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High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship
"The Supreme Court is telling California it can't enforce corona virus related restrictions that have limited home based religious worship the case involved two residents of Santa Clara county who wanted to host small in person Bible study sessions in their homes the California rules limit indoor social gatherings across most of the state to no more than three households and require attendees to wear masks and physically distance the supreme court's five conservative justices agreed restrictions limiting home based worship should be lifted the courts three liberals and Chief Justice John Roberts would not have done so however California has already announced significant changes loosening restrictions on social gatherings does go into effect April fifteenth Ben Thomas Washington
Google Ultimately Prevails Over Oracle in Java API Case
"The. Us supreme court has ruled in google's favor in that big. Copyright dispute with oracle over the use of java api is basically with a six two two vote the justices overturn what had been a big oracle lawsuit victory coating cnbc. The case concerned about twelve thousand lines of code that google us to build android that were copied from the java. Application programming interface developed by sun microsystems which oracle acquired in two thousand. Ten oracle sued google over the use of its code and one. Its case twice before the specialized. Us court of appeals for the federal circuit the supreme court reversed. the federal. circuit's decision justice steven brier. Who wrote the majority opinion. In the case reason that google's use of the code was protected under the copyright doctrine of fair use quote. We reached the conclusion that in this case where a user interface taking only what was needed to allow users to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative program google's copying of the sun java. api was a fair use of that material. As a matter of law brier wrote brier was joined by chief. Justice john roberts and justices sonia yar elena kagan neal gorsuch and brett cavenaugh justices clarence thomas and alito descended and quote so this is huge huge news in terms of software and coding law basically. Api's to some degree are now fair. Use and therefore not copyright -able
Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Voting Rights
"So biden marks the fifty six anniversary of bloody sunday by signing executive order to make voting easier and he takes aim at trump over. Voter fraud claims that unprecedented insurrection in our capital on january six. Now we know. It wasn't an insurrection. Nobody was armed. Nobody had a weapon. Nobody's been arrested for having a weapon. The only shooting that took place was a capitol hill. Policemen shooting at and she died a veteran. How do you have an insurrection. Without weapons was never an insurrection. It isn't an insurrection. And i'll continue to say that it was violent and it was an attack on the capitol building. That's what it was but it was not an insurrection. But they can't stop and they won't stop because the media are propaganda even in the midst of a pandemic he said the judge appointed upheld the integrity of the vote. We have a corrupt majority now on the supreme court intellectually corrupt and politically left. They're cowards and the leading cowardice. John roberts i hate to tell you this amy coney barrett and brek having in on it. They've had multiple opportunities including today to clean up this mac and uphold the constitution of the states. And make it very clear. What needs to be done clarence. Thomas has said so over and over again. Sam alito said so over and over again no gorsuch said so over and over again. The barretts already a huge disappointment and cavenaugh is. And i knew he would be now. Let's get back to this insurrection. They talk about the democrat party strategically and meticulously went into the battleground states and destroyed. Their voting systems violated the federal constitution. What around the republican state legislatures not to protect minorities but to protect joe biden and the democrat party. That's what they're about.
Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case out of Arizona
"So i just wanna know the supreme court case this week because it's one of the biggest election cases in the decade it's about section two of the voting rights act which is the main provisions. And how what the test should be for having to prove a violation of this part of the voting rights act and this is a big question because we lost the other part of voting rights. Act that had the justice department and the role of pre approving things like closing polling places. And so now what's left. After a fact ability to sue if the vote has been abridged or deny two african american spanich or language community voters like native americans in the supreme court arguments. This week in some ways. It seemed like the party's weren't that far away from each other for what the test should be some kind of substantial effect on a minority group. Except i should say the republican party of arizona which wanted the standard to be that basically any race neutral voting regulation would pass muster no matter what discredit on those groups. But what. I think really is very likely to come from this. Conservative majority a ruling. That makes it much harder to sue that you're going to have to show a substantial effect. That has nothing to do with socio economics. For example that they're just gonna really raise the bar here. And i should note that chief justice john roberts has been a longtime interest of his since he was court clerk. He's the author of shelby county which gutted the other part of voting rights act in two thousand thirteen. And so this is one where it looks like the liberals on the court are probably going to lose and it's going to be quite a big deal so one to watch
California resumes in-person church services after Supreme Court ruling
"Partial victory for california churches fighting the state's covid nineteen restrictions. Fox's sean land joe's in washington with more a new supreme court ruling. A splintered supreme court has granted partial relief to california churches that were fighting the state to resume indoor worship services. Some churches are allowed to reopen indoor services. Thanks to the ruling. Chief justice john roberts voted with majority writing the capacity limits quote appears to reflect on an expertise or discretion but instead insufficient appreciation or consideration of the interests at stake. The order does not lift a twenty five percent capacity restrictions nor allow for singing and chanting measures churches. Were also seeking the high court's three liberal justices dissented
Roberts will not preside over impeachment trial
"Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over the trial. Instead, that job will fall to Senate President pro tempore A Patrick Leahy. Lead impeachment manager Congress and Jamie Raskin, who read the article in the Senate chamber, says former president Trump betrayed the trust of the American people. He threatened the integrity of the Democratic system interfered with the peaceful transition of power and imperil coequal branch of government. Arguments are set to begin the week of February. 8th. Senator Leahy says he will take a special oath to do impartial justice
House delivers Trump impeachment article to Senate, setting stage for trial
"The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is underway after House managers delivered the article of impeachment to the U. S Senate Monday evening, charging him with incitement of insurrection over the deadly attack on the U. S. Capitol, Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors. By inciting violence against the government of the United States. Maryland Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin serving his house impeachment manager and reading the charge on the Senate floor, But the trial won't begin in earnest for another few weeks, a pause allowing more time for preparation. Some Republicans say it shouldn't be happening at all. Now that he's out of office. This can happen. Anytime of political party has a majority. And there's no time limit. There's no statute of limitations. That would mean that the new precedent set is that next time Republicans were in power they could reach back and impeach a former Democratic president, Texas Senator John Cornyn, also taking issue with the push to prevent Trump from ever seeking office again if convicted by the Senate. But Democrats say the former president must be held accountable and the trial will move forward even is President Biden tries to accelerate the fight against Cove it and find common ground on more covert relief open to changes in his proposed package. I prefer these things to be bipartisan, because I'm trying to generate some Census and take sort of the How can I say it vitriol out of all of this, But he's already suggesting that just because of Bill passes along party lines doesn't mean there isn't unity. In addition to being a source of friction, the impeachment trial will take time and conviction would take much more than a party line vote in the divided chamber days after January. 6th. It did look like there was no mentum. Among Republican senators to convict President Trump. John Roberts is co anchor of America reports on the Fox News Channel. The White House was concerned that the numbers could be high enough for their actually to be a conviction. Which would have meant that 17 Republican senators would have had to vote in favor of convicting President Trump. But since then, the mo mentum toward a conviction among Republicans has waned to a large degree, and now the momentum is actually swinging the other way. Pendulum has now moved toward declaring this process to be unconstitutional. This idea of holding a Senate trial for a president who is no longer in office and adding to that is this idea that the chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, will no longer be presiding over the trial that will now fall to the Senate. President Pro TEM Senator Pat Leahy from Vermont, all of which taken together adds to this growing idea in the Republican Party that this is an illegitimate process that this is being done on Lee for political reasons. It's on Lee being done to punish President Trump and really doesn't hold any validity in terms of whether or not President Trump will continue to hold office. What about the big picture here? And the political calculus for Mitch McConnell, who's now the Senate minority leader again? Um, because some analysts have pointed out that he seems to be treating this impeachment differently than the last one. You know, as if he feels it's more credible or at least that's how it seemed initially. Um are they reading too much into that? Or is he you know, does he have sort of an ulterior? Agenda here. Mitch McConnell was going further than I've ever seen him before, in terms of what might happen if there were to be a in impeachment trial in the Senate, suggesting that he was really trying to make a break and President Trump But in the days that followed that, really now, the weeks that followed that McConnell seems to be taking a different tack. I have been told by sources in Congress that McConnell, Maybe one of the people whose coalescing around this idea that this is impeachment trial is not constitutional. I don't want to say that he thinks it's a legitimate but not constitutional, and that the president has already left office. I think there's been a bit of a change in position for Mitch McConnell. What about pressure on the new president to sort of not interfere and let this trial happen? However, the Senate wants that to happen. Because it's clearly been at least slow down portions of his agenda just as he's trying to do as much as he can as fast as he can. Right. There's no question that a Senate trial Is going to affect Joe Biden's agenda and how quickly he gets his confirmations die. How quickly he could get some of his signature legislation through that, said Joe Biden is a you know an alumnus understand it. He knows that the Senate Act is an independent body. It's been said that there are 100 presidents that inhabit the Senate. I mean, clearly they are of their own minds. So for a president to say, Well, this is how I think the Senate should do. It is not gonna fly very well on Capitol Hill. So is a student as an alumnus. Understand it. Biden. I think his wisely stepping back to say, Look, this is your deal. You handle it. You handle it The way you will atone east in the public statements. I wouldn't be surprised if behind the scenes in private. He is raising some concerns about what might happen in the next few weeks in the Senate, but but clearly he's he's taking a step back to say. San. It's an independent body. I'm not about to tell them what to do, because if he were, he would likely get some blowback from them, and he definitely needs to send it if he wants to get his agenda troop I know you've covered the White House for a long time help big of a contrast is the start of this administration compared to the start of the Trump administration. Yeah, it's markedly different from from from out of the gate with the Trump administration. We were going 100 Miles an hour on the roller coaster and that never stopped. Even if you look to the very first briefing was Sean Spicer, where Spicer came out and and ripped the press for allegedly lying about the numbers of people who went to the inauguration all the way up until the last press conference from Keighley back in it, they were contentious, combative affairs. That really sort of was the hallmark of the Trump administration that it was a contentious, combative administration. This administration is much more located. Briefings are cordial. I don't want to say they're collegial, but they're definitely cordial, even though I think Jen Psaki is getting some more pointed questions, and she wasn't the first couple of great things, and I think that that's the way that this administration is going to progress. It will be a kind of a Let's get business done type of administration, as opposed to this grand show that President Trump in that shed, though I think that Joe Biden does face some headwinds in terms of getting his agenda through because he is beset with a number of different crises, and now he owns them. He's the president.
Biden to Sign Buy American Order
"President Joe Biden will sign an executive order today that encourages federal companies to buy American. He also just signed an order that lifts the ban on transgender people serving in the military doing enabling all qualified American conservative country in uniform. The order had been put into place by former President Donald Trump, who's facing another impeachment trial in the Senate. The House will send the article of impeachment today, but the trial will not begin until February. 9th when it does, a source tells ABC News. The president pro TEM of the Senate, Vermont's Patrick Leahy, will preside, not Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president
"Despite security warnings Joe Biden declined to move today's swearing in ceremony indoors and instead will address so small socially distant crowd on the west front of the capitol surrounded by more security than ever the day begins with morning mass by did making it bipartisan with Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy along with Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi once at the capitol Biden will be administered the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts Kamilla Harris will be sworn in by justice Sonia Sotomayor your bite in speech will center on the theme of America United after former presidents Bill Clinton George W. bush and Barack Obama will help the to lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier because of the pandemic much of this year's inaugural parade as well as the night time balls will be slim down or virtual with Biden taking part in a televised concert was a big name performers I'm Julie Walker
Trump pardons Steve Bannon and commutes sentences
"Kamila Harris will first be sworn in as vice president by Justice Sonia Sotomayor shortly before 11 A.m. Joe Biden will then be sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts and a last minute move from the White House. President Trump is giving pardons to 73 people and commuting sentences for 70 others. List includes former top adviser Steve Bannon, accused of scheme of raising money to build a border wall. It also includes rapper's Little Wayne and Kodak Black, both charged with weapons violations and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick serving a 28 year sentence on corruption charges. One prominent name left off the list. Joe Exotic of Tiger King
President Trump condemns violence a week after Capitol riot
"President President Trump Trump has has been been impeached impeached again again in in the the wake wake of of the the deadly deadly riot, riot, the the U. U. S S Capitol Capitol by by a a mob mob of of his his supporters. supporters. The The house house voted voted to to 32 32 to to 1 1 97 97 to to impeach impeach on on the the article of Incitement. Of insurrection. Correspondent John Roberts supports the president is searching for new attorneys to represent him, speaking with top White House official who told me that if the paperwork goes over to the Senate today, White House expects that the trial would probably begin on the 21st. One thing we do know is that the illegal team that handled the president's last impeachment trial in the Senate paths in Bologna and Patrick Philbin? The White House counsel's office, as well as J, secular and other outside counsel Pam Bondi will not be involved. This time around. We're told that in treaties have been made to some outside attorneys, who have politely declined. At this point, so the president trying to get together a legal team for the possibility that there will be a trial in the Senate. Shortly after the vote, Trump issued a message to America. I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemned the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country. Five people died in the chaos, including a U. S Capitol police officer who was viciously beaten by
Agency overseeing nuclear weapons hacked as part of massive cyberattack
"Committees will hear from the Department of Energy about a breach of its computer systems the DEA way yesterday, acknowledging that it's investigating an intrusion of several systems, including the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the U. S nuclear weapons stockpile. At the moment, the breach does appear to be limited in scope deal. We spokesman shelling Heinz in a statement saying, quote At this point, the investigation has found that the malware has been isolated to business networks, only that John Roberts, America's listening to Fox News
US cyber attack: 'Grave risk' for private sector, infrastructure, federal government
"The cyber attack on federal government agencies apparently more widespread the energy department and the agency that maintains the us nuclear weapons stockpile the latest apparent target is cybersecurity it infrastructure security agency warning the hack poses a grave risk to the federal government and state local tribal and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations agencies. Also believed to be affected by a corrupted version of solar winds orion system monitoring software include the treasury commerce and agriculture departments as well as the department of homeland security. Fox's john roberts at the white house the chair and ranking member of the senate armed services committee issuing a joint statement about the h. Part there is still much we know about the massive cyber hack that breach you cyber defences including federal agencies and major private sector companies. But we do know. The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing has the hallmarks of a russian intelligence operation. The us government must do everything possible. They say to counter it
Texas sues over election results in battleground states Biden won
"In the President Trump taking to Twitter to say he's intervening in a Supreme Court case brought by Texas seeking to overturn election results in several battleground states. This is one state seeking relief against another, which means it goes straight to the Supreme Court and does not make its way through the lower court's first as other cases have fucks is John Roberts at the White
Texas sues four states over election results in effort to help Donald Trump
"Carried Texas Will Texas now carry him Find Dave Anthony Fox News. It's challenging election results in four states. Joe Biden won Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. A state on state action has to go to the U. S Supreme Court. The only place we can go Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican. Paxton argues that those states destroyed trusted compromise the security and integrity of the 2020 election by exploiting the pandemic. Justify ignoring federal and state election laws by expanding mail in voting boxes. John Roberts president Trump Tweeted This is the big One in our country needs a victory. Attorneys general in those four states are dismissing, and they're calling the suit embarrassing in a publicity stunt.
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Trump's election lawsuit
"The Wisconsin Supreme Court today, declining to immediately take up the trump lawsuit over the election irregularities because again not surprisingly, the John Roberts of Wisconsin Brian Hagedorn moved in, joined with the Liberals and voted for three to kick the thing down into Circuit Court meeting. It'll take forever to works of the court so forth and so
Amy Coney Barret Tilts The Balance in Divisive Ruling
"A lot for being with us on this day after Thanksgiving. It was right before Thanksgiving late Wednesday. When the U. S Supreme Court The majority said, even in a pandemic You can't put away the Constitution. Now. In New York governor Cuomo says that he issued these restrictions on places of worship. Based on science. And safety. And so this is a fascinating ruling. In many regards number one. It's a big plus for religious freedom. Number two. It was just this past summer. That the Supreme Court ruled basically the opposite. In a case and there's some other cases that are being considered. I believe some cases California, New Jersey, Louisiana, So this is all about the Supreme Court blocking New York's governor from enforcing 10 and 25 person occupancy limits On religious institutions. Courts, the restrictions would violate religious freedom. And are not neutral because they single out houses of worship or especially harsh treatment. Or said there's no evidence that the organizations that brought the lawsuit have contributed to the spread of cove in 19. And this was one of those 54 decisions. With Chief Justice John Roberts. Going along with Justices Stephen Bryer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. And in their descent. Chief justice. Roberts said he saw no need to take this action because New York had revised the designations of the affected areas. Governor Cuomo essentially Said the same thing. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court did rule on it and also in the sending opinion. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said this unlike religious services, Bike repair shops and liquor stores generally don't feature customers gathering inside to sing and speak together for an hour or more. She went on to say justices of this court play a deadly game in second guessing the expert judgment of health officials. About the environments in which a contagious virus now infecting a million Americans each week. Spreads most easily. Those are the words and the dissenting opinion from Justice. Sonia Sotomayor, your Down the majority, and this may be the new power five and this is one of the key developments out of this ruling. A new power five on the Supreme Court. Barrett Gorsuch. Thomas Alito. And Cavanaugh. Three of whom, of course, were Appointed By President Donald Trump in the Majority opinion. Justice, Gorsuch said this, he noted that Governor Cuomo had designated among others, the hardware stores acupuncturists. Liquor stores and bicycle repair shops as essential businesses. That were not subject to the most strict limits. Like these places of worship work. Gorsuch said. We may not shelter in place when the Constitution is under attack. Things never go well. When we do So it Zbig deal for the Supreme Court. It's a big deal for I mean, let's face it all those evangelicals that voted for President Trump. They've got to be doing a victory lap today, right? Maybe you are a swell 51283605 90. If you'd like to be a part of the program here, you give us a call or send us a text on K. O. B. J. It is because Amy Barrett just got on the court. Right, So it's really The first significant indication Of a rightward tilt to the court. And I mentioned this and may and July Supreme Court rejected challenges. Virus related restrictions on churches in California and Nevada. At that time, the Chief Justice John Roberts, Joined the courts Democratic appointees, which of course, then included Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And those rulings they stress that state and local governments required flexibility to deal with a dangerous and evolving pandemic. So The New York Times, Right said. This is just One example of how profoundly President Trump Has transformed the Supreme Court. This New York Times P, says Justice Bharat Help the chief justice of body blow. Casting the decisive vote in a 5 to 4 ruling. On religious services in New York. And New York Times says this is most certainly a taste. Of things to come. About this 51283605 90 here on Caleb E. J. It is an interesting question, right? In the summer time. Even the Supreme Court said, Look You may not like it when these local officials are trying to close the church. But You're dealing with health and safety issue. And there are rights. Given to local officials in the event. Of health and safety issues. Well, not in this case, the governor there in New York, Andrew Cuomo. He criticized the Supreme Court. Or overturning their restrictions. He said It was Morrell Astrit Ivo of the Supreme Court than anything else. He called the ruling irrelevant. Said it would have any practical impact because restrictions Are not in place and had been dialed back well. You know, it's interesting that even in the Opinion. That was written by Sonia Sotomayor, right? When she was talking about The court plays a deadly game and second guessing the expert judgment of health official. Let's stop right there.
"john roberts" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Four years. Chief Justice Tony's ruins were being ignored in the south and the north within five President Lincoln at minimum contemplated arresting him within seven. He died in poverty while still chief justice with an eight Congress had voted to not place a bust of him alongside those of the other former chief justices. But good news tonight Roger Be Tawny is off the hook. Today. The Supreme Court of Chief. Justice John Roberts in a decision that might actually have more dire implications that dread Scott v Sanford declared that because of the alchemy of its nineteenth century predecessors in deciding that corporations had all the rights of people. Any restrictions on how these corporate being spend their money on political advertising are unconstitutional in short the First Amendment free speech for persons which went into effect in seventeen ninety one applies to corporations which were not recognized as equivalent of persons until eighteen, eighty six in short there are now no checks on the ability of corporations or unions or other giant aggregations of power to decide our elections. None. Discussion. Continues and you can get access to that by standing up on our patriotic at the truth tar level or higher. We want to encourage you to donate to your local food bank, which is experiencing a spike in demand. We also encourage you to donate to direct relief at direct relief dot org, which is defying much-needed protective gear to first responders. Working on the front lines, the US China and other hard hit parts of the world. We encourage you to donate to the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian relief organization helping refugees from Syria, donate at rescued dot org, and if you want to help critically endangered orangutans under pressure from palm oil industry, donate to the Orangutans Project at the wrangling project. Dot..
"john roberts" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"The direction of our country and I don't necessarily mean permanently but for a long time for the duration. Of our natural lives, most likely, should they succeed? So you need to be incredibly creative in fighting back against that you need to be vigilant and you need to be honest and you know one story just sort of I. Think close us out that I saw recently that brings this home is the threats against Doctor Fallacy Has To have armed security wherever he goes because he's being threatened by violence in part because, of course, trump as the president has been encouraging that and so CBS interviewed him about this and he says it's really a magnitude different. Now because of the anger as much as people inappropriately I think make me somewhat of a hero and I'm not a hero I'm just. Doing my job, there are people who get really angry at thinking I'm interfering with their life because I'm pushing a public health agenda. It's tough serious threats against me against my wife against my daughters I mean, really is this the United States of America and which I'm like yes. Well, welcome to the club like I. Don't want you in this club I don't want. You to get threatened I don't want anybody to get threatened. The reality is however that for the last four years, these types of threats have been part of so many people's lives whether it's the aforementioned political opponents of trump people who ran against him people from prior administration against journalists against public servants almost everybody who was testifying the impeachment hearings had been threatened. Many of them had to have armed security as well against judges against juries against protestors against voters against organized citizens this is the mafia state. This is what a Mafia state looks like. This is what it feels like to live in a Mafia state and further the US. You know we have the added twist of our Mafia state being led by a president whose loyalty. Loyalty he has beyond just interested in money and power is to another country is to Russia, which makes us profoundly disposable and so here you have the culmination of that you have the person who is in charge of advising us on how to combat a pandemic that has already killed over two hundred and twenty thousand Americans having their own life threatened with physical violence. You know this is this is a culture of deaf. We are fighting an apocalyptic death cult and I know this sounds very grim very dire but the only answer to that is you fight back. There's no other choice. Do you fight back with everything? You've got you know you you look. For solutions that maybe haven't been tried before you have to think outside of the box, you've gotTA throw protocol out the window. You've got to stop tiptoeing around this not calling it what it is this is very frightening stuff. Honestly, you know if you speak about it plainly, if you identify a name, the threat, then it is a lot easier to combat it and it's a lot easier to get people together You know to work and fight it and I actually think that the average American citizen understands this threat better than you know the media or officials, and if those people in the media and officials do understand that they're refusing to let on. Him Alarmist a struggle, but we could see this happening with our own eyes and when we're on the, you know hundreds public official who's come forward and said, yes, you know this administration and its followers have threatened my life because I've tried to do my job you know that is a very clear pattern and we're on year four of that pattern and if we enter term to of that pattern, the threats are going to be more severe. The tactics are going to be more brutal and we have to do everything we can. To Stop that and I don't necessarily have faith. Any good outcome I don't think we'll. See some Rosie ending but I do have faith in American people fighting back. You know we've already seen it. We've seen it with the protesters. We've seen it with voters. We've seen it with people speaking out we've seen it with people who aren't giving up on each other. They aren't giving up on their country. The aren't giving up on themselves you know. So please just take that defiance and take that determination and hang. Onto it for the months to come because you're going to need it and we have slowed them down because things would be a lot worse if we did it and I just want to point out this just in reporting from Josh Emerson of National Politics Reporter for the Wall Street Journal points out the scorn to story several lawmakers say they were denied entry to US Postal, service facilities where they had been routinely permitted. With fourteen days to go in an election where mail in ballots are playing a crucial role, they are trying everything they are throwing everything in the kitchen sink at stealing this election. But what do we do? We're defiant and response. So go to the Gas Nation Twenty twenty survival guide. Go there tresor checklist make your phone calls, send your tax, and for the love of God bombard your senator every day with phone calls saying do. In your power to slow this down because of Amy Conybeare Barrett is on the Supreme Court that's as bad as citizens united, and the voting rights act been gutted its destruction of our democracy and attributed that here is Keith Olbermann when he had his own show on MSNBC back in twenty ten talking about the citizens united ruling and what it meant for our democracy and this is just a reminder of we're headed if we don't stop this. Tonight. Has Promised Especial comment on the Supreme Court's ruling today in the case Citizens United v Federal Election Commission. On the cold morning of Friday march sixth, eighteen, fifty, seven, a very old man was born just eight months and thirteen days after the declaration of Independence was adopted a man who was married to the sister of the man who wrote the Star spangled banner Aman who was enlightened enough to have free his own slaves and given pensions to the ones who become too old to work. Read Aloud in a read thin voice from a very long handwritten document in it he ruled on a legal case involving a slave brought by his to live in. A Free State yet to remain a slave, the slave saw his freedom and sued and looking back over legal precedent and the Constitution and the America in which it was created. This judge ruled that no black man could ever be considered an actual citizen of the United. States they had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order and altogether on fit to associate with the white race either in social or political relations and so far on fit that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect. Case, of course was dread Scott, the old man was the fifth chief justice of the United States of America Roger Brooke Tawny. The outcome he believed would be to remove the burning question of abolition of slavery from the political arena for once and for all. The outcome in fact, was the civil war. No American ever made a single bigger misjudgment? No American ever carried the responsibility for the deaths and suffering of more Americans on his shoulders no American was evermore quickly vilified within four years. Chief Justice Tony's ruins were being ignored in the south and the north within five President Lincoln at minimum contemplated arresting him within seven. He died in poverty while still chief justice with an eight Congress had voted to not place a bust of him alongside those of the other former chief justices..
"john roberts" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"That was another major turning point in our nation's history that opened up the floodgates that got us here all this dark money you had reports of how Kremlin linked money was flowing through the GOP in two thousand sixteen. Well, citizens united whose court gave us that John Roberts gave US citizens united is his court that said, yes, a corporation is a person and therefore They must have their first minute right freedom of speech meaning they can spend all the money they want all that dark money can flow. That's not democracy. All voices are rich and poor. All voices are equal. That's democracy when the rich have allowed are more powerful voice that's corporate fascism. John Roberts, gave us that John Roberts also gutted the Voting Rights Act saying Oh racism is over what happened. Then nearly two thousand polling places across the country immediately shut down, and now you have all these long lines across the country in primarily communities of color people waiting half a This is obscene in the eyes of the world. We look like a struggling developing nation like our democracy is in crisis you have for the first time ever the Carter Center is going to be monitoring American elections, they monitor elections and struggling democracies around the world, and they're going to be monitoring our election. That's what John Roberts has done to our country. This is all John Roberts John Roberts, a Bush appointee, a product of Bush's stolen election in two thousand John Roberts he is the one that helped give us trump in a very, very big way John Robertson Putin are both equally guilty in leading to the trump crime family stealing the two thousand, sixteen election they set the course for that. And then we have This truly troubling Supreme Court decision that just came out where Republicans in. Pennsylvania forced vote and the Supreme Court where they tried to shut down the right of Pennsylvania voters to have their votes counted. Even if their ballots were received a few days after actual election day and this decision in the Supreme Court was very tight. It was very tight. It was overturned and John Roberts. The Chief Court justice may be concerned about how he'll be remembered in history in this one moment. I wouldn't give him that credit he sided with the liberal judges in striking this down. But if amy Coney Barrett gets on the court, she's going to be as extreme as Cavanaugh Clarence. Thomas in the others she's put on the court. For that purpose, we have a far-right court that's there on purpose to dismantle our democracy and to allow corporate corruption flourish. It's corporate fascism that they're going to benefit from. was really disturbing about this case as the writer Marc Joseph Stern who covers the courts for slate. He points out four conservative justices deported a radical theory that would empower state legislatures to violate election laws and engage in voter suppression with Impunity. Only Roberts balked and what is this ultimately meanwhile, Joshua Douglas Election Law and voting rights professor at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law wrote for CNN. The New Conservative court could have full power to rule on all election cases under not only the US Constitution. But also all fifty state constitutions to ensure conservative rulings on all election law cases for this year and beyond basically this latest Pennsylvania case ruling the supreme? Court. Opens up the floodgates that I keep talking about floodgates because the sweat it is right citizens united was a big floodgate and is leading even bigger floodgates. So what this Supreme Court ruling in Pennsylvania means is that if amy Coney Barrett gets on the court, there's an entrenched far-right majority on the Supreme Court John Roberts, who's been wishy washy right? Even if he dissents amy conybeare puts it over and what this means is that this far-right dark money funded court could then overrule the voting rights protected in state constitutions across our country so. As we're always say on gasoline nation fight like hell in your state, protect your state, protect your own backyard, make your state bright blue and functioning. But guess what this far-right Supreme Court can come after you and take away your voting rights. Now, this is where the wind is blowing. So if you WANNA protect the right to vote, were you live if you WanNa protect your constitutionally protected because every state has a state constitution and the vast majority I, think like forty nine out of fifty of the state constitutions protect your right to vote. If you do not want the supreme. Court. To cancel that out and to rule in favor of some rabid Republicans. In your state that are dark money funded we need to do everything humanly possible to stop Amy Coney Barrett from getting on the Supreme Court and that is possible of Democrats by like hell by creatively and they use every procedural tool to delay this boat we must delay. It to at least after the election because if there is a blue wave and there could very well be that there is a blue wave and let's say Mark Kelly in Arizona wins his race against the very unpopular. mcsally Marquel gets seated right away in the Senate and if trump voted out the optics are gonNA look horrendous to be a huge disgrace against Amy Coney Barrett Amy Coney Barrett. Is On record and giving an interview saying that Obama did not have the right to have a Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court in an election year she's on record saying that now here she is trying to weasel her way through on the Supreme Court. This is crisis time Amy Coney. Getting onto the Supreme Court is going to be is devastating to our democracy as citizens united has been, and as the gutting of the Voting Rights Act has been it's just another floodgate that's opening to drown out our democracy. Yeah absolutely and just to reiterate that you need to talk about the stakes of our political crisis in plain terms. Early you know maybe a year ago Andrea said whoever the Democratic candidate is going to be. They will be running against the Russian mafia and that remains true and we've been saying from the star that the goal of the GOP is to create a one party state and autocracy that is married to organized crime that is married to organized crime in the West and that is married to. Organized Crime in Russia, and to of course, transnational organized crime. As we said, many times this is a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government and you need to look at any kind of political interaction including something like a Supreme Court hearing including the appointment of a new judge things we have had before in a different light as a mechanism in the aim of fulfilling that long term goal and changing permanently.
"john roberts" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Is Remember if you when you see Hunter Biden switch it up immediately and thank Ivanka trump jared kushner Don Jr. Eric Trump. That is ultimately what this Hunter Biden smear campaign is about is protecting the children are the trump crime family. As thinking to myself how Sivan's himself safe anti junior is yet another nepotism product. He's the son of the former secretary of state under Jimmy Carter you also. MEKA Brzezinski Father in that administration like so many of the people you see I'm Rozanski who helped normalize trump and twenty sixteen and is now fighting for her life. Now with Joe Scarborough because they know trump gets for years they might. They might get birds you know the. Time that's for sure. It's just one you know ensler circle of elites installing their children into positions helping them get into positions and you know he's yet another example and I wonder I. Mean Sivan's is famous for leading a lot of people off the hook including Harvey Weinstein Jeffrey Epstein and then Know Don Jr.. Nevada and I wonder if part of it is he just assumes that if you are the child of some sort of you know wealthy Prominent East Coast person then you you walk you get off. You know you get away from it. It's this whole way of viewing humanity on a hierarchical scale where people don't have to play by the rules because they've inherited a different set of rules from their parents and then they go out of their way to be the people who write those rules you know that is the purpose of bill bar that was the strategy of right cone it. A dozen matter what the law is, it matters who the judges and so they form, you know these networks in nexus of relationships. That are corrupt to the core and also I just like to say I mean I'm trying to think of another way then fuck you. But honestly, like fuck you to the people who were like Os Sivan's is going to save us with the taxes. After they said, you know Bill Bar will save us and molar will save US Secret Senate report will save this the reason I say fuck you isn't because you were wrong is because you 'cause endless threats to me and to Andrea and other journalists who were telling you the truth about these people who are not trying to get invited to a cocktail parties who were not working as part time propagandists furry aspiring autocratic regime. We're telling you who these people were, what their backgrounds were about not what they would necessarily do but what they were likely to do based on precedent and we were relentlessly threatened for that, and now that we are two weeks away from the election unfortunately, we were right and the amount of time that you wasted waiting for these false saviors waiting for somebody like Cyrus Vance junior to just kick in gear and go after trump you are deluded you have to look at the people who told you this information they're quote unquote legal pundits on TV or anonymous twitter serial harassers of which there were many many associated with people like Louise Mench who sold you these fairy tales. Past that and accept the reality and think about how you were duped because you 'cause actual harm to me to my family to to people around me like the shit that we had to deal with for months on end because of your delusions. Pain in the ass Oh just put it that way. Nonetheless, we are still here we are still doing our show. But it's not fun to have your life consistently threatened. So I'm just GONNA. Leave it at that because I'm to piss off. Andrea. You wanted to did you go into the courts yet? There's a lot to go into a were you. Putin's mass murdering xenophobic regime is still working hard to destroy our country from within they're doing really well so far. Right. They've got their Russian mafia acid in the White House a walking talking disinformation machine. You have America with skyrocketing deaths while other countries around the world have the pandemic under control trump is literally killing. Americans and turning us against each other and it's horrendous. This is what it is. It's were being weakened. From within by a Kremlin proxy who happy to do it because he himself wants to live large like Putin and there is extraordinarily reporting. That's just coming out that once again for the millions time confirms all this You have this great piece in g q called the mystery of the Immaculate Concussion. And I'M GONNA. Read from it. Now he was a senior CIA. Tasked with getting tough on Russia then when night in Moscow Mark Palmeiras Life, changed forever he says he was hit with a mysterious weapon joining dozens of American diplomats, spies who believe they've been targeted with the secret device all over the world and even at home on US soil. Now, as investigation points to blame Russia, the victims are left wondering why so little is being done by the trump administration and the piece goes on to explain how Gina Hospital who is the head of the? CIA very much known as a Patriot in the agency is reporting in this piece that hospital is trying to put a lid on this issue because she simply cannot take it to trump because he will explode on her and anyone who brings him any information on Russia's ongoing attack against America, and some of the explanation clued that trump likes Putin wants to be liked by Putin and wants to be Putin. That's all in there and hassles trying to protect the agency and trying to basically. Survive, until a new administration comes and she doesn't want to be purged so she's being very careful which battle she fights. So meanwhile, you have Americans here on US soil getting hit by this technology that has been known to be advanced by the Russians those same microwave attacks happened in China, and Cuba that have left lasting damage and the targets have included children. This is now happening on US soil. The Russians are so emboldened that they are testing out their fancy distill in death-ray here on us here at home. So this can happen to members and government why couldn't this happen to activists and journalists? Why couldn't this happen to me and Sarah? So understand that this is the beginning the floodgates are open and it's time for people in the media and organizations from top down to just confront this reality that we are literally being invaded by Russian aggression because we cannot hold them accountable because that might lead to a purge of patriotic men and women in the CIA this is a serious as it gets. and. It's the start of something, and if this trend continues my God, we're just going to be a Russian proxy state even more than we already are today and this is all backed up by reporting out just now in the New York Times U S diplomats and spies battled the trump administration over suspected attacks American officials in China Cuba Russia say US agencies are concealing the true extent of the episodes leaving colleagues vulnerable to hostile actions abroad, and I'm GonNa, read from some of this. Now, the administration took a softer approach with China in May twenty, eighteen secretary of State Mike pompeo. Who was the director during the Cuba events told lawmakers at the medical details of one American official who had fallen ill in China work quote very similar and entirely consistent with the Syndrome in Cuba. The administration evacuated more than a dozen federal employees in some of their family members. The State Department soon retreated labeling what happened China as quote health incidents while the officers in Cuba were placed on administrative leave for rehabilitation. Those in China initially had to use sick days unpaid leave some officers and their lawyers say and the State Department did not open an investigation into what happened in China. The administration has said little about the events in China and played down the idea that a hostile power could be responsible. But similar episodes have been reported by senior officers who visited the agency stations overseas according to three current and former officials and others familiar with the events that includes Moscow where Mark Polimeri police officer who helped clandestine operations.
"john roberts" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Who of course would fail a standard, a security clearance tests, and he has to somebody who's two children who he illicitly installed in the administration in violation of anti nepotism laws also failed their clearances in in a normal situation they would've been removed as I've said, Kushner lied on his security clearance for more than any person in US history in terms of omitting foreign contacts many of whom? In terms of these contacts are associated with the Russian mafia, and so that's something that people need to ask Joe Biden about going to be having all of these conversations, Abou- hundred, Biden who the person that I honest to. God I don't give a shit about I wouldn't want to vote for hunter it, and if he was running for office, I would be opposed to that and I honestly think if we rid these industries of influence politics media and so forth of nepotism, this country would just improve exponentially. Rid of so many of these problems and yeah, you know I do think Hunter Biden has been a beneficiary of nepotism nepotism in the way that most politician enrich people's kids are but the ultimate beneficiaries are obviously Ivanka and jared who you know came in with criminal ties vonk. Akeem. In nearly having been convicted of a felony fraud and then went on to abuse their position to you know have elicit relationships with Saudi Arabia Israel Russia Gutter. Pay Off their debt make illegal trademark deals, and you know this is barely been investigated in even now with Hunter Biden's name just floating through the media still will not touch those two and I have said many times that I feel that jared Kushner is bigger national security threat. Then Donald Trump Donald trump is obviously a severe one but it's this kind of you know hands off approach for a couple years they looked into it and then they backed off and I think you know the pushing of Hunter Biden as a central figure in this narrative, which started all the way back in twenty and nineteen is meant to be something that prompts this. To make it seem like any discussion of a vodka Don Jr. and jared Kushner is a what aboutism kind of reaction. So when you bring up the crimes of these adult children who worked for the campaign or for the administration, it seems that it's reacting to the Hunter Biden case instead of a severe threat in its own right and that is something that reporters should be looking at that as something that affects our lives as Americans it was jared Kushner overseeing the coronavirus crisis. especially. In the early months, it was him that was holding back needed medical equipment supplies for doctors protective equipment and was deciding to just let people die you know that is something that affects you Hunter Biden whatever the hell he's doing or has done. He's not someone in a position of governmental power. He's at somebody abusing he's not evil to the core. We really have a crisis here with Ivanka and Kushner. That has not been addressed and if trump is removed from office they. All. Need to be prosecuted and they need to be investigated and all that information needs to be made public to the American people. You cannot just skip over it. What they're trying to do I think is get the Democrats and get Biden to say children are off limits even adult children they're off limits when you're attacking, let's not talk about that anymore that does not apply here that does not apply to people who are being paid by our tax dollars and who are making. Policies that affect our lives affect our deaths. So yeah, you know they need to be investigated. They need to be treated like any other government official that has been engaging in illicit or illegal activity. Yep. The Hunter Story is one hundred percent a deflection story to protect Ivanka and jared and Don Jr., and Eric Trump from being justice for their crimes. It's a deflection story one, hundred percent. It's a false equivalency narrative that they're trying to spend protect the children and the trump crime family. They know the after the father's gone the pigs of the trump we're going to be protected by this trump dynasty that's going to let them escape regulation and taxes and. and. A corruption flourish remember corruption as an industry, and so they're trying to keep the trump kleptocracy going don't fall for every time you see Hunter Biden immediately switching your brain to Ivanka trump jared Kushner Eric trump don Jr. if it weren't for Manhattan Da Sivan's like Manhattan Da Sivan's could've ended all this. He could have prosecuted Ivanka trump and Don Jr. for defrauding investors and Trump Soho. This could have all ended with Manhattan da Sivan's and it didn't because the trump crime family is so good and buying its way out of justice you had trump family lawyer suddenly show up and make a campaign donation to Manhattan da Sivan's. So this could have ended a long time ago NBC could. Have done its due diligence and looked into the trump crime family and all of their fraud and all the people they've ripped off and the fact that they by their own admission rely on Russian funding that means dirty money that's trying to park itself abroad NBC normalized this crime family made them seem like genuinely reassess people turns out thanks to reporting from New, York Times, and now Forbes building on that Forbes has has grand. Now I think two pieces. Now, two articles saying that look trump is a billion dollars in debt. When you have much debt a billion dollars in debt, you are a easy mark. You are compromised to me it just I'm just I'm my head's going to explode so..
"john roberts" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Will take a mile and a Democrat city after city they allow people to burn down cities, but they go after law-abiding citizens do nothing wrong until legal go to church and to sing in California so Jakobsen, rob, Koi are fighting against, but you can riot all night in Portland Setup Thomas, zone in Seattle not to mention pot. Dispensaries are open, but I can't take communion. We cannot let the left get their hands on power in government so tweeted today we cannot let the left get their hands on government. I've said once and I will say again. We must re elect Donald Trump. Look what Obama did with our intelligence, agencies look what Obama and Biden didn't China and in Ukraine look what they did with the Internal Revenue Service. Look at how they attacked people of faith and freedom of religious conscience. They attacked. Criminalized targeted anyone who dared disagree with their worldview. You see the left likes to point to trump as the reason for all the racial tension and division in our country, but remember this all started under Barack Obama, Obama apologized for America. He fueled the grievances of the racial griff tres. Who Prophet and find their power from blaming everything on racism and dividing Americans. Remember. BLM started under Obama. Remember that Ferguson. The Burning Ferguson Missouri happened on his watch. In many different ways were suffering under the legacy that Barack Obama left us with now remember. The federal government has a hundred percent authority to protect federal buildings in places like Portland. ABC's Jonathan. Karl thought he was going to trap Kaley. mcenaney with questions about federal response in Portland during a press conference this week. Kelly mcenaney is phenomenal, encourages you go back and listen to our episode Taylor mcenaney. She's hyper organized with tabbed. Books that have become a new story all of their own. She shows him what it's like to be informed unlike most of the activist media. mcenaney cited forty US code thirteen fifteen as evidence at the Department of Homeland Security's operating within its lawful jurisdiction in Portland Oregon quote it gives dhs the ability to deputise officers in any department or agency like ice, customs and Border Patrol and secret service as officers in agents. This also means that if a federal agent, it's a brick thrown in their head that those federal agencies responsible can go and seek out arrest of those criminals. These same debates are happening from Richmond to Seattle and Chicago and New York City all of the places mind you were crying has skyrocketed. This is no longer about racial justice. This has nothing to do with George. Floyd this is about Donald, trump. They are raging against Donald Trump. They have not accepted him. They are raging against the president and they've turned it into their scapegoat. They hate him more than they love. America and they are proving it. So this kind of ties to the theme of this episode the importance of these elections. Where lawless arsonists and terrorists are allowed to burn down Portland for fifty six days straight. Were the? Criminals are allowed free rein. To burn down American cities. But Peaceful Christians. CanNot Take the blood and body of Jesus. Christ in Las Vegas Nevada or anywhere across the country..
"john roberts" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Without a constitution now I know it sounds alarmist, and it sounds dramatic, and you might be saying Charlie come on, just rig yourself in facts, but I hold that truth be self evident if it doesn't always apply than there is never a case where it has to apply, this leaves us without a governing document, and instead it leaves us with suggestions. It leaves us with guidelines. The Supreme Court over time has done a poor job. Job and attempting to hold the constitution in its original form, but if a supreme court comprised of a majority of justices who are supposed to be constitutional, good guys start to behave like the constitutional bad guys. Then all bets are off. America is quickly moving in a direction of becoming a common law nation at the constitutional level. Now if you say Charlie that is contradictory on its face, I would agree that means our movement. The direction that we are going is actually destined for failure unless we as constitutionalists demand a different direction. The original constitution is located in the National Archives. And ziems A place. We put things that once were. But no longer are the copy of the Constitution. There is literally the actual document. We are now getting ready. To figuratively. Archive the living version typically things go from active status to museum status because they have been replaced by something better. I Actually Trust Elon Musk to supersede Henry Ford. I do not trust John Roberts to Supersede Alexander. Hamilton or any of our founding fathers, and so with that today, because the Supreme Court of the United States. Because of John Roberts? Churches are not protected under the First Amendment. But Casinos Strip clubs, marijuana dispensaries are. This is one of the most egregious rulings I've seen. When it comes to the Supreme Court, we as conservatives have to make sure we get more trump appointed justices, not traditional Republican appointed Justice John Roberts who continually rules. With the radical left wing Democrat mob. Right, now we are going to see churches completely and totally under attack. On Wednesday, I'm speaking at. Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. Jack hibs in California. Who had ten thousand people at his church services last weekend? He has been threatened with arrest. They threatened to turn off his power. And yet he hold Salon Pastor Rob McCoy. WHO JUST ON OUR PODCAST? Yesterday also stays open in California. These. Pastors are fighting for their lives. Their congregations are remaining strong. And what does the Supreme Court of the United States to? Say that. You are not essential that your rights to speech does not matter the First Amendment shall not apply to religious speech only if you WANNA, lose your money, debt, marijuana or go to a strip club..
"john roberts" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We've talked about before. Thinker Dot Org Slash Charlie it might be. Exploring a philosopher. But instead of watching that trash on television. A netflix and I flip through Netflix's the other night. I was repulsed I. Mean it's all just social programming decided to hypnotize us to hate our country. It's just awful. Maybe. You're going to explore a big idea. Maybe you're going to write down that idea for two weeks. Internet say try to be a better understanding of that. For example that idea that Jonathan said how good God create the world the way it is if he loved us. With there's a lot of good scholarship on that. You're not the first person to come up with that question. Okay hate to break it to. Ravi Zacharias other people have explored that great lengths. It's worth going towards him so if you stop doing that one thing you exercise every day and you wrestle the big idea all of a sudden. You're going to start to realize. That your entire tonal level will elevate all of a sudden. You'RE GONNA start to think more clearly, you're going. GonNa see things with direction. And I'm going to tell you if you make good choices. You will be rewarded for those choices you will. We live in a country. Still. That allows you to do that. Try to be a better person today than you were yesterday. Be Nicer to people. Be More gentle and we'll fall short of this. It's part of the human condition. But ask yourself am I generally moving in a direction? That will make my life have more meaning, and the people around me have more meaning. Sea We are not meant to just be self isolated individuals. We are built to be a community. That's far from the same thing that saying Michel have collective ownership. But if you are not positively impacting the people around you. Then you, yourself are probably not having meaning. So, maybe find one thing. You're good at and pour into somebody else. Might help along the way we're happy to dive into that more, but if you guys want to email me and how I can help you freedom at Charlie Kirk Dot com freedom. Charlie, Kirk Dot com on a thank those of you. That helps support our program at Kirk, dot com slash abort, trolley Kirk, dot com slash support.
"john roberts" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"They thought what they were doing was perfectly fine to create sex slaves and bring them the New Mexico an island, the Caribbean and Bill Clinton. I can't wait. Wait to see you in handcuffs if Bill Clinton is not going handcuffs because of this than we don't have a justice system that simple Bill Clinton in jail within a year from today doesn't happen. I will lose faith in our justice system. We know he went to the island. We know he was underage girls. We have plenty of people that are testified with that. It's time to put that MEGLOMANIAC. In jail next question. Hey, Charlie Ohio and Indiana governors have both announced a statewide mask law. Both Republicans last time I checked, there were no laws passed, but just edicts from governors. Is this legal connor from Texas Hi Connor from Texas. Look on, be very honest. I'm not a fan of these mask mandates. If you WANNA, wear masks, that's that's fine if you WANNA. Wear Abraham Lincoln hat you can. Can wear that, too, if you WANNA wear a new. York Yankees Hat. That's fine. If you think it's going to help you, do not force me to wear a mask. It's that simple. I'M NOT GONNA. Do it I'm not the only time I comply is on the airlines because I need to fly the airlines. They'll do my job and travel the country, so I can deliver. Truth to you and make an income and grow turning point USA so. That's the fight I do not fight, but every single time go into one of these grocery stores. Where's your mask? I? Say well first of all the size around masks very questionable very questionable. In fact some people some doctors think that masks actually make you sicker, and have you less likely to be able to get oxygen and more likely to infect yourself and less likely be able to fight the virus, and actually more likely to be able to die sooner. A lot of people believe that I've met many doctors that hold that view. Secondly with a huge civil liberty issue here. Why do you have the authority? Tell me what I can and cannot do with my body I thought it was my body. My choice that that was the entire thought process as to why we are wrongly able to terminate a million children in the womb, every single year and so i. just don't like being told what to do. Generally by the federal government. I'm not a type of person who plays well. When the government comes in and starts to say, you must put this. This on your face now I think some restrictions that I support I'm actually in the minority. I support seatbelt laws because I think seatbelts actually save lives and I actually think it's not that big of infringement on your Liberty I kind of disagree with a lot of people on this super strict Libertarian say oh, no, no seatbelts, ever okay. If you fly through the window of the car, because you don't WanNa wear seatbelts and all of a sudden I pay for your healthcare. That's ridiculous. A mask might not even work..
"john roberts" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Charlie love your podcast, and thanks for all you do I was recently discussing the most recent death of the judge's son, and injuring of her husband who were connected the Epstein case, I was recently it. Trump was connected with Epstein to and made trips out to his island. Is this true? Thanks can jack. No, we have no evidence. Evidence that Donald Trump ever went to the island period Barnum Donald. Trump and Jeffrey abstain were not France. In fact, he threw Jeffrey Epstein out of mar-a-lago, because Jeffrey Epstein was trying to proposition, young girls at his club Mar-a-lago in fact, Donald Trump, in two, thousand, fifteen at CPAC warned us about LALITA experts. Bill Clinton Jeffrey Epstein and Glenn Maxwell Play Tape Bill Clinton. Nice Guy. Got A lot of problems coming up in my opinion with the famous island with Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump again was ahead of the Curve Donald. Trump has been on the right side of child, sex, trafficking, and the horror, and the sin of it make no mistake, Jeffrey Epstein, one of the most disgusting people ever to exist in the history of our country. He used his power, his wealth, and his prestige to traffic, young girls and prey on them sexually. It's one of the most disgusting things a human being can do. Now. People say Charlie to Jeffrey Epstein Kill himself. I don't know that, but it certainly looks like he didn't kill himself. That's all I have to say. In fact, even if you go look a pedia page, it says that. Death Cause of death questionable. Yeah, I think that's probably fair now. They're gonNA. Try to kill Lane Maxwell now. Who is they just so you understand the ruling class across the world, not the same ruling class always talk about here, but people in the Royal Family and heads of state, the very perverse and fascination with taking advantage of young children. It's just something that has always existed in the highest levels of authority and power all across. The world, it's nothing new. It's a very strange thing when you start to look at even thousands of years ago and Aztec Peruvian archaeology and Egyptian archaeology how people were so invested in child, exploitation and child sacrifice very strange and be very bizarre. Conclusions there however. Glenn Maxwell is now public enemy number one because she has all the secrets on all these people that actually went to the island. Now Mind you. I I think we to dismiss from our nomenclature. Oh that's a conspiracy theory. Well guess what I'm GonNa. Be Honest with you guys in two thousand thirteen..
"john roberts" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So look Chicago has long been a center of Violence Asai Center of the and blood in the streets I fully support president trump bringing in the troops to. Quell this conflict, seventy seven percent of all the victims that die in Chicago are black every single year so I I want to start with Lori lightfoot. WHO's an imbecile? She's a complete and total imbecile. She's a corrupt. Individual who's probably owned by the street gangs well known in Chicago. That politicians and Alderman take money under the table from street gangs. It's just how it works why they do not police certain corners. It's why they do not investigate crimes. It's why most Chicago murders actually go unsolved. So according to the Chicago Tribune, there been forty thousand homicides in Chicago in the last sixty three years, so the last sixty three years, forty thousand people have killed each other. In Chicago. Just to give an idea and police solve fewer than one in six killings, so the police solve less than fifteen percent of all the murders, so that means that eighty five percent of murders go unsolved, and a huge part of this is because the gangs tell the police and they tell the Alderman. You're not allowed here. We'll take care of this ourselves, and so you kind of put that altogether they run the city, so lory lightfoot, who again is a total imbecile. She's incredibly corrupt might be getting cash onto the table. Who knows? She says that trump is not welcome in our city. Play tape. That's not democracy that we saw unfolding on the streets a Portland as a result of this federal action. That's what we call tyranny and dictatorship, and we are not having it in Chicago. Since we the president and his. Team started to rattle the saber that they were going to do exactly the same thing in Chicago that they'd done in Portland I've been very clear. Not Happening in Chicago, we don't need federal troops look lory. lightfoot knows nothing about Chicago I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago I. Know Chicago very well the only way you can solve this problem. Is You bring federal troops into the city and you start solving these crimes using the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You say we are not going to leave until there are no more children being shot in the streets now president trump has defended the move based on refusal of local politicians to protect their citizens. Play tape today I'm announcing surge of federal law enforcement into American. Communities plagued by violent crime. Will work every single day to restore public safety protect our nation's children and bring violent perpetrators to justice..
"john roberts" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Here's here's a question for you. which is. The way the court worked this term. Is this how it should work when you're compromising like no one is one hundred percent happy. Is there an argument to be made for that I? Think that's the question. I think that. Where we started, this conversation was a lot of people said the sky is falling. This is without a doubt, the most conservative Supreme Court. We've had since the new deal and I think that the the there's a famous study. This pose NER Landes study that says that four of the most conservative. Top Ten justices in the last hundred years are sitting on the US Supreme Court now I would suspect that number is now five, says an incredibly conservative court, and yet somehow we came to this pretty middle of the road term. Huge huge landmark wins. You know we have talked about the DACA recision, but that was a massive win, you know. The. Number of people who literally will not be deported. Will Not be deported because of that recision. It's breathtaking and so. It's clear that this is not the conservative term. Mark Stern I feared was coming, but I think you're right I think what you are seeing is partly. Hard trades a little bit of horse trading a little bit of I'll give you this. You give me that a little bit of. Let's just not do the big thing right now and wait and do it. In Five Years Ray, the John Roberts long game but you're quite right I think that if you think of the court. Maybe to end where we started internal terms, the courts job is to move slowly and deliberately, and to not be buffeted around by the winds of whatever hurly-burly political moment they're in. And what that means is good stuff, right? We had big wins because the court is slow and deliberate, and possibly I think big losses, especially in the financial documents cases because the court does things slowly, but the court isn't just thinking about November. The court is the institution that would very much like to be around and have its lights on, and it's toilets working in ten years, and the only way to do that is to have the American public. Do exactly what the American public is doing this week Mary, which is saying well at a lot to worry about, but what I don't have to worry about is the US Supreme? Court. The new. York Times started this feature where they run alongside the decisions in WHO's in which way at the court graphics that show how the American public is thinking. And whenever they do that, it's so clear. How much more conservative than is then the people that they are extensively representing? And it's fascinating to me because it made. This term makes sense to me like if felt like the term was treading water and moving things slightly around a little bit, but not. Shaking things up because the court knows there in one place. And, the public may be somewhere else. I think that's exactly right and I think that the person who is more aware of that than anyone else is John Roberts. They're mindful of the fact that in a lot of ways they are not necessarily in lockstep with the public and mindful of the fact that probably if Obama were still in office, or if Hillary Clinton were office, they could have done some of this. Because they're in a funny posture now with respect, trump and trumpism, but maybe the the the important thing to say there is ninety nine percent of cases, get decided in the appeals courts, and those courts have shamed shifted radically under Donald Trump. They have slipped radically, and they're going to continue to flip by the way over the summer. They're gonNA. Continue to have hearings for judges. Judges and so I guess I just want to be really mindful of the fact that what we're seeing. Play out in under a hundred cases in one term at the court is by no means representative of what we're seeing on the federal courts across the country. That is something we should be watching. We should be watching it going into the election and I'm afraid we're not..
"john roberts" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Came out and to me, it just sort of summed up how complicated and understood the rulings in this court can be because initially. Initially the host was like we have a decision. Trump camp block this okay, and the feeling was. Maybe we're going to see these things right away and gradually over the course of the radio show. It was sort of walking back and walking back and realizing that, even though yes, the ruling was trump cannot block people from seeing his taxes especially in the case of New York. No one's GONNA. See them anytime soon. Yeah I. Think this is another score one for turtle. Time I think this is another. On paper absolute triumph full. Claim that the president is not immune from scrutiny, and in both cases by seven to two margins, we had an absolute as a doctrinal matter repudiation of the completely farcical claim that the president couldn't be investigated. His family couldn't be investigated. His pre presidential documents couldn't be investigated. There's no claim of executive privilege. These all documents that pre exists the presidency Oh and by the way It can't be a grand jury doing the subpoenaing and it can't be a congressional committee. All those claims were wiped away. The court said no, and again these are these are not close cases, so that looks like a huge win, but as you say I think as people read the opinions. What they realized was in actual fact. We're not seeing any of those documents, certainly not before the election and. I came away saying it's like t-ball where everyone's a winner, right? Everyone gets a trophy because Donald. Trump looks like he lost, but he gets to obscure his financial records again. And meantime it looks like a resounding win for separation of powers and a resounding win for checks and balances and oversight except that's not going to happen. Soon and the reason I say, everyone's a winner is because John Roberts comes out having authored both opinion looking like the chief justice chief justice of all chief justice, time and yet nothing nothing changes. Right because the real issue is, that's great that the principal exists, but if you can't really implement the principle, it doesn't matter if a tree falls in the forest. Does it make a sound Yup Yup and I think I would go further and say. Some of the really. Frustrated takes that I've seen over the weekend are. The New York time editorial page. Adam serwer a lot of people, saying actually this looked like a win for the people and for transparency, but it was really just the court helping yet again, cover for trump. This is the court actually doing exactly what Donald Trump wanted which is running out the clock and I? Call it a Rohrschack test only because. The two axes don't even they're not even speaking to each other. It's it's there's a grand constitutional principle. Amen Brother, and there's also tiktok We really need to see those documents before November. And they're not even happening on the same. Plane or in the same universe..
"john roberts" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Hibbert I rest my case. You rest your case. What? Oh, no I thought! That was just a figure of speech case closed. This is the worst possible good news so. How appropriate let's get to our main segment. The worst possible good news in the abortion case that I guess kind of went our way but I've I've been waiting to contain my excitement to hear Andrew break this down for us. Because I just don't trust it, you shouldn't trust so. This is technically an Andrew was wrong, and I'm pleased to be wrong, because I thought that the Supreme Court would Take Up. The the this case June. Medical Services Versus Rousseau is pending before this was pending before the Supreme Court as an invitation for the activist court to overturn or drastically scaled back Roe v Wade. Four, that the the howler monkey contingent wrote dissents eagerly desiring to do that. But what we wound up with was a split four one four decision with John Roberts concurring in the judgment. So, we're going to focus on his opinion. And now this has led again I just I. Don't understand why. Journalists take on the like Charlie Brown kicking the football roll, but like they. They love this like John Roberts is a secret liberal neal gorsuch is a secret liberal, and it's like me be the more parsimonious explanation is every once in a while? You're not a lawyer. Why you know! And we can see in fact mathematically. We know it is one point. Eight seven percent of cases don't turn out exactly the way you would predict in advance on partisan lines, and like for some reason journalists love to see it's all it's fifty fifty. No, no, no, it's ninety eight point two to one point eight right like it is. This is a deeply political activist conservative Supreme Court, But it is one and I'm about to explain we've. We've talked about this on the show, but but sort of putting all the pieces together why everybody should send a thank you card to Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Because the shame John Roberts strategy that we've talked about on this show that that. Was On display here. In terms of the outcome, the June medical services case. Was I think I think the credit for? Pushing the ball down the hill, getting the getting the fulcrum. Whatever the metaphor you want to use what tipped this case? And what tipped a couple of other narrow cases I think was Sheldon Whitehouse's breath so. WE'RE GONNA? Talk about that, but let me first. Explain what this case said and and most importantly. What it didn't say we have covered this case extensively on the show episodes to forty nine, which we called Overturning Roe V. Wade starts today. Episode to fifty one and bonus episode to fifty one and a half right, so this is a really really important case that we put on your radar a little over a year ago and what made it? An important case was that our thesis was really really straightforward. In two thousand thirteen. Texas passed a law and these laws are sometimes referred to as trap laws. They are laws that are. On face if you're a pro pro-life Republican, and you chew down hard on your cheek so that you don't smirk. You can say oh. We're just trying to make abortion safe like. where the practical implication is to try to restrict abortion and make it harder for patients to receive abortion services, so the two thousand thirteen Texas law had two provisions, the I was a requirement that a physician performing an. Must have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the abortion clinic. That's up preposterously stupid requirement, and we don't have those requirements for other similar medical procedures. And number two a provision that required that abortion clinics must meet the state criteria for ambulatory surgical centers and testimony on the record. In the Texas case, was that that second provision would have cost millions of dollars at each abortion clinic, and despite what you know, Matt Gaetz will tell you like abortion. Clinics are not profit centers right and and. The record was clear that the effect of that Texas. Law would have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the entire state of Texas to seven or perhaps eight. Well, if you don't think abortion is lucrative, clearly never heard of the black market for baby parts that conservatives think is a real thing that happens. So since we have both done, these kinds of things on godawful movies read like. We've been exposed to lunatics who make these arguments, but but but they're lunatics. They're those are not. They're not real things those are made. Clear record the state of Texas right the largest by geographic area in the continental United States would've had seven clinics in five major metropolitan areas, and everybody'll Aguirre Euro woman in rural Texas too bad. That case went up to the Supreme Court as whole women's health versus Heller step. Twenty sixteen. It came up again. 'cause Texas is in the fifth circuit. The fifth circuit was like we don't. What's the problem here? Totally fine with us like it just so happens that there won't be any abortion clinics left after this, but you know rounding down breakdown. Percentage Wise, the will be zero percent of abortion clinics in the state of Texas, but you know this is all we're just interested in the the health of of of abortion patients, but the Supreme Court five to three reversed, and they said that's an undue burden on. A person's right to have an abortion under planned parenthood versus Casey. Was Five to three, because Scalia was dead and Anthony Kennedy joined the majority so that. Descends were the days. That descend just so we're clear was Alito Thomas and John Roberts in dissent in the whole women's hellmers versus Heller style. This is why I thought. Anyway Literally Inc is dry on the supreme. Court opinion and the State of Louisiana in two thousand sixteen past the exact same law when I say the exact same law, let me read from the opinions from page forty-seven quote today's case, a challenge from several abortion clinics and providers to a Louisiana law identical to the Texas law struck down for years ago in women's health. Just like the Texas law. The Louisiana Law requires physicians performing abortions to have. Have active admitting privileges at a hospital located, not further than thirty miles from the location at which the abortion is performed and of quote, that is the citation to the law. Now you might think gosh. That seems weird inconvenient that like uses the exact same language right? That's because antiabortion groups write these laws for legislature right and the thought process was super simple was Oh. Hey, yeah, we just lost, but we lost five three trump won. Late Twenty Sixteen He's GonNa. Mitch McConnell stole that Senate seat, so we're going to get stole the Senate. He stole that Supreme Court seat so. So the thought process was yeah. The three people who were in dissent Alito Roberts. Thomas will still be in descent, and maybe we'll have one or two more. Supreme Court seats by the time this comes up. That was one hundred percent the strategy of take. The Supreme Court just said. This law is unconstitutional and Louisiana was like well. Thank you, Sir may I have another and remember? Louisiana and Texas are both in the fifth circuit. Right Louisiana's that next Texas right so in any seem universe..
"john roberts" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Down. down. down. Down? There's been an update in the Florida Felon voting or ex felon voting I guess or either way Yup. What's the update I'm bracing myself at the. Should. Because this has mostly gone unreported or misreported and I understand why the ruling came out yesterday, and it took me several hours to to figure out what the hell was going on. Now. I have figured that out and I'm here to explain it to you so. We know what happened. In Florida last update on this was episode three, sixty three, but to do you know a thirty second recap? In two thousand eighteen blue wave, the state of Florida sixty four to thirty six to thirds, one third vote voted to amend their state constitution to permit and let me read. The precise language of amendment for people convicted of felonies in the state will have the right to vote restored quote after they complete all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation that brings Florida into line with a majority trend in states that says yeah. We don't think you should permanently lose your core right of citizenship for a temporary sentence for a felony and remember when we say felonies. This this bears repeating on the show over and over again when we say. What we mean are black people put in prison for possessing marijuana that is what statistically speaking what felony means in the United States right because you know you throw it around, and you think well. Murderers and rank. He's telling me not a million murderers that are in no, it's it's not a million. You're right to point two million people in federal prisons, the overwhelming percentage of which are black, the overwhelming percentage of which are there for drug offenses, the largest percentage of those are marijuana related drug offenses so in other words right. Why did you say federal? Is that because this is Florida, right or It is so I said federal, because I was thinking about the federal numbers in prisons, but this is yeah. Anybody convicted of a felony in the state of Florida, so you you? So you are correct on that, but but I was just thinking about. Oh. I never thought about that. So what if you are an ex federal? You know felon or what if that makes any sense? We moved to Florida. Would it be the same thing like it would? It would be the same, yes. So Amendment four passes. Florida follows the majority. Direction right now. If not the majority of states and immediately, because Florida voters also voted in Ron Santa's governor. The Republicans tried to figure out how to undo this and the way they figured out to undo. This was a bill called Senate bill seven, zero, six six. Which said Oh all terms of your sentence including parole or probation also means you have to pay all the fines that were associated with your criminal offense, and to jump to to the punch line. Statutory Mandatory minimums on possession with intent to distribute marijuana for example, our ten thousand dollars per account, right? It, it's led to the point where there is over a billion dollars in outstanding fines. These are finds that from state budgetary perspective. When you look at the state budget, they have written off right. The state has said we don't anticipate ever collecting these things. They're uncollectable from poor people getting out of prison, right there inflated because it's not like. The state sends the Sheriff after you. They hire private debt collection entities to harass you, and as a condition of that contract that debt collection entities can tack their fees onto your court debts, which can add forty percent onto the total right so ten thousand update. That's that's what the state law allows, so you owe ten thousand dollars. They, the state cells that a debt to a debt collector. And the debt collector can then add a four thousand dollar A. Fee On top scenario fourteen thousand dollars, and I could go through the statistics I could go through the reports. We. Know what this means. The overwhelming majority of ex-felons cannot possibly pay these funds. You mean working for like twelve cents. An hour in the prison that they were in is not going to get them to that in a for profit prison yet that that's. Just as a very very direct and targeted way to deprive people of their constitutional right to vote. It is intended to and did would have gutted amendment for now. We reported right episode three sixty three good news. Here's how we got good news. Because what happened was explaining himself I will know it was and and this process is. Truly I, I was. Giving an interview on on Muller. She wrote ag yesterday when when this broke. And I described this as the. This is why we can't have nice things. Because that that's truly what's happened here so procedurally. What happened the minute SP, seven, zero, six six past a group of ex-felons on their own behalf, and on behalf of the class of all other former felons right now can't afford. The fines filed for a preliminary injunction in Federal District Court in Florida and they want that. Was the case led by Kelvin Leon Jones. That was then appeal that in that injunction was appealed up to the eleventh circuit and Of Twenty twenty. They won we won at the Eleventh Circuit Right and remember when you win on a motion for preliminary injunction, one of the things you have to establish Thomas's save for say for everybody. Likelihood of success on the merits exactly right so in other words rate a district court judge. Yeah. We think we we haven't done the merits yet, but you've demonstrated. Mr Jones that you're right that we think there's there's a substantial likely of the Iraq and the eleventh circuit disagreed, and the number of cases in which you grant a preliminary injunction, and then on the merits. The judge is like you know when I granted that injunction. I don't know what I was Smokin that day. Like I thought you were substantially likely to win. But no, you lost it I. CanNot Recall I'm sure there are cases. But but as a lawyer like I've never seen it happen. I've never been involved in a case in which I want an injunction and lost. Do you think it's more of those that have happened or ones? Where the government drops a case against you after you've already pled guilty twice? It's it's definitely it's definitely more of the former right. I in positive that there are instances of a court, granting injunctive relief, and then on the merits sang well upon review. We were too hasty in granting the injunctive relief. You are going to lose it. That's not implausible the way the Michael Flynn yeah like just to. Go take unlikely very very unlikely, but. Eleventh Circuit three Oh panel affirmed, and and so we said look like this is, this is done right like this. You could appeal to the Supreme Court which they did not, you could appeal for rehearing on Bonk, which they did not and You know it was time to dust our hands together and say case closed. Not so fast. So that March twenty. Twenty decision affirmed the preliminary injunction kept it in place prevents Florida from. Kicking felons off the ex-felons off the voter rolls if they have unpaid. Fines and then the trial on the merits began, and the travel of the merits win exactly the way that we thought right which was. They one really quickly at the district level, because this is a slam dunk case and the facts are are pretty obvious and that decision, which came out at the beginning of June of twenty twenty. Was Appeal backup to the eleventh circuit. And at that time. The. Disentis administration did a thing that A. And I know. I keep using this phrase a lot. They did a thing that I have never ever seen before. This was a pleading file June eleventh. So you know two and a half weeks ago. Slipped under our radar. Because, it wasn't anything I noticed. saw or thought had any chance of of actually being granted and. That pleading was a in addition to the appeal, a petition for initial hearing on Bonk, and if you're sitting there thinking. How in the world is that possible congratulations? You're thinking exactly like a lawyer. I've I've never heard of that, but it. It is what it sounds like. It says we don't want this to go to a panel. We want this appeal to go directly to the full eleventh circuit on bank as a matter of first impression in almost never happens that way. That order was granted yesterday and the order granting an initial hearing on Vonk. Also. Dissolved the permanent injunction issued by the district, court. Let me. Translate that for you because I realized. That's a lot of legalese. What this means is that three months after having lost in the eleventh circuit. The disentis administration. In collaboration with a deeply conservative. Eleventh Circuit came together and crafted brand new relief that should have been foreclosed because the timing for appeal was gone radic that they already had a bite at the apple. Right like yeah, they they. They appealed it up to the eleventh circuit the Eleventh Circuit Three. Oh said get Outta here. This is fine. They could have gone to the Supreme Court. They didn't. They could have petitioned for rehearing on Bach. They didn't instead..
"john roberts" Discussed on Start Here
"The outrage of George Lloyd's death transformed into variety of conversations. One of the debates over race in America has been how much responsibility platforms controversy over Senator Tom. Cotton's near Times op-ed this past week, which was on violence in protests across the country, his piece Wednesday titled, sending the troops for years, lots of media, outlets and websites. College campuses have said we're here. All kinds of political views the counterargument has been that's great in theory, but amplifying those messages puts people in real danger. Yesterday we saw more platforms pulling down content. Some of it came directly from President. Trump himself. Let's go to ABC's Catherine Sands. Who covers technology social media and misinformation? This D platforming, who exactly is being deep platform to your? Yeah Brad Exactly D. platforming so this week we saw the blocking sight read it. abandoned sub. Reddit called the Donald which is popular with fans of Donald Trump. We also saw US twitch, which is a video game streaming site? They suspended the official. Donald trump channel. That was launched in. Nineteen. Mexico sends his people. They're not sending their best. They said it violated its rules on hate speech, and among the violations was do broadcast of a campaign rally in two thousand fifteen bringing drugs bring in crime their rapists. That video was removed. As a broadcast of trump's rally in Tulsa this month. It's one o'clock in the morning. And Very. I've used the word on occasion hombre. A very tough hombre. Is Breaking into the window so. Twitch definitely taking a strong line there and saying this is hate speech, and this violates our rules. We'll so, how big of a deal are these moves then when you take down content or when you remove groups like this? You know the twitch move is interesting because they are taking something down completely a lot of times with platforms. What we see is them flagging the content and the president adding. Any difficulty and we will assume control. But when the looting starts, the shooting starts shooting up a warning with the content, or or just putting something in there where they can say, we are showing you that we don't approve of this footer. Then flagging his comments, saying the tweet violated rules about glorifying violence, but we're still letting it. exist because speech, but the twitch move is interesting because they are definitely, that's a very strong. move the read it move. On the surface, it might appear to be a strong move because they are. You know basically banning this sub read it, which was really popular pro-trump Donald was like a huge traffic driver. I remember the campaign even got memes from people that posted on that subrata. Yeah, yeah, it was. It was very very very popular back in I. Mean It was founded in two thousand fifteen? It was very popular, sixteen, two, thousand seventeen, but in recent years. There's definitely been a move away from it. They're going hard. After Donald Trump's kind of a gradual move, just when read it started kind of stepping up their moderation, the are slash underscore donald at Donald. Trump's pretty much official sub read. It has been quarantined, and then in November twenty nineteen. You had basically all the users of this. The celebrated Donald Migrates from read it, so they all left. Read it, and they went to a site. They created themselves on. It was actually a different completely. Different sites called the Donald Doubt Win. And it's almost identical to read it in its. In its appearance in its style, and in the way that you engage with the content they just they marketed it as something that they wouldn't have to worry about censorship read. It has gone full-scale potato communist out there, so they did this as a preemptive move because read, it was kind of beginning. The rumblings of you know we need to do something or they. They were kind of getting a lot of pressure on them. So to me, it feels a bit more of a gesture than it does actually going along way to censor content on their platform, that does promote hate or violence, because I'm sure that there are plenty of separates that do that without having to go back to the one that was made famous for being pro-trump. We are and so let's be clear here. These companies could have done any of this before, right? So why didn't they? Is it because look? They're paying lip lip-service. You seem to be saying or I mean. Is there a new calculus perhaps in Silicon Valley that they're also trying to deal with I? Mean it's almost certainly the upcoming election, but Russian accounts manipulated or created means an image images some in support of president trump. I WANNA share some new policies a that we're putting in place in adopting to connect people with authoritative information about voting. To crack down on voter suppression. And to hate speech, it's almost certainly the fear of being held responsible, being blamed for misinformation for interference for you know information tactics for. Manipulating voters. Big Exposes in December of Twenty Twenty, saying a lot of voters were swayed by this website like nobody. Those websites don't Wanna be that story exactly. They don't WanNa. Be that story they dealt. They saw you know thought it happened to facebook after twenty sixteen and they said we don't want you know we don't want to be that in. It's it's. It's almost certainly because of the election, but also Brad what we are seeing a lot now is companies brands. Advertisers putting a lot of pressure on social media companies. The anti-defamation League, the NWEA CPA and others have launched the Hashtag. Stop hate for profit campaign and are calling on advertisers to pull their facebook ads during the month of July. They're kind of thinking well, maybe we should. Stop or Halter Suspense of advertising on facebook because they're seeing the the flack. That facebook is getting for you know leaving content up contains inaccuracies or flagging content that contains inaccuracies leaving anyways boys, and is joining a growing boycott of facebook. The world's largest telecommunications companies withholding advertising on facebook does more to down on hate speech, so I think perhaps it's a PR passes a bit of saving face. They WanNa make sure that whatever happens if any of this content perhaps. affects the electoral process or influences it anyway. They don't want to be associated with that and they want to be able to say that. They took the action, and they did what they could at the time I. Know The rationale from a lot of media outlets has been. Hey, if the president says something, even if it's incendiary, because it's the president that will have real ramifications that is newsworthy. People should know about it. Some of these companies being choice. They're not going to amplify these messages regardless of who they come from Catherine Sands. Thanks so much, thank you..
"john roberts" Discussed on Start Here
"Russian spies were paying Taliban fighters for every American service. They could kill you wanNA. Know about it right well. As military officials told news outlets about this alleged plot president, trump said he'd never been briefed on it, and neither apparently it congress well, that changed yesterday at least for some congressional members, but even as they were getting briefed the White House, said, president trump is still not really been told the extent of these potential attacks ABC's chief Global Affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz with Martha Been told US bounty program existed. There have been reports. Reports it was successful in some ways. What do we know about this? There are some reports. The Washington Post new. York Times reporting that it is possible that this Russian bounty plot was successful, and that the Taliban after receiving money from Russians were able to kill U s servicemembers. They're looking at specific cases of service members you a service members that were lost in Afghanistan, but we know of no proof of that yet, and in fact that would be a pretty hard thing to prove unless they had anything very solid on that. Something something doesn't smell right here. Especially when we have a president and administration was a great deal of trouble telling the truth. We need answers and we need them fast and so members of both parties both chambers of Congress were like you know we need to know more about this immediately looked like only republicans, though were invited to the White House for Briefings Democrats are apparently. Congress is going to get fuller briefings today on the hill, but what are the Republican lawmakers? Being told they were, they were given a briefing at the White House on on wear. This intelligent stands at the time and some members of Congress said it's still very much there. They have not proven this yet, but again things like this really hard to prove. Is verified before it reaches the president of the United States and in this case was not verified. I know the White House yesterday that the press secretary was saying there are dissenting opinions about the intelligence, and it wasn't elevated to the president's level, because there was no consensus among the intelligence community that too is very common. The president doesn't. Get, intelligence that's absolutely verified now. Some members of Congress, said they didn't. Adam Zinger said he did not think it would rise to the level of the president, and it may well not have risen to the level of the president. Of course we know he denies ever being briefed about this and the deny has backed him up on that saying he was never briefed, nor was the vice president on ask. When? Commander in Chief No. Not Now that a lot. Of the process. I think the thing that's curious. Brad however is. If you started hearing about these reports, and in fact, the White House is much confirmed that there were reports that this was happening. You would think the president would want to know about it. That's what I'm saying like you seeing are. To me as a layman, it seems bizarre. Is that the way that defense officials and intelligence officials would think I think intelligence officials would say okay. The stories out there whatever you think of it. Don't you WANNA? Know whatever you can about whether or not. This actually happened even if it isn't proven yet, even if it isn't verified if they're reports now circulating and they've been reported by major news, organizations and military officials are telling major news organizations about this. You would think that they would want to know more about this. And whether or not Russia in fact was behind a plot like this. With Netanyahu was wrapping up, trump told reporters day. He had something to say about that infamous. Oval Office meeting with Russian officials about those reports that he passed on highly classified intelligence given to the United States by the Israelis never mentioned. Were paying. We also know that there are senior US officials who say they don't really like to bring up Russia in briefings to the president because he doesn't really want to hear about it, intelligence briefings took place perhaps once or twice a week. Is that unusual? If very unusual, they should take place every day and. Just a short time ago, that I talked to John Bolton, and he said basically the president spends most of his time talking during the briefings, not really listening to the briefings and that he doesn't read very much. Going to say you could make a case for. The president just wasn't told. We can talk about why that's the case, but if the president still doesn't seem to want to know the details of this, even as everyone else's learning about it. What the thought process is there in the White House Martha Raddatz in Washington. Thank you, you bet thanks Brad. Next up start here is it censorship responsibility or just corporate lip-service why more and more platforms are taking down controversial content after.
Adam Schiff Starts Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump
"The Senate has open president trump's impeachment trial and peers winter Johnston reports nearly all senators and Chief Justice John Roberts have been sworn in chairman of the house intelligence committee and the lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff started the proceedings by presenting the articles on the Senate floor house resolution seven fifty five impeaching Donald John trump president of the United States for high crimes and misdemeanors after being sworn in to preside over the trial Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to the upper chamber will all senators now standard main standing and raise their right hand congressional Democrats continue to urge the Senate to allow for additional documents and witness testimony in the trial Republicans have rebuff those calls opening statements will begin on