darkness from superstitions and folklore to the curious in the bazaar. They gave you a front row seat to stories that explore a whole new side of world history. But now it's time to bring that journey home because while America's history books are filled with people, places and events that sit on lofty pedestals, there's a whole other side of American history that's been for gotten and pushed into the shadows. But unlike those surprise, barn finds the kind where someone discovers a wear classic cop. Is the epidemic. Not of Cove. It What of racist accusations. It's all over the place and it's absolutely heinous. Calling someone a races for political gain or despite them or to demonize them. Is a sin. It's a simple Is that even if you don't believe in God So how do we the people fight back, It's exceedingly difficult. Because the cancel culture media loves this stuff. What was last time we saw the press express reasonable doubt about an explosive charge. Can you think of one? Well, that didn't happen with Brett Kavanaugh. It didn't happen with Piers Morgan, Sharon Osborn. On and on and on and on. Due process is thrown right out the window, and it's not just in the famous press the celebrity media It's happening in towns all over America. If you don't like somebody, then you were queues, and then that person is left having to defend a terrible accusation. Now Some accusations are true. But there's such a thing is due process. You get the chance to prove your innocence and indeed All Americans should presume. You are innocents, but that's not what's happening in the U. S. A. You know it. I know it. And this political racism business. Every single story that the progressives don't like. They're pointing of fingers saying hello. This is racist. If you give a test and our high school and people of color don't do well, that test is racist. And if you are in a situation that doesn't work out the way we progressives wanted to work out. Then the situation is racist. It's out off control. So what do we do? Well, all Americans very calmly, by the way. Have to object. Verbally writing letters to the editor hauling your Congress, people getting on school boards, whatever it may be. You have to object. This racist accusation. Stuff.
Senator claims FBI's Kavanaugh investigation may have been "fake"
"House of Rhode Island has a new request for Attorney General Merrick Garland and new letter Tonight he wants the attorney general to look into the FBI investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh back in 2018 before Cavanaugh was confirmed to serve on the high court. This is a circus. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process during the confirmation process cabin all fought back against sexual assault allegations dating back decades. The FBI investigated those claims, but wrote Island, Senator Sheldon White House wants newly confirmed Attorney General Merrick Garland to take a second look into the FBI's probe. In a letter White House writes, it appeared to have been a politically constrained and perhaps fake FBI investigation into alleged misconduct by Kavanaugh. The senator says the bureau wasn't willing to accept testimony from some witnesses calling that unique behavior in a statement to WBC news radio, the FBI would not common. Laurie, curvy
Senator claims FBI's Kavanaugh investigation may have been "fake"
"Our island Standard or Sheldon White House is asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into the 2018 FBI investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He was accused of sexually assaulting Dr Christine Blasi, Ford In a letter Senator White House says it appeared to have any politically constrained and perhaps fake FBI investigation into alleged misconduct by Kavanaugh. The senator says the girl wasn't willing to accept testimony from some witnesses. Writes. This was unique behavior as the bureau usually is a minimally says to information and evidence, But in this case, he said, the shutters were closed. The FBI did not provide comment on the allegations. We have also reached out to the Department of Justice, but so far have not heard
High court seems likely to leave to health care law in place
"Another Republican bid to strike down the entire affordable Care Act appears likely to fail again in the supreme court's third big case on the law known as obamacare Republicans argued the court should find the laws mandate for obtaining health insurance unconstitutional and wipe out the whole thing to conservative justices were among those appearing unwilling with Chief Justice John Roberts noting Congress zeroed out the penalty for failing to obtain health care Congress left the rest of the law intact trump appointee Brett Kavanaugh says recent court decisions suggest the proper remedy is to cut out the mandate and leave the rest of the act in place a move the courts three liberal justices would presumably join Sager mag ani Washington
Collins Wins in Maine, Denying Democrats a Crucial Senate Pickup
"Watched Senate race only sobriety Fox News Republican Susan Collins of Maine claiming victory moments ago as her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon concedes and the Fox News decision Desk, just officially calling that Senate race for Collins. Noting that it significantly improves Republican chances of keeping control of the Senate that race not as close In the end of some expected Collins ahead by more than eight points. I am the first person Since main directly elected it's senators TTO win of fifth term She has been known for opposing President Trump at times. But standing alongside Republicans were some crucial votes, including the confirmation of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. She opposed last month's vote on Justice Amy Cockney Barrett. Though coming so close to the election, President Trump is
'Dude, I'm Done': When Politics Tears Families And Friendships Apart
"Now you have likely seen it or felt it yourself. Now A recent survey shows how the nation's bitter political divide is taking a toll on friendships as NPR's Tuvia Smith reports with political polarization hitting a fever pitch. Even decades long relationships are caving under the pressure. It's been happening everywhere on social media, and in really life did straight up there. Dude, I'm done Lose my number that Shimada Davis from L. A. I just hung up on my end, and I proceeded to just block them in every possible way. Joanie Jensen from New York. I hate families, everything but I just don't know and Ricardo de Forest from Florida, there among the many Americans dumping friends over politics. It's one thing to disagree about tax policy, says Davis. But this is deeper. It's about morality and justice. As a black man. He says he simply could not abide his friend of 25 years down playing police brutality. It's like if this is your attitude. I don't respect you. Now I don't because people are really dying. It's also that kind of moral absolute to Jensen, retired professor and sexual assault survivor who cut off a friend of 40 years who was being cavalier about the allegations against Trump's then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He was going off flight. Oh, you drank the Kool Aid Cabin on boy. He didn't do anything. I said if this is his core ethics, I don't want that kind of person in my life Conservatives, Of course. Khun B. Justus, quick to spurn the liberals in their lives who clashed with their core values like life or the biggie for Ricardo de Forest Liberty. They sold our country out. This election is about the soul of what America is. He can be a free country. Andy, a socialist state to forest, a 61 year old steelworker cut off several cousins who he calls hard core Trump haters all they can do it. From the races on man bed on man raises, you know, blowing spittle in and veins popping out of their heads Yolk soy Latino, But I guess I'm some sort of horrible races because I like Trump. Ridiculous. We are seeing more political polarization today than at any point in modern history. Jocelyn Kiley, with the Pew Research Center says about 80% of Americans now have few or no friends across the aisle, and the animosity goes both ways. Democrats are a little bit more likely to say they'd end a friendship. But Republicans, maybe a little bit less likely to say they have friends on the other side, so it may not be all that differential. Everybody is doing this Tania Israel The University of California psychology professor runs workshops on cross the aisle conversations, she says. Both sides have big blind spots when it comes to the morality of their own side, and they all view themselves as eminently fair. And right. When I say all these things, I think I found fairly reasonable and see the other side as irrational. Just something wrong with these people. Whether conservatives like the forest or lefties like Joni Jensen, I said, Oh, my God, he really is brain. Wass. Everyone Tanya, Israel says could use a little more intellectual humility were flattening people out, you know, in terms of our view of them and not really seeing the full complexity of people on the other side. It's exactly what Georgia truck driver Jon Langford says his brother who's gay did to him. He went off on the sand. Essentially, I'm a racist and a homophobe. Just because I'm a trump supporter, knowif stands or butts. Ain't completely cut me out of his life, Langford says he's trying to not do the same and toe hang onto his friends. On the other side. I could assume that anybody that supports Biden is a firm believer that it's okay to murder a baby, but I don't From the other end of the political spectrum. Connecticut business consultant Jeff Maren Steen is also straining to stay friends with some trump supporters. Despite all the invective and insults, you know you live They're all the same or these ad hominem attacks. Maren Steen no longer talks to some of them with others. He just doesn't talk politics. It just feels like the healthiest thing for me to do at the moment. But, you know, I suppose the risk is that I'm just retreating into my own information bubble with people who think just like me. Indeed, experts say more conversation, not less is what's needed to heal the
Murkowski to vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court
"Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski says she's going to vote for Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy during a rare weekend session. Markowski said she had no doubt Barrett could do the job and that is the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court Majority leader Mitch McConnell agrees. We've watched her and committee he's demonstrated she has the deep legal expertise, dispassionate judicial temperament and sheer intellectual horsepower. That the American people deserve to have on their Supreme Court. With Murkowski onboard. Senators haven't even stronger majority and getting Barrett confirmed on Monday. Murkowski was the only Republican senator to not vote for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation and
Judiciary Committee sets date for vote on Barrett confirmation
"This morning, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee tried and failed to slow down the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett, who appears to be on track for the high court before the November 3rd election. NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gonzalez joins us with the latest and Claudia Today is Day four of Cockney barrettes confirmation How far apart of Republicans and Democrats on this committee over the sheer pace of this confirmation hearing? It's really going pretty fast. They're moving as quickly as they can. Republicans. Are they? Both sides remain very far apart. Just this morning is you had mentioned Democrats were able to delay today's proceedings. They did that by about two hours. And they're hearing now from a series of experts and Barrett is not appearing s. Oh, it's just a reminder of how these two sides are so opposed right now. Democrats don't want to see this nomination move forward, but they also have very limited tools and their disposal to stop this process. Republicans have been steadfast in their mission to approve Barrett to the court before Election Day, and even this much of the country is already in the midst of early voting. So this is moving on schedule for Republicans, even with the Democrats attempts to stall with a vote set for next Thursday to move her nomination from the committee to the full Senate floor. What's been some of the analysis of how Cockney Barrett has has come across this week, while surprisingly, even with this bitter partisanship on display right now, this hasn't been this combative and contentious as we saw during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings from 2018. Democratic senators told reporters last night that Barrett isn't his combative as Kavanaugh. So that's taken Ah lot of the heat out of this wave of hearings this time that say they've complained repeatedly that Barrett has been evasive. She's declined to talk about how she might rule in the future on certain cases. And she's also dodged questions on climate change and other matters that air of importance right now, But in light of that, Republicans say Barrett and her background is still resonating with the American public. She did have some things to say, though, about the case coming before the high court this week after the election, challenging the affordable care act, what stood out there? So she hasn't said she'll recuse herself. From that case, she was grilled extensively on this. Democrats say Trump is putting her on the court to overturn it. And Democrats say Barrett auditioned for the court threw a Siri's of critical pieces against the we should note. Again that this case will be before the court just a week after the election, and she hasn't said this week, however, that she's on a mission to destroy it, but still, it remains unclear how she could rule here. And says she hasn't looked at the issues yet and doesn't know how she will either. There was also this moment yesterday in an exchange with Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who pressed Cockney Barrett on her beliefs about whether Koven 19 was infectious. Whether smoking causes cancer. And whether climate change is real. I will not expressive you on a matter of public policy, especially when that is politically controversial because that's inconsistent with the judicial role as I have, explained Barrett and you've made your point clear that you believe that's a debatable plan. And in Harris was responding there on noting that Cockney Barrett is saying climate change is a debatable point. What are other Democrats saying about moments like this? And what are Republicans, also saying in response, Democrats are using this as ammunition that Baird has been evasive and using. This is an example of claims that the American public still doesn't know. Bear it well enough to know she's a right fit for the Supreme Court in this ties into another concern, just raised by Democrats in today's hearing. Claiming Barrett has yet to submit comprehensive information of the committee about her background because again, this is such a rushed process on. Even Democrats have conceded they haven't had enough time to dig in to bat. Barrett's background to bring some And even more comprehensive look at this nominee and how she could shift the court. So in terms of her asking thes questions that Paris and others if they feel like they're haven't been enough answers, But Republicans say that she's presented a complete picture enough to be approved to the to the highest court. Okay, So what's the timeline for the committee to vote on her nomination and then the full Senate? So we know to Republican Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. R potential. No votes, but But even still, is this a done deal? This appears to be a done deal from here. Of course, a week is eons away these days, so we can't say for sure what's going to happen. However, the committee has set that vote for next week to vote her nomination out to the full Senate floor so the full Senate could take this up sometime in the remaining days of the month. And in terms of who might vote against that, Yes, those two Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are two potential no votes. Democrats are still hoping that they'll have more Republicans flip and vote against this and perhaps derail the effort. But right now it looks like this could be a done deal.
Amy Coney Barrett: Talented judge, popular professor brings solid conservative credentials
"President Trump named Judge Amy Cockney Barrett as Ginsberg's replacement, CBS News Legal analyst Jonathan Turley on her background Judge Barrett is in some ways a conservative version of Ruth Bader Ginsberg both graduated at the top of their respective law. School classes. Both went into teaching. Both started to write in the areas of procreation, a ll rights and Constitutional interpretation. Both were deeply religious. But most importantly like a Ginsburg judge, Barrett would come to the cord with a clearly articulated judicial philosophy. CBS has been Tracy with more. He's very highly respected, I could bear it is a favorite of religious conservatives for her strong anti abortion rights views, and, if confirmed, would move the court to the right for a generation. In 2016, she said. She doesn't think Roe v. Wade will be entirely overturned, but access to abortion would be restricted. I don't think that core case that rose core holding that women have a right to an abortion. I don't think that would change, but I think the question off Whether people can get very late term abortions. You know how many restrictions could be put on clinics? I think that would change. President. Trump first considered Barrett when filling Justice Anthony Kennedy seat After he retired in 2018, he nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh instead. That meant Barrett was already vetted by the White House that CBS has been Tracy. The
NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill
"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly has enough changed in the three years since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the me to movement took off. A new report finds that for Hollywood and the entertainment business, the answer is no. The Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit that works to eradicate harassment and discrimination in the industry. Surveyed entertainment workers nationwide and found many are staying silent because they fear retaliation. Or they don't believe people in positions of power will be held to account. The chair of the commission is Anita Hill, who, of course, has fought her own battles over getting allegations of sexual harassment taken seriously. She accused now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment and testified. Under oath back in 1991. Professor Hill joins us now welcome back to all things considered. I'm glad to speak with you again. I'm happy to be here. Tell me what surprised you in the survey results Well, the standout data was the data on accountability. We ask people Do you think that a person of higher rank Who was found to have our asked a person of lower rank would be held accountable and what we found is that 64% of the people we surveyed said that in fact, that person would not be held accountable. I suppose that's the thing that surprised me. I mean, on the one hand, it's not surprising that we're dealing with such deeply entrenched culture and history here. On the other hand, it's been three years of me, too, in the spotlight, and many powerful men have been held to account. You're you're absolutely right. We've seen some very high profile cases. And what we want to make sure is that it doesn't stop with just a few high profile cases. We know that they are problems throughout. Workplaces, and we want to make sure that everybody, whatever their position is Can count on being heard. So that's one piece of this. The other is persuading people who believe they're being harassed, have been harassed that they have a safe path to come forward and report it. I remember interviewing you, Professor Hill. Always. Almost exactly. Two years ago, September 2018 on we were talking because it was in the middle of the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. And we talked about the the personal cost of choosing to come forward. What do you say to someone who's weighing whether to do so or not? Well, you're absolutely right. There are personal cost. But even when people are willing to take the risk, there are other things that they're considering. People don't come forward because they think they won't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the Cavanagh hearing really gave the impression that the Senate Judiciary Committee Did not take Christine Bozzi. Ford's claim seriously, and people see that example and becomes, you know what they think will happen to them.
Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court
"Sources tell Fox News that Judge Amy Cockney Barrett is President Trump's pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last week and announcement is expected at 5 P.m. Eastern. After that, senators on both sides will prepare for a contentious confirmation process. This is going to be like the Brett Kavanaugh process on steroids. Republicans were willing to forge ahead once it was clear that they had at least 51 votes to do this. And the Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell is already criticizing Democrats for having made up their minds every single time, Madam president, no matter how upstanding no matter how qualified no matter their views, no matter their record, every nominee gets the same insane treatment. So long as the president who nominated them is not a Democrat, the Senate confirmed. Amy Cockney Barrett in 2017 for the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Fox's Chad program. Democrats call the confirmation effort a Republican power grab since the election is just 38 days away this as the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden keeps his list of potential Supreme Court contenders under wraps. Biden's justification for refusing to name his Supreme Court list ahead of the election. He says it could subject a candidate to personal attacks. Judges on his leads to Mayfield influence in writing their opinions boxes, which Edson
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Thousands expected to pay respects as judge lies in repose in Washington DC
"To pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the next two days as she lies in honor atop the Supreme Court Steps. Chief Justice John Roberts let a private ceremony with family and more than 100 of Ginsberg's former law clerks this morning before 183 majority concurring and descending opinions will steer the court for decades. They are written with the unaffected grace of precision. Ginsberg's absence on the high court could shift its ideological center from Chief Justice Roberts to President Trump's Last nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. More from Bloomberg's Kathleen Hunter could be particularly important when it comes to issues like abortion. That could go before the court and Cavanaugh in particular his propensity to sort of narrowly craft agreement that we've seen our opinions that we've seen so far from him. That could be something that you know becomes very, very decisive. Sources tell Bloomberg Senate Republicans there formulating plans to hold the hearings for President Trump's nominee around October 12th and that could set up a full vote in the Senate. A week of October. 26th President Trump plans to announce his choice to succeed Ginsberg on Saturday. The White House says he will pay his respects to her tomorrow. The government
GOP senators push to fill Ginsburg's seat before Election Day
"And GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell are making a push to nominate and confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg, replacement at the Supreme Court before the November election. Trump telling a crowd in Dayton, Ohio. His plan is to nominate a woman. That is the only thing I'll say for the women. It will be a woman. Trump says his announcement will be made Friday or Saturday. Ginsberg's burial is next week at Arlington National Cemetery. Source says the conversations in the White House and the Connell's office have centered on two finalists Amy Cockney Barret, who is at the White House on Monday, and Barbara Lagoa. Karen has long been a favorite of conservatives and was a strong contender for the seat that eventually went in 2018 to Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said today that he had five finalists probably 40 women and had started speaking to them over the past two days.
GOP senators push to fill Ginsburg's seat before Election Day
"And GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell are making a push to nominate and confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg, replacement at the Supreme Court before the November election. Trump telling a crowd in Dayton, Ohio. His plan is to nominate a woman. That is the only thing I'll say for the women. It will be a woman. Trump says his announcement will be made Friday or Saturday. Ginsberg's burial is next week at Arlington National Cemetery. Source says the conversations in the White House and McConnell's office have centered on two finalists Amy Cockney Barret, who is at the White House on Monday, and Barbara Lagoa. Garrett has long been a favorite of conservatives and was a strong contender for the seat that eventually went in 2018 to Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said today that he had five finalists probably 40 women and had started speaking to them over the past two days. McConnell insistence. Actions now are not counter to what he did in 2016 when he held up President Obama's nomination of merit Garland to take the seat left vacant by the death of Antonin Scalia. Even though the election was two thirds of a year away, McConnell said no appointment should be made during an election year. Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins says she's holding him to what he said then consistently and Being president. Staff. Four Republicans would be needed to block the president's speedy effort. Utah's Mitt Romney would only tell reporters before I have any kind of going with my colleagues, which I'll be doing tomorrow. And if I have something at that point, you know, But it is. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is also opposed to any such nomination and confirmation before the election.
The senators to watch during Supreme Court nomination fight
"Despite Democrat complaints that any nomination to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should wait until after the November presidential election. President Trump will present a nominee for the Senate to consider soon. Federal appeals court Judge Amy Cockney Barrett is reportedly one of the front runners to replace the late Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 48 year old mother of seven, was in the running to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. But President Trump nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the president said that he will select a woman and announce his nominee sometime next week. Others on the short list include Judge Barbara Logo, a judge Alison Jones, rushing and judge. Among the part. That's Fox's Lauren Blanchard.
Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court picks if reelected
"All right. Amid the uproar over the president's pandemic response, A new item appeared on the White House schedule yesterday, and it was very clearly a change of subject. I am announcing 20 additions to my original list. Of candidates for the United States Supreme Court That list served him well and energizing conservatives. Back in 2016, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on what he is offering in 2020. Administration insiders, Khun See that this list of 20 names is a validly more political. While the previous three lists included just one elected politician and no administration officials, this one includes three U. S. Senators all fire breathing conservative Republicans, Arkansas's Tom Cotton. Ted Cruz of Texas and Missouri's Josh Holly. All three have directly or indirectly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough, and all three have presidential ambitions. Indeed, Holly tweeted that he's not really interested in a seat on the court. Also on the list are a top White House lawyer and to top officials from the Trump Justice Department, including former solicitor General Noel Francisco who've carried Trump's legal banner in the courts. Perhaps the most interesting name on the list is Paul Clement, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration and is considered perhaps the best legal advocate among the very able lawyers who practice regularly before the Supreme Court. Clement has an added value. He's represented a variety of conservative interests before the court from gun rights advocates to religious groups to groups opposed to Obama care. As for federal judges on the list, they're all trump appointees with records hostel through abortion, voting rights legislation, LGBT rights and regulation of business and the environment. According to sources involved in compiling the list. The White House counsel, as is usual, presided over the process. But White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was aggressively involved and even the president's son in law. Jared Kushner, got into the act, as did some conservative senators like Holly, who pushed back against including Federal appeals court judge Naomi Row because of some of her writings prior to becoming a judge, But as a judge, she's written some of the lower court decisions most supportive of Trump. With the latest list of 20 new names now added to the 45 names on his previous lists. Trump on Wednesday blasted Democrat Joe Biden for failing to release a comparable list and the president issued a dark warning about the future. If Biden is elected and has an opportunity to pick one or more justices, radical justices will erase the Second Amendment. Silence political speech and require taxpayers to fund extremely term abortion. In fact, the courts five conservative justices are all in good health and two of them. Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are the youngest members of the court at 53 55, respectively. The only ailing justices 87 year old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the court's liberal wing, who's being treated for 1/5 bout with cancer, her second cancer in less than two years. Should she leave the court. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said that the GOP would fill the sea even though McConnell four years ago refused for nearly a year. To allow hearings on President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly in February of 2016. McConnell's justification for blocking the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland was that the voters have a right to make their views known in the presidential election. A rationale that GOP leader is not embracing this year. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington
UK Treasury chief warns of depth of recession
"The this is Supreme treasury Court chief has has made warned the two nation highly that that anticipated will be tough economic rulings times in cases as the British regarding economy president has taken trump's a hit bid from to keep the cabinet his financial nineteen pandemic records under we are wraps I thought that before the High Court has entering upheld into a demand a from very Manhattan's significant district attorney recession for the president's we know tax that that returns is happening as part this of is a grand a warning jury but since probe chancellor of the rejecting exchequer administration rishi Sunak arguments has given that to the the president's British people immune a day from off investigation to repeating his while spending in plans office to boost the economy but in a separate in ruling a mini budget it says Congress synnex can will not to sell his at least ideas for to now the nation get the president's particularly financial the expensive records program sending to help both third cases item please back to to lower return courts to work after the government the outcomes program give the now president paying at them least expires a short term win this plan could since cost it's now the treasury unlikely as much as any nine of point the financial four billion records pounds will become public almost soon twelve billion dollars the court ruled and critics seven are wondering to win whether both it makes cases sense with trouble Karen point Thomas D. London is Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh joining the majority in each Sager mag ani Washington
Supreme Court says Congress can't get Trump records, for now
"The Supreme Court has made two highly anticipated rulings in cases regarding president trump's bid to keep his financial records under wraps the High Court has upheld a demand from Manhattan's district attorney for the president's tax returns as part of a grand jury probe rejecting administration arguments that the president's immune from investigation while in office but in a separate ruling it says Congress can not at least for now get the president's financial records sending both cases back to lower courts the outcomes give the president at least a short term win since it's now unlikely any of the financial records will become public soon the court ruled seven to win both cases with trouble point D. is Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh joining the majority in each Sager mag ani Washington
Supreme Court says Congress can't get Trump records, for now
"The Supreme Court has made two highly anticipated rulings in cases regarding president trump's bid to keep his financial records under wraps the High Court has upheld a demand from Manhattan's district attorney for the president's tax returns as part of a grand jury probe rejecting administration arguments that the president's immune from investigation while in office but in a separate ruling it says Congress can not at least for now get the president's financial records sending both cases back to lower courts the outcomes give the president at least a short term win since it's now unlikely any of the financial records will become public soon the court ruled seven to win both cases with trouble point D. is Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh joining the majority in each Sager mag ani Washington
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Independent thoughts independent life this is Chad Benson there is going to be an election issue it will be trump versus most likely Biden but you never know you never never right right a little bit longer she guy named Brett Kavanaugh and Christine glossy Ford member her so there's an allegation against him happens some forty years earlier by a woman who really couldn't recall exactly what took place at the house that it took place at it was at best throw against the wall I felt bad for her because I felt like the Democrats used during the minute they were done whether they threw away and I don't discount anything that that happened but it was at but there's no court in the land that would convict him on any of this but at the time it was you gotta believe all women and I said now you have to hear all women you don't believe everything you have to hear it you don't say I believe you before you've even heard Joe Biden for the last several weeks this has been a public coronavirus has stolen everything standard let's be real every things thunder has been stolen by said coronavirus that's twenty four seven nonstop but politics still going on it's not going anywhere there will be an election in November and Joe Biden whose let's be real bit handsy we already know that Virat has never we already know that has heard the rumblings of this and the media is largely ignored it when they have talked to him it's been you know basically get the best of the greatest can you defeat this evil monster in the White House I don't know if the allegations are true right I don't know everybody you know trump's chiming in about what's going on your campaign surrogates going after him pretty hard with regard these allegations from terror Reid what do you say to I don't know anything about it I I don't know exactly I think you should respond you know so it could be false accusations like know about false accusations had been falsely charged numerous times and that there is such a thing they could make I don't know if what she's saying is true because we haven't heard the story the media is largely ignored the story which is very hypocritical of them based on what took place Kevin Cavanaugh there's an outstanding man he was falsely charged what happened with him was an absolute disgrace to our country and I guess three of the four women have now admitted that and of the force give me a break but I don't know I can't speak for but I can only say that I think you should respond I think you should answer them the other day he was at a women's foreign nobody asked the question so you have a woman sorry who in nineteen ninety three accused him of doing something she told her brother she told her next door neighbor there has been more than a few people the so yeah yeah yeah she told me exactly what happened and and and who it was so today finally because I think enough people said you've got to address this because the Huffington post is starting to ask questions pretty left leaning Hayes the other night started asking questions don lemon has asked some questions as well because that's what you're supposed to do in this kind of situation I'm not saying you did anything because I don't know I wasn't there she could be the lighting she could be telling the truth please tell our viewers please excuse the graphic nature of this but I want to make sure that there is no question as to what we're talking about she says in nineteen ninety three Mr vice president at U. Pendergast the wall and reached under her closing and penetrated her with your fingers would you please go on the record with the American people did you sexually assault Tara Reid no it is not true I'm saying unequivocally it never never happened it never happened okay never happened never never never ever ever ever ever happened that's what he sent in a quickly we live in a world where innocent until proven guilty I don't know if it happened or not I don't they're gonna be other women that pop up it's a possibility he wasn't finished when we are to be believed given the benefit of the doubt if they come forward and say something that isn't that they said happened to them the start of the presumption of telling the truth then you have to look at the circumstances and the facts and the facts in this case do not exist they never happened and.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Knew as soon as we heard about this we've talked about this for a bit they were trying drag the present United States into this which they have and I want to get into that in a minute but the peril is not with the president the United States the parallels the media have done to people like Brett Kavanaugh not the present United States the present United States has never been accused of rape and what you heard there is disgusting as it is they called sexual assault no that's rape in most states it's rape you don't have to have actual intercourse for somebody who's been raped now let's continue with this what number my own Mister producer let's go a cut nine go the criticism by some particularly on the right now this is no this is intended for us go ahead the same standard to this allegation against fighting as it did against judge Brett Kavanaugh when he was undergoing his confirmation process we think that's a good thing the media should not apply would seem to be a cap on all standard to Joe Biden the media should not apply the same standard most applied to judge Kavanaugh to Donald Trump the media should not apply it's having a standard to any public figure from Blanchard and absolute standard of simply believing all women is the notion we dismiss here on the show early on the standard for the media in covering sexual assault allegations needs to be to report the facts listen to the accuser and give the accused full due process and and women's very clear about that on the show during the cabinet installations where her deceit is a marquee on this program and this is an old trick the people playing TV and radio they will show you cherry picked examples of where they made rational statements they will not show you the examples when they went over the cliff MSNBC in this program the morning schmo went over the cliff thirdly every show did virtually everybody on TV on MSNBC and CNN did it was a mob it was a mob mentality they were going after this man and nobody but nobody remembers Joe Scarborough Mika Brzezinski standing up for due process and justice nobody does so they say just enough and then they put together the little montage C. nobody should be treated the way Brett Kavanaugh did really so what she's doing here she showing yourself to be a choir is a tough question but then she's saying just follow the facts and don't treat him like everybody was treating Brett Kavanaugh now the defending or or outraged at the way he was treated I'll be right back then.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Sorry I'm sorry I was I was going to go my god on the dance to polo C. at one point had attacked Brett Kavanaugh for send his nomination to the United States Senate and he referred to people like Christine Lahti for his courageous women quote risking her safety well and and her well being to speak the truth about this nomination and she said that by nominating and and eventually confirming Cavanaugh this quote center Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women do not speak out if you do do not expect to be heard believe or respected she said at the time now yesterday morning she was on CNN she was being questioned by the host there Allison Cammarata and about Joe Biden the allegations against him here is how she answered questions in the morning remember Joe Biden up until this point even up until this very hour has not yet answered questions at all about Tara Reid's allegation against him listen to this conversation like Asian that is being made by one of his former Senate staffers do you think that it is time for vice president Biden to address this head on himself well I if I have great sympathy for any women who bring forth an allegation on the big strong supporter of the me too movement I I think it's been a great a great contribution to our country and it's in and I do support Joe Biden I'm satisfied with how he has responded I know him I was proud to endorse him the other day on Monday very proud to endorse and and so on I'm satisfied with that I mean he hasn't to be clear he hasn't addressed has rested but he has not directly he directly publicly addressed it you know it's a matter that he has to deal with but I can't pressed with the people who work for him at the time saying that ever absolutely never heard one iota of it information about this nobody ever brought forth a couple of claim or had anybody else tell them about such a claim about again the an important election at hand one that is I think one of the most important ones that would have extended every election but I think this one is the most crucial and I I supported him because he's a person of great values integrity authenticity imagination and a connection to the American people eight hundred stands a kitchen table issues of America's working families his father lost his job when he was a boy okay block a lot look here's the thing she is telling us and that did she better hope that that in the end it's true that there is no complaint about Joe Biden from the nineties because Tara Reid says there definitely was one yeah and if it exists it could very well exist in the records in the university of Delaware from that time in the Senate that Joe Biden is refusing to release as of this moment right so so we're never gonna know so it's very easy for Nancy Pelosi to say you know caught no there was no there was no complaint because we'll never know and they know that we'll never know you know I can find out whether she knows whether she's lying and after Joe Biden leaves public life again they can be released two years after that and they don't care the long be gone they'll all be out of politics long gone don't care if they live so our friend Keri Pickett had an opportunity to teach to question a Nancy Pelosi yesterday as well she's reporter for the Washington examiner nothing offensive in any way or even suggestively partisan inet in Kerry's question it was a perfectly good question Nancy Pelosi flies off the handle anyway.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"You believed Brett Kavanaugh's accusers you have no evidence against him this woman at least has a decent amount of contemporaneously evidence against you should she not be believed and if not why not tell these very difficult questions were put to Joe Biden have a listen to his response I don't wanna make too much light of this because it actually makes me angry but the crickets choke it's just a way of illustrating not only has Joe Biden said nothing about this allegation for which new evidence has continued to emerge he hasn't been asked directly about it still still he's running for president to put out there for a month it is inconceivable that someone on the other side of the spectrum would be treated this way by the press completely inconceivable The New York Times finally wrote like three weeks after the original complaint came out in the allegation came out publicly they finally wrote a piece they softened it up in the air brushed it in terms of their verbiage because the Biden campaign pressure them to do it and they did they changed it and they presented that pieces sort of their comprehensive look at the allegation against Biden G. you know it's really not that much there what wasn't that comprehensive because we've had multiple people come out since fortifying the claim that the new York times didn't find didn't on earth think about all the journalists that were deployed to on cannot for even deployed up to was still Alaska to dig through the library that Serra Pailin you may have attended when he was mayor some stories are just of more interest to the mainstream media I can understand the absolute partisan hack free of Democrats that's to be expected but right now the media is acting not as loose allies in the Democratic Party but as the praetorian guard as the defenders shielding the lead Democrat from a very uncomfortable story and that is the opposite of the mission statement of journalism at some point I think this whole disgraceful episode is going to be unsustainable and untenable and the question is when the questions finally start to get asked of Joe Biden what on earth is he gonna say given his own standard his own words that we just played you stay tuned well see it's gonna happen eventually it's insane that it's already taken this long and the clock is still ticking we'll break and come back if the guy doesn't show three three four five six thirteen hundred you're listening to in so for ninety five years saya LTL freight to deliver the goods key businesses and communities moving now in this uncertain time we will stop going that extra mile because at the end of the day all this together the long delivery driving stability safety support string visits dot com S. A. I. A. dot com I've got a snack that will add a little cookbook into your keto diet or would that be keto Bulma either way southern recipe small batch for cried that the bold flavor that.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"OK Christine. Think she's so lobster we love it okay. So then on September twenty seven two thousand eighteen as we've spoken about cavenaugh in four testify during an all day hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and as we famously remember. Republicans hire a special prosecutor to do the questioning. Dr Ford they were there was a lot of talk about trying to avoid. What p what. The Democrats are no. Yeah with the hill You know and specifically like somebody who gets still problems for it today as Joe Biden. Yeah for you know the questioning and and how awful they sounded so they're the Republicans this time we're like cool we won't we won't engage other and they put the special prosecutor in front. Who you know like the question to me I. I didn't see necessarily other than the Republicans not looking like assholes asking questions of Dr Ford. I didn't see really any sort of like big gotcha moment for using this special prosecutor. I was just like cool. She just asked like do questions and I felt like she was trying to be respectful. Yeah well and trying also trying to end the subtlest way. She could like try to undermine her which is her job they try to undermine. Christine. Lousy Ford Chrysler. Luanne Ford was so just like innocent sitting there like she was just like. I'm sorry I don't I don't understand. Can You repeat that? Like yeah she just anytime that were there possibly could have been a moment where the prosecutor was like. And you actually think this. Are you anytime? She could have possibly undermined your doctor. Ford was like I. I'm I'm really sorry I just I'm I'm trying to understand what your your question is like. She disarmed her with her. Nearly it was after after that testimony. I remember thinking like there's no way he gets through because it was so damning. Yeah it was and with that said. If you're cool with it I was going to read an excerpt of Dr Ford's opening statement Sure and so. This is what Dr Ford said happened that night. When I got to the small gathering peop- people were drinking beer and a small living room on the first floor of the house. I drink one beer that evening. Brett and mark were visibly drunk early. In the evening I went up to a I went up a narrow set of stairs leading from the living room to a second floor. Use the bathroom. When I got to the top of the stairs I was pushed from behind into a bedroom. I couldn't see who pushed me. Brett and mark came into the bedroom and locked the door behind them. There was music already playing in the bedroom. It was turned up louder by either Brett or mark. Once we were in the room I was pushed onto the bed and Brat got on top of me. He began running his hands over my body and grinding his hips into me. I yelled hoping someone downstairs might hear me and tried to get away from him but his weight was heavy. Brett groped and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk. And because I was wearing a one piece bathing suit under my clothes I believe he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help when I did. Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. This was what terrified me the most and he had the most lasting and hat and has had the most lasting impact on my life. It was hard for me to breathe and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me both. Brett and mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. They both seem to be having a good time. Mark was urging on. Although at times he told Bret to stop a couple of times I made eye contact with mark and thought he might try to help me but he did not like. There's a lot of detail. There's so many details a lot of like it's just it's so response to sexual assault. Culture is so angrily frustrating and like there's so many details in this unlike women get berated all the time because they can't remember specific details right and yet you have a woman here with specific details specific easily details. I remember I was walking home. I was walking to Penn station one night from a friend's house and I was going home on the train and I was talking to my mother and I was walking talking on this on my cell phone and I passed a guy who seems completely innocuous. I didn't really pay attention to them. And as I was passing he literally reached down and grabbed my button and I was like and I turned around and I was like what what what just happened and be I looked at the man and he seemed like I was going to pick a fight with him. He was taller than me like I looked mentally unstable enough. That are not going to pick a fight with his individual but like I can remember what part of the block I was on you. What felt like what time of day it was approximately but like I couldn't tell you what day it was and what I was wearing like. There are certain things that stick in your memory. Because that's the like you associate your emotions to those there are so many details in here. Yeah and she was fifteen like a teenager. Yeah and that's the other part of it. They like say something then right. She's a teenager she's a it's not like it's now no it is not like it is now. I mean I think people forget like very there are people who people are afraid to come forward now. Yeah there's it was very different. Yeah they're like no. I Con Snow for women to look to you to be like okay. Well you know. This person has to this per movements. There's no like there's nothing there's no training there's no info I mean there's there's no infrastructure yeah like there's view is not on. The area is not not in the sphere. Fictionally a realistically. There's nothing so I just want to read that because again. I still want to hug her. That whole watching the whole thing I was just like I I want to give you so many hugs. Yeah okay back to the time line So the you know is this of his confirmation. Yes we're still confirmation so on the twenty seventh when they gave both of them gave their testimony and on the twenty eighth Gop Senator Jeff Flake a member of the Judiciary Committee agrees to vote. Yes paving the way to a floor vote but he says the FBI should reopen its background investigation of Cavanaugh and spend a week long looking into the claims made by Cavanaugh user. See Remember he was the one who is Right right in an elevator right by sexual assault survivors trump later agrees to direct the FBI to reopen its check but the probe will be limited in scope and must be completed in one week right so then on October third two thousand eighteen the FBI completes its supplemental background check and sends the information to the Senate late that day so this is what five days later on October Fourth Wall Street. Journal publishes an op-ed by Cavanaugh in which he argues that he is independent impartial judge he expresses regret for a few statements during the September twenty seventh hearing explaining that he was frustrated and emotional. He pledges going forward that litigants. Acog colleagues will be treated with respect the same day retired justice. John Paul Stevens says that Kavanagh's comments during his confirmation hearing suggest bias yes and says. Cavanaugh should not serve on the Supreme. Gordo those the thing at the end of the day you can put a pin in Dr Bazi for like her his own.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on 1A
"Happens when you treat artificial intelligence with love on the new episode visibility? Yeah back now to our conversation with Ruth Marcus columnist for the Washington Post. Her new book is called Supreme Ambition Brett Cavanaugh and the conservative insertive takeover Chris in Cape Canaveral Florida emailed as far as cavanaugh. It seems that for a long time. It's okay to be a sexual Predator if you are a conservative conservative but people like Garrison Keeler and Al Franken are forced out of positions for what might be much less serious in discussions. The idea the About whether or not this was disqualifying for Brett. Cavanaugh was of course. The mainstream of the hearing. Senator Lindsey Graham Republican Senator Lindsey Lindsey. Graham loudly loudly expressed his disappointment. Democrats even leveling this argument during Kavanagh's hearing here's part of what Senator Graham said what you WanNa do is destroy. This guy's has live. Hold this seat open and hope you win in twenty twenty. You've said that not me when you see soda. Marin Keagan telemit Lindsey set all voted for them I would never do to them. What you've done to this guy? That was Republican. Senator Lindsey Graham. Speaking during the confirmation hearings to to be clear Senator Graham referred to the Democrats holding the seat open that is indeed what the Republicans did when they refused to even consider the nomination of Justice Merrick garland waiting eating for the two thousand sixteen election which Donald Trump one which allowed them to get two justices on the Supreme Court. Just to be clear but eh Senator Graham. He said he broke with his party to vote for Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor definitely not conservative firebrands by any stretch but these days I don't know Oh a few see it this way but it seems like the process has become so completely blood sport partisan that those days might be over those days are almost certainly certainly over. And that's actually unfortunate if you look back. At for example at the bork nomination there were Six Republicans Republicans. Who voted against judge? Bork there were Actually I may have number wrong. There are a number of Republicans who voted against judge. Bork and there were a few Democrats who voted good for him. This kind of crossing party lines is almost impossible to understand. It's become increasingly limited as the judicial nominations. Wars wars have continued in actually just mirror the rest of our political wars and so with And I think that the decision to get rid of the filibuster judges has just exacerbated that certainly Mitch McConnell's moved to hold that seat open made. It made made Democrats so angry that they were not going to consider seriously voting for any Republican nominees and so the playing field when it came due to People like just as core such injustice. Cavanaugh was very very constrained. I want to go back and talk a little bit about the metoo movement and the evolution because I do want to quibble little bit With the emailer. I do think that Democrats have sometimes gotten ahead ahead of themselves and jumped the gun in terms of responding to allegations too quickly. You talk about how people should be given the benefit of the doubt when they come forward with these allegations. I agree with that but I also agree with the importance of going through due process. I thought it was unfortunate. That senator Al Franken Felt forced to resign before we could have an actual Senate ethics committee inquiry about what happened. But I also think that in this modern era and this is a good thing that conservative icons cons as well as liberal icons have fallen to these allegations and some people looked at the Christine Blasi Ford hearings and the outcome and really despaired about Out whether these allegations would be taken seriously. I have to say having lived through the Anita Hill Clarence Thomas hearings. Having seen the much worse treatment treatment of Anita Hill there the complete inability of some of the male senators on that then all male panel to understand the meaning and implications ends of sexual harassment. I think that we are limping. Howard's society and are continuing understanding of how to deal with these kinds? Let's have gender issues and gender politics let me zoom out a bit from the Brett Cavenaugh Story to talk about the Supreme Court and more broadly just neal gorsuch was on Fox and friends yesterday talking talking about whether he lets his political leanings affect his opinions. Here's part of what justice course have said. The fact of the matter is any good judge will look back and say I may not agree with this policy or I may not a- voted for that law but the People's representatives chose to make that long and my duty as the judge when I put on that robe is to put aside my personal preferences and to faithfully discharge my duty which is to uphold those laws to apply by the neutrally that was Supreme Court Justice Neal Gorsuch speaking yesterday on Fox and friends. I wonder how you see what he said. In terms of the philosophies that the justices apply lie today I think justice who are further to who are kind of in his political side might say it's not our job to execute the law as the People's representatives additives. Today see them. It's to apply the law as the Constitution was written as the founders. Saw It so I think there are two different strands of conservatism. That justices and other judges have to deal with one is the question of their partisan leanings and are they as has The chief justice said Famously in response to yet another President Trump tweet they are in Trump judges or Obama judges or Clinton Clinton judges or booths judges. They're just judges trying to do their jobs. So one question is partisanship and what role that plays in justices minds and the other question is conservative. Judicial Philosophy where liberal judicial philosophy in terms of methods of constitutional and statutory interpretation and what role that plays injustices minds and those are two different things but the reality is is that the I think justices do their best to try to put their partisan leanings and their personal preferences out of mind but we still come up with conservative results and liberal results. And and that is not a coincidence. And it's going to be really interesting to see this term among the many fascinating in monumental cases that the court has taken or three cases that involve president trump. And whether he's going to need to turn over his financial and tax records to congressional committees or to the Manhattan District Attorney. And how the that. I think justices in their heads try to do impartial justice. But it's funny how it all works out in a certain direction before we go. I wonder where this leaves you in terms of your thoughts in the Supreme Court in general I mean if I was Chest thumping campaigner for term limits in the Supreme Court. Brett cavenaugh would be exhibit a for this idea that we take these nominations so so seriously. If we don't get this person at this time right now it's going to ruin the future for our children and their children. It just feels a little bit like Jesus Christ Christ like he's is it really that big a deal. How do you reflect on all of this now in terms of the process itself It is really that big a deal. The process is seriously asleep. Flawed the stakes are so high. The court is so closely divided And it is not a complete solution but something that could seriously ameliorate the the high stakes of these. Nominations is to make them more regularized. So one president president isn't winning the lottery. President trump likes to say. I think I'm going to get five I certainly hope he will not but He's gotten to some presidents residents get zero President Obama got to throughout the course of his two terms if we had eighteen year. Term Limits. You for justices. ESTES is that would lower the temperature a little bit and lowering. The temperature would be very good thing worth noting by the way the Washington Post did ask the Democratic candidates whether they would support term term limits for Supreme Court Justices Andrew Yang said. Yes a number of candidates they'd be they'd be open to it. Michael Bennett Cory Booker Pete. Buddha Judge Leon Castro Tom Style and Elizabeth Those with Warren Amy Klobuchar and Marianne Williamson said no and the remainder of the candidates were kind of unclear or gave no response ruth. Marcus is the author of Supreme Commission Brett Cavenaugh and the conservative takeover. She is a columnist for the Washington. Post Ruth sometimes. History can kind of fog our memory of things in the emotion SORTA takes takes.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on 1A
"On pop culture happy hour from NPR. This is one A.. I'm Joshua Johnson. We're speaking with Washington Post columnist. Ruth Marcus her. New Book is called Supreme Ambition Brett Cavanaugh and the conservative takeover. We've heard from some of you how this political shift on the Supreme Court affects you. Here is what Ashley Clifton. Our inbox the switching. The Supreme Court moving more to the right has brought a lot of uncertainty and fear honestly into my life. I'm a lesbian. Being a mom I have a daughter about a year old. Also I'm I'm not protected at my job. I live in a red state and the fact that I could lose my job just for being gay. Hey It's it it brings fear and is sometimes unbearable. Actually thanks very much for sharing that and it is worth noting that there are many states in which it is still legal or certainly not banned and by law to fire. LGBT people simply for being LGBT or discriminate against them in housing and that's one of those legal issues that some hope will make it to the Supreme Court so definitely understand. Why Ashley feels that? This directly affects her with regards to Ashley's comment there. Ruth when she refers to the switch in the Supreme Court I think that the Supreme Court has had a conservative complexion before. So what makes this push to move the court further to the right different sprint than say in the past What what makes it different? Is that in the past. There have been a number of swing or swing ish votes on the court as I was saying Justice Kennedy was a very reliable conservative except in a few critical areas might take them off. Abortion worship rights. Gay Rights -firmative action those are the the critical areas and as president trump has been able to add one very very conservative justice justice core such to the mix And a pretty much keeping the status quo with replacing Scalia. Eliya now the switch from Kennedy to cavanaugh is much more significant because on each of those hot button issues it is a it. It seems to me highly likely that justice cavenaugh will be significantly to the right of Justice Kennedy and in particular to Ashley's question the specific if it question of the status of legal protections for Gay Lesbian and transgender Americans is front and center before the court this term. The court heard oral arguments and will decide by the end of June weather. The nine hundred sixty four civil rights act which protect which prevents employers from firing people on the basis of sex or gender includes protections on the basis of sexual orientation or on the basis of being transgender. Those are two separate cases There there are questions about whether if you read the text of the statute which is what justice. Scalia told his cal his colleagues and lawyers to do whether that would include those protections ends. But I think that the advocates of four protection are a little bit glum about their chances there. So I can't can't give Ashley in a red state a lot of solace in terms of her anxiety because I think it has a I think it's well founded. Let's get back to the complexion complexion of the court a little bit later but I want to get back into the story of the confirmation particularly the big story. Line that kind of ten polled the entire narrative which had to do with the testimony testimony of Professor Christine. Blasi four during the Cavanaugh hearings. We remember that she described having been as she puts it assaulted by Brett Cavanaugh when they were both in high school at a party there were many parts of her testimony that were extremely riveting his just one very brief clip. I tried to yell for help when I did. Brett put his hand over. My mouth stopped me from yelling. This is what terrified me the most and has had the most lasting impact on my life. Life Ruth you learn some interesting things about what was going on behind the scenes with Christine. Blasi Ford's testimony including reviewing some of the people who who also knew her. That you know may or may not have been able to corroborate what she testified to well. The the moment of that testimony was so searing because it was so real in fact she had not really rehearsed that opening statement before her lawyers. She wanted it to not sound rehearsed rehearsed. She read it out loud to herself in her otell room that night and then again waiting to go before the hearing and her one of her lawyers. I said I'm thinking now you're practicing now. You're practicing because we're so used. I think one thing that was so powerful about her testimony was that we're so used to rehearsed witnesses and this was a witness and you can hear that in her voice who's emotion was so raw. She really didn't want to be there. This is a woman who would get nervous at the start of her statistics. Six class About performing in front of students that she didn't know and there she was she didn't even understand fully just didn't really take in the notion that this would be televised nationally and millions and millions of people would be watching her so the the lack of rehearsal that that she did and she brought up. Those scientific words like indelible in the hippocampus that her lawyers have actually advised her to stay away from because because who could possibly understand that but it made her that much. More real will also conferred some credibility in a way. Because they were talking about her recollection of certain events events and what that means and because she had studied the psychology of trauma she was able to say that these instances sear themselves in the mind in such a way that their emotional no memory rather than intellectual memory. But that doesn't mean they did not happen right and to be Fair and accurate there were many aspects of that evening that Christine Christine Blasi Ford did not recall whose house it was at where it was precisely so that was a question with her testimony but as her lawyers told me. If you'RE GONNA MAKE Cup story like this and to be clear I believe that she did not make up this story. I believe that she related it accurately but if you were GONNA make up a story like this you would make up a much much better story. Among other things you would not put another witness in the room. Mark Judge So people like Senator Susan Collins and others who who said Oh I believe because I listened to her testimony that something terrible happened to Christine Blasi forward but he she's just mistaken about whether or not it was Brett Cavanaugh. I just concluded that that was comforting thing. They could tell themselves in order to seem like they were giving credence to her story without really taking in what I think. Thank is the overwhelming likelihood that she is accurate. How do you reflect on the impact of Christine? Blasi Ford's testimony in the larger sense of the metoo movement. I I think for a lot of people. It began to cement in the minds of Americans especially I would say American men that when a woman says she was assaulted when she she says she was harassed default to believing her. Don't default to saying or honey. No and who else was there and are you sure. And what will you drink it like it kind of blew the lid off that and made it not okay to just kind of thumb your nose at a woman who says no really this happened to me but also you talked to some people peripheral to Christine Blasi. Ford who also could not quite corroborate the details of restoring. So where does that leave us. It leaves us in a very unfortunate place I I think because while there was an FBI investigation it was not an FBI investigation that was aimed at getting at the truth. It was an FBI investigation. That was aimed. MM to getting fifty votes for Brad Kavanagh to be confirmed as justice Because the FBI investigation was controlled. By White House counsel Don mcgann and who was Brett Kavanagh's biggest advocate from the moment. Even before Justice Kennedy retired. He wanted to see Brett cavenaugh confirmed and he was going to. He did not want to see an FBI investigation and when FBI investigation was forced on him. By I senator flake of Arizona. Senator Collins and Senator Murkowski he was willing to do only to ask the FBI or struck the FBI to do only that which those Republican senators who were wavering on their vote insisted on and the biggest person that they failed failed to interview Did Not know anything about Christine. Blasi forward but he knew something about another incident at Yale that was corroborative or potentially attention corroborative of second woman who came out during the In the aftermath of Christine Blasi Ford's allegations a Yale classmate of Justice Kavanagh's named Debbie Ramirez. who were called imperfectly Justice cavenaugh exposing himself to her during a drunken dorm room party Freshman year at Yale. There was a man named Max Dyer who is the head of a bipartisan public interest group here ironically glee an interest group that's dedicated to promoting good government and he recalled seeing a second incident at Yale that same year in which then and Student Brett Cavanaugh Accompanied by two friends exposed himself to another woman. A woman who it's important to say does not remember what happened She has told people that she didn't remember what happened. Max Steiner desperately wanted to get his story to the FBI. Yeah I. They wouldn't interview him. He desperately tried to get his story. Two Republican senators. They wouldn't talk to him. And I think that that was a dereliction of duty. Because that would have been corroborative of Debbie Ramirez which would have been corroborative of Christine Blasi Ford and we didn't get to that truth whatever it might have been. Let's back up to justice Kennedy from from minute. Marian asked what the Justice Kennedy see in Cavanaugh that he thought would help the court and the country I think just as Kennedy saw in Justice Cavenaugh uh sort of younger version of himself Attractive young man who worked incredibly hard hard And Justice Kennedy's behalf. When he was his law clerk later? Clerks would tell me the justice Kennedy would muse to them. Oh here's where Brett Sat I would. He would be there when I came in in the morning and when I left at night I would say oh Brett go home. And he Everybody likes having people that they mentor. Succeed in life and here was just as Kevin Judge Cavanaugh. Then who had become a very well respected judge on the DC circuit often called the second most important court in the country and so he saw him. I think even though he understood him to be more conservative certainly than Justice Kennedy as a worthy successor and certainly among the potential successors that president trump could have chosen before all this Information came out from Christine. Blasi Ford I have to say my reaction when then Judge Cavanaugh was nominated and I had known own him since he worked for Ken. Starr in the independent counsel's office. I had known him when he worked for President Bush. He was a completely obvious. Run of the mill likely Supreme Court nominee for any Republican president. So that was what I think. Justice Kennedy saw him as well. I WanNa talk more about what this means for the court going forward and what this means just for our view of jurisprudence in the law going forward when we continue with Washington Post columnist Ruth. Marcus Chris is in Cape Canaveral Florida. Chris emailed as far as Brad Kavanagh. It seems that for a long time. It's okay to be a sexual Predator if you are a conservative but people like garrison Keeler and Al Franken forced out of positions for what might be much less serious indiscretions garrison keillor's politics. But I know it. Lindsey Graham said at the Senate Judiciary Committee that might corroborate Chris's point or at least contextualized it. We'll play that clip for you and we'll get some answers to Chris and more of you when we come back. fickling support for NPR and the following message come from Bayer from advances in health to.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on 1A
"This is one A.. I'm Joshua Johnson in Washington Washington. It's been more than a year. Since Brett cavenaugh and Christine Blasi Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She offered a troubling account of a man. Who would would become a Supreme Court justice and account the Cavanaugh denounced angrily and tearfully the confirmation hearings riveted the country but what was happening behind? Hind the scenes was just as dramatic. Kavanagh's confirmation was the culmination of what Washington Post columnist Ruth. Marcus calls a multi decade effort by conservatives conservatives to control the courts. Her new book is called Supreme Ambition Brett Cavenaugh and the conservative takeover and she joins us now in studio to discuss ruth. Marcus welcome to one A.. Hi Thank you for having me Ruth. We marinated in the cavenaugh confirmation for a very long time time. Some of US still haven't gotten it off of us. Our fingers still have that Prune. Look that you get when you're in the pool for too long because we were waiting forever and ever. Why go back Mike over it? Don't we know the story. Oh so great question. And it's a question that I had to dress for myself when I decided to write this book. Because did I still want to relive this. And the answer is a twofold and it's the reason I wrote the book. The first is that I thought and it turns out. I was right that there were going to be dramatic stories. Not just of what we saw on the screen that riveted us It felt like forever but it was actually fairly short. Condensed danced period of time but it was an emotional period of time. I thought there were would be amazing. Behind the scene stories of what was going on in the Cavenaugh camp and the white eight house in the Senate among both Republicans and Democrats and with Christine Blasi Ford and others who accused Justice Cavanaugh misconduct. And I was right there. Just we'll just delicious Little moments throughout this book. I think the second reason which is equally important is not to make people relive this moment but to set it in the larger context of why it's important and the answer is long after we're done on with impeachment. Whatever happens we think we know what's going to happen long after we're done with the election and Lord knows what's going to happen with that Donald Trump's legacy is going to be the federal courts general and the Supreme Court in particular and the two justices so far that he's put on the Supreme Court and so understanding standing how Justice Cavanaugh fits into that as you said decades long conservative effort to cement control of the Supreme Court Conservatives were frustrated for years in their ability to get this done justice? Cavanaugh was their opportunity. They were not gonNa let this one be squandered and hit that larger tail and the significance of having that fifth vote on the Supreme Court for Conservatives is what really makes his story worth telling and understanding one of the things we learned from. Your book is one of the details about how Brett Cavanaugh went from not being on the list of potential Supreme Supreme Court nominees to being at the top of the list. Let's break this in the pieces. First of all. It reminds us what this list was. And what was significant so this list was donald trump's pop possibly. There were a lot of unusual and innovative. Shall we say things about the trump campaign but one of the most effective. Was this list that then candidate trump came up with every presidential candidate probably has at least a notional list of shortlist of Supreme Court nominees. Donald trump did something completely different. He not only assembled this list but he made it public and he made it public for a very specific reason remember. This came up at a time. When there was a Supreme Court vacancy a Supreme Court vacancy? That should have gone to judge. Merrick garland nominated by President Obama after justice. Scalia died in February of Twenty sixteen for the fact that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell said and flat out refused we're not gonNA hear your nomination he might be on the court at yes. And if I believe and I think that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell believes and president trump believes that. It's very possible. Had it not been for justice. Scalia as untimely. Death had it not been for McConnell's decision and outrageous decision. I believe to hold that seat open. Donald Trump would not be president today and the reason for that add. Is that for a group of Republican Voters Social Conservatives Angelico voters the Supreme Court is and the courts in general are a a major motivating factor and they had enormous doubts Real doubts that had a foundation in his past about whether they could trust donald trump trump to fill this seat and so when he came out with this list he actually came out with two lists of shortlists candidates during the campaign that really helped voters that Donald trump needed to get over the hurdle and to get into the presidency that really helped to satisfy them but for break cavanaugh. There was a big big problem because his name was not on that list. So how'd you get on the list. That is a great question There were two reasons that he wasn't on the list of the first reason or lists lists plural. The first reason was that he had a Bush problem in particular with the candidate and then president trump. He not only had been nominated to to the federal bench by President. George W Bush. He had worked for five years at worst elbow. He had married President Bush's secretary who was like third daughter into the bushes and as your listeners know and understand The Bushes and president trump do not go well together. Some of them had famously. He said they didn't vote for him. Donald trump had run against Jeb Bush. He I bushy was not the Kinda guy and certainly not a swamp creature. Brett Cavanagh dog grew up inside the beltway. He was the son of a lobbyist. That was not the profile. He wanted but judge Cavanaugh. Veg Cavanaugh had another problem. which was those same conservatives who were nervous about President candidate trump? Were actually a little bit nervous about Brad Kavanagh. So when Leonard Leo all of the Federalist Society WHO President candidate and then President Bush kind of designated as his judge picker in chief presented his initial shortlist to candidate trump bread. Kavanagh's name was not on there because conservatives were a little bit nervous about Judge Cavanaugh most flagrantly from their point of view he he had failed to strike down obamacare. The affordable care act as a judge on the DC circuit so he had a Bush problem and he had at Ah Bush problem with trump and he had a conservative problem with some of the Conservatives including Leonard Leo and so the answer to your question about how he managed managed to get on the list was a campaign was mounted on his behalf and one of the most effective people in that campaign was none other within the justice. He ended up replacing justice. Anthony Kennedy why Federal Society is a think tank. Here in DC conservative Libertarian think-tank conservative conservative. Legal think tank that grew up and became the most effective organization to provide ride the legal organizational and with associated groups financial architecture to make sure that no other Republican nominee would be. We would go down to defeat. Like judge Bork was in one thousand nine hundred seven. What was it about Brad? Kavanagh that Justice Kennedy liked a well. Brad Kavanagh was justice. Kennedy's favourite clerk He was one of justice. Kennedy's most Successful clerks went onto a very prestigious job and a stellar career on the DC circuit and justice. Kennedy had in mind from the moment. Republican president was elected even though that Republican president was not a Kennedy type Republican president in the former president trump Had in mind leaving he I tell the story in the book about an elite Washington. Dinner Enter called the Alfalfa Club that occurred the weekend after the president was inaugurated. When one of justice? Kennedy's sons approached Kellyanne. Conway said no one was happier about the election results than my father and Kellyanne Conway took that and reported it to the president. As a signal that Justice Kennedy was inclined to retire higher and the trump White House did everything they could to get justice Kennedy comfortable with the idea of retiring including naming another other one of his former clerks justice core such to the court and at that moment of swearing in justice. Course such justice Kennedy and my report. This in the book asked for some time alone with the president and he essentially communicated to him. Okay you have this list. You've promised to pick only from this list. But there's a problem there's a name missing. You Might WanNa take a look at Brad Kavanagh. and Lo and behold a few months later judge Kavanagh's name appeared on a new expanded list. Now now this adds another dimension to Justice Kennedy known as a swing vote. This is the same justice Kennedy who wrote the majority Opinion Burger fell. Hodges which ruled that same. Sex couples have a constitutional the right to marry same justice. Kennedy Right. Well there are kind of to justice. Kennedy's the main Justice Kennedy. It's really important to understand is a conservative -servative justice and a loyal Republican But he was the swing vote on the court and there were critical areas in which he he deviated from and disappointed conservatives. Remember Justice Kennedy was picked. Only after Judge Bork who had been the icon of a UH of jurisprudence of original intent was defeated. It was part of the frustrating from the conservative point of view series of defeats. It's and missteps. That prevented them from assembling a really solid conservative majority but Justice Kennedy on issues like abortion on issues like affirmative action on issues. Most famously gay rights was a disappointment but nonetheless was a conservative justice and he wanted to be replaced by a Republican very much each. WanNa talk more about the role that Cavanaugh has played on the court and about the confirmation when we continue with Ruth Marcus. Her new book is called Supreme Ambition Brett Cavanaugh and the conservative takeover definitely have to talk about the impact of Christine Blasi Ford. And what some of your reporting has revealed about people peripheral professor for. We'll get to some of your comments as well. I'm Joshua Joshua Johnson and you're.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"L. W. Mike Allen Saturday midday we're talking about the continued. demonization of Brett Kavanaugh a year after he was confirmed. to the United States Supreme Court here's a couple other things that again you're not gonna find this in the mainstream media. at this at the end of the book that these two New York times reporters wrote. they do acknowledge that. they're in a bit that Christine blouse it Christine blase forge a lifelong friend you might remember the name label and Kaiser. did not believe Christine blase forge tale of a sexual assault at a party they both supposedly attended now that was in contradiction to what was said at the hearing and for the first time. Kaiser spoke out for the record and you might recall again because it was named by Ford as a witness and of course she was one of four witnesses who denied any knowledge of the event in question and here's what ms Kaiser said on the record quote I was told behind the scenes that certain things we could be spread about me if I didn't comply. certain things could be spread about me if I didn't comply so I mean you couple that with everything else and again at the end of the day it all comes down to the beloved roe versus Wade. and there was another book written about this that I read it's fantastic book it's called justice on trial Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino wrote that it they report not the book but in a previous article forge father Christine blase porch father actually backed Kavanaugh's nomination and what they write is within days of Kavanaugh's confirmation of the Supreme Court a fascinating encounter took place Brett Kavanaugh is father was approached by Ford's father at the golf club where they are both members. Ralph blase Christine blase Ford's father went out of his way to offer ed Cavanaugh Brett Kavanaugh is dead support for his nomination to the Supreme Court and that's according to multiple sources and multiple people who actually heard this conversation take place at the burning tree club in Bethesda Maryland and. his father Brett kennels fathers quoted as saying I'm glad Brett was good now I'm sorry Christine blase ports father said I'm glad Brett was confirmed Ralph blase told ed cabin all shaking his hand and blase ended that the ordeal of been tough for both families you know I have you read about that anywhere in the mainstream media so much of this stuff if it doesn't fit in their narrative. they won't reported or if you like the New York times you just make it up I'm going to the phones here let me go to Emma good morning Emma. morning thanks for taking my call. I listen intently to your description of the knife delegation and I can tell you why in the fall okay. because I don't know any guy drunk enough that with another guy. in a woman's hand. you cut right to the chase their Emma but well you certainly have a point I mean you really do and that's kind of what I thought when I read it too but it's similar to the the basis allegation that was made by Deborah Ramirez that of course nobody can back up it's just one thing after another with this when are they gonna let the guy go. well this is just me a lot it doesn't make sense none of it makes sense and I I think we're just being held captive by the liberal media and you have people have to start thinking for themselves and reading both sides and. you know. I I read a lot and. I think I'm an independent but I do look at both sides and I think I don't know how these people live with themselves you know all of the thing I don't either I really don't Emma but would you agree at the end of the day at least ninety five percent of it all comes down to. their beloved roe versus Wade and they're going to discredit Brett Kavanaugh even when he is on the United States Supreme Court any way that they can in an attempt to intimidate him and some of the other right leaning justices do you think there's anything to that Emma. well I I feel like he did a great job defending himself I don't think that I mean he's he's on the court I don't think that he. in the case yeah intimidated at all. no I don't think so either night they tried to do that the Clarence Thomas back when he was confirmed he still getting all kinds of grief for that but I don't think you you're not going to intimidate Clarence Thomas and I don't think you can intimidate Brett Kavanaugh I sure appreciate that call was a good call and she does make a good point. if you listen to the lurid allegations on this later one yeah it is kind of hard to imagine I've got high witness hand on you know what in doing that and frankly I didn't even think about that but she makes a very very good point and again it's all about roe versus Wade the left is so worried that there could be a fifth vote to finally overturn it that they'll do anything anything to assassinate the character of a judge that they think may vote to repeal it. at any rate we're gonna go back to the callers after we get back from the news a lot of people interested in this topic Mike Allen newsradio seven hundred W. 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"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"She did not go to Princeton. she went to Yale. yes your classmate was. Brett Kavanaugh. this is beyond farcical. the CZ in same into higher. higher tower falling down on the New York times head. and they don't apologize sure they delete some tweets but they don't apologize. I have listened to Brian Stelter and Chris Cillizza and the rest of these so called journalist keep telling me that they are not the problem the problem is trump. I didn't do this guy's unless you are credit trouble driving everybody so completely out of their minds crazy that they lose touch with reality in which case Donald Trump totally did this. your times they're the only people they have to blame or themselves. I need you if you continue to look at them as a news source everybody The New York Times is trash. because I want to be this way but because they want to be this way how about the squad. they're pushing if your if your member of Congress or your center is pushing for the impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh they need to go. what are the what are the abilities of recall how quickly are you going to work on mounting a challenge to them in an election they have no right to be there by the way if they're there I assume they're going to Democrats if you're a Democrat run against them. you're allowed to be a Democrat I may disagree with your policy we are calling for man's impeachment based on total lies. doing that it is criminally insane. there's something wrong with you I do I want you to get therapy. is it like to be so I was so loosely remarkably hateful. that your life engage the life believe the lie even when the lie is proving to be a law you still puts the lie. calling for impeachment. sit down represented Presley. you know you're wrong just say so and then stop being wrong. it's just. this story. is. I don't know what the anatomy of what. the anatomy of the fail I guess you could say. you will get what they did and look at all of the places they could have very easily stop this from happening and they didn't. they didn't stop this from happening because they clearly wanted it to happen they wanted. desperately. to have this story. they did offer abortion. but Deborah Katz said they did also. they can keep a portion. really who they are. why cheat defame demoralize attack. ruin reputations. cost legal fees. for a portion. The New York Times is unworthy. one worthy. anybody's respect. president trump and put out a tweet that the entirety of the New York times to resign. we're not gonna get that lucky. part of their fail as their lack of shame. the one thing that could save them I'm Tony cats. if you own your car for a while or.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac. WATCH DEMOCRATS CALL FOR THE IMPEACHMENT GOVERNMENT Supreme Court Justice Brad Kavanagh as old accusations resurface in the New York Times what's behind the new political political uproar and what does it mean plus the Donald Trump blames Iran sort of for the weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ladies. What are the president's options if he chooses to respond welcome. I'm Paul Zhigo with the Wall Street Journal and here with my colleagues Kim Strassel. Hello Kim and bill mcgurn. Bill you all right. Let's talk about cavenaugh the Essay Hey in Sunday's New York Times resurfacing some of the accusations of personal behavior misbehavior alleged against Judge Justice Cavenaugh when he was in college as a student at Yale this is led to probably at least the half dozen bills at the presidential candidates saying he should update hate so everybody's getting in on the Act but but the question becomes is there any their first of all these accusations bill no and that's the central fact act them you know today there's so much attention on one of the one of the glaring emissions and the story was the news that the woman who is supposed could be the victim of bread Kavanagh's behavior. You know this is the new item at a drunken Yale Party that she has no recollection of the incident so comes from someone else now what that was not mentioned that I was not mentioned story but it was mentioned the book so now they're apologizing housing for that but I think in some ways that's a distraction because even if that had been in the story the bigger story is what you alluded to before these people spent two year we're trying to verify blazey fords accusations and there's no more support for them than there was before and there doesn't seem to be firsthand witnesses to corroborate anything. Christine Blazey Ford of course was the woman who did appear before the Judiciary Committee and testified about her allegations regarding justice cavenaugh when he was in high school we're talking talking about in this latest iteration accusations about what he did at Yale and that seems to me I mean the the the left is bringing up the question Kim that this was a sham investigation of this new accusation and by of the Debra abro Ramirez another Yale classmate allegation the word. Sham is being used by Amy Klobuchar described the hearing their claim is that this wasn't investigated gated and in fact most of them were invested. They were investigated. They couldn't find anything to corroborate this alleged accusations nation and we say alleged because in the case of this woman we're not even sure what she has actually accused him of. They were thoroughly investigated did if you go back at the time. Senator Chuck Grassley was leading the Judiciary Committee. They ultimately put out a four hundred and fourteen page report art on the various allegations that were made against Cavanaugh and they talked to everyone they talked to all of the people involved with the claims that blazey forwarded made there was also of course Deborah Ramirez another accuser who than they are making great hay out of her story in this book saying look there. Were you know dozens of witnesses at the FBI could have spoken to didn't but in fact the the committee investigators did talk to her They talked to seven witnesses regarding it. They found nothing to verify her claims the FBI FBI also did an interview Mrs Ramirez and two alleged eye-witnesses a friend of Mrs Ramirez From College and also could not turn up any evidence. This was thoroughly investigated. So this is a you know this is spurious acclaim as as some of the other things that are being said in there simply is nothing there that anyone has ever found despite as Bill said immense amounts of effort to turn something up bill. I guess my speculation as part part of the motive here is to intimidate justice gallon right say look if you don't rule the way we like We're GONNA surface more of this. We're GONNA make your life a extremely difficult and further damage your reputation and the reason I would point to that is there's an America's brief that sheldon the White House the Democratic Senator from Rhode Island and others filed recently and New York Gun Control Case Essentially saying in the Americas court brief. If if justices the Supreme Court has broken and if justice's don't rule the way we want they're going to be legislated repercussions which I guess means. They didn't say this but the implications are well pack. The court will do other make other legislative changes. Maybe we'll say you have can only serve ten years or whatever so it. It was a threat right. We'll look I'd say there's two points here one is this is what Democrats do when they think there's a fifth potential vote against Roe. That's why they went after Judge Roy v Wade. You're saying abortion decision that's why they went after. Judge Bork why they went after Clarence Thomas at all those points. It looked like there was going to be a fifth vote and we know this from Christine Blazey Ford's own attorney who spoke at the University of Baltimore and she said it's about putting an asterisk on his name all the stuff you were just talking about to discredit any decision should he vote against Rao and has already to`real points out. This is part of a pattern on a whole lot of issues where they just wanted to discredit would would they see as a court. That's going against them now on a variety of issues yet. We don't even know Kim whether just how conservative this court is going to be just as gorsuch in the last term neal gorsuch disagreed often with the four other conservatives enjoying the liberal small three or four times at least that I can recall just as Roberts did did the same on a on a couple of other key cases including that one on the census which worked very much for the democratic critic Democrats in Congress. We don't know how anybody who's GonNa vote how this would what this court would do for example about about abortion rights right and I I would point out that that census ruling that you just alluded to which is when John Roberts joined the four liberal justices on Thursday are blocked her. You're earlier in the year to block citizenship question on the census. That was a case of intimidation him. They targeted targeted him there was this whole campaign to make it look as though the court would be demeaned or politicized if they were actually rule in favor of the trump administration on this and it apparently seemed to work and so they are proceeding against cabinet and the knowledge that they've had some success at this already and and the goal is you said is to on key questions like abortion or others to make sure that there is no changes. I'm from the positions at the core of has had and it's it's it's a it's a little bit scary and as well these these promises and threats from presidential so candidates and others to to do all kinds of changes to the court if they don't like what they're getting out of it. I assume the threat of impeachment is mostly for show bill because what you have is six. You need sixty seven votes. They're not going to get them in in the sand and even if the House impeaches Dick Durbin the number two Democrat in the Senate said look. We gotTA stop a day. Just cut this hour. We're not doing this Jerry. Nadler learn the House Judiciary Committee chairman who he said were busy enough for impeaching Donald Trump were. We don't want another thing to take stay calm but I guess the question becomes. How seriously do we take the quest the this the threat of doing something in Twenty d twenty one. If the Democratic Party controls the House Senate and the White House I think I think we take it very seriously and for two reasons I agree with you. I you know Republicans. Republicans have the Senate. They're not gonNA They're not going to get an impeachment but if you look at it as a question of let's throw enough. Let's leave an address on this guy's name. Let's question the legitimacy of his decisions then the calls for impeachment while they don't get impeachment they do that. They add this that they're trying to put a cloud over them. Now I think that may be backfiring on them because I think their unfairness is so blatant here but I think also that they're going to campaign against Donald Trump Mitch McConnell Donald and Brett Cavanaugh and if they do that I think they'll be in a place later on if they get the power to take action we're talking about break cabin on on the democratic threat of impeachment and Donald Trump in Iran and you're listening to Tomac Watch from.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Court justice Brett Kavanaugh seem to be losing a little bit of steam this morning new allegations from a witness who claims to have watched misconduct by the justice at a Yale college party decades ago puts president trump now on the attack at a rally in New Mexico the president calls instead for the resignation of the New York times editors who broke the story ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran has more about the new claim the shocking story strikingly similar to an allegation made by another Yale classmate Deborah merece at the height of Kavanaugh's confirmation battle Ramirez alleged Cavanaugh exposed himself to her at a different party when they were both drunk and when she shoved him away she says she was touched with. her consent Kevin off flatly denying that at all allegations of sexual misconduct still Senate Democrats say they're asking the F. B. I. and the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate the new claims about Kavanaugh's past the NFL ramps up its investigation into patriots wide receiver Antonio brown after the woman accusing him of sexual assault and rape concludes her meeting with league officials are now more misconduct allegations against the NFL superstar W. B. C. T. V.'s Michael cross with detail a second accuser has now come forward on Ortiz told Sports Illustrated brown exposed himself to her while she was in his home to paint a mural his lawyer denied the accusations in a tweet saying Antonio brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included any recent publishes sports illustrated oracle and denies that he ever engaged in such activities there will be no further comment at this time the NFL has yet to comment on either of these accusations the artist in question is not seeking damages or pursuing charges but told Sports Illustrated that she was bothered by his behavior a glimmer of hope for the nationwide measles epidemic health officials of the United States say there were no new cases of measles reported last week first time that's happened in months that's a sign of the nation's worst epidemic of the disease in nearly thirty years may be in its final stages it reportedly started with travelers who became infected overseas but spread quickly among unvaccinated people here in the United States so far this year more than twelve hundred measles cases have been confirmed after being inducted into the baseball hall of fame this past summer a former Yankee closer receives another high honor at the White House in from today presenting the presidential medal of freedom hall of Famer and legendary New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera his dominance in the mount mesmerized. fans teammates and unfortunately for them it mesmerized the competitors it's the highest honor given to a civilian the president has awarded it to golfer Tiger Woods Rivera has recently defended his relationship with the president saying on fox news this summer that Mr trump was a friend of his before he took office and he respects him and what he's doing for this country Karen Travers ABC news the White House and six oh eight let's check in on business news this morning Bloomberg business Andrew day joins us good morning Andrew. what is your first feature heading slightly lower as European markets lacked direction with the consequences of the weekend drone attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities still hitting the market even as oil futures here pull back about a dollar a barrel to about sixty two S. B. futures down four nasdaq futures down sixteen is.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I'm terry gross with fresh air do New York Times reporters who covered the cavenaugh confirmation hearings have investigated parts of the story that would never covered in the hearings or revealed revealed in the FBI investigation their findings have led several Democratic presidential candidates to call for Kavanagh's impeachment. Today we talk with those reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly their formative years intersect with Kavanagh's Kelly went to high school in the same network of Washington. DC PREP schools as Cavanaugh pogrebin attended Yale at the same time as Cavanaugh and lived in the same freshman dorm just a few doors down. It really seemed like there. It was perhaps a real disconnect between the way he was representing himself publicly for a very important position on the highest court and the way his classmates actually remember him. That's on fresh air. Several Democratic.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Latest tweet. this latest we all on this subject how did the New York times phrase it. having a **** thrust in your face in a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun. but when Brett Kavanaugh did to her jabber mera says it confirmed that she didn't belong at Yale in the first place. what heartburn well the New York times just told you that having a **** dressed in your face it's just harmless fun. well. hi I'm. do you know the **** in question. may maybe maybe familiar **** yes. maybe straight no. don't tell me what the hell pretty sorry this is the New York times all I'm doing is quoted in trying to understand them they deleted the street. three times in the past thirty days The New York Times had to delete their tweets The New York Times archives The New York Times The New York Times opinion. because they just can't figure out how to engage story and how to be honest about a story and how to not in any way shape or form look like morons with the story. but I but the in the printing of the story proves they're not even interested in journalism. don't trust them. don't listen to them. but we'll keep pointing out when they fail. they're no longer all the news that's fit to print they have no right being the paper of record that has to end. so does their inability to.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on KTRH
"It's that time time time. lock and load. remember Christine lazy for. she was the woman who came forward to destroy the character and the intention was to torpedo the nomination. of Brett Kavanaugh. to the Supreme Court. historically America standard when the Senate. was asked to ratify a nomination made by the president to the Supreme Court. historically the only question the Senate took up. was the judicial fitness. of a potential nominee. that's not to say that every nominee was rubber stamped by the Senate. but judicial fitness does not get in to how you would. cool in a particular case. it wouldn't be asked it shouldn't be known is this a pro life or pro choice justice pro death penalty or anti death penalty. gun control or second amendment. these weren't questions that were historically ****. of our nominees. because there was consideration given. to the provocative of a president. to nominate individuals to the Supreme Court that was part of being the president. that's why the votes mattered that's why who was president mattered. because the presumption that that individual was going to nominate people that probably agreed with the president's. core principles no that didn't always happen. there were a series of justices nominated by Republican presidents Eisenhower the worst among them but Nixon had a couple of self. who were presumed. to be rock ribbed conservatives. and ended up being leftist judges hello Warren probably the worst among them. but that's not the point. the point is. the president serves the role of nominating an individual to the United States Supreme Court. the Senate does not have the role did not historically was not foreseen was not intended. to have the ability. to decide whether they approved. of that person's. positions. on political issues the Supreme Court should have been bigger than that. but that's exactly what it's become. M. Brett Kavanaugh was Brett Kavanaugh was perceived to be a guy who would govern as a conservative by the way who would rule as a concert by the way he hasn't. and interestingly if you wanted a real conservative Brett Kavanaugh what in your choice. but the left didn't care about those sorts of things. they were better off with capital then the woman who was waiting in the wings. and if you want to see a real civil war. hopefully shots won't be far but if you want to see it get nasty. if Ruth Bader Ginsburg. steps down or is unable to serve. between now and the end of next summer. and president trump has the opportunity. to nominate the woman that most myself included believe he will nominate. we're going to go from a judicial activist Screamin little liberal. in the person of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. to a real conservative. on social issues as well. and when the left looks at her body of work they're going to lose their minds. but we'll get to that model. video footage of Christine Blazey Ford's lawyer. shows her saying. that Ford wanted to put quote an asterisk next to end quote justice Brett Kavanaugh's name. before he takes a scalpel. the roe V. Wade aftermath of these hearings I believe the Christine's testimony brought about more good than harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing cabin out on the court we were going to have a conservative actions have consequences. but he will always have an asterisk next to his name when he takes a scalpel to Robi wait we will know who he is we know his character and we know what motivates him and that is important it is important that we know and that was part of what motivated Christine. they continue to malign this ma'am. they continue to smear him. and what may be forgotten in all of this. they never proved any of it. in fact not only did they not prove it. if they had any shame that would have been embarrassed. when they were exposed for exactly what they had done to the man. remember the party the first party we were told about and all the terrible things he did. did they bring another a single witness. to corroborate the story. a single witness. could miss Lacey forty even recall the house. where this seminal moment in her life occurred. why no she couldn't. could she tell us who dropped her off at the party were the most horrible thing in her life occurred why no she couldn't. she tell us who took her away from the party well the most horrible thing in her life occurred why no she couldn't. did she have a single friend willing to stand up and say Christine is an honorable woman she was well respected at the time why no she couldn't. we were told Brett Kavanaugh was the worst man ever but it wasn't working wasn't working what can we do what can we do well first we used to hurry up and wait approach and that was. we didn't reveal these things until just before the vote. when there was an artificial crisis created. had to vote we had to vote we're gonna vote quickly. and surely somebody would make all this up. right. well that one work okay all right okay soul then we had the senators having meetings with her alone senators who oppose trump who said they were gonna post that one more then we had Maisie her Rano crazy Maisie from Hawaii and she said the men need to sit down and shut up they don't get to have opinions on this well that didn't work but it but it was creating quite a bit of tension. that's what this was all about right putting an asterisk beside his name that's what this was all designed to do. then we needed more we needed a pattern. rather than just look at this case we needed a pattern and so the pattern was with we brought someone else for. we had the esteemed Michael AVR nadie bring someone for remember the woman he brought forward do you even remember her name. why no you don't because she was disgraced as a liar and a fabricator and. something likened not job. and we had another one come forward and remember. the guy who was at NBC and he said NBC wouldn't carry the story so The New Yorker magazine did and then he was practically run out of town and ruin his good name he's a guy that exposed Harvey Weinstein his good name was run because it turned out there was no corroborating evidence for that and it looked very much to have been made up. eventually.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Made about Brett Kavanaugh and matching them with his record in his first full term on the court those predictions seem patently absurd but I would say for people who are doubting and you know whether he was a good pick or what not that he he had some good decisions this term he showed the ability to work with other people and and be persuasive with other people and he continued what have a lot of people excited about him which is a concern about the growth of the administrative state which is the biggest civil liberties threat in America right now and just the general continued when some nationalist and about how to operate on the court shall I would give him at least a couple more years to see what you think about it absolutely listen you know they're well I just talk to my audience earlier about how many conservatives really have to hold their nose when they voted in the presidential election and how today when you look at the democratic field that so you know going to be of picking their nominee to run against president trump if I could vote for Donald Trump three thirteen times today I would you know so so you do have to watch and see how a person is once they're in office you know I doubted the conservative credentials even though I was an early supporter I was nervous and today I'm not nervous because I have a record and the record is excellent so are the same hope hopefully I'll have the same feeling about bread cabin on a big fan of Neil Gorsuch but not yet of ready to say yea Cavanaugh would really will be interesting is what are they going to do when the perhaps Donald Trump as president gets to nominate a replacement for a liberal justice I can't even imagine yeah it's frightening to think it is one of the things which we try to give people the contact of what was happening in the confirmation process one of the things we thought why not just the general pattern of of hearing a particular here you can't get out of the public and the Democrats appeared more easily I did got much more ten seventy years but it really spike every time there is a major change in the court coming help only some pork I because one of the first big explosions that people remember that was one of eight a twenty eight up for grabs and then you thought that with him replacing Thurgood Marshall who was one of the most liberal jackets with the core of course being now can a workplace at the moment now now it's on the most conservative justices so that confirmation process we thought last year with Cavanaugh replacing Kennedy a swing vote exactly thought that their faith in a strange okay what can we expect if it were a little chapter six from the place where the swing is even more dramatic I I agree I think it can be really frightening to watch I think that's why we have to be prepared absolutely ladies of the book is excellent justice on trial the cabin a confirmation in the future of the Supreme Court by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino I appreciate you both coming on with me today and this book it actually it was fascinating I admit it read like a novel and I was there so was you know is the so I knew the story I knew the outcome and yet I was riveted so great great job thank you so much thank you so much all right all right let's take a quick break be right back.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on KTRH
"I'm not a fan of having on not a fan of John Roberts said simple in when Brett Kavanaugh is being discussed as a possible nominee I rejected it this is nothing to do with the the horrible way was treated during the confirmation process but I rejected specifically because of what he wrote in the obamacare case which was effectively plagiarized by John Roberts and I think that's being born out now and will be borne out again and again and again well beyond my lifetime because he's younger than I am I please you know there's there's a huge difference between Clarence Thomas from Brett Kavanaugh they both went through hellish confirmation process he's no question about it no question about it but Clarence Thomas lucky let me say this right now is one of the greatest justices in American history his writings are brilliant absolutely brilliant his fidelity to the constitution to the facts presented to the court to the statutes presented to the court is absolute his fidelity is absolute he is a truly remarkable and special justice and a man of enormous fortitude and courage because I know you know and I'm sure he knows that if he were of the mindset and activists like will spend against back he will be celebrated throughout the American culture throughout the American media as it is they dismissed him and they have contempt for him but Clarence Thomas in my view is among the top ten greatest justices in American history I'm telling you that right now might even be higher a truly remarkable brilliant individual Brett Kavanaugh is a garden variety the nella justice because he's white too political and so is Robert and so is Roberts Roberts came up with this rule Goldberg like logic in order to save this statute obamacare and he's gonna have to do it again in cabin I'll be right there by aside it won't matter what the constitution says it won't matter what the legislative history is it won't matter what the facts are they already know what they're gonna do that's a complete breakdown of the judicial system complete breakdown did you know a majority of Hispanic voters approve of citizenship question on the US census we heard this Jennifer Harper another great reported The Washington Times two thirds of voters approve of a citizenship question the twenty twenty census and that includes a majority of Hispanic voters despite claims by democratic lawmakers that the inquiry would discourage participation in Latino communities a Harvard University center for American political studies and Harris poll they'll be harbor that took money from peta file I Jeffrey Epstein found that sixty seven percent sixty seven percent support the question ninety two percent a trump voters ninety percent of conservatives but a majority of Hispanics Latinos you won't hear that from girl what is his name I'm serious Carol Errol Louis of New York one a newsman you won't hear that he probably thinks majority of Hispanics must therefore be racist or we could turn to Carl Bernstein he thinks majority Hispanic suggest hypnotized or something's wrong with them because they don't agree with him when we need additional report Taj to figure out what's taking place you know but I thought you'd want to know the and the yeah one of the great issues that the Democrats on the left and the media been pushing for years fifteen dollar minimum wage well a fifteen dollar minimum wage according to the left of center Congressional Budget Office would result in the loss of one point three million American jobs particularly among the poorest and least skilled Americans one point three million jobs but don't worry ladies and gentleman the left stands for the little guy yeah they stand for the little people it's not a problem fifteen dollar minimum wage doesn't matter what work actually do it doesn't matter whether the the business you work for a small let's start up medium huge fifteen dollar minimum wage doesn't matter how well or poorly the company's capitalized to the small business cap that matter fifteen dollar minimum wage thank you get everything for free and I said to myself today if you get everything for free why would you.