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"federalist society" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

01:44 min | 9 months ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"It's not easy but but you know her boss. Currently when we were talking about the The civil rights act of nineteen sixty four case. That just happened now. Two terms ago. I guess Earlier this year last year. Jeez i'm gonna do that a lot. I'm gonna say earlier this year. When in fact what i mean is more than six days ago. Two year time parallel currently ends just going to be summed into one year at some point we'll have a constitutional amendment on it but she Her boss was like. What do you think's gonna happen with that case. And she was like She was like they're gonna they're gonna uphold the the right of you know And she's like not only. Will i say and i think this is so funny because her boss didn't believe her. I thought she was foolish. It she was like not only. We'll switch side with the liberals hill right the opinion then. Her boss was like get the fuck outta here or whatever and then the day. It came out gorsuch Side we've liberals and wrote the opinion and she was like that falls directly in line with his historical jurisprudence that that is not surprising to a lot of people were surprised by that. But i also find that people who are not married to a constitutional attorney do not follow the supreme court is closely and i also think understanding is like there is a lot of stuff kind of on my side where we see like for example gorsuch and the ice road truckers case. Which in my opinion his jurisprudence is just fucking wrong on lila coolest coolish ruling that he wrote out there but conservatives are like busiest republicans the federalist society. Look at that. And go okay..

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Biden administration could implement lockdown as Covid cases surge

The Armor Men's Health Hour

00:26 sec | 11 months ago

Biden administration could implement lockdown as Covid cases surge

"Whatever 1 may think about the covert restrictions, we surely don't want them to become a recurring feature after the pandemic has passed. This is the incoming Biden administration considers pushing for more locked out with cases surging the justice, adding. It's an indisputable statement of fact that we have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive and prolonged, the Federalist Society is holding its annual convention virtually due to the pandemic. Hamburg. Adi Fox News,

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"federalist society" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"federalist society" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"Course, they they started at some point right and and hearing about how they kind of built power and influence to this point is is fascinating. Do you see anything now? You know wet weather whether on the right or on the left and response to to watching this that you can kind of look at now and and see this might be building into something bigger in the future in response to the success of this organizing. Liberals Progressives have are are not really well positioned to respond to a group like the Federal Society in kind quick example. So they there's the American Constitution Society is supposed to be kind of response to the federalist society on the Left. But a big part of explaining the Federalist Society success. was there were no other options for conservative lawyers right. So once an option got created, everybody flocked to it and that just solidified its position of power sensually. Aggressive and liberal. Law Students. Have more options there are more places can go to meet with congregate and to network with. Other with like minded law students and like minded lawyers and so forth, and so they're more options and so it's harder for a group like the American constitution. Society. To occupy the same space as the Federal Society another thing though to think about the future of the Federalist Society is. Especially when we go back to talking about Leonard Leo and his role in the trump administration. Is One of the ways that the federal society rose to power and legitimacy was by saying that it was politically neutral in various ways that it wasn't going to take.

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"federalist society" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"federalist society" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"That's more of a progressive liberal understanding of Christianity, and again how you can serve out those Christian ideals through your legal practice by serving the poor say. But when we're talking about judicial appointments and kind of what gets us to the present day. The best place to focus their then is on this re conceiving of law as a calling as part of the Christian Right's mission to have changed the country, and they often say to change the culture. The timeline that you're talking about is very interesting here because you're talking about the nineties in the early two thousands is when this really took off or coalesced, and if you look at the age that people look at is optimal for appointing Supreme Court justices at this point of the late forties early fifties, people who are going to be around on the court for a while you're talking about this movement springing up and and really coalescing when the folks coming through it now like Amy Tony. Barrett were able to come up through this their entire legal careers. Yeah and part of that shows how any Coney Barrett is both part of this world and also separated from this world to some degree. So another thing that's happening at the same time, right nineteen nineties into the two thousand is you're also getting the creation of conservative Christian public interest legal organizations. So for example, Pat Robertson helps found American Center for Law and Justice, which is essentially his conservative Christian response to the ACLU then. We eventually get other organizations as well like alliance defending freedom and so forth. So you're getting this building of patient infrastructure. Another thing that you're getting is the emergence of conservative Christian law schools. So Pat Robertson's regent. University acquires a law school Jerry Falwell starts a law school. So there's definitely this pipeline that's being built over this time right to not just Organiz existing Christian lawyers to start to create Christian lawyers that can then feed into this and you're exactly right to talk about how now. We're far enough away that early graduates from these programs should be hitting mid-career here. Right should be sending to positions of power and there definitely are here's where we can get back to Amy Kuney Barrett and what's different about her and what's kind of similar she pursued a much more traditional.

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Here's what we know about Trump suggesting the idea of delaying the November election

Morning Edition

03:56 min | 1 year ago

Here's what we know about Trump suggesting the idea of delaying the November election

"Do. But the mere suggestion by President Trump about changing the election date is causing extreme concern. He tweeted quote, delay the election until people can properly securely and safely vote, followed by three question marks. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the idea in an interview with W N k y 40 never in the history of the country through wars, depressions. And the Civil war, and we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time, and we'll find a way to do that again this November 3rd, we're going to talk about Republican reaction to the president's suggestion with Sarah Longwell, She's the executive director of Republicans for the rule of law. Morning, Sarah. Thanks for being back in the show. Thank you for having me. I'm going to read the president's entire tweet and then ask you about it, he says, quote with Universal mail in voting parentheses, not absentee voting, which is good. 2020 will be the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history on then he goes on to suggest that delay that we talked about you have said everything in his tweet is a lie. Walk us through that. Well, first of all, like you, said Trump cannot change the date of the election. The date of the election is constitutionally mandated and ultimately under the purview of Congress. But the you know the bigger issue is is honestly the vote by mail on the fraud. I mean, I really think there's two things going on here in terms of why, Trump said this tweet. The first is that the president is trying to change the subject away from Yesterday's historically bad GDP numbers, which came out, you know, just shortly, and coincidentally before his tweet on, there are plenty of other stories that he wants to distract from the moment whether it's the Russian bounties or his bad polling, etcetera, the president always had kind of Ah, low cunning. When it comes to understanding how to control narratives, So this looks like a classic case of calculated misdirection. But the bigger goal I think is about generally sowing distrust in the outcome of the election and laying the potential groundwork toe either dispute the results or claim it was rigged. So that he could be perpetually aggrieved. If he loses. We saw the president do this in 2016 on do you know he really only has a few plays in his playbook, and he tends to run them over and over again. But I think that it's you know, everybody sort of reacted to the idea that Hay was talking about delaying the election. But I think what's most concerning is just this general tryingto undermine confidence in the upcoming election because that is that's scary at a time when the election is going to look different to people because we're in the midst of a pandemic because there'd be so many mail in ballots. Well, let me ask you about Republican response. When we played that McConnell clip. We also heard Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas say, Hey, this is just the president troll in the press. But yesterday, the co founder of the Federalist Society, Steven Calabresi, wrote this op ed in The New York Times, saying that this is grounds for immediate impeachment and Calabresi as someone who has supported Trump a lot in the past. Yeah, you know, While there were no profiles in courage from the Senate Republicans who should have issued clear, thorough repudiation Sze of his comment. The one real bright spot was that the founder of the Federalist Society came out and just in no uncertain terms condemned this called it Fascist, said that the president It would be warranted for him to be impeached again. That is strong language, and I think that sends a really strong message to the conservative legal community that nobody should be defending this kind of behavior and that the highest levels of sort of conservative Legal ethics would not agree with anybody defending this.

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U.S. Justice Kavanaugh upbeat in first major public speech

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:20 sec | 2 years ago

U.S. Justice Kavanaugh upbeat in first major public speech

"Answer justice spread Cavanaugh delivered his first public speech since joining the Supreme Court amid a swirl of controversy Calvados Spokane Washington before the conservative federalist society Thursday night he said of his eight colleagues on the bench quote they are patriots they love our court and love our country any surprise some people by calling liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and

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Reckoning with U.S. opioid crisis as $8 billion Ohio trial kicks off

Morning Edition

04:20 min | 2 years ago

Reckoning with U.S. opioid crisis as $8 billion Ohio trial kicks off

"Who bears the responsibility for the opioid crisis in this country two decades and more than two hundred thousand overdose deaths later today is the first in the opioid epidemic that aims to answer that crucial question the first landmark federal opioid trial begins this morning in Cleveland six companies that earn billions of dollars making distributing and selling opioids are being sued by two counties in Ohio the trial is seen as a bellwether test the jury's decision will establish liability for the entire drug industry for the role that it played fueling the epidemic north country public radio's Brian man covers opioid litigation for NPR he joins us from Cleveland Brian thanks for being here hi Rachel these companies being sued include some big names Walgreens McKesson cardinal health they were all hoping to avoid a trial right to try to negotiate a cell as a settlement even up to the last minute what happened why couldn't they get that done yeah I was pretty intense in the last days top executives flew her to Cleveland to meet with the judge overseeing this case and a source involved with the talks told NPR companies were offering a billion dollars a year over the next eighteen years and also offering to donate billions of dollars worth of prescription drugs to be used to help people suffering from addiction that sounds like a lot but given the scope of this epidemic you know hundreds of thousands of Americans dead many more suffering now from addiction communities and some state attorneys general they just wanted companies to pay more so now the trial's going forward thousands of communities obviously are going to be watching this just describe what's on the line for them yeah I've been speaking over the last year to a lot of local officials and first responders medical professionals and they just said they need money to fight this epidemic to pay for things like law enforcement in hospitals and foster care programs a lot of people are still dying in this epidemic so if there is a big payout that money could say lot save lives critics of the drug into he said there's something else at stake here too Rachel a sense of accountability and justice Kathryn Clark is a congresswoman I spoke with in Massachusetts we have to make an example of this corporate greed that delivered such devastation to communities throughout this country so you know there's a lot of anger out there this trial's going to test whether that anger really translates into arguments that hold up in court I should add the Johnson and Johnson lost a civil trial this summer in a state court in Oklahoma so you know if the industry loses again here in this federal court it will start to look like a trans so how do they avoid that what arguments of the companies making what the big argument is that they're selling a highly regulated product that you can't buy without a prescription the federal government did know all along how many pills they were selling so you know the companies are going to make the case to this jury that it was a regulatory failure a government tell your and and not a corporate failure I understand there's a new argument being made here by the communities who are are doing the suing in in this case it's it's around a public nuisance claim can you explain this yeah this is actually fascinating rates on it could have big ramifications he's opioid lawsuits claim the drug companies created a public nuisance selling these medications so aggressively public nuisance laws never been used in exactly this way before so this parts experimental and some conservative legal thinkers especially those working for the drug industry hope the jury won't go for it they say the job of solving big public problems like the opioid epidemic should belong to state legislatures and Congress not the courts here's Luther strange is a former Republican senator from Alabama now a private attorney working for members of the Sackler family who own Purdue pharma he spoke about these public nuisance lawsuits to a gathering of the federalist society I've read actually written on this recently it's because it is a blooming problem it comes up the system it prevents the ease of settlement of large cases now and just in the opioid world you have two thousand towns and cities and municipalities now she's a pretty form is not on trial in this case they filed for bankruptcy last month so their liabilities being hashed out in a different court but this federal trials can impact the rest of the industry testing whether thousands of these public nuisance lawsuits will hold up if they do hold up in this court the payouts could be on the scale of the tobacco settlements of the

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"federalist society" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

02:44 min | 2 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Opening Arguments

"I mean you look like this is if we have any hope of, overcoming this. Era of the supremacy of federal society. It is due to the, the we talk we often talk about the left eating itself, the right itself to right. So the way in which you gain more attention in which you get the continued speaking gigs from the federalist society and appearances on Tucker Carlson, and Fox News and all of that is by out racing your colleagues to the right. And I think he wrote this law review article in September of twenty eight teen and I think that was before he showed up on the radar of somebody who was hey look like this, this guy's a super federalist society loyalist let's, let's get him on the bench. There's no doubt if he were writing to, and I'm gonna speak to that a minute, if he were writing now he would be more temperate in his remarks, but, but a year ago he was trying to race everybody to the right and look you can see that. I'm going to upload his CV his resume. And look it looks. Like my resume. Right. And again, does nothing Ron. There's that's why. Tower as are you finally going to stop saying, I shouldn't be supreme court embrace it. That's another one of my benefits of this new era, Andrew Torres for supreme court, everybody it if I were to resume that included, my public speaking appearances public writings. Right. There'd be there'd be a handful of academic, and then it'd be pages and pages of opening arguments of, you know, before the mecca minister association like you, would you would instantly see, oh, this guy's writing legal commentator. Be awesome. Well, let's do it. Let's is a right wing talking head. And, and so, yeah. And so he committed to print a position that I will point out he has to distinguish. Against just normal unitary executive theorist. Right. So he says for like, again, I, quote, his words directly, numerous scholars who embrace the unitary executive theory have argued that such independence is problematic. Independent in the context of independent regulatory agencies but the history of the FBI, as well as the history of out of control armies shows that such independence is much more problematic and dangerous to liberty in the context of an FBI whose military purpose is its primary purpose. So, again, what you have there is that the unitary executive theory is a an extreme position..

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Never knew that making exclusive deal to appear on a like a show like this would not involve money. That's the thing. I can't believe a five year deal. I can't go anywhere else. I can't go on the Rubin report. Well, we I noticed that you on Dave Feldman show the other day. I mean that was why all my tests is he to right wing? Feldman is it's just yeah. Oh, I would say point, L Celmins, getting good Feldman's Feldman's films. Pulling, you know, and the I gotta tell you, not only in addition to insulting, Cornell west, one of our most prominent important intellectuals and leaders in the country and coming out as a virulent reactionary, the fact that David Feldman could basically be your other is moving further to the left every day does not bode. Well for the next time you're bothering Quist Cuomo, my friends. My got Chris Cuomo. Oh my God. Chris Cuomo here square. Chris cuomo. You don't get it. I get it. So let's get after it teaches teaching. He is our teacher. Now, Chris Cuomo are digits. Get after it. Let's get after it when when you go into therapy. Does your does your therapist say, like Andy, I feel like did you go on Sam show this week? Damn show. I feel like some of our work has been undone. No, no, no. But when I tell you about things that I do on Twitter, she told me about six months ago, after some when I had a war with someone named like razor blade, and apple or loves to cereal. Whatever these people are robots. She said, what do you get out of Andy, what he can't say? I hope I hope you told her everything with that. I hope he told her everything. Well, no, I mean about getting getting into feuds or like the worst. Did you know that three weeks ago I actually made an error that I was almost crying. I thought the federalist society and the federalist website or whatever the hell it is with the same people for like three hours. I was one of those people in the internet who was thought they were right about something wrong. Oh, I think I saw that. And people really got off went after you and you really got defensive about it. No. But I know wrench I apologize because I was so wrong. I've looked up. I Google something. Hey, who owns it? These people by the saying, if you will are these people on by the same people, you'll get that goes, you bet. They are. Hey, Google, Google is Barack Obama war criminal. I'm seeing yes. Yes. Yes. Oh, no. Thank you. Thanking you say, hey, did Barack Obama kill anybody in my oven, Barack Obama tank? Gluco? Gogo. I said that my right always was. Am I right? As a guess. What's so nice about Google? I'm right. That Barack Obama's not a war criminal and Baba's. Right. That the Jews control the banks. Thank you want to go yahu. Now. Oh, really? Is it we got some? Oh boy. Oh, it's old. Oh, okay. Yeah. We got a video of Chris Cuomo, driving a car before crashing it in a drag race. Here's Morgan getting hit by, like a crazy guy. I'm looking at your calendar, and it's updated. I think I think if it's I mean, it's just could be a coincidence, because it's a has a June date, and July date. And maybe it's just from a different year, but it appears. By the way, I call them. When I go on tour in June and July. I spelled. J. E. W. N. E. J. E W, L Y, of course. But you're both in Canada. Are you not allowed to perform in, in the states anymore? No, I just can't get me bookings in the state allowed to sure. No woman book me. So. Another national..

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"federalist society" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

11:38 min | 2 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"There is a great deal of disquiet. I think about the supreme court, and it's been growing over the is to sort of question, whether or not these justices political operatives in robes, and do you think that that's at stake here that this would appear to be ruling that would if data goes the way that the press reports predicting that they considered on the court will rule in favor of Trump administration that this oh little apparent legal justification for this that it will be seen as a rule of political. Partisan move, and you know, if the scales left allies, those left will full of. Well, it is true that this census has previously asked about citizenship that question came off the fences somewhere in the nineteen fifties. So adding citizenship question is not per se partisan or on hurt her. It's just the problem with the case. And with the Trump administration's position here is that it looks like Ross is not telling the truth about why they're adding this and if the supreme court upholds it along. Partisan lines that really unfortunate. I think Roberts will chief Justice Roberts will do his best to try and avoid that he he very much wants the court to be nonpartisan. And he has only one vote, but it's a significant vote. And I think he will try to make the court look less partisan. If he can't. But how could you make it less palms and win we've seen such pilots in behavior in terms of stacking the court, we have the federal society providing lists of supreme court and throughout all of the federal bench. We had the fact that Abacha's pick America didn't get hearing. We had an eight member supreme court for the last year of the bombers administration second term, and there's nothing in the country that says president economic pick some Justice in first three full year term. So that was pretty brazen. And the extent to which Leonard Leah seems to be the sort of known scree here in the one of my powerful people behind the scenes in Washington. Scholley all of that is going on it. I mean, let's be realistic. No, I agree. I think that the federalist society has had an enormous influence on the judiciary. It's very deliberate. It was very. Conscious, and it's unfortunate. And I I don't know how we put that genie back in the bottle. But I know that the court doesn't want to be seen as political. And I know that she just Roberts doesn't and they own the best hope is that some of the justices when they get up there, and are sworn in tend to disappoint those who thought they knew how they would rule, but we don't know that yet. It's too early. It's certainly too early to know with Kevin off. And as I say, I know that Robert it's not early. He's been there for more than ten years. But he definitely wants the court not to look has political as the federalist society would like it. So I still think I still think there's hope so, but how I know difficult to go with a full record of the last few. Decades. But what would be the the kind of ratio those that will put on the court by. Say Republican presidents in the hope that they would really conservative way conversely, liberal presence and hope that they would rule in a liberal way. How often would they surprise betrayed disappointed is in? How was disappointing in Warren? And I believe in Brennan and Brennan, right? And and I think Stevens did made an didn't go from the move from the right to the left as well. Yes. Yeah. He was a disappointment to Ford I believe and Suter was a disappointment in terms of being put on by a Republican president and then becoming being more moderate, maybe even more progressive. That's what prompted the federalist society to get in there and to try and avoid those so-called mistakes since then it hasn't happened that often. And so that's. That's to my mind unfortunate. I mean, I I don't think we want to be run by the federalist society. But for now. They do have a lot of power. But hasn't also the center of gravity move to the right because when they keep talking about, you know, the liberal side and the conservative side, and that's the way that that's usually described. But I don't think even any of the socal liberals on the coat anything. It's like as liberal goodbye. Shalot douglas. I mean hasn't Brennan Brennan right hasn't really the center of gravity actually, moved to the right in any case. I believe that's true. Yes. I agree. But nuts. I mean, I think that the liberals so-called liberals on the court that we have now are not that far removed from the Brennan's in the marshalls maybe slightly, but not that much. So what about suggest is what I think is. So sad about our whole conversation. You, and I are having is that I think it's unfortunate that we are labelling are justices, you know, with a political bias, and we didn't we did that to some extent in the past. But not nearly as much as now, I don't think in the past we paid as much attention as we do. Now to who appointed what president appointed someone and I think it's unfortunate trend that we're currently the subject is. So do you think we'll reach a point where we'll have a emboldened right wing or even far right wing that will be able to avoid electoral consequences, and possibly unpalatable agenda. Simply by stacking. The coats ask me that again, do I do think we reach a point where because you'll have an right? Wing court that the normal procedures of governance through the legislative branch would be avoided said they won't have to in other words, they went today with electoral consequences, and unpalatable agenda legislatively that would otherwise not get through does that even get even more conservative. Right. Right. And then and to the point where normally the legislative process where agenda is assistant judge. But because of the power of of the courts, then a less democratic and less palatable agenda could eventually become low. I don't believe. So I think that one of the most significant features of our constitution, and our system is that the judges have life tenure and independence, and that independence has often has always been really important, and it allows the judge or Justice who gets on the court to not worry about political consequences for his rulings, and that has always been a very important feature. I you know, I hope that it will continue to be well there was a period though, when during the depression when if. Took of he was very frustrated that what we considered necessary, but perhaps radical moves because of the the dire state of the economy of the society, he was butting heads with the supreme court that was flooding is legislative efforts, and he considered packing the courts, the some talk amongst Democrats now that maybe that's the I think a couple of candidates running for president even talked about it. Assurance. It's interesting. I mean, it it's always surprising to people to learn that the constitution doesn't it requires that the be supreme court. But it never says how many judges or justices should be on it. And it started out when it was first created to have only six and that number varied over time. And finally by the new deal, it was nine and then as you said Roosevelt wanted to pack the court, but everyone object rejected that and said, no, that's that's much to political. And I think that suggestions for court packing now or enlarging the court. I think we'll be similarly rejected and should be we we're gonna do everything we can to try and get the court to be less political not more political. It's hard. I agree with your concern. It is troubling. But I don't think the answer is to just keep adding more justices. We'll just in closing what do you make the suggestion that maybe not having the president of point in in the Senate confirm but having sort of some kind of rotating pool with lower court's justices. Choose who goes on the court Justice judges who have been picked by the president and confirmed by the Senate start picking one of the. Yeah. Exactly. Well, yeah, there's one themselves. Right. There's a man. That the maybe the the lower courts could sort of nominate peop- rotate. Yeah. I don't think that solves the problem. But I I would have to think more about it. But, but again, it sounds like I mean, if I understand what you're suggesting what the suggestion is these judges who are on the lower courts are also selected by the president from by the Senate, but it may be better. There are things we should probably think about what the supreme court and one of the possibilities is term limits. So that they're not on their you know, until they're ninety. Yeah. But that's the complicated matter too. Because we we have to be careful with if we do any tinkering with the courts. The feature of life tenure and judicial independence is remarkably important, and we have to be really careful not jeopardize. It was his block. I think you much for joining us today. Thank you. My pleasure. And again, I be speaking. Listen Lovelock is professor of Lord Jochen universities lowest center, where she teaches controversial federal courts communication and a seminar on the supreme court and books include inside the supreme court the institution and its procedures and supreme court politics the institution and its procedures. We gotta take a brief station break back looking into today's defying of the five pm deadline in Washington by the treasury department to have the IRS hand at Trump's tax for tens..

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"federalist society" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"Really pressed the issue on sidelining him, if they had known more of this or have been more with this knowledge, if they had it that could have actually sunk the cavenaugh nomination. Yeah. That's why I want to spotlight this. There's like five other articles inside this Leonard Leo thing. I wanna keep spotlighting the federalist society and what they're doing. They're shady group. Their agenda is not pure. This isn't originalism is a smokescreen it's veneer for essentially like a business front done through this legal operation federalist society. This is so. Yeah. Just really quick five. Oh, one C four. This isn't a super Pac. They're under different rules, and they didn't directly get benefited by citizens United. But I do think that what you have seen some citizens United is generally just because super PACS this great support network that now exists because of that ruling I think five fours probably do even on their own become more powerful themselves because they have these additional apparatus that they can attach themselves to and I just want to highlight. How important this is sort of two developments that happened over the past decade, which is that the party core starts losing a lot of its power to party periphery. You know, these are things were the GOP is not in these conversations. These are conservative activists are wealthy individuals outside of the party that are basically deciding on party strategy messaging branding voting every Leo sees the weakness in the party and ruins he can capital. And that's the other thing is. When you combine that with the fact that you get a president who's basically just a blank check to conservatives. He doesn't have a thought in his pretty little head, which means you if you spend enough money can fill that head especially knowing that where does he get a lot of his ideas from he just watches TV. And here's people talking about stuff. So if you can get the public talking about it, if you can get FOX and friends talking about it, you can get an ad.

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"federalist society" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

03:26 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"I think you get hot takes spun up about the unique political genius of Donald Trump and his like bond with his base and how he helped Republicans when a Senate race in fucking North Dakota or whatever, and it's like this happens, and I think back to baseline reality, right? Which is like it's nothing that Donald Trump is doing for the conservative movement of a Republican party politics that could not be done by person who does not have like massive corruption scandals hanging over his head who creates whole multi-day new cycles about his subverting of his own administration's efficacy because he's trying to dig his way out of one of these scandals. Like, it's like, it's just untrue. Right. I mean like like anybody could do this stuff like get forty six percent of the vote like that. Like read federalist society list of judges and submit them to the Senate, and it's like to me like staggering ongoing element of American politics is like Trump's like negative value over replacement presidency. Like, we're right in here like midterms. They didn't do very well for Republicans. They were like desperately coming up with this spin about alike secretly is good to lose the house. Maybe he's like shitting on meal of for no reason. And then this it's just it's it's bad work, very low for p-, something I wanna get to think that that's a really important point. Because I think there's been a couple of conservatives who brought this up this past week that the midterms now, I think first and foremost a lot of people seem to have written their midterms takes like nine forty five pm eastern on Tuesday, real talk. This election has convinced me that live results are going to steer you wrong. They are bad for your brain. And I know that this is against my material interest as a journalist of web outlet. And I'm sure I'm going to get. If I never on another weeds again, it's because I've gotten fired for saying this. But like, oh my goodness. See I watching the live results like five thirty eight nearly killed people on Tuesday with just like, oh, there's a thirty percent chance. The Democrats win the house or something. Anyway, we are now up to like over thirty seats flips like it's been it was a pretty successful midterms for Democrats. But I think a couple of conservatives I saw raise this point that basically instead of Trump being list like wild phenomenon of magic. And it's interesting because there was like a political piece that basically said like is does he have magical powers MC? No, no. He's just some dude that basically it's a revert to the norm of politics. And like, for example, that maybe actually it was who was this kind of like stunning norm breaker who could win Ohio, which is actually a pretty red state, or who could do these things we're just different politically. And that you saw in the midterms that like all of the states at Trump won and twenty sixteen. Gene, Trump very much did not win in twenty eighteen and you know, he went to Montana four times and Jon tester still one like UC again. But the story of Trump being this crazy, norm breaker is actually the story of American politics. Reverting back to a norm that you know, it turns out Pennsylvania's pretty blue Ohio's pretty red, Missouri is pretty red, but you can pick up winds in down ballot areas in Indiana and Georgia if you're democrat who runs a smart local campaign, and it's so interesting because.

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

"I mean, he's really off to such a fast start for for a variety of reasons. I think on the one hand, the Republican and the federalist society machine to put judges to nominate judges and put them on the supreme court is an incredibly well. Oiled. One was something that really jumped out at me. Actually, when I was reading olive, Brett Kavanagh's emails was the process within the White House. Counsels. Office to identify possible vacancies and and think about who's going to do that that I just don't think democratic administrations do in the same way. So it's a well oiled machine. There were vacancies when he took office in no small part because the Republican Senate had slowed down the process of confirming President Obama's nominees. And so I don't have the exact up to date statistics. But as of September, he had already put twenty six judges on the federal courts of appeals President Obama to give you a point of comparison, put fifty five on the courts of appeals in his eight years. It is going to change the makeup of the federal courts, swing them significantly to the right in in a way that's going to have a lasting impact for for decades, Amy. Thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me. It was fun Daime. How is the co founder of Scotus blog. Somebody said the other day, what's the first thing you're going to? Well, we're gonna work mmediately on repealing ObamaCare. Since the campaign President Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Macaire. Julia Roberts is chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser health news and host of the what the health podcast she tells us how well he's done so far. Well, the administration has done quite a bit actually. So did congress. The big thing that congress did was in the tax Bill after they were unable to pass their repeal and replace legislation, they eliminated the penalty for not having health insurance. They individual mandate penalty. The president also cut off federal funding also for a controversial or at least a contested part of the law that gave special discounts to lower income people, people with incomes below two and a half times poverty. Although in the end, the insurance industry was able to find a work around for that that ended up giving not only those people discount, but some other people discount to the other big thing. The administration has done, is it allowed different kinds of insurance plans with basically. Lesser benefits then are required under ObamaCare. They're called short-term plant something called association health plans. And the concern is that healthier people will move into these kinds of plant because they're cheaper. But the problem is they don't offer very much sometimes it's not entirely clear what they don't offer until you discover that you need something. So those are sort of the big things that have happened to the law in the last year. President likes to say the law is dead, and then the next breath he likes say, but we fixed it and he also talked a lot as a candidate saying that the healthcare premiums are going up. One point. He said, they're going up forty, fifty, fifty, five percent. They're still talk from the White House and Republicans that premiums are still skyrocketing. What do we know about premiums on the exchanges at this point? Well, actually, very interestingly premiums next year for twenty nineteen are going to go down slightly about one and a half. Percent. The average premium in the states that are run by the federal government, which is most of them. What analysts say is that they would have gone down considerably more if not for some of the changes that the administration has made. So the administration trying to have it both ways. It's like, look, we made premiums go down and actually other things made premiums go down. Their actions made premiums mostly go up..

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"federalist society" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

Serious Inquiries Only

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

"All done, I've had to absorb quite a lot of this, and it's it's very frustrating on one side, but but even on the liberal side, oftentimes, you know, they have to. I'm not even saying necessarily blame them. If it's a liberal Senator, it's a politician, they're they're trying to use everything they can to just stop damage and to just stop this. This nominee no matter what. And I don't know that that always does Justice to the separate ethical questions. So that's kind of where I want to begin. I wanted just come clean. I'm sure you all Ardy know this. But just in case I wanna come clean and just say, if the if the question is, do I think that Cavanaugh should be on the supreme court? The answer's unequivocally, no, but it was no last week. It was no two weeks ago. It was no long before any of this. And so I want to separate that out. I don't think gore such should have been on the code. I think the the conservative stole a pick from Obama. I don't think that that that picture of haven't now we didn't have the power to stop it. But if we're talking, you know, morally in the universe, where should we be right now? I do not think that either of these men should be on the supreme court, but we can even separate that out. So let's pretend the gore such thing. That's that when a different. Let's pretend that's Merrick, garland right now. And now President Trump has nominated cavenaugh. Let's say I realized I'm facing a difficult thing when I. Would there be a Justice Trump could have nominated where I would have said like, yeah, I'm good with them beyond the court because if we're honest, if us progressives and liberals, I think are honest with ourselves. The answer's pretty much. No. I mean, actually a big part of that reason is because the conservatives have so unilaterally brought a, I don't know a gun to a knife fight. I guess when it comes to jurisprudence because what they did is they formed the federalist society. They got everybody on the same page in terms of this just horrendous. And you can listen to opening arguments for all this stuff. I'm not gonna go too much into it because I'm not trying to do the legal stuff here on the show. But the fact is that the conservative movement is so I, in my opinion, just ruined in terms of jurisprudence because of the way that they find just as arm. I'm virtually never going to support a spring court Justice because a conservative supreme court Justice because. That pretty much mean there's no such thing as like a moderate one. You know, like that pretty much means they want to do away with Roe v Wade. That pretty much means they wanna do with gay rights, maybe not maybe that's an issue that, okay, maybe there'd be a more moderate conservative who would understand somebody like Kennedy, I guess. But when I think about it, really a conservative Justice that would have made sense, would be Merrick, garland, Merrick, garland is actually pretty middle of the road conservative jurisprudential as they say that somebody who I would support, you know, because there's a certain amount of it that's like, well, win the country voted a certain way for the president. They decided that they wanted that person more people. Well, more people more empty landscape slash people units in in like Montana, wherever the hell more of those things that make up the electoral college wanted Trump. That's what actually happened, not more people, but that's the system we have. So there's a certain. Amount of it that's like, well, if the other side does win, they get to have their say. And then if we win, we get to have our say when it comes to supreme court. Justice aren't all this is to say, and I I should have gotten to the point sooner, but all this is to say that Cavanaugh there's no world in which I want cabin on the supreme court. So it's I, I'm going to admit that and I'm not going to pretend as though it's like, oh, well, he would be yeah, I would support him, but he's got this accusation. So therefore he's unqualified. We gotta get him out. No. I mean for me I wouldn't ever support there's no world in which I would support him. So I'm admitting that now..

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Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

Chip Franklin

00:36 sec | 3 years ago

Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

"I'm Nikki medoro. National security adviser John Bolton announces an aggressive stance against the international criminal court in a speech to the federalist society over the chance of a protester Bolton threatened the ICC as the court investigates war crimes by Americans in Afghanistan today on the eve of September the eleventh, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the president of the United States. The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by

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"federalist society" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt

04:49 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt

"That i think they do it in record time i don't think that they're i can't think of a republican who would break ranks on this this is i don't think susan collins would i as i said to start i think john mccain is too thick to to vote it's still fifty forty nine and so i can't see where i i don't know who would break rings i don't think lisa murkowski would whose whose way free spirit so who where else would they find somebody who's going to say yeah i think i want to break ranks on this in fact i would not be surprised if you see a couple of democrats vote to who are in tough elections who vote to confirm him because absence something i don't know about the you know this is the the senate has i thought something the other day about the fact that this is off of the list that the federal society had prepared and you know the federalist society did a wonderful job of aiming for a target and they got there in record time twenty five years or whatever it's been they they accomplished in kind of a seachange in the law and they that's what it is that's why elections matter we have a map the gary post from cut mon macho what do you call it got macho i think god mantra never heard it macho now this shows many states that are hostile and extremely hostile hostile to abortion rights although i get to feeling that this map may have a little agenda or something to cause this is showing twenty nine states that are hostile or extremely hostile to abortion rights which feels i think i really has to do a lot with their definition of the word hostile or right but why they use why why's that they're deaf initiative the word hostile i can't see what is the high oh look like hostile right is that was that gray or is it three in the middle and square right periodic peers to be one of the ones they are deeming extremely hostile that's extremely hostile is that ohio i need this names because i don't know that i can't see i i got californian florida then i'm out of state shapes florida florida abbas hostile there's just i mean the idea that florida is hostile i disagree with because the what you see is this aim map that is based on the actual vote i don't know but what i'm saying is gary you got one that huff po put out it's going to look different than one that breitbart put out we have to figure out this is the problem with the news now right mark right it's exactly right you always have to look in fact i i won't even read now unless it's just something that attracts my attention for curiosity i there are certain outlets that are just seriously this is where we're going to go why do i can't you just do it with a daily caller is one of those i mean is sometimes daily caller it's just why can't you just pretend they're going to be noisily honest but you get the same problem with paul right well i lock the problem here's why here's more i fall off with with stuff i wanna hear what's going on at the border for instance if you start it with these ice agents are ripping infants from the arms of their anguish mothers and throwing them in cages i don't feel like the rest of your report is going to be spot on that that that has a objection argumentative things like i would like to find out what's going on on the board of not from you as sterile grandma i wanna find out from a regular person what's going on i hadn't thought of it in east herbs if you were just if you're a trial lawyer and you're being presented the article at if it starts off as if it's a closing argument as opposed to an opening statement because an opening statement you're just the post to give an outline of what the facts you think the facts are going to show it's not supposed to be an argument so you're supposed to couch it in kind of a wrote back i was they teach it prosecutorial school what one you're supposed to say you know how a movie trailer gives you the coming attractions every prosecutor they they use that.

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"federalist society" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

05:06 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"The threat to the independence and the easiest thing would be to say look for anything that is pending the time of my appointment i'm going to accuse myself just because no person should be appointing the judge who's going to be the terminal vote in such a way that it hobbled the investigatin and let trump off the hook okay pending at the time of appointment because we know that nixon appointed blackmun and powell and they ruled in united states versus nixon but the distinction there that i'm hearing is that muller investigation that is ongoing you think that it would be proper for him to recuse himself if something comes of that that would be the most obvious and clean answer it does not put a lasting burden on his tenure on the supreme court it deals with the matters that are currently pending and it's particularly important because you see such a vigorous effort by the president to interfere with and to impugn the muller investigation if he were taking this in a traditional way of just letting the investigation run its course and not trying to interfere that would be one thing but when you see the relentless attacks and efforts to late then the idea that he might be trying to manipulate through this appointment becomes much more likely and at the same time that's amplified by the fact that the house is doing its own version of harassment and impugning and actually trying to get access to investigate a records and we do not know it's wide open question to what extent the house investigators are actually operating in cooperation with or at the direction of the trump legal team they won't answer questions about that so trump has created nat mus fear in which this is a much more ripe and real concern than it might be in other circumstances i have seen your speech let's about how preposterous the hearings are i i've taken your point those were done and smaller hearings that won't get national tension so you have a choice you could do a version of that and sort of get meta in your seven minutes and talk about how preposterous the hearings are or you could go forward and just try to get answers and get stonewalled or you could do a third thing which maybe i haven't thought of but i don't know put the whole system on trial wh what do you think your tack is going to be i think you know it remains to be seen we've got a lot of time before the hearing actually takes place so i don't wanna lock myself and anything but what i have been dwelling on so far has been this process that cavanaugh is coming through which has an opening element in which behind closed doors the federalist society manages a big special interest pre approval process so that any potentially unwelcome judge who might rule the wrong way on choice or guns or pollution or whatever can be cleared out and i think judges facing that obstacle course no that okay these are the terms of advancement and the fact that that whole thing is so important and yet so nontransparent is a real hazard and the public deserves a right to know what assurance were made through all of that then the name comes forward and you get these advocacy groups spending actual dark money in the case of the garland to gorsuch transition one donor gave nearly eighteen million dollars and we don't know who that donor is because they've remained anonymous i think it might be relevant to know who gave eighteen million dollars to make sure that gorsuch instead of garland got on the court right so that when cases relevant to that person came up you could be on alert for weather gorsuch was engaged in a nice payback for all of that right and then once they're on the court you get this grim setup of fake amicus briefs that come in from groups that are funded by basically the same handful of bill mair's and right wing foundations and then finally the the sorted end of the story is this whole array now more than two dozen five to four decisions in which all republicans lineup change the law in favor of big special interests violate traditional conservative judicial doctrines on the way but deliver the prize to those same special interests who were in at the very beginning signing off on their nominations and that loop of influence is something that i think is at this point a cancer on the court.

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TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims: U.S. appeals court

Dana Loesch

03:44 min | 3 years ago

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims: U.S. appeals court

"The podcast tell your amazon device alexa play the dana show podcast do you he would be one who gets the good housekeeping seal of approval from leonard leo in the federalist society and from the heritage foundation is not moderate is not mainstream is hard right and wants to move america back decades is that what you guys all voted for him to confirm him on the dc circuit court i mean don't don't sit here and say well you know we voted on the circuit court which is entirely different from the supreme court no it's not because everyone knows it's kind of a farm league for supreme court selections so every if you're you're not doing your due diligence as a proper lawmaker if you don't have that that foresight to the for that if you're not considering that then you're incredibly narrow view so y'all didn't have a problem with it then so these protests asians are meaningless now ken stand cheap sentiment let's kick it into quick five data's quick five so dear quiet today couple of things here an iranian man threatened to shove a tear gas canister down a woman's throat because she is not wearing a his job he was carrying i mean it was filmed and he said i'm gonna shove it down your throat you won't be able to speak and it was all on camera we can't play you can't nobody i think he's parsing but he and iran where so loving so so peaceful moving on tsa screeners win immunity from flyer abuse claims i'm sorry excuse me i have a huge problem with this this is a us appeals court fires may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at us airport security checkpoints after a federal appeals court wednesday said that screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults false arrests and so much more i don't i don't find this fair and i don't like a government agency that cannot be held accountable i have a huge problem with us and so should anybody else's well but that's what that's what they had i mean that's it was a two to one vote third us circuit court of appeals in philly they said the tsa screeners shielded by governments sovereign immunity from my ability to the federal court claims because they do not function as investigative or law enforcement officers will then i listen that that's that's not true because if you do not listen to them the penalty is that for not complying with law enforcement so you can't have it both ways now think of this giants lineman says tsa spilled his mother ashes his mother's ashes all over the place nbc new york's listen to the story this crazy new york giants defensive tackle aj francis went off at tsa agents on social media saying that they spilled his mother's ashes oliver his suitcase francis is traveling with his recently deceased mother as his mother's ashes after a funeral and francis tweeted to one part i can't read he says next time you guys feel the need to go through my mother's ashes for no reason make sure you close it so her remains spilled all over my clothes tsa said well our officers are trained to handle carry on and checked property with care and you know under the out of respect for the deceased under no circumstances should the container be opened and francis told them to go do something unflattering to themselves he said that he wasn't upset that they check him as a security measure but he was mad that they did not close them properly.

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

04:16 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

"In the early eighties and of course ronald reagan was elected president in nineteen eighty and he came to washington with edwin meese who very early on appreciated the value of these young conservatives and gave them important positions in the white house and in the justice department and eventually played a role in helping select judges during the reagan administration subsequently for both bushes both george h w bush and george w bush the federalist society members were actually holding positions in the white house and judge cavanaugh held one of those positions for george w bush picking judges what the federalist society has done is to create a multi lane highway a network that extends from the law schools up through the law firms clerk ships for judges positions in the department of justice eventually their people got appointed to the bench in the district courts the courts of appeals and ultimately the supreme court so cavanaugh is only one of many fish swimming in this large pond that the federalist society has created now three generations of conservative lawyers that they have developed and nurtured to be in positions of power in the aftermath of president trump's skoda's nomination of brick having we're talking with professor michael avery about how the federalist society works and who the group has influence over i'm wondering professor of you can tell us a little bit about someone call named leonard leo he's the executive vice president of the society and he was influential in trump's selection of neil gorsuch and of course cavenaugh under leo is an extremely powerful person in washington dc he's very conservative person he's been with the federalist society is all career and he has access to tens of millions of dollars in funding to use to promote his agenda the federalist society budget is only about fourteen million dollars a year which is substantial but he has access to tens of millions more than that through the tradition crisis network and other organizations that leo plays a role in he contributed or assisted in contributing a million dollars to trump's inauguration million dollars is nothing to leonard leo they spent seventeen million dollars the judicial crisis network spent seventeen million dollars opposing merit garland's nomination by president obama to the supreme court and they now intend to spend millions in this wing states in support of of judge kavanagh's nomination so leo has his finger on the lever of power and he himself is very conservative and he he uses this in a variety of ways to promote his agenda and the federalist society agenda we know we're they're doing that at the public level but what about the private behind the scenes the informal networks well the networks are huge when when george w bush was president appointments of young lawyers to the department of justice were made on a litmus test basis so that if you had the federalist society on your resume you you got the job if you had american constitution society on your resume you didn't and then these lawyers work in the doj they get credential there or in the white house or another government agencies then they become partners in the big corporate law firms some of them go on the bench and it's they filter throughout the entire power structure that affects law and policy in the united states likely is the professor emeritus at suffolk university law school at author of the federalist society how conservatives took the law back from liberals professor thanks for joining us thanks for having me.

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Subsequently, for both bushes, both George H W Bush and George W Bush the federalist society members were actually holding positions in the White House and judge Cavanaugh held one of those positions for George W Bush picking judges what the federalist society has done is to create a multi lane highway a network that extends from the law schools up through the law firms clerk ships for judges positions in the department of Justice. Eventually, their people got appointed to the bench in the district courts, the courts of appeals and ultimately the supreme court. So Cavanaugh is only one of many fish swimming in this large pond that the federalist society has created. Now three generations of conservative lawyers that they have. Developed and nurtured to be in positions of power. In the aftermath of President, Trump's Skoda's nomination of brick having we're talking with professor Michael Avery about how the federalist society works and who the group has influence over. I'm wondering, professor of you can tell us a little bit about someone call named Leonard Leo. He's the executive vice president of the society, and he was influential in Trump's selection of Neil Gorsuch. And of course, cavenaugh under Leo is an extremely powerful person in Washington DC. He's very conservative person. He's been with the federalist society is all career, and he has access to tens of millions of dollars in funding to use to promote his agenda. The federalist society budget is only about fourteen million dollars a year, which is substantial, but he has access to tens of millions more than that through the tradition. Crisis network and other organizations that Leo plays a role in he contributed or assisted in contributing a million dollars to Trump's inauguration million dollars is nothing to Leonard Leo. They spent seventeen million dollars the judicial crisis network, spent seventeen million dollars opposing merit, Garland's nomination by President Obama to the supreme court, and they now intend to spend millions in this wing states in support of of judge Kavanagh's nomination. So Leo has his finger on the lever of power, and he himself is very conservative and he, he uses this in a variety of ways to promote his agenda and the federalist society agenda. We know we're, they're doing that at the public level. But what about the private behind the scenes, the informal networks? Well, the networks are huge. When when George W Bush was president appointments of young lawyers to the department of Justice were made on a litmus test basis so that if you had the federalist society on your resume you, you got the job. If you had American constitution society on your resume, you didn't. And then these lawyers work in the DOJ. They get credential there or in the White House or another government agencies. Then they become partners in the big corporate law firms. Some of them go on the bench and it's they filter throughout the entire power structure that affects law and policy in the United States, likely is the professor emeritus at Suffolk university law school at author of the federalist society. How conservatives took the law back from liberals professor. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me..

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

05:04 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Takeaway

"So let's get some answers. Michael. Avery is a professor emeritus at Suffolk, university law school and author of the federalist society how conservatives took the law back from liberals professor. Avery welcome. Thank you. So let's start with Cavanaugh himself. Why this candidate? Well, Kevin has been a member of the conservative establishment legal establishment in Washington for quite some time. He worked for President, George W Bush. He worked for Ken Starr. In fact, he picked judges for President, George W Bush for the years. He was in the White House before he himself was appointed to the DC circuit court of appeals. So he has impeccable conservative credentials and he is one of the pool of people that the federalist society has developed just to stand in line to get positions such as this. Let's talk a little bit about the society. The federalist society. Eighties organization. What are their principles who funds this organization? The society is funded by very wealthy conservative philanthropists. Initially, they were funded by the John m. Olin foundation, and the Sarah gave foundation later along came the coke brothers and then many other conservative philanthropists. And the interesting thing about their funding is that almost all their money comes in the form of unrestricted funds. And other words, unlike liberal philanthropists who require organizations to say exactly what they're going to do with the money. These conservatives give money to the federalist society just to build up this -ociety so it can pursue its aims. Is there a liberal version of the federalist society? Well, there's something called the American constitution society which was founded after the federalist society and and opposition to it, but it's much smaller. It doesn't have the same amount of money. It doesn't have access to the network of other conservative groups that the federalist society has and it. It doesn't have the same clout in Washington that the federalist society has what kind of qualifications. I mean, we're speaking broadly here about conservative values, but what exactly was the federalist society looking for? And it's court nominees, and when it put together this list of twenty five potential nominees while the federalist society says that they simply interpret the constitution the way it was written. But in fact, they have several core beliefs that are very important to them. Probably the most important is the primacy of private property. They think that private property is the single most important value protected by the constitution, and therefore they oppose all sorts of government regulation, taking private property for public use in. Fire mental regulations, anything that would interfere with what they perceive to be the God given right of rich people to do whatever they want with their own property. They've also been very strong against affirmative action. They don't believe the ratio would be taken into account in admissions to schools or in hiring. Now it was standing the long history of racism and oppression in this country. They don't think that that should be taken into account in today's world. They've been opposed to abortion rights for women. They've align themselves with the right wing religious fundamentalists in terms of state support for religion, they limit access to courts for workers, consumers and others to try to get Justice if they've been taken advantage of by more powerful people in society. So across the board, they have this conservative, you and. And also in foreign policy. They are very much in favor of American exceptionalism. Trump's notion that it's America first and international agreements be damned is very much in line with federalist society thinking. And wondering if past presidents looked to the federal society, the federalist societies me when they were calling nominations for the court and if so, has the federalist societies that have taken on a more important role over the past couple of decades than it had prior. Absolutely. While the federalist society was founded by law students in the early eighties. And of course, Ronald Reagan was elected president in nineteen eighty. And he came to Washington with Edwin Meese who very early on appreciated the value of these young conservatives and gave them important positions in the White House and in the Justice department, and eventually. Played a role in helping select judges during the Reagan administration..

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British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent, police say

Sean Hannity

02:03 min | 3 years ago

British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent, police say

"Boys in isolation nerve agent death i'm barbara kusak four boys rescued from a cave and thailand are undergoing a battery of tests in the hospital following their more than two week ordeal correspondent met rivers has details that professional setup a sterilized isolation unit for these boys that the minister of public healthier in thailand actually toward earlier this week and said that's where these boys would be going under gold battery of tests testing for everything from dehydration they're gonna do flood test to make sure divers meanwhile or preparing for another round of rescues with eight boys in their soccer coach still trapped in the cave a forty four year old british woman has died after being exposed to the nova chuck nerve agent in england just a few miles from where former russian spy sergei script ball and his daughter were struck down for months ago correspondent phil black reports with authorities continue to investigate the woman's exposure and that of a man we really concerning still have not found contaminated is these people handled about a week ago which resulted in america sposa which resulted in them pulling pulling deal which has now resulted in the woman forty four year old dole sturgis died president trump reveals his supreme court nominee tomorrow night who sent a democrat richard blumenthal blasted trump selection process on abc's this week the president's outsource this decision to the federalist society and the heritage foundation it is extraordinary i've never seen a president united states in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right wing fringe idealogues the pentagon identified the us servicemember killed in an apparent insider attack in southern afghanistan this weekend as corporal joseph maseeiso of south gate california the us led coalition headquarters in kabul said to other us service members were wounded in the attack i'm barbara kusak attention all authors page publishing is looking for authors have you.

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:11 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Daily

"And sure enough there was a message from my scheduler saying that the president wanted to meet with me at six thirty pm so lee listen i talked him we decided that we should go together and meet with the president and that's what we did and it was just the two of you you and senator murkowski we were the only two senators although i met other senators coming and going but sitting in on the meeting was the president's council and his head of legislative of fares can i imagine that because it was two of you you got thirty minutes rather than fifteen correct and what did you talk about if i might ask well obviously bets a nice try but i'm not going to go into all of the details of the private conversation with the president but i did encourage him to appoint someone who could attract some democratic support so that we did not have a part of some vote and i encouraged him to appoint someone who would respect precedent i told him that that was very important to me and what did he say in response to that the president was taking in all that we were saying and he listened intently and i also encouraged him not to feel banned by the list of potential nominees that he he has put out for the public to see so you encourage him to look beyond a list that is generally populated by very conservative prolife nominees well i don't know that all of the nominees are prolife i do know that this list had a lot of input from the federalist society and i believe that the president should get advice from a wide range of sources and to be fair also the president i will tell you did say that if i had some suggestions to send them to as white house counsel and i swim you that's a correct assumption so the fact that the president asked to speak to you and senator murkowski back to back it does suggest that that like it or not your republican colleagues in the president himself are thinking of you as the two senators they have to focus on using there's particular pressure on you and senator murkowski not just because you're independent but because you are women and and i'm i'm not saying that that's fair but it may be a reality you know i always wanna push back when people characterize positions that i take as being tied to my gender i'm concerned about a lot of different issues and i would resist the notion that because i am a woman there is an extra burden on me on this particular nominee right and i want to be very clear that i'm not saying any of this is fair or right but there's inevitably going to be a narrative here a tired narrative admittedly whereas a woman senator if you were to support a supreme court justice who helped overturn roe v wade that you would be betraying women but as a republican woman in power you probably know better than almost anyone that there are many women who want to see roe v wade overturn i was just gonna make.

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"federalist society" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:15 min | 3 years ago

"federalist society" Discussed on The Daily

"And i looked at myself own and sure enough there was the message from my scheduler saying that the president wanted to meet with me at six thirty pm so lee listen i talked him we decided that we should go together and meet would the president and that's what we did and it was just the two of you you and senator murkowski we were the only two senators although i met other senators coming and going but sitting in on the meeting was the president's council and his head of legislative of fares can i imagine that because it was two of you you got thirty minutes rather than fifteen correct and what did you talk about if i might ask well obviously bets a nice try but i'm not going to go into all of the details of the private conversation with the president but i did encourage him to appoint someone who could attract some democratic support so that we did not have a part of some vote and i encouraged him to appoint someone who would respect precedent i told him that that was very important to me and what did he say in response to that the president was taking in all that we were saying and he listened intently and i also encouraged him not to feel bound by the list of potential nominees that he he has put out for the public to see so you encourage him to look beyond a list that is generally populated by very conservative prolife nominees well i don't know that all of the nominees are prolife i do know that this list had a lot of input from the federalist society and i believe that the president should get ad vice from a wide range of sources and to be fair also the president i will tell you did say that if i had some suggestions to send them to as white house counsel and i soon you that's a correct assumption so the fact that the president asked to speak to you and senator murkowski back to back it does suggest that the lighter not your republican colleagues the president himself are thinking of you as the two senators they have to focus on using that there's particular pressure on you and senator murkowski not just because you're independent but because you are women and and i'm i'm not saying that that's fair but it may be a reality you know i always wanna push back when people characterize positions that i take as being tied to my gender i'm concerned about a lot of different issues and i would resist the notion that because i am a woman there is an extra burden on me on this particular nominee right and i want to be very clear that i'm not saying any of this is fair or right but there's inevitably going to be a narrative here a tired narrative admittedly whereas a woman senator if you were to support a supreme court justice who helped overturn roe v wade that you would be betraying women but as a republican woman in power you probably know better than almost anyone that there are many women who wanna see roe v wade overturn i was just gonna make.

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Pa. officer charged in shooting death of unarmed teen

The Steve Harvey Morning Show

03:39 min | 3 years ago

Pa. officer charged in shooting death of unarmed teen

"Aim with tyler right to see his play remember when he was doing mama's boy anybody see the pitch no pitcher well fan johnny surely pitches disbar seeing us yeah yeah that we know yeah too tall women maybe close over here was the sassy here matt how had to swim in his pitches for everything he does know pitcher janet okay yeah now you got she is here the lovely not talking to you the talented miss an trip thank you avoid those guys anyway this is andrew for the news let's get to it president trump says he already has a list of possible supreme court nominees now that eighty one year old justice anthony kennedy's announced his intention to retire and that the list was compiled by the conservative heritage foundation and the federalist society justice kennedy's impending retirement provides the president with the opportunity swing the highest court in the land to the hard right you see the decisions that just came down how big they are how vital they are and they can swing different ways depending on who it might whom they might be in the core that's right there's already a five four gop appointed to democratic appointed supreme court split however the eighty one year old kennedy was the courts a swing voter actually mostly agreeing with conservatives but not always republican leader mitch mcconnell says he intends to be expect rather sent to hold a confirmation vote on trump's high court nominee sometime this fall meanwhile the conservative supreme court already dealt a serious blow yesterday to the nation's unions in a five four decision the justices ruled that organized labor can no longer force people who don't want to be members of say police oh teachers unions to pay special fees even if those same people benefit from the public unions collective bargaining another work now that infect in effect cuts off a great deal of extra revenue for employee unions and lessens their political power a white east pittsburgh police officers charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager name antoine rose offers a michael ross feels accused of shooting seventeen year old rose three times as he ran away from a vehicle suspected of being involved in a drive by shooting early this evening however the allegany county da says that officer rossville was not acting to prevent death oh series bodily injury when he opened fire on the teenager and their rose never fired a gun on the night of the shooting officer rossville preliminary hearing set for next week is bail set at a quarter of a million bucks the white house in moscow have reached an agreement on a summit meeting between president trump and russian leader vladimir putin authorities will only say at this point that the summits to take place in a mutually agreed upon thirdcountry would fox news says the meat's gonna take place in helsinki a twenty one year old white man accused of purposely driving his car into a crowd of antiracism demonstrators last year in charlottesville virginia now facing federal hate crimes and a few arrangements are being made for the patriarch of the jackson family joe jackson the father of michael in the other room to have died of pancreatic cancer joe jackson was musician himself strict disciplinarian and credited with setting his children on the road to start them and international claim starting in their home and gary indiana twenty three hundred jackson street to be specific i it was his sons as the jackson five then michael with elise singer in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and later all of his children were involved in music to one extent or the other including his daughters reveal toy and janet joe jackson was eighty nine years old back with.

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