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Pennsylvania Supreme Court extends mail ballot deadline
"Court, extending the deadline for mail in ballots. The ruling will have a significant impact on when the Commonwealth vote count is finalized as we're from Kevin Abuse suburban bureau chief Jim Amore. Mail in ballots have to be postmarked by eight PM Election Day November 3rd, But they'll be counted as long as they arrive at county elections offices by Friday, November 6th. That's according to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's opinion in a case brought by Pennsylvania Democrats. The decision also says counties can use ballot drop boxes. Governor Wolf says they're reviewing the decision, but overall I think it really makes the access to voting. Better on so I welcome the decision. The opinion also says state law that requires poll watchers on Leigh servant counties where they live is constitutional. The suit also requested if there were errors on a ballot, the voter be contacted to correct, but the court says that's an issue for the Legislature, not for the judiciary. It does say the law's clear, though, if someone fails to use the so called secrecy envelope that inside enveloped the balance returned in that ballot can be tossed and not counted. At the the suburban suburban suburban bureau bureau bureau Jim Jim Jim Mel Mel Mel work. work. work. Okay, Okay, Okay, what what what W W W news news news Radio Radio Radio 3021 3021 3021
Fresh update on "us supreme court" discussed on Florida Matters
"Congress but this year census faces challenges, Corona virus pandemic to how the trump administration is carrying it out. Speaking, with maybe a zoom. Devora cone writer and editor at the Pew Research Center who specializes in demographics and Mike Schneider in Orlando based reporter with the Associated Press is covering the twenty twenty cents welcome to both of you. Thank you. I'll start with you just dumb remind folks exactly what the census is and why it's so important. Sure well, the census account of everybody who's living in the United States including by the way foreigners who are not tourists or business visitors and it counts you where you're living on April first, which is going to be a problem. This year for many people The outcome of the census will affect politics, money business, whole range of of things. It's enshrined in the Constitution as a way of determining how many seats each state gets in Congress, which is relevant for Florida with that because Florida's protected to gain some seats and. Also affects how districts are redrawn even down to the local level like city councils, and that sort of thing, it affects perhaps a trillion and a half dollars a year in federal funding in terms of guiding its distribution to localities and states, and also just forms the basis of a lot of important research. For example, in our work on doing surveys, we rely on having an accurate count of all the different subgroups in the population to make sure that our survey reflects the the makeup of the of the population of the country. And this data it's all gathered. As you said it, it's representative of April first, the data that comes out of it, it's released over several years because it's just such a massive said of different data, different profiles, and all sorts of things, its population, but it's all sorts of subsets of different different demographics and and economic information's. Not, not, much on economics. Actually, the census asks only a few basic questions and there's only one that relates to economics, which is a home ownership. The questions are pretty basic and I think a Lotta people mistakenly think there's a lot more on there. You know they ask you how many people are living in your household. They ask for everyone who is what what your gender is your age? Are You Hispanic or not your race What relationship everyone else has in the household to the person who fills out the form, and then as I mentioned is this home owned or rented? Mike the Census happens every ten years. Obviously, the pandemic had a big impact on a how the two thousand twenty count is being carried out. What else is different? This is the first census in which people have the opportunity to answer the questions online, and so that seems to have been somewhat successful because a large portion of the respondents have chosen to do it online as opposed to. In. questionnaires by mail or by phone. But what else was different is you know obviously, the pandemic seems to have been like everything else in the world. been affected by the pandemic, but the twenty twenty cents is had a couple of other issues. One of them was something that started actually two years before the twenty twenty senses when there was an attempt by the trump administration to add a citizenship question that was challenged in court, and then ultimately went up to the US Supreme Court which last year locked question from ing on the two thousand twenty cents concerned by people who were challenging it was that it would suppress artistic. By immigrants people who aren't here in the country legally, and there was a concern that we it would cause a big undercount and make for an inaccurate census. So there is no citizenship question on the twenty, twenty cents this but that issue has resurfaced in different ways and the fact that. After the trump administration lost its battled to get the punch on the senses. The trump administration issued an order that citizenship gate.
Conviction politics: Floridas disenfranchised felons
"Joe Biden took to the campaign trail in Florida, this week. As a rally for Hispanic voters Mr. Biden emphasized seemed like a eight point. Getting people out to vote. So please. This election. Make your vote her. Through your vote, your voices her. Make a plan to vote has been pointed out. Make your plan to help your community for. But the very act of voting in this year's election has become contentious. President trump has been railing against mailing voting is having little evidence of fraud this whole ballot system where you can send it in. and. It's not even requested. We're not talking about it solicited. They're unsolicited ballots and they're sent in is very dangerous or our country and in Florida a fight over voting rights for former felons could see hundreds of thousands of people disenfranchised. So. In Two thousand eighteen voters in Florida approved a constitutional amendment allowing felons who had served their time except for murderers at certain sex related offenders to vote in elections. After that amendment passed Florida's Republican legislature passed a law saying, that's fine. They can vote but they have to pay back all the fines, fees and restitution costs of their incarceration. John Facile is economists. Washington correspondent. So that's the sort of thing that sounds quite reasonable. Right if you stole one hundred bucks from someone, you gotta pay back what you stole before you can vote but Florida's criminal justice system is unusually reliant on fines and fees from offenders. So you have people who had been convicted of felonies poor people who had to pay fifty dollars to get a public defender or one hundred bucks for some sort of fee to file a complaint. then. You also had fines levied on them that were quite heavy. So I spoke to one woman who was convicted of her part in a fraud scheme that she says was unwitting, but she was ordered to pay back fifty, nine, million dollars and no. One's ever going to be able to do that. I spent time with another young man who was convicted of a felony while he was basically just out of school and it turns out that when he went to registered to vote, he owed four thousand dollars to the county where he was arrested nobody had ever told him. That and other courts allowing this law to stand the courts have let it stand on Friday the last court in Florida weighed in and they've let the stand the court said the fines and fees were part of the criminal sentence. So they couldn't be said to a fully completed their full sentence until they had paid off everything they were told to pay off. So it looks as though almost eight hundred thousand people who thought they would be able to vote may not be able to vote and so is the supreme court likely to weigh in at this point now again? It's probably not going to go to the supreme. Court again, they declined to hear it in July, before that last appeal they declined over the strong objections of Justice Sotomayor who accused her colleagues of continuing trend of condoning disenfranchisement that's in Florida is this happening else? Well, the rules regarding where and how felons can vote changed dramatically from state to state you have some states like for mountain main where people can vote while in. Prison and you have some states like Florida used to be where if you've been convicted of a felony anytime, you never have the right to vote. So it's a Patchwork of laws regarding felony and franchise, but the trend has been over the past decade or so to loosen restrictions rather than strengthen them. But as we've seen in Florida sometimes that involves bats lighting sometimes the loosening isn't as loosened practice as it appears it should be. Felons aside, how easy or hard is it in general for people who exercise their right to vote in America? It's harder than I think it should be it's harder than most people think it should be it used to be the case that the Voting Rights Act which was passed in nineteen sixty five required jurisdictions with a history of voter discrimination. To submit any changes to how they conduct elections to the Justice Department in two, thousand, thirteen, the supreme court basically gutted it. The Voting Rights Act they said that requirements should no longer apply since then around seventeen hundred polling places have closed and previously covered jurisdictions, the largest numbers were in Texas Arizona and and most of those places are in heavily minority district. There's also the problem of long lines often what I found that I was recovering Super Tuesday in Texas before everything shutdown is that in suburban precincts. White it was much easier to vote than in inner city precincts, which were which were heavily African American of the Tino. In two, thousand, sixteen around half a million voters failed to cast ballots at their polling places because of problems at those polling locations. So I think people tend to think of voter suppression as as physically keeping people away from the polls that really doesn't happen. What does happen is that the exercise the franchise is likely to be much more onerous if you're a non white than if you're white, are we seeing any of those problems this round this time round for the election that's coming up. Yeah. We saw them in full force in Wisconsin in their primary earlier this spring in April. Shortage of poll workers as much of America does as result, they're only five precincts total in the city of Milwaukee, which is the state's biggest city in which had one hundred, eighty precincts in two, thousand sixteen. There are a lot of places that are really concerned about having enough poll workers to have all the polling place that should be open poll workers tend to be retirees, which puts them at high risk of Covid, and so a lot of them understandably don't WanNa come out and and sit in the crowded place for long hours. But there's a fear that this shortage of poll workers is GONNA lead to a lot fewer polling places in there should be. Perhaps. It's a naive question but why would anyone want to make harder for people to vote? So there are those who say that because Republicans are so dependent on older white voters who tend to be the most reliable voters that is in their interest to make it harder for non white and young voters to vote. Donald Trump. When he was talking about expanding postal voting essentially gave the game away. He said they had things levels of voting that if you ever agree to it, you'd never have a republican elected in this country again. So it seems as though Republicans rather than trying to appeal to as many voters as possible regardless of race color creed or. Are really trying to tailor the electric to best suit themselves. What about voting by mail something that would seem obvious into pandemic but that's been hugely divisive. This round hasn't it. Yeah Donald Trump has been inveighing against it, which is odd because there's a ton of research that shows that voting by mail tends to improve turnout but not for any particular political party more recently, he has been encouraging his supporters to vote by mail I. Think he has got nervous that if Democrats vote by mail and huge numbers and Republicans don't vote by mail at all then this may lead to an imbalance in the results that doesn't favor him. There have been polls that have showed that as many as fifty percent of Democrats, more plan to vote by mail whereas only one in five Republicans do you can imagine it sort of pandemic situation in red states where Republicans don't want to go to the polls but think that voting by mail is corrupt is now trying to walk back some of the damage you may have caused. How do all these trends impact the election this year? Do you think John? I think that between the president inveighing against the election warning that it's going to be rigged concerns about foreign interference. There is an alarming number of Americans people on both sides of the aisle who thinks that this year's election won't be free and fair I. Think there are concerns that people may be less likely to vote and that once they vote, they'll be less likely. To accept the results of the elections that is going to lead people to lose faith in democracy itself for those who do want get the vote out what are they doing about it? Well, people can check their registration status early, they could make sure that their friends and neighbors are all registered. I think there's a lot of worry among Democrats because traditional touch points that. They use to register voters you know the DMV or college voter registration drives those aren't happening now because of the pandemic and there are fears that young people are not registering at the numbers they should be. But for Florida's felons, there have been organizations that are working to pay off fines and fees almost four million dollars have been raised so far. Bloomberg who had been. Running for president said, he will spend one hundred million dollars of his own money to help Joe Biden win in. Florida. I think there's there's a hope that some of that will go to paying off fines and fees, but unfortunately, it looks like whatever happens not everyone who thought that they would be eligible to vote will, in fact, be eligible to vote this fall in Florida.
Supreme Court to kick off new term remotely with telephone arguments
"Arguments, scheduled for next month will be conducted by telephone conference. It's the same format that justice is used to hear arguments in May that marked the first time the Supreme Court heard arguments by teleconference with justices and attorneys participating remotely. The court will provide live audio of October arguments and make live streams available. Public access to the court building remains closed. A statement from the court says public health guidance will determine planes for the November and December argument sessions. Carrot. Halpern. Fox News will be back to check the weather
Trump administration to appeal ruling against excluding undocumented citizens from census
"The Trump Administration is going to the U. S. Supreme Court to appeal of Federal court's decision on this year's census. Last week, a three judge panel in Manhattan block the government from excluding undocumented immigrants when determining the number of congressional seats based on the census. York filed lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 states and several immigrant advocacy groups. In its ruling, the Manhattan Federal Appeals Court panel said it was illegal to subtract undocumented immigrants from the final census count when it's used to reapportioned congressional districts. The census has always counted every resident regardless of immigration status. The Trump Administration is also in court over its plan to stop the census count at the end of September. That is a month earlier than originally planned.
Supreme Court to kick off new term remotely with telephone arguments
"Distanced hearings again. Aural arguments scheduled for next month will be conducted by telephone conference. It's the same format that justice is used to hear arguments in May that marked the first time the Supreme Court heard arguments by teleconference with justices and attorneys participating remotely. The court will provide live audio of October argument to make live streams available. Public access to the court building remains closed. A statement from the court says public health guidance will determine planes for the November and December argument sessions. Carrot. Halpern. Fox News Check the
Texas Supreme Court again blocks county from sending mail-in ballot applications to all voters
"The Texas Supreme Court has blocked Harris County Clerk Chris Holland's from sending mail in ballot applications to all registered voters in the county. The state is suing Holland's on the grounds that he violated the state law and confuse voters. State law only allows mail in voting for those over 65 who are out of their county of residence for the election or physically disabled. In a statement, state Attorney General Qin Paxton says he strongly commenced the court's decision yesterday.
Texas Supreme Court again blocks county from sending mail-in ballot applications to all voters
"Court is block terrorist county clerk Chris Holland's from sending mail in ballot applications to all registered voters in the county state is suing Holland's on the grounds he is violating state law and confusing voters. State law only allows mail in voting for those over 65, who are out of their county of residence for the election or physically disabled. A statement. State Attorney General Ken Paxton says he strongly commends the court's decision Today.
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Green bid for ballot access
"The Wisconsin Supreme Court is keeping the Green Party off the November presidential ballots. In a 4 to 3 decision. On Monday, the court ruled that the Green Party waited too long to challenge the Elections Commission decision that kept them off the ballot in the first place. It states that quote it is too late to grant petitioners any form of relief that would be feasible and that would not cause confusion and undo damage. The three votes against were from the courts. Conservative justices Chief justice patients. Rogan Sachs says the motion suppresses people's rights to vote while Justice Rebecca Bradley argues that this is akin to disenfranchising black voters in Alabama during the 1960, Wisconsin radio networks Raymond Newport
Wisconsin's top court keeps Green Party off ballot, allows absentee balloting to resume
"Can again be printed in Wisconsin after the state Supreme Court ruled Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins would not appear on the ballot. Brian Clark ABC News
Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby's appeal
"Advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby's appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the me to Hera, and his appeal could resolve lingering questions about how they should be tried one key issue for the state's high court. Is how many other accusers should be allowed to testify against a defendant before their accounts. Verge on character assassination?
New York lawmakers propose law to prevent Trump from avoiding prosecution
"The No citizen is above the law legislation that would make it harder for President Trump or any other future president to avoid state prosecution if accused of criminal wrongdoing. Queen Senator Michael Generous, tells the New York Post that President Trump is trying to run out the clock on all these investigations and that he wants and that we want to make sure he doesn't succeed in escaping accountability because the clock on the statute of limitations has run out, general said. Addition, says sitting president is immune from arrest or prosecution while in office. But the U. S Supreme Court has never made a determination. Well,
Iran Executes Wrestler Accused of Murder After He Took Part in 2018 Protests
"For his life to be spared. 27 year old Naveed of Curry had been convicted for the killing of a security guard during anti government protests in 2018. Mr Curry said he'd been tortured. Into making a confession. Among those who called for the Iranian of thought is to show mercy where President Trump on the International Olympic Committee, which says it's shocked. By the execution. Tara. Separate FA is the researcher on Iran for human rights. What she's been telling me more about Navid of Curry and his standing is arrested in Iran. Naveed Afghan, participated in several national competitions and had run up position and the adolescence and youth national championship in Iran. Few years back, and was he taking part in anti government protests in 2018? So there have been several rounds of protests over the past 2 2.5 years in Iran. The protest that Naveed was prosecuted for took place in summer of 2018 in several cities, including in Shiraz, where he lived. So how did he come to be accused of stabbing to death? His security guards and so, according to documents Reviewed on DH news articles have been published about the case on the evening off one of the days that the protest was ongoing. Mr Torre Common who initially was reported as a security officer, but later was introduced as just an employee off the water Waste management company was stabbed to death close to his home. Naveed and his brothers were arrested about a month later. Naveed in one of his brother was also been implicated. And in village murder, were arrested in September of 2018, according to hand written letter by Naveed and that has been published, He experienced severe torture into different detention centers where he was detained. In issue Ross. He was facing dozens of charges in ST separate cases, but the criminal court sentenced him to death in October of last year. 2019 the evidence used against him was mostly confessions. Of him, his brother and a friend, And they all alleged that those confessions were obtained under torture. And in April off this year, the Supreme Court uphold the death sentence and quickly brushed over the serious allegations of torture and failed to investigate that, so there were no independent witnesses who Tied, Mr AFC hurried to the scene of the stabbing a cz faras, you know, according to authorities and footage is that been released? There's footage from one security camera. It is unclear if if the person in the video is exactly Naveed, and if that proves anything, anything beyond reasonable doubt, why do you think that the Iranian authorities decided to make an example off him? If you like on DH to execute him, even though there was this into A national outcry. I think that the rush nature off this sentence because Iranian authorities disregarded the procedural rules that they need to abide by and when executing someone shows that it had a political motive behind it, And I would say it's probably an attempt to defy the international and domestic outcry against the death penalty. So was there a campaign inside Iran to have him sped? Since July of this year, there has been an ongoing campaign. Online, mostly with the hashtag don't execute against the death sentence that have been issued in relation to the protest that have happened over the past two years. And it is a growing a domestic movement, and many people also try to raise awareness and work in different capacities to save Naveed is life arranging from people who were working on convincing the Supreme Court for a retrial to the ones who were hoping for. Give nous y and all the other activists who were trying to raise a very innocent and informing international institutions and authorities, hoping for coordinated pressured It was Tara separate far a researcher in Iran for
The Cat and Mouse Game at the Mexico-U.S. Border
"Paso del Norte Bridge Pass of the North here people crossed from Horace to Al Paso or Paso to warez every day they crossed by car and foot to go to work to school to shop to visit family chaos and clutter hustle and bustle and adjacent train trestle called Black Bridge crosses nearby the scene of the tragic shooting. So many years ago. US border, patrol agent shot, and killed a fifteen year old Mexican boy after that. So what happened at the Rio Grande? Well, the facts are disputed. So we'll tell both sides of the story was talking about the circumstances that brought about the shooting the boy's parents say Sergio was playing a game with friends run across the border to the US side touch defense run back without getting. Caught kind of like a game of chicken. Yeah. I mean what kid hasn't played some version of that Game Kisha branch works for Barra Borderland Connections a nonprofit helping asylum seekers. She spends her days at shelters in El, Paso and shelters in Horace. She works closely with migrants and Border Patrol agents all that to say she's familiar with the area and the dichotomy of working with both sides. There are some kids that that play at the border, the border in New Mexico in an opera. There's a community right beside the border wall. There's a a lot of land and there's a trash pile, and so sometimes, the like moms will go out in like pick things out of the trash Powell for their homes like for household items. There are people that go into that space like where we go to visit the wall there some kids that come up to the wall and they talk to us and we'll just have conversations with them. So. Yeah. Are Kids that play in that area, but they play in the area because it's their backyard. But that's in an opera. What about downtown in the Rio Grande Canal by the bridge where the shooting happened according to my cabdriver it's not generally an area where kids play. Do kids play around the fence around the border. No. They don't let them get near. So that leads us to the other side of the story. Border Patrol says, Sergio was a coyote helping undocumented people illegally cross into the United States. coyotes often use coordinated distraction techniques. Draw the agents attention away from his surroundings victim. An Harrah's was the chief Border Patrol agent out of Paso when the shooting occurred he's now retired we used to call those still do they would call it a sacrificial room. Send someone a across or group appeal across to get the agent to react get the agent to start chasing a group and and what they do is soon as the agent leaves that that high. Position they say whatever they want to send. WHAT THE REAL INTENT It's almost like a diversion. So that happens all the time dangerous game, the game of cat-and-mouse. The boys ran back and forth across the border agent Mesa detained. One of Sergio's friends Sergio ran back to the Mexican side. He hid behind a pillar under the train trestle. That's when agent Mesa shot him in the face. Mesa says Sergio and his friends were throwing rocks, both men, Harrah's and George Gomez. The agent I talked with at the beginning of this episode, Say agents are trained for physical assaults cures, Gomez. Goh, there's different scenario that we run the training. Obviously, I think covered drive away from the air run seek cover and backup call for backup deescalate. Behavior. Here's the thing I don't want to downplay rock-throwing. David. With Iraq agent Mesa may very well have been endangered. Peres. Getting right and he's got a he's hunched over the guy that he was arresting. And you got your back towards man. You're you're you're really at risk even under the high pressure of split-second decision making the use of lethal force here has been criticized bystanders video captured the fatal shooting. In the video Sergio unarmed again, Kisha Branch who works at the border. The story that came out in the news is different from a story that we hear from the agents themselves. So I don't. I don't I have I have no answers Sergio's parents of course, do want answers and a legal remedy. Meaning an award of damages, the family believes the US. Constitution. Guarantees Sergio certain rights now the constitution of the United States setup the framework for the American government and the various rights people have with respect to the government right and the constitution applies to more than US citizens the preamble the very beginning of constitution says we the people of the United States so it doesn't specify Melvin Odi is a constitutional law professor at Faulkner University. which generally talking about in the way, the courts interpret these things into generally talking about the people who comprise the United States. We the people of the United States People Citizens Resident Aliens International Travelers in this country on holiday or for business when you're in the United States, those protections apply to you. But when you go back to wherever your home country is, those objections do not apply United States meaning of course, that's going to be. The Continental United States, but also include The US territories the special maritime jurisdiction of the United States which would be like on the seas. As far as the borders. The constitution applies within our borders and again sort of the territories that we control. Chris Galindo is one of the lawyers who represented the Hernandez family. Here's a clip from a video called Justice for Sergio Audio and Spanish here from a univision news investigation. Dominicano. Wasim Anthem Nisa. He says, can we sue the American government to be sure Hernandez was in Mexico and is Mexican the American government said we can't sue them because this is Mexico. Not The United States we're saying not bullet originated in the United States and they have to pay for the injustice. They did Moses Shindo is guy. I WITH MY NEIGHBORS GET TICKET WINDOW GOES ON WE are saying there are certain laws and certain ways. The Border Patrol agents need to treat human beings Mexican or American according to United States Laws Federal K. K. K. K.. You the Sergio's mom pleads God for help for justice this is going to haunt me until I leave this world. This acronym you can. Okay. Vido. Sergio's parents sued agent Mesa in Federal Court for excessive use of force. They claim Mesa violated Sergio's rights under the fourth and fifth amendments. Now here's a reminder of what those are faulkner professor Melvin Odi. Okay so The Fourth Amendment Fifth Amendment each sort of presents a bundle of rights but the fourth amendment in particular. Presents a list of restrictions on government agents were investigating crimes. Okay. So the prominent one is protection against. Searches and seizures. The court has interpreted seizure to include killing the taking of human. Life. Would have been saying. This was an unreasonable search and seizure the fifth amendment includes several closets. Relevant one, but there's a catch all. Near the end of the Fifth Amendment that says a person can't read deprived of life liberty or property without due process of law. So. In this case, the young man's life was taken. And the Fifth Amendment says, you can't do that without due process of without fundamentally fair legal proceedings. The first time this case worked its way through the court system the fifth US Circuit Court. Of Appeals dismissed the case it held Sergio's parents were not entitled to fourth and Fifth Amendment protections under various legal doctrines, but the Supreme Court said the fifth circuit and properly applied those legal doctrines. So it vacated the decision rendered null and void that was Hernandez one in. Two thousand, seventeen, the Supreme Court then remanded the case with specific instructions. It's at another question needed to be addressed. I is a givens remedy available. The Fifth Circuit said, no in this Supreme Court, appeal followed Hernandez
Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires
"Are these historically large wildfires continue to rage out west fifteen people have already died a whopping four million acres already devastated across California as well as Oregon where you can see right here why the mayor there declared a state of emergency, the governor also publicly pleading. For the trump administration to support its governmental emergency response officials on the ground, say Donald trump failing them through fashion. Some critics compare his sort of public denial of even admitting what's going on with the wildfires that posture to of course, is deceitful approach to cove it. Who reports today are the things are even worse than all of that because right wing conspiracy theories supported publicly by Donald, trump are leading to dangerous activity. Again, we're living in a time where misinformation can be dangerous to your health and officials are warning. They're getting flooded with false phone calls fanned by Q. Not which incorrectly try to blame the fires on trump's perceived opponents. Translation what happens on facebook doesn't always stay on facebook a real world emergency political propaganda is making it harder for these firefighters to get the real information warnings they need as they go out and do their work and risk their lives. That's why sheriff's departments are pleading with people with messages like this just stop spreading rumors stop calling nine one one with political pranks. They say it has now gotten to the point where it is hampering their bandwidth to respond to the fires in real emergencies. It's twenty twenty. So sometimes, we have to state the obvious around here. Do not call nine, one one with Q. Non trumpy fake news propaganda. You do have the right to say whatever you want. Typing it up on the Internet you do not have the right to deceitfully thwart firefighting in the middle of this very real crisis for those calling from the West Coast some of these calls have been traced. If you need to think about it like this. Misinformation is expensive in the house you save could be your own. As mentioned, we're thrilled to have married trump live in the hour but I want to begin with some of our analysts, Jason, Johnson professor of politics at Morgan, State University and Katty Kay Washington anchor for BBC News. Good evening to both you. Evening Jason There's much talk about misinformation and people don't like lying even when it's just verbal if you want to be that specific. But given these twin crises, your view of the cost of this kind of misinformation. Rex It's massive. I'm in California right now and the difficulty the difficulty that local officials are having in managing people when it comes to these wall fires is immense and is partially because accused on, it's partially because the president basically sort of thumbs his nose that these sorts of Issues v rate of destruction that is happening out here. Basically, the size of central park is being burned every other day in northern California Oregon Central Park. Every other day is being burned devastated. varies a haze over the sky on a regular basis at the bottom. Of A pool, you can see ash settling after every single night. So the idea that people are wasting public resources with crazy conspiracy theories because they think that the fires were created by you know five G. or invading Muslims or George Soros doesn't help the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people were either going to be out of their homes or not able to stay safely in their homes. During the time, we have a pandemic where rescuing people in putting them into shelters is all the more difficult. So yeah, this is propaganda that's Live when trump lies people are dying. Well. Caddy at the White House has often tried to reposition the Cova conversation in the election as well. This hit everywhere. This is global thing. it seems that this week there is a rightful focus and scrutiny on the president's leadership on his honesty on his approach, which is relevant. As, you go into election about who you want to continue to deal with this crisis or do you want to change the commander in chief? Yell the the virus has hit everywhere but my fourteen year old daughter is an online schooling here in Washington. Her friend in France in class. A. Friend in London is in class her friend in China is in plus her friend in Senegal. is in class and a friend in Germany is in class they're all going to school. And the reason they're going to school is because those countries have handled this better. So that's a direct comparison and in a globalised world. Our children here in the United States make no mistake about it that losing out because those other kids are in class going to school at advancing while orchids not advancing. So we're kicking this down to the next generation as well but. We elect leaders to be able to walk and Chew Gum at the same time. It is totally possible that you can give people a facts that you can trust the American people with the facts of something it is at also be inspirational and motivational and lift them up with a plan and show leadership. Those two things are not mutually exclusive and I think that's what the president is mistaking when he says, he didn't want people to panic and so he downplayed the virus. And gatty talk about how that stacks up in a global context that I think is very interesting to remember, and then how people are receiving these messages reporter. Jim Acosta spoke. To some people going to the trump rally take a look. Our about him because there's no. It's a it's a fake pandemic created to destroy the United. States of America. The president said the Bob Woodward there is a virus but corona virus that it is devil that's his opinion. Chatty. Where do you start i? Mean you stop by asking all of our leaders to come out with consistent clear accurate honest messaging when I really felt for Anthony. FAUCI. In that interview because I've interviewed g and he is so careful not to wade into political waters where there's going to be a difference between him and the president because he said that will be the only story and he is trying to get out the public health story doesn't WANNA make it a political story about. A disagreement he clearly feels now he has to set a Mauka. He has to wait into the politics of this and say, no when the President says, we are turning a corner. We're not actually turney. We're in this for the long haul because when the president says, we're turning a corner when he says, we're about to get over this or that is magically going to disappear what happens that guy doesn't wear a mosque when he attends a rally because he thinks it's not there. That's the risk. Door Jason. Trump can say you know he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. All we once it's a train right it's a train coming at us. We are about to head to fall which is flu season. This is a time where you have kids going back to school but you have people who have to shelter in place more because it's cold you can't eat outside and that makes us Much more difficult and I think are the real danger here is that as we recognize that the president is grotesquely incompetent, right easies driven by sort of racial malice and paying off his friends and everything else like that. At the base of all of this, we cannot forget to key things. One that the president is still trying to steal the election with the post office that you still have. Right. Wing Supreme. Courts in Wisconsin right now that are trying to people get absentee ballots. It's you have the president, the Republican Party suing in Iowa to prevent people from getting their absentee ballots that he's still trying to steal the election at the same time that you have literally millions of. Americans. Now, out of work who be out of their homes who are being evicted, which will make it more difficult for them to. Actually vote. So as much as the president is, is a horrible human being and trying to bankrupt this country and pay off his friends and stay in office. He is also doing things isn't competence has disrupted the ability of regular people remove him from office in a democratic way. We can't ever lose sight that because we can't get rid of him everything that's happening. Now we'll be ten times worse by nature.
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"This is the world I'm Carol. Hills the US Supreme Court weighed in today on the question of presidential power and in a big way. The justices decided seven two two that prosecutors in new. York must be given access to president. Trump's financial records White House lawyers were arguing that trump should be immune from criminal proceedings, but that argument did not fly. It means executives financial institutions who've done business with Donald trump are now going to have to decide how to respond Deutsche Bank headquartered in Frankfurt Germany is one of them. David enrich is the author of a new book called Dark Towers Deutsche Bank Donald Trump in an epic trail of destruction David. Enrich joins US now from new. New York. David Tell me about the relationship between Donald, trump and bank. They go back a long way, right? Yeah, they go back nearly two decades at this point and for Donald. Trump he was actually a pariah in the banking world for a very long time, because of his tendency to default on loans and stiff, his business partners, and doing to bang starting the late nineteen nineties was the one mainstream financial institution that was consistently willing to do business with trump, and so over a period of many years the bank lent him two billion dollars, and currently with him in the White House. He's still owes the bank more three hundred million dollars in debt to the bank. What kind of reputation does Deutsche Bank have very very bad? The banks been around for one hundred and fifty years with a brief interruption when it was the Nazi Party's Bank of choice and. Twenty years or so, the bank became a much bigger player on Wall Street, and became frankly just much greater, really pursued short-term profits above absolutely everything else, and as a direct consequence, the bank gotten all sorts of trouble for intimate every offense under the sun money laundry attacks of agent, violating international sanctions, ripping off its customers, ripping off investors, governments and doing business with kind of a WHO's who of bad people, whether is Jeffrey Epstein or Russian oligarchs or alleged terrorist organizations. So, don't you? Banks done a lot of business with Donald Trump. Presumably, they have a lot of records on trump's financial life. What is don't you bank now? Bank knows just about everything. There is to know about Donald Trump's finances. Really I mean they have tax returns of of trump's companies, family members they are able to identify the shell companies that are used by trump and his business partners around the world to boot money, and they also have detailed records about essentially suspicious transactions that have taken place in the trump accounts. That's something that we know about. Because there have been some whistle blowers who tried to raise red flags and were thwarted by the bank, so it really represents a huge treasure trove of the president's financials. Why don't you bank a Federal Court last? October that it did not have trump's tax returns. That is a very good question. The odd thing about this is that as I was reporting. My book our powers. I talked to people at Deutsche Bank. Would personally seen trump's tax returns in previous years, so the bank did have his tax returns, and if you take it at face value that they no longer do that, means they somehow got rid of them? which might reporting suggest the most likely case is that they returned them to trump maybe shortly, worried again present, what today's ruling then couldn't Deutsche Bank be called upon to release this financial information including tax returns that so many people would like to see well I think a lot of ways today's ruling. A pretty big victory for president trump issue is not settled yet, and it's going to go back to lower courts to hash out the details of how these units will be enforced, and exactly what information is being ended over, but the trump families goal from the moment these subpoenas were issued last spring as been to delay delay delay, and as a result of today's. Supreme Court decisions. There's almost zero chance that join tobacco or maize ours. The firm will hand over anything to anyone before the election so I think trump is probably reading a bit of a sigh of relief right now. David enrich author of the new book Dark Towers Deutsche Bank Donald Trump in an epic trail of destruction. Thanks a lot David. EXE Any. We know that the legal system here in the US can work differently for people who are citizens and those who are not now during the pandemic, those differences can put some immigrants at greater risk, including people just released from prison. The world's Monica. Campbell spoke with one of them i. ask how he's feeling. I woke up all right, but right before you calls having a coughing fit now. I'm talking to you got laid on my chest to control it. Will you need a second? Take it? Just needs to keep myself on my bed on my. Stomach okay SHANTANU. Bun is in San Francisco and. He tested positive for the coronavirus, but his spirits are high. Feel great even about to go through this. It's such a great feeling. Ben was just released from San Quentin State Prison. He's spent the past twenty three years inside since he was eighteen for an armed robbery of a computer store, nobody was injured. He had braced himself for a far different scenario. The day he got out the Friday before I was released ice came in interview me and said they were picking me up from Cambodia. He arrived. Arrived as a refugee when he was a kid, he has a green card, but his criminal record makes him a target for Ice Immigration and customs enforcement across the US prison officials normally notify ice when they are releasing eight non-citizen that the agency wants in custody, but things have become more complicated. Transferring people from prisons to immigration detention centres now is incredibly risky and controversial, because many of these places are rife with corona. Virus Bunn started to feel sick during his last days in San Quentin and this. This made his lawyer nervous. We were deeply concerned and knows getting letters from Bonn as he was watching the outbreaks spread around him. A new PERSAD is a longtime immigration lawyer in San. Francisco, he was feeling increasingly panicked and felt like a sitting duck. Santa's solid I was just a matter of time clock of came and got him so the idea that fun feeling. SEC would be transferred from prison to a crowded detention center seemed wrong. We knew very well that if he gets transferred ice, he very. Very well May, in fact, other people, and he may not survive preside and his organization the Asian Law. Caucus launched a public campaign. We had been holding rallies and call and actions. This seem to work. Because when Bunn was released from prison ice wasn't there to pick him up. which is extremely unusual. Every year thousands of immigrants are released from prison and put into detention where they face deportation immigrant rights. Activists have been fighting this policy for years, but it's come under renewed scrutiny with the pandemic some. Lawmakers want the ice transfers to stop particularly with the threat of Covid nineteen last week..
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"'cause you, you'd have a better perspective than me, but also think that the industry. Has Come to live with the agency. Especially, especially, the major players, banks and mainstream players, not the bottom, not like the. Fringe players, right and and what what those people and institutions want is regulatory certainty. They want to know what the rules are, and so the idea of. You know messing this all up by going in and having Congress fight over the structure of the agency. After this case I I don't I just don't see that happening. While I. Don't see it happening either. I thought at one point. There might be some hope the the industry I agree with you, they. I don't hear any Hue and cry to abolish the agency. really haven't heard that in the longtime, but the industry I think. Does not like. does not want the agency to do one eighty degree. turnabouts every four years. I mean right. It's nuts by you know, have one director promulgate certain regulations and have other director Undo everything that the other director did and we have a pretty good example of an agency. That's avoided that kind of. turmoil resulting from the change of administration, namely the FCC Five Commissioners. Majority under the. Control of the whoever is. In charge of the presidency at that time, and seems to work pretty well, and that's originally the way that the bureau was supposed to be structured at least when the the bill passed by the house, it called for five member commission, and that it got changed in the Senate. That's true and. I think. In retrospect lease, my belief is that. That was not a wise idea that it was very. At the time recognizing that Obama Democrat was going to be in charge and was GONNA pick the first director, but you see what happened. you know after Obama's term is over I. Think the thinking is for an agency like this given the power of the industry in question given how much political power it has in its ability to capture. Any regulator. We recognize. There might be some periods where it's not gonna be as effective, but at least let it be good in the good years it least let it have someone. The possibility that there is someone who's who's going to be aggressive. And is going to. Do the kinds of rulemakings that need to be done and not just. A seed to whatever the industry wants. So you know I, think it's a it's a tough question about institutional design, and it's hard to know empirically. Better, but there are a lot of examples of regulatory agencies that are incomplete stasis. Because they are multi-member bodies that do nothing like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or actually the the Federal Election Commission the some of these agencies they're basically are incapable of doing anything and so there is a kind of paralysis that can set in what looks like balance can also ended up being paralysis. Whereas in the CFPB's case the way it's set up and I still think this will be true after the Supreme Court's decision. it is capable when it's in the right hands of doing a lot of good and it did know knits for several years it stepped into a marketplace that was badly in need of of being cleaned up of marketplace where there were practices that were so. Harmful to consumers that they didn't just harm. The consumers affected. They actually threatened to cripple the united. States economy in intern, the global economy and so something something had to be done..
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"I don't think was nineteen thirties. There was a case that raise the constitutionality of the Federal Trade Commission the way they were structured because they are under the Federal Trade Commission Act Commissioners that. It was a five there. Five commissioners supposed to the sole director of the CFPB. But they were removable by the President. Only for 'cause language similar to what's in the consumer financial protection at and the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality. Of the Federal Trade Commission Act against a similar kind while it came up in a different context, but and so, how did the Supreme Court get around that case? In order to reach the conclusion that they did they they, they clearly didn't overrule that case. It's and the the name of the case I know has the word as stated in it's. It's humphries executive. Resist executive right so Humphrey's executor is kind of the cornerstone of the administrative. Right it's been around since the new deal and it's it's how we can have. Independent agencies where the the heads of the agency are protected by four 'cause removal, and so that was a really big question. In this case, this was the court going to overrule or chip away at a Humphrey's executor. And if it had you know, that would be a real threat to agencies like the FTC. All these multi member commission that we've come. To rely and expect as as part of the administrative state, and and there are many conservatives. Who are not fans of Humphrey's executor, who really want to roll back the administrative state to before the new deal? So how? How did the Supreme Court addressed the issue? Basically what the Supreme Court did is. It sidestepped the issue distinguished. Humphrey's executor. And you know, there are several obvious ways to distinguish it. First of all Humphrey's executor was about a body of You know expert heads. WHO. Are Multi member commission. It's not a single director, and so this difference between. A multi-member body of Of experts who deliberate consult with one another at least in theory that's supposed to work I and a single director of the the CF PB with a five year term guarantee. Is Pretty Different in the court's view. And then they also say that that The the CFPB director has powers that are that are different. They have sort of quint is the court calls it quintessentially executive power. Including the ability to unilaterally issue final decisions that award of legal, legal and equitable relief in administrative adjudications. And the ability to to to seek daunting monetary penalties against private parties. The court says that basically the structure of the agency and the powers vested in the director. Make it fundamentally different from from the FTC. Okay so It a distinguishes Humphrey's executor. Although some people I've read, some accounts that say it doesn't really do that Clear job of distinguishing yet in that the FTC today is different than the F. T. C. in nineteen thirty and it may possess it. It doesn't of course have the right to supervise institutions. It's got enforcement power I guess it can get monetary penalties initially if I got for someone has to violate a consent order before they can get the monetary penalties, but in many respects and it end doesn't quite issue.
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"That's sort of unusual. That doesn't happen very often that you have a justice shortly before joining the court weighing in so strongly. On one side? And then you know that case evaded a supreme. Court review for some complicated reasons may be. Don't WanNA get into here. And so the search was on for a replacement vehicle, right and I think. It was really. I think in some ways. A battle between the the lawyers the various lawyers who would represent sees these entities to figure out who would get their case. To the court I. Think as as the case reaches the court. There's anything terribly special about Salia Law as opposed to the others It doesn't end up mattering to the court's decision. What kind of action? the agency was taking because the court just approaches. This is a question of whether the structure of the agency is unconstitutional, and as I'm sure, we'll discuss supreme court basically ducks. Any. Question. About What on the ground impact, this is GonNa have for various agency actions that that have taken place. Yeah, you know so. All right. The the court grants erred from the Ninth Circuit decision upholding the constitutionality of the bureau brand then CFP does. One Eighty I guess. The best way I could describe it. The PB and the Solicitor General decide that they agree with the the Seila law that the statute is unconstitutional for the reason that seal a law proffered and then the US Supreme Court. needs to. Appoint an Amigos to defend the Constitution Alley, the statute and they they certainly appointed. A very good advocate. I don't think I know. You know him quite well on of litigator. GET AGAINST MR. Yes. I've litigated against and also with him and I think really highly of him. I think they could have done better. And it was I believe it was justice Kagan who has circuit justice for the ninth. Circuit made that choice and I think she chose wisely in part because she was trying. I think to select an advocate who would who would speak? To the to the Conservatives on the on the court. I you know I will just say it's worth positive to think about how unusual it is that the Justice Department switched its position and that the federal government didn't didn't defend the statute. There is a really strong presumption. That the Department of Justice should be defending the work of Congress that's their job and it's I think it's disturbing when in the same case DOJ has taken a position and then just completely flips. Its position because the the political leadership. Decides that you know they disagree with the statute passed by Congress. It's a it's a disturbing. Precedent because it cannot be that statutes. Passed by Congress. fail because the administration fails to defend them. so as you say the court had to. To this. Option which it does has has it ever happened before Deepak? Where that's happened. Yeah, so actually. I was appointed by the by the Supreme Court to argue a case this past term so every term or so. For variety of reasons often when the government has flipped position, the court will appoint someone to argue but I think what you're asking..
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"Now, in terms of our podcasts. We've been doing that for almost two years now. we launched it shortly after Labor Day in thousand eighteen Done about one hundred podcasts The casts are available on our website, or you can get them wherever you are. Whatever your favorite podcast platform may be. be it apple podcast Google, play spotify etc, We released a new podcast show generally every Thursday except for a few holidays Our topic today is the recent US Supreme Court opinion in CEELO law versus the CFP. and I'm very pleased to be joined today. By our guest. Deepak Gupta. Deepak is the founding principle of the firm of a Gupta Wessler. He's the lecturer at Harvard. Law School will he's briefed and argued a wide range of cutting edge issues and the US Supreme Court in State and federal courts nationwide in twenty twenty. He will argue to major personal jurisdiction cases before the US Supreme Court. He. I don't know what the count is up to now, but I'll ask Deepak in a moment when. when we begin, but he, he's handled people cases before the US Supreme Court and I guess qualifies. To be in that very elite category of being known as the Supreme Court advocate. which is a rare breed of lawyer prior to or forming his first forming his law firm He was an a a lawyer, the CFP, he was the first appellate lawyer that was hired under Elizabeth Warren's leadership. He previously worked for seven years as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group and they are founded and directed the consumer justice project so Deepak. Welcome to thank you for being on our program. Thanks Allen thanks for having me. It's great great to be here and this. I can't imagine a better topic to be discussing with you than than this decision just came down. So Deepak. How many cases have you argued in the Supreme Court I think by this fall it'll be six. I was supposed to argue the personal jurisdiction cases. You mentioned in April because you know before the pandemic. That's that that's how the court had scheduled argument and then. It turns out. The court didn't know what it was going to do. A once the pandemic hit and they rescheduled most of the cases to the next term. And and just held a few telephone oral arguments, and I was pretty glad to be among the guinea pigs for that first batch of arguments right right? Okay we're GONNA talk about a an extremely important case today Dome remember where they're headed. By the when you were still at the bureau, it had not know isn't the issue of this constitutional question was there from the beginning, but this case started after I left. Yeah, just curious Deepak. With this issue that you were worried was going to have to be dealt with at some point or another. either. You know at the time you join the CRTV or even going back to the enactment dodd-frank. Yeah, absolutely. I mean I think it is an interesting fact about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the most heated debate. Over, the bureau was not about the substantive consumer law or the specific authorities that it would have most heated debate I. Think was always about the structure about You know whether whether it was okay to have this single director insulated from appropriations with money coming from the Federal Reserve that was always a big topic of controversy, and honestly Allen, when I joined the bureau. I kinda thought..
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"The I have to be really careful, and then as in our culture in slum restart the conversation by saying Salaam Aleikum but. That's been kind of qualify it as illegal in China right now I just start by saying hi, and then every so we talk about is. That could be really careful before we speak out. The Chinese government is actually labeled you a terrorist. Will you be speaking out about all of this? And you worry that continued activism could end up by targeting your family back in China so. Called me as a terrorist. I, haven't got any direct threat to myself. My family here in the US but. The indirect threat is through my mom, so all those limitations is mainly the larceny and dip, pushing me to stop speaking from speaking all, but I got I got no other choice. Forget jaw dot is a software engineer in Virginia. He's active in the wigger. Human Rights Community for God. It's good to speak with you again. Thank you very much, thank you. You're listening to the world. Filipina journalist goes to the MATT fighting for press. Freedom I felt like I spent my entire career going to the gym to get ready for this moment I'm Marco Werman journalist Maria Recipe faces six years in prison for cyber liable. She compares reporting in the Philippines right now to working in a war zone her story coming up on the world. I'm Marco Werman. This is the world where co production of the BBC World Service W. G. B. H. and P.. Rx preserving forests is key to fighting climate change, but it is an uphill battle. We lose some nineteen million acres of forest each year today. We're looking at an accidental solution to part of the problem on this week's installment of the big fix. Have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not..
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"The fact that China has concentration camps. The estimated one million inmates in the west of the country are weaker, a mostly Muslim minority president trump signed a law yesterday authorizing sanctions on Chinese officials involved with US camps, but on the same day allegations surfaced that president trump told. Told China last year. He was fine with the camps. Those details came from a leaked excerpt of a book by former National Security Adviser John Bolton and have not been verified. Bonnie Glaser is director of the China Power Project. The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington well. We don't know whether or not president trump actually did support or imply that he supported the policy in China of imprisoning weaker. But I believe that it makes sense because president trump has really not paid much attention to right or the weaker issue in particular president, trump has been focused primarily on trade and the bilateral trade deficit that the states has with China. The administration as you know, is defending itself from Bolton's allegation by highlighting the weaker human rights law that the president signed yesterday. What does it actually do well the law itself simply requires president trump and his administration to submit a report to Congress Define Chinese officials and other individuals who are responsible for the detention of leakers without charges and trial. And degrading inhumane treatment of these groups. But apart from that report, it is uncertain whether or not the administration would apply sanctions to individual. Also the legislation gives the administration the right to impose sanctions in this could include asset blocking visa rope revocations, even in eligibility for people to enter the United States, but the legislation really gives the White House room to opt against imposing sanctions. If they choose so so there's no authenticity so there seems to be a glaring contradiction between the new law. Sentiments alleged in John Bolton's book. How are we supposed to square that circle can can both be true? Well the president. In the period of trade negotiations with China I think just did not want to take on any other issues that might disrupt those negotiations in preventing an agreement, the United States in China of course signed a face on trade agreement in January and now the president's priorities appear to have changed. He is now focused on winning reelection and public opinion. Polls show that Americans have a high degree of unfavorability toward China that they see threats emanating from China so I believe that president trump is trying to use this issue to win votes and chief his reelection, so his whole goals have changed. China publicly denies the mass incarceration of the weaker people, but we also know of cases of workers who have been affiliated with Al Qaeda, and Isis so has there ever been to suggestion of China? Justifying the mass incarceration of Leaguers on national security grounds? Yes, the Chinese have explicitly said that there are weaker 's who have been involved in terrorist actions, and there have been a handful of terrorist actions in China over the last ten years, but they're his not a great deal of evidence that upwards of two to three million people are connected to some terrorism Bonnie glaser will leave it there. Thank you for your time. Thank you. That was Bonnie glaser director of the China Power Project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In Washington Weavers in the United States have been following all of this very closely. Forgot jaw dot is a software engineer in Virginia. He's worked to get the weaker human rights. Law enacted so for cod now that it's been signed by president trump how you feeling this really exciting. kind up became relief for all of us will have been drinking all we can do while risking our family. Members were still living inside China so it is really a huge step into victory I will say. It comes at the same time, as John Bolton's excerpt from his upcoming book, in which she alleges trump okayed detainment camps, concentration camps in China for weavers and other Muslim minorities. Does that change at all how you feel about the legislation passing? I got feelings at some point that kind of feel as an American, and especially working for the US government as a software engineer, but kind of felt betrayal, because it's really personal to me at my own president will kate that the Chinese government was camps which locked up my mom for more than fifty months, but by saying that a signed a bill, and then made it to into low. It was kind of leaving so just hope is bill. You'll be the first major step interviewer history, so we can put more sanctions and immoral limitations to the Chinese government or the officials, and then put an end to the camps as though forced labor. This is personal for you for caught. Your family is still in western China when we spoke last year, you described how your mother has been affected by this. Are you able now to be in touch with her? Yes, I can talk declared, but the communication has been Rowley Limited especially after last. November of my mom's story has published in the new. York Times pods guests, and later on there is a documentary about my mom storing the EJ loss Internet at home. This cutoffs an also this year mid February stopped working so it visibly worries Tom Perez as I wasn't able to talk more than forty five days, and after that she got another number as permit by the Chinese police. But now I don't WanNa talk the chorus through 'cause I can't even do facetime or because with my mom. And how free do feel to express yourself to her and she to you? In those calls there is there is no freedom at all everything recap to talk. Is We all know that's listened? By the Chinese police? At some point, you must be wondering whether she is self censoring or whether there was a kind of brainwashing going on. Do you think about that just couple days ago? The Chinese local government appreciates the came to her house and hurts right a statement saying that she was well. By the Chinese government, though local government officials, and then just praising how she has been taken care of. Has All of this affected your relationship with your mother? If you feel like you're not hearing the truth, because of censorship or other reasons, I mean that's got gotta be difficult. It is because I used to talk to my mom about almost everything..
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"It's one of several groups supporting the Filter Hotel here in Wada's and along the Mexican border, migrant shelters are to control the spread of covid nineteen, so they can't just immediately take new people in this filter hotel offers safe place to quarantine before people can go to a longer term shelter after new guests wash up. Money leads them to a waiting area and explains the setup thick. Remember. Know. There's health screening than guests are assigned a private room letitia Chavarria is the hotels. Medical Coordinator is let mcgann dealers. Years ago what the day on the hearsay Chavarria says! This hotel is taking migrants off the street and away from the risk of potential infection. There's an isolation wing for people with covert symptoms, and there's another wing for everyone else. Protocols are strict once a doctor goes up to the `isolation area. She can't come down until her shifts. Anything, she needs gets in a bucket on the end of a rope. It's like a makeshift elevator chevet jokes. There's room for one hundred and eight guests here right now. It's nearly full. Some of the migrants because of the trump administration policy must wait in Mexico as their asylum cases. Play out in the US. Others like this woman from Honduras were rejected at the US border based on public health order about Colvin nineteen. She asked not to use her name out of fear for her family's safety standing outside her room. She takes in the fresh air. Her four year old son plays with blocks next to her. Recover. Look been there. For sustained, she says she sold candy and Hunter S. earning just enough to get by then. Gang tried to extort her, but she couldn't pay them, you know. What the cellular in! Methodical. She says the gang told her she had less than twelve hours to leave the country or else. She fled with her two children. They managed to cross the Mexico border, but she says they were detained by US officials. American-arab, she says the officials grabbed her worse than you would. Animal and that her shirt was ripped. She says her family was then dropped off at a bridge that connects El, Paso and Juarez Memorial. Follow. He didn't tell me anything. She says it was really ugly. Mexican officials brought her to the filter hotel. She says she's grateful to be here, but isn't sure what's next. She can't go back to her country. For now though she has a safe place to stay, it's home here. There's colorful flower pots on the windowsill and paintings by kids around. Everyone gets checkups from volunteer doctors unique sequence. Solace is one of those doctors all women who work here as something William Difficult for. Made Anti. Kansallis identifies with the guests, she's an asylum seeker. She left Cuba last year and has been living in Wada's to waiting for her own court date in the US..
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"In that courtroom while it is in session I flew to Washington DC to sit in on some cases. Getting a measure of your opponent opponent is important, too. It helps to read your opponent by intangible cues like basketball. If you have to make adjustments in a courtroom, you have to make adjustments in the courtroom on the fly. If your opponent has a temper, he. Has a know it all demeanor, etc, the new adjust your game and exploit it to your advantage. One of the most important things I learned from years of arguing cases and being involved in politics was that if you want to win the hearts and minds of jurors or the public yet better argue to the middle of the case, or the or the policy were seeking. Extremists get the headlines, but lawyers who find the sweet spot in the middle when the game. A courtroom is like a stage. You have a captive audience. Those justices had to suffer me for the time allotted. My goal wasn't to just show up for bragging rights I wanted to win, and not just when I wanted to kick. That arrogant lawyers ass. The meeting in Detroit at Coney Island with a defense lawyer had its desired effect. It lit me on fire to prove he wasn't any better in the courtroom than me. Once the big show started. It was obvious that Moran Had A. Was a lot better at writing briefs than dancing in the courtroom under fire. He struggled at reading the justices that day. Justice Ginsburg engaged in a withering exchange with Moran. My experiences in courtrooms involved thinking on my feet. Maran's experiences were writing and research at a desk. My skills learned both in the streets of Flint and in the county courthouse. Were that my fastballs were placed exactly where I wanted them to go. I took that confidence to Washington. While I am at this on this rant. What really gave me another gear to win? was as condescending interaction with me. Lumping me with all prosecutors who he thinks, don't care about poor black people from flint. He was wrong on that one. He never met anyone like me before because I had more education than him and a whole bunch of street smarts earned from the University of dixieland subdivision. My guess is that until mirant started representing poor people on appeals, he had few encounters with poor black people. My hunch was proven right when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went after him with questions about what he would tell his client if he had been at at the trial and been that Vincent's lawyer in that flint courthouse. Moran Red in the face, and began to flounder badly, never gave an answer I knew at that moment he had lost the case. Any way back to the supreme, court. I shook his hand and wished him well. I learnt I leaned in his direction and joked. I said you're very lucky. I see in my last name. That with good humor shot back now. I am lucky. My last name is not Gore. Then suddenly. The clerk called the courtroom with an admonition to draw near to the business of the United States Supreme Court. And the justices appeared. On Q. In like a Vaudeville, act. Allowed Bell Rang. And, the Velvet curtains opened. There were nine justices. We're standing behind the bench staring at me. The show was to begin. My first thoughts were these these guys are really old? There's old is Moses. Leaving the court I thought to myself. Those justices were alum lot smarter than me. Justice William Rehnquist than called the case I arose, nervously addressed the court with the traditional salutation MR chief justice, and may it please the core? I confidently delivered my introduction, and thus began the longest and most thrilling twenty minutes my legal career. And there. I stood fielding questions from the justices of the United. States Supreme Court. All, that preparation kicked in. All that I had learned as a kid. Streets of Flint Michigan gave me the will to win. This was no different than playing basketball to win on the asphalt courts in dixieland subdivision. I wanted to win didn't want to win I really really wanted to win. For All the right reasons. I kept thinking. If I got to tell my grandkids about this case I sure and a how didn't WanNa? Tell them that I lost it. The justices zeroed in on questions about four sentences into my argument. Just Justice Scalia wanted to drag me off into some radical far-right swamp with an argument I didn't agree with it all. Being a prosecutor, my guess was he was GonNa vote for my position whatever they were in this case. It was those on the liberal side of the equation. I wanted to convince in order to win nine to nothing. It was necessary to find the middle of this group and go at it as hard as I could. My heart was pumping hard like I was riding my bike up the rocky mountains. My ears were beat red. I left. I left having left every bit of myself in that Tornado courtroom. Left there, knowing that all the courage and effort author risk taking in all the bobbing and weaving in that courtroom necessary to win. It was the best that I could give. I also left with two white quilt pins compliments of the court to commemorate this once in a lifetime experience. I won the case.
"us supreme court" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Update the US Supreme Court is given a big victory to the families of the twenty children and six educators killed in the sandy hook school massacre in twenty twelve CBS is the door she reports the Supreme Court ruled sandy hook parents can sue Remington arms the maker of the Bushmaster A. R. fifteen style rifle gunman Adam Lanza used to kill twenty first graders and six educators it'll be closely watched by gun control advocates who could use it as a road map and lawsuits stemming from other mass shooting Chris Brown is president of the Brady center name for White House press secretary James Brady who was gravely wounded in the assassination attempt on president Reagan this is a huge victory for the sandy hook families who have been through so much with people even if something like Alex Jones to deny the reality of the loss of their own children's lives CBS news update on Pam Coulter case CBS news time is twelve thirty two time now for our daily tech and business report and today we are joined by Bloomberg anchor Taylor rigs Taylor didn't take long for Disney's highly touted video streaming service which launched today to hit a snag what happened yeah Margie you are right I mean so on the good the good news of all of this is there is so much anticipation and so much demand from what has been an incredible marketing machine from Disney that all the users tried to go to Disney plus for their first day of that streaming service this site has had some technical glitches customers have reported not being able to log Gaynor that the streaming service hasn't been able to launch and so from the technical standpoint I think from a consumer perspective it is been a little frustrating I think the good news about all this is Disney's come out and said that it is just due to incredible response in excitement that everyone is trying to log on at the same time I think the overall consensus says if this happens for a couple hours you know it's okay this stuff happens as we remember game of thrones on their season premiere Netflix crashing when they were at your you know HBO cross when they were all trying to log in and so for now it's okay but if it doesn't get cleared up within a few days that's indicative of a little bit of a bigger problem about the back end in the technology of this but overall I think analysts are going to try to view this as a positive and really talk about how much demand there really it is for this new streaming service are you surprised a company's because Disney couldn't be prepare for that traffic yeah you know that's a very interesting question because on the back and they have purchased a company called bay I'm tack to really help out with the streaming service and the technology but you know there are reports that even the big players like YouTube Amazon they have had some problems as well Netflix's had some problems HBO has and so I think it's understandable when everyone is trying to log and it's really hard to prevent that kind of demand but again longer term that has to be solved or this could be a a real real issue other services and have the numbers of shows that Netflix does but it is cheaper do you think most people choose between the two or do you think Ross will subscribe to both well this is they get that sixty thousand dollar question right so most analysts that I've talked to clearly we know Netflix has been the leader and Disney plus hands down number two given their investments in original content and all of their old movies and all of these classics that they have in their library that they really can use to compete apple TV going to be a distant third they've a lot of money but they don't have that content yet as they ramp up this is the question right if you want to save money and you don't want.
"us supreme court" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The US Supreme Court ruled that the trump administration can divert military funds to pay for the construction of a border war also the Irish government gives a negative response to the new British prime minister's attempts to renegotiate the brexit backstop agreement he seems to have made a deliberate decision to set written on a collision course with the European Union on with our lives in relation to the president CH I think only he can answer the question as to why he's doing this and with this throughout the program DJ Zhang Chinese author and journalist and Sebastian Volga German journalist and correspondent in London for the Tigers Spiegel that's here on weekend coming to you today from Beijing this is the latest BBC news with rose Marie creek the US Supreme Court has agreed that the trump administration can use Pentagon funds to build sections of the president's promised portable with Mexico leading Democrats denounce the ruling from Washington Chris buckler the long border between the United States and Mexico has been at the center of a long battle between president trump on his political opponents in Congress Democrats have consistently blocked his attempts to secure funding to build more and bigger barriers between the countries he's repeatedly argued that the surge of migrants making their way to the US has created a crisis at the border and he said that left him in a position where you should be able to redirect billions of dollars from defense department funds to pay for the wall unlike the Supreme Court has agreed overturning a decision from a lower court the United States in Guatemala have signed a two year agreement so migration that covers US bound migrants from home to rest in El Salvador pulsing three gotcha Mona migrants will be required to fast seek asylum in Guatemala before being eligible to apply to enter the US in exchange Guatemalan farm workers will get easier access to work in the US will smile as president Jimmy Morales said his country would benefit is on the bubble made in one apple C. simply here this will put us in a privileged position as a privileged partner for the United States and as a privileged partner for the United States I say this because the United States is all main part now pro democracy demonstrators have been gathering in Hong Kong from March to the scene of a sort some protesters last Sunday by suspected underworld gangs the protesters were angered by the slow police response to last week's assaults Stephen McDonell reports whole whole police have denied permission for today's rally chief secretary Matthew troll number two in the whole Colin government has apologized for the slow police response when groups of men carrying homemade weapons assaulted protesters at a train station if demonstrators of accused some officers of colluding with triad gangs the calling for an official inquire a riot police and the black clad activists already gathering here in your long with fears of more street violence today.
"us supreme court" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"The first supreme court nomination of modern history that starts out without the filibuster option because they changed the filibuster rules for supreme court nominees during the neal gorsuch one in april of two thousand seventeen so the republicans go in already needing only a majority simple majority and they have fifty one votes so they're they're close to it already and they might pick up a they might pick up one or two red state democrats because three of them voted for neal gorsuch north dakota joe manchin of west virginia joe donnelly of indiana right exactly right and you know i'll share my theory with you on this by the way told me if you i think it was really smart of mitch mcconnell once again i'm talking about pure political plays here i know the democrats are still enraged that he held open the seed didn't give garland to hearing and all of that but by going nuclear and changing the rules and making it fifty only fifty one under with gorsuch instead of trying to do enough democrats and get to sixty right which may have been a tough tallorder anyway a closely divided senate at the beginning of the trump era but by choosing the of the former and going nuclear he did it on the easy low stakes gorsuch substitute for scalia one for one of a of a conservative had he had mitch mcconnell waited for the kennedy vacancy to go nuclear and change the senate rules it would have ignited i think he's still would have done it he would have had the votes to get it done but the backlash i think would have been so much greater and charged around this vacancy than the one around the gorsuch favorites the exclusion i completely agree and you know why i have been tracking mitch mcconnell on judges forever and just like three days after president obama was sworn in on january twentieth two thousand and nine mitch mcconnell already was calculating what he was going to do to block the force of president obama for lower court nominees and as you and i both know within within an hour of him secretly finding out that justice scalia had died he found out through a family connection he was ready to do exactly what he did that night of february thirteen two thousand sixteen saying we ain't gonna act on this person who it is and now the payoff for him is going to happen this phone terms of potentially really having this this real ideological shift from sw potential swing five four to a much more conservative holding in let's just bring five circle full circle for why it matters this is a man who does not like campaign finance regulation and he has and this court has come through that way this court will forever come through to continue lifting campaign finance regulations you know mitch mcconnell has a lot of issues that matter but that's one that that the court has delivered on is there anything else we talked about abortion but just before we go is there any other issue where kennedy played a role where the notion of precedent as you said is potentially at risk yeah i'll say one right away and that's on racial affirmative action and there's a case already in the works a challenge to harvard you know usually we see these cases challenges like the university of california challenges to the university of texas public public universities but there's been a challenge since november of two thousand fourteen against harvard private university brought in the name of asian americans even though it's actually been coordinated by conservatives who are trying to get rid of affirmative action for traditionally disadvantage blacks and hispanics that case is percolating along i think that justice kennedy might have been interested in trying to preserve affirmative action on campus because that's what happened two years two years ago in the texas case i think by the time that harvard case gets up to the supreme court or any other there will easily be a majority to get rid of yet another racial remedy amazing just the ramifications are endless and they're so huge joan biskupic thank you so much for bringing it down with us i really appreciate it thank you david that does it for this addition of the daily dc thank you so much for listening hope you'll tune in again right here next week.
"us supreme court" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"First things you said about each one of those people was their age and president trump said when he was campaigning in north dakota this week he said and we're looking i'm looking to put someone who's going to be there for forty or forty five years so age is a factor here he's looking for for a real long game legacy here which would skew towards somebody in their forties early fifties it's absolutely right in fact i was telling a very educated friend of my saying that republicans tend to put him on younger and he said to me wouldn't both parties do that no the democrat intech merrick garland was sixty three when he was nominated by president obama but the republicans traditionally have looked for them young and committed and tested clarence thomas was only forty three when he went on john roberts at age fifty when he was named chief justice of the united states was the youngest chief justice in more than two centuries well wow and did your friend that you were talking to have any theory as to why democrats don't do that now i think it was just that most people think no i think he was just he he's not a lawyer anything i think he just thought well why wouldn't both parties but i can give you mine i think the for example ruth bader ginsburg was sixty sixty when president clinton named her in one thousand nine hundred three i think they don't have that same that they are looking for the democrats have traditionally been looking for someone who has tested someone who believes in the kinds of liberal liberalleaning principles the president would believe in but it hasn't been a maker break thing the way the republicans the republicans have so committed to this that's so interesting so we don't know when we're gonna get this name do we we don't have a sense of that but we do know from each mcconnell that he's hoping to get this done in the fall clearly before the midterm elections and it seems to me that the democrats are just making a lot of noise on ono this should happen after the midterm elections but they have no lever here to poll to have any sway in that mitch mcconnell is going to run this show the democrats have no hand to play really and this is why this is going to be.
"us supreme court" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"The cnn political director i am joined here in the studio with my colleague joan biskupic she cnn's legal analyst end supreme court biographer joan first of all i've always thought for the last couple of years when the one of the smartest things politically that donald trump didn't his presidential campaign was to put out this list that was vetted by the federalist society of conservative justices saying i will only choose my supreme court nominees from this list because donald trump remember in the heat of a very divided republican field in a contentious nomination season was trying to prove to the right to the conservative base to the religious right evangelical that he was not going to pick some potential liberal or a surprise suitor kind of thing from new york and what he knows in his circles that he was going to pick a ruby red conservative and they had nothing to worry about here's the list i'll choose from any of the loud i mean it worked politically for him it really made some conservatives who may have felt concerned about donald trump come on board and it's now giving public of vetted list so that there are probably likely to be few surprises when the nomination gets underway in terms of something we didn't know about one of these nominees because we have this list of twenty five names absolutely first of all he i think there's an argument to be made that the death of the incident scalia in february of two thousand sixteen got donald trump elected because he he then use that vacancy as mitch mcconnell did to say this is why you republican base out there need need us need this this nominee and the list cord on the ballot and the list gave confidence to people the list probably also altered some behavior of lower court judges in cases if they were being watch they might have that's a good point you know and that has always bothered me and it's a hard thing to say you know that you judge so and so might have pulled that you pulled your punches here just because you thought hey i could be elevated you know that kind of thing but i think it's real these people are human beings and the most recent list we have from november of seventeen is a list of twenty five individuals many of them many of whom were on the list from may and september during the campaign in two thousand sixteen their names that your list will be familiar with i'll just mention six right off the top of the bat brick kavanagh he's fifty three years old he's a us appeals court judge on the district of columbia circuit he's a former kennedy clerk raymond catholic he's fifty one he's also a former kennedy clerk and he sits on the sixty sixties court of appeals based in michigan is where he's from originally a man by the name of opole they par who's forty nine and he's a mcconnell person mitch mcconnell from kentucky new judge the par he helped get him elevated to the sixth circuit as one of president trump's first appointees to the lower courts and he would he's indianamerican so he would also have a distinguished diversity for the supreme court thomas hardiman fifty two he is on the third circuit he's on the court that president trump sister marianne trump on he was she active ciller she seen she she senior senior he was sort of the runner up wasn't he the so i he met with the president i think the president liked him but the president obviously went with neil gorsuch to less names amy coney barrett she's forty six she's a former notre dame law professor who president trump put on deck by putting her on the seventh circuit based in chicago and then finally just for kicks will throw in a senator mike lee fortyseven from utah whose brother happens also to be on the list now i don't know if you remember rex lee i remember rex lee vividly he was the us solicitor general the first one under ronald reagan and these are two sons mike lee senator since two thousand eleven i believe and tom lee he us on the supreme court of utah so i i don't think it will come to either the lease i think we're more likely to get another one of these individuals and it might be someone who i haven't mentioned because there could be a dark horse here who somehow who surrogates have jockeyed and gotten him in play now i want to focus in on one of the.
"us supreme court" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Enact outright bans that in prior years would have been struck down and lower courts they wouldn't even the supreme court hasn't even had an opportunity to rule on an outright ban in decades just because the states it would never get up there so so a state could do that but as i say i think they'll be these other measures first and then it gets up there and this is the thing with that's political there's no case right up there that they have before to ban so so predictions of anything happening in just a manner of a few months or even eighteen months might be wildly pessimistic but here's the other thing that i i would say that isn't legal it's more political i just wonder if republicans might not want what they wish for here can you imagine how energizing it would be to the democratic party to suddenly say that women nationwide do not have the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy because it's been it has been socially economically the public portfolio is overwhelming in terms of the no matter how controversial it's been the the the history of public support here is really been on the proabortion right side a majority of the country for the basic right for the basic right exactly that's that's correct and i think that the that i think many republicans understand that and i think frankly john roberts understands that john roberts who cut his teeth in washington with the reagan administration i believe he understands two things one is the court that bears his name now both figuratively and officially nobody will be calling the kennedy court that strikes out abortion this court does he want to be leading a court that reverses a precedent from nine hundred seventy three and one that might unleash a backlash to the republican party amazing a jones they were they were to take a quick break and when we come back we will look at who are the potential nominees to replace a.
"us supreme court" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Declare a right to same sex marriage in two thousand fifteen he has he started to dilute his position against affirmative action in to end in two thousand sixteen voted to uphold a university of texas at austin rachel affirmative action program he also had been embitterment on abortion rights but casts the decisive vote in nineteen ninety two to reaffirm planned parenthood of southeastern pennsylvania against casey which upheld bro the nineteen seventy three landmark that made abortion legal nationwide and he has supported abortion rights since then very important there so let's i want to stop on abortion right there with you so nineteen seventythree you said rovers is wade becomes law the land if indeed and so let's say anthony kennedy's gone and he's been part of the block that is upheld that and a believer the president campaigned and republicans for decades have said roe was wrongly decided and we should appoint justices who will overturn roe this is a stated political goal of the republican party for some time so if indeed that happens can you walk us through how quickly might that happen how does that happen does a case get there really quickly and is it likely that rogue gets undone okay i do not i'm asking this without knowing who the nominees yet but let's presume it's a cone of neal gorsuch okay let's say neal gorsuch number two or even osama lido number two that's kind of thing in let's say this person opposes abortion rights that's not the end of the story because i'll take it from a couple of different directions one is this court is supposed to have regard for precedent they talk about it all the time this is a nineteen seventythree case it even though it has been enduringly divisive it is a precedent if people relied on that and even conservatives talk about taking that seriously now this week in the labor union case they reversed a precedent from nine hundred seventy seven one that is you know a of the same era of roe v wade where we should add anthony kennedy was with the conservatives exactly right that's exactly right so the justice is not only will be thinking about are we going to completely reverse rove e way because we don't like it simply because we don't like it what will we say about precedent and i think there's a political overlay but before i get to that political consequence about you know in terms of the republican party let me just say that i expect that the right to abortion will be restricted curtailed trimmed in many ways before would be outright overturned and i'll tell you how it can be done for example in the texas case i referred to from two thousand sixteen where justice kennedy was the fifth vote to strike down texas regulations on clinics on physician to perform abortions things that measures that frankly caused texas health clinics to shudder because they shudder both with deanna team but mostly shy her isn't closed down because they were too restrictive and these these groups couldn't remain in business so i think that we're going to see more of those kinds of regulations we might also see regulations about how soon government can actually regulate a woman's choice to terminate a pregnancy right now under the casey ruling from nineteen ninetytwo government has much more leeway after a fetus can live outside of its mother after viability and what some states have tried to do is to say that they want to impose more limits on women for example at the twentieth week before a fierce would be viable so that would affect that would really narrow the choices for women in further restrictions of access happened and what ruth bader ginsburg and abortion rights advocates across the country of said you know what's going to happen it's not gonna be a legal across america it will be legal in certain states and people who've got the money to travel will be able to have abortion it will the if the right is kurt tailed it will fall disproportionately on poor people and what you did what i didn't hear you say you don't anticipate right away out of the gate some state to actually try to make it illegal in their state and then have that be the test case that goes there are already cases percolating up our on restrictions not outright but what i would say is that the resignation of anthony kennedy is an invitation to state to to.
"us supreme court" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Know what i'll take i'll take a great news story yes we all will and there's nothing better than the supreme court vacancy it's a great it is a great washington story because it has such huge ramifications for the country don't just about justice kennedy as a person the thing that struck me about his retirement was his desire to go to the white house and the hand deliver his retirement letter to the president is that tradition or is that a specific thing of justice kennedy's there is so smart of you to ask because typically the justice does notify the president directly but i can tell you how it's happened in the past it hasn't been handdelivered like that you know as a matter of routine for example sandra day o'connor gave the marshal of the court a letter to deliver to harriet myers who then was white house counsel to george w bush that was in two thousand five in before she knew she would one day be a supreme court nominee the harry yes right right like this executive but then for example when byron white left in nineteen ninetythree he gave the letter to ron lane who you know well who happened to be a former law clerk who was working for president clinton at the time so members of the court wanting to retire will get their message sent to the white house but typically they don't go over themselves so what does that tell us about justice kent well i can tell you that he has had a bit of a relationship with president trump he did not have one prior to that although there have been plenty of news reports about his sons having been friendly with president trump sons they're all in business in new york and he over the remember he went to the white house to swear in neal gorsuch in april of two thousand seventeen they met then so i think they had developed a relationship also i know that white house counsel don mcgann president trump's right hand man on choosing nominees to the lower courts as well as the supreme court had been in regular touch with justice kennedy so there is a relationship building there and i think that frankly justice kennedy has faith in president trump and whoever he's going to nominate and what have we gotten an again i asked tradition wise and if this is different have we heard reaction from the other justices yet to the kennedy retirement oh yes they said plenty publicly but like praising him yes those kinds of things like he was wonderful we love serving with him thirty years it was great we love we love tony kaye those kinds of statements they haven't said no in fact that's what i said yesterday when i observed just as briar on the bench looking pretty easy going in happy he did not know at that point and i we kiddingly say and why is that man smiling because he does not know the liberal justices have to be devastated because justice kennedy was their fifth vote if they were ever going to be in the majority you have referred to the sometimes it's the kennedy court correct and you're now defining what that means he is this swing vote although i think it's i haven't done a fool analysis maybe he's probably cited more with the conservative or more than he has with the liberals but when he does go with the liberals especially on some of these social issues whether abortion or gay marriage or the death penalty those are big high profile national hot button moments and he gets you know we swings that other way if indeed as we anticipate that fits vote doesn't become so swinging and it really does become more of a reliable conservative five four kind of setup on the court that is change ideologically the composition of the court no absolutely absolutely because in you're you're right to point out some of these social policy wants because frankly i'll tell you right now justice kennedy was with the majority in citizens united versus the federal commission justice kennedy has always been a leader on trying to lift campaign finance regulations he's very much about the first amendment being very broad for corporate coverage as well as individual rights to the first amendment so there is speech money as speech and he also was one of the five votes for shelby county versus holder would seriously curtailed the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five but we're just as kennedy went with the four liberals to uphold gay rights across the board and then to.