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The relationship between Justice Scalia and RBG

Fox News Rundown

10:42 min | 8 months ago

The relationship between Justice Scalia and RBG

"Lies in state in the Capitol today, the first woman ever given that honor in the first Supreme Court justice since William Howard Taft and he'd also been the president. Justice. Ginsburg's casket was at the court for two days for people to pay their respects, including President Trump, and the first lady booed when they got there. The president has had nice things to say about Justice Ginsburg since her death, you may agree. You may not disagree with her, but he was an inspiration to a tremendous number of people. I say all Americans, and now, he says, it's his job to fill that seat on the court. I think it's very important that we have nine justices. And I think the system is going to go very quickly. The president plans to announce his nominee tomorrow. Joe Biden, and a lot of other Democrats say he should fill that seat if he wins the election in light of Republicans blocking President Obama from filling a seat in an election year, the seat President Obama would have filled incident. Scalia's went to Neil Gorsuch instead of Merrick Garland. For all the fighting. There's been over Justices Scalia and Ginsburg in life. They were very good friends. People always find it surprising that they were such good friends, Christopher Scully's the Eighth of Incident. Scalia's nine Children. There's a new collection published of his father's writing called The Essential Scalia. Their friendship went back. Really to the early eighties, when they were judges together on the D C circuit Court of Appeals, which is kind of like the second most important court in the country, and they they had a good working relationship that which really started back then they would help each other revised their drafts and their opinions. Apparently, the other judges on that court really didn't like getting advice about their writing and how to improve the clarity of what they're writing in the force of their arguments. But Justice Ginsburg liked getting and receiving that kind of advice, and so did my dad, and they formed what he called a mutual improvement society during their time on the court there. And And they had other things in common. They were they had similar backgrounds and that they were both New Yorkers grew up in New York around the same time, different boroughs but around the same time and shared a love of opera. Good wine eating good food. Both of their thousands were excellent cooks. Marty Ginsburg, in particular, is kind of a legendary cook, who would put together wonderful meals every New Year's Eve and they would celebrate New Year's Every every year is well. So you know, despite all their differences, and all the many things they disagreed about, including a number of opinions in this collection. They had a wonderful friendship were able to kind of focus on the things they had in common. Your dad in Justice Ginsburg, I don't know the statistics on how often they concurred or dissented on cases. But I imagine that they disagreed. Maybe as much as any two Recent justices have my right. Yeah, I think that that sounds right. I don't know the statistics, either. I think people would be surprised by how often they agreed with each other. But on the real hot button cultural cases, they often disagreed one of her most important, most famous opinions. Was Virginia Military Institute case from the mid nineties. And my My father wrote a dissent to that case, which is in this collection, the essentials, Scalia and it was hey actually gave her the draft of that descent a little bit earlier than one usually does just so that she would have more time to kind of Deal with it and grapple grapple with his arguments. And and, yeah, some of his most staying the sense we're in response to opinions. She didn't necessarily right but but joined, And I think that's probably true. Vice versa. Tell us very about the big bouquet of roses she got from him. My dad would get her roses for her birthday and I guess the Ah, I think the last time he did that. So the year before he died, one of the editors of the Essential Scalia Judge Jeffrey Sutton was visiting my father in chambers on on Justice Ginsburg's birthday. And he saw that my dad had two dozen roses for Justice Ginsburg and Judge Sutton started teasing Dad saying, You know, I haven't even gotten my wife two dozen roses over the course of our entire marriage. Why would you do this? And besides, When was the last time she cited with you on a really important 54 decision? You know, he's poking fun, You know, not not really being serious, but My dad gave a serious answer, which was some things are more important than votes. As I think I just kind of a great encapsulation of their of their relationship of their friendship they had they had Very different opinions of politics and of their jobs as a zoo judges and of what laws, men and with the Constitution, man. But, uh, how they voted wasn't the biggest factor in their relationship. It wasn't that those opinions didn't matter. And it wasn't that they compromised their beliefs for each other. But they didn't let those very strongly held beliefs undermine their very deep friendship collection of Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia is writing sort of like a greatest hits album. It's opinions and other writing about the law and the Constitution again called the Essential Scalia. This is really just a collection of his greatest Legal writings, opinions, speeches, essays and they collected together give a really good sense of white. Exactly. He was such a significant Supreme Court justice on it. They're having in one collection really makes it tangible for anybody understand that we'll just as a legal reference work. You've got to think it's going to end up being bought by or four A lot of lawyers and judges know absolutely in law students. I hope you know that he he wrote. Clearly, he wrote, Hey, had so many memorable phrases and his opinions. His logic was so strong and convincing that people just kind of they often went to his opinions first. And so it's good for people to kind of have that as a resource to keep going to those opinions. Even you know, even after His passing is also besides the legal community. It's also like you said. It's very readable, even for non lawyers for just a general interest audience who might, but he was just simply a very, very good writer. Yeah, it's exactly right. He hey, wrote. For? I guess we would now call it out of transparency. You know, Even when he was writing Supreme court opinions, he understood that they should be understood themselves by everyday citizens, not just legal eagles and people with legal degrees. He kind of a recurring theme of his opinions. Is that people should know what the court courts are doing and people that the court should not usurp power that properly belongs to the people. And I think that kind of reverence for the Democratic order is is kind of manifest in his in the clarity of his writing a lot of times if he had a vote, a personal vote on how a case would turn out it may or may not a lot of times did a line with how he ruled, But sometimes it probably wouldn't have right. Yeah, I think that's true. And that's especially true in one example is when he sided with the majority in a flag burning case. The majority ruled that, um, it was constitutional sorry from burning the flag was constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment so prohibiting that in the state law was unconstitutional. My father often explained that he did not like Three idea of flag burning. If he were a king, he would ban it. But clearly to him falls under the protection of the protection of the First Amendment, and a lot of conservatives to this day do not like that opinion. My father thought the Constitution was clear about that. There are many examples in this collection, the essential Scalia of instances in which he stands up for the rights of the accused defendant's rights. There's a famous case in here where search and seizure cases as well there a couple of those in here where he just thought, you know the police do not have authority, for example, to use Scans of houses, Tio identify Marilou who was growing marijuana without that was an illegal search examples like that s so if he could just pass a law That was one thing, but actually sorry, there couldn't be even be lost for that because they so clearly violated the Constitution, even though obviously he wouldn't have approved of those particular actions. Sure. Hey, was also notice the talker during oral arguments. He has asked a lot of questions and clearly sometimes, though, they weren't really questions. They were just arguments he was making to his fellow justices. Do you think he went into most cases with his mind made up based on the briefs, and the president is a bad thing, but not usually the case. I think that the justices, you know, I can't say for certain, but my hunch is that they often have to go in with a pretty good idea, but I think for the most part, they do ask questions, not just Not just to be heard or not just to make arguments, but because they want to really engage with the arguments that the lawyers are making in the forward to this collection, Justice Kegan first of all, very happy that she agreed to write this beautiful forward, But she she says that she says just that, you know, Dad would ask these questions because he loved argument and kind of loved mixing it up. It wasn't just kind of wasn't just for show though he did. I think you're right. He was very kind of an engaging speaker and There was some study years ago that that found he was. He was the funniest justice by the standards of he drew the most laughter from the courtroom during oral arguments, which obviously isn't the most important thing to do, but just shows how much he he enjoyed that process that love for debate. Did it? Was it a two way street was? Was he persuadable? Absolutely. That's something justice Kagan mentions in her forward. She doesn't say when she ever changed his mind, but says They change each other's minds at times. Well, Christopher Scalia, It was great to talk, Teo, The book is called The Essential Scalia on the Constitution, the courts and the rule of law. Chris Scalia. Really good to talk to you. Thanks so much, Thanks so much appreciate your time.

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Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 8 months ago

Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court

"Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court where she will lie in repose for two days her casket arrives today for a private ceremony inside the great hall with their Supreme Court colleagues family and others close to her then it will be moved outside for public mourners in line with coronavirus guidelines on Friday Ginsburg will lie in state at the capitol the first woman to do so and only the second Supreme Court justice after William Howard Taft who'd also been president Rosa Parks a private citizen was lain in honor at the capitol next weekend's Berg will be buried beside her husband Martin in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery the feminist icon and leader of the court's liberal bloc died last week from cancer I'm Julie Walker

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Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And   al-Baghdadi's death

MSNBC Morning Joe

14:24 min | 1 year ago

Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death

"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going

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"william howard taft" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show

"The Pulitzer prize winning no ordinary time. Subtitle, Franklin and Eleanor in the home. Mm, front and World War Two. She then earned the Lincoln prize for the runaway bestseller team of rivals. And for those of you who don't recognize that book title, you might recognize it as the basis for Steven Spielberg's, award-winning film Lincoln, and she then won the Carnegie medal for the bully pulpit. The chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her newest book is leadership in turbulent times, and I love this book because it goes all the way back to the very beginning and looks at how the four presidents. She studied most closely, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Theodore Roosevelt FDR and BJ how they found their footing goes all the way back to their first entry into public life, and we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, uncertainty, fear, and hope. How did they establish themselves as leaders? What did other people recognize in them? But also. How did they manage their lives day today? How did they get to sleep? Where there any tricks that they used any social conventions or rituals that they used to maintain composure. In the hardest of times, we dig into all of that and as such, we get all sorts of tidbits and life lessons from not just ORs. We talk about her life as well. But these presidents she has studied so in-depth. And with that, I had a blast with this episode and let's get right to it. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Doris Kerns Goodwin..

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"william howard taft" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on WLOB

"Two six as we get to some calls i i would take note of the president who followed teddy roosevelt he was only a one termer probably it was a better chief justice of the supreme court than he was a ah president but certainly he did one thing all three hundred pounds of it that makes him an essential part of a book titled the president's and the pastime what was that curt smith well in fact he we go from tr who loathes the sport to william howard taft who loved it and who inaugurated the rite of spring known is throwing out the very first first pitch which is a a relic a right if you would that that really should be practiced by every american president donald trump who is somehow manage to absent himself from each of his two opening days and i would hope that he would reconsider that particularly since and i know we'll we'll talk about him later on but he's a great baseball fan and who'd have played major league baseball which surprises many people but william howard taft and you mentioned his his considerable he wanted to be a pitcher he had pitched amateur baseball in the eighteen eighties he wanted to pitch in the majors he settled for being president and i would ask anybody who who remembers television in the in the nineteen sixties to think of the great jackie gleason show and a recall a character from that show reginald van gleason the third top hat details the mustache race fullest gazelle all three hundred pounds of him that was william howard taft here is in nineteen o nine and he's watching his first big league match and the washington post says the game was interrupted by cheering which spread from the grandstand of the bleachers as a crowd recognize the president of course to which i would suggest that is wait was hard to miss x so the next year taft from the very first game throws out the first pitch and they had to give him basically make room for two seats for william howard taft because he encompassed both but from then on it really made opening day a very special occasion and anyone who has lived in washington as you have or rocking denies the niche of of washington and and the base and rabbi understands what that means.

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Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 15 -- live updates

America's Truckin' Network

01:56 min | 3 years ago

Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 15 -- live updates

"Toronto van attack this is the four thirty report i'm troy adams breaking now people were injured in farming and a few years back another individual was run over as well so all four people were victims and passed away toronto police say that at least ten people have died following a van attack on a busy street more in an update from abc news ten fifteen injured after a van barrel down pedestrians on the busiest street in toronto the van was going quite fast witnesses here have said and anyone in its path was mowed down why toronto police chief mark saunders still doesn't know there's nothing that we have on on on him right now though not previously known to police the van driver twenty five year old alex minassian of ontario appears to have deliberately toppled people one after the other canadian authorities said there's no apparent connection to terrorism it was all of twenty six minutes from the time it started to the time the driver was take taken into custody aaron katersky abc news toronto menasian will appear in court in the morning west mac leaves in his richmond hill neighbourhood of toronto this is our first great tragedy of this kind in the toronto area and try will never be the same again the white house issued a statement of sympathy and support candidates prime minister justin trudeau will discuss the attack in the morning sharon reed abc news now the latest traffic and weather together the on southbound seventy one the left lane is closed due to a roadwork between william howard taft road and the lytle tunnel other than that we're not seeing any major lazer accidents on tri state highways at this hour just a few wet roads out there if you see any issues give us a call for two one six three nine seven now forecast from the exergen temporal scanner weather center and iheartradio station tonight.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Great note to end on to pay tribute attached remarkable children his daughter helen taft becomes president of bryn mawr incredibly distinguished scholar of history another son charley taft is mr cincinnati the repeated governor of cincinnati the robert taft is mr republican the most influential senator of the twentieth century who becomes the leader of the 'isolation est wing of the republican party in contrast to is in our and the more internationalist wing tafs greatest legislative achievement is the taft hartley act which forbids secondary boycotts that is boy cots by against all who do business with a company that's being boycotted in the first instance and secondary boycotts had been the crusade william howard taft opposed both as a judge and as president and finally chief justice and there's a complete poetic symmetry in the idea that his son forbade them in federal law but it so in that sense the son was directly inspired by the father just as william howard taft had been inspired by his own father so the taft family really has this beautiful gacy filial piety and also electoral achievement from father to son to grandson adapt to great grandson and the overwhelming legacy is that of public service and of devotion to country above party and another reason to admire the tafs in these polarize times jeff it's been a great pleasure to talk to you about the book almost as great as it was to read the book so i suggest that that you all do that and then tell your friends about it as well thanks for writing it thank you so much for coming to see and thanks to all of you.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Underappreciated talent further vindicating your you had that's the right agit of the most under appreciated constutional figure since george mason following up on your reference to the chamber of commerce there's an observation here that taft was influenced by william sumner who taught view of economics that we would describe as laissez faire nearly like an payan round what did the founders madison and so on say about too little structure and too much chaos of his lese fair before the founders say taff did study with if not sumner social darwinist at yale who took that position but at his yale commencement address he said society has moved beyond the extreme fair attitude and now recognizes the need for antigen government to meet the needs of society so he was neither a extreme libertarian nora anything like a big government progressive he was a pragmatist who believe in liberty and that's why he said the goal of government is to be as efficient as possible while meeting the needs of the people and preserving liberty so that was his view what were the founders i you can do this better than i but you know ranging from the libertarianism of jefferson to the monarchism of hamilton the republicanism of madison there was a sophisticated mix among the framers but none were libertarians in sumner sense and to learn more go check out the scrape downstairs i have to get your train so this is the last question enough to i think how did taft life influence the career of his son robert taft kim senator majority leader.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"I have an idea but i don't want to keep jinx myself by revealing it so let take thank you okay all right to keep aren't keeping your shouldn't say maybe someone little siamese something else and all i will i'll think long thank you more questions okay thank you someone is collecting more i don't know okay okay all right mrs g baker from iowa city rights interesting president taft ever express any opinions on lincoln's presidency and how he went about freeing the slaves and to recognize our nation's racist heritage taft was a devotee of quality and african american calling of affonso taft to afonso left his law library inscribe something to judge taff the only man of his time we're actually believed in the equality of african americans and taft committed to that principle he supported african americans who were on strike and he did not share the racial prejudice woodrow wilson for example who has shameful legacy but taft on lincoln was mostly taft was devoted to lincoln as are most constitutional president and he was so impressed that lincoln always insistent on constitutional justification even for his extra constitutional actions taft notes in our chief magistrates powers that will link it although lincoln suspended the rid of habeas corpus which congress gives the power to do because of the exigency of wartime lincoln insisted on going back to congress once the emergency past and convincing congress to endorse his suspension so taft gave that as an example of how lincoln always acted within the constitution as much as exigency allowed and i think he was inspired by lincoln's constitutional sample.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"You close the book with a very eloquent several pages coda that reflects on taps story in a contemporary setting several things you've said tonight clearly resonate with our immediate environment some people recognize that as you as you went and you say that that limited government democratic deliberation checks and balances of rule of law vigorous restrained a constrained presidency of presidency courts and congress all vigorous but constrained by the constitution are increasing have increasing appeal in the current environment and you say that's true of conservatives of the battalions progressives what's the ovens for that look at this wonderful crowd here at the national constitution center coming hungrily to educate themselves about civil dialogue and constitutional discourse and i think because they're saying so that my friends on the progressive side are criticizing the current president in precisely the same terms that my friends on the conservative and libertarian side criticized president obama namely that president rules by executive order is heedless of constitutional constraints and makes direct appeals to the people in order to invent the constitution poses a danger to our constitutional order any citizen who lives online and reads the blogs and watches television knows that public discourse is not living up to the madison ian ideals of thoughtful deliberation and public reason and when one reads taft about the necessity of promoting reason over passion and slowing down.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Was precipitated the impeachment of andrew johnson johnson was impeached for violating the tenure of office act which tried to constrain the president from firing subordinates including the secretary of war without congressional consent johnson did it anyway he was impeached and narrowly acquitted and taft in this opinion says the judgement of history has been the tenure of office act unconstitutionally restricted the president's power to fire his subordinates establishing the principle of a unitary executive who has but discretion over the officers he appoints tafs decision was questioned during the new deal by justice brandeis who said that congress does have the power to set up quasi independent agencies like the federal trade commission that can't be fired and in the reagan administration the court of held congress's power to create independent prosecutors can't be fired this issue may soon be back before the supreme court but taft has become a hero for devotees of the unitary executive both the line conservative who believe in a strong presidency with control over these brand of course the the tenure authorization for appointment of independent counsels expired the congress in light of the experience chose not to renew i don't think it was any sentiment really to renew it none at all democrats had enough of it during the clinton years there some perhaps changing too and i won't ask you to apply about an issue that may come before you but there is a bill pending in congress oh sponsored by senator coons and others that would restrain the president from firing the special prosecutor and its constitutionality might come before the court and if it does taft myers opinion would be relevant once again president lincoln spent a long night in the white house convincing republican senators not to pass a law that would give turn your tenure of office to his war cabinet.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Getting money to build the judicial conference and he was passionate about it i guess he felt that his role wasn't constrained in the way that it was president but let me ask you 'cause you'd have a better sense was that appropriate for him to lobby the congress that way i think it was maybe it's just the it's been the norm ever since it hasn't been a lot to lobby for there was a long time when the judges were loving for a pay increase because they hadn't had one eighteen years or something and the juju two justices lately it's been for years now justices kennedy and briar goto the hearing for the the annual budget by any budget i guess it's annual in the congress and make the case presenting the budget for the entire judiciary that seems to me entirely appropriate and they're subject to questioning about that administrative matter nothing else so i mean in a way it's easy to see opportunistic i mean he looks into article too and says i can't interfere with the congress i can't try to alter their deliberations and in article three now he's jewish area looks endowed ical three which is very brief and decides he can do it yes but the at least the theoretical justification for it would be the madison ian one namely his vision of the president deriving power from the constitution and not from the people constrains the president to engage in popular leadership because the fear is that will make.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Elevate charles evans hughes he elevates of justice white not not byron white your sister cynical strategic so strategic it's such an amazing story he's as you say he's but he's got to appoint a chief justice and he says when he signs the commission it's an irony that i urine so much to be chiefs should be signing the commission of one who will take my place was very transparent about his thoughts is about two point charles evans hughes as a young dynamo governor of new york will go on to run for president and alarmingly will probably outlive taft so taft calls hughes from the white house when choosing on his way dressing for the interview and calls off the interview and instead he appoints edward douglass white a sixty five year old southern democrat whose only qualification for this bewildering appointment is that he's likely to die time for taft to take his place so points white chief justice sir about ten years in goes on but he refuses to expire and taft is constantly checking in on stop by in washington how you doing are you feeling you know to like a little more cheese and white just perseveres and shows no signs of retiring to test distress happily for taft white unexpectedly drops dead of heart attack right at the moment when taft is beginning to despair and then president harding has to appoint a replacement and then there's this tense moment when harding dithering and he's thinking of appointing someone else and thankfully for taft he's enjoying a bipartisan revival of popularity both because we'll sony internationalist like his support of international courts and his role during the war revive's his pro labor credentials and faces his reputation as the father of injunctions so he's nominated by harding and confirmed by overwhelming majority and what an amazing fulfillment of this lifelong dream ever since his father when he was in his youth and told him to be chief justice greater to be president.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Velde a suit against standard oil which roosevelt had blessed as president and roosevelt believe taft had tacitly endorsed too but by bringing the suit taft embarrassed roosevelt deeply because it suggests that roosevelt had been duped by blessing a merger to placate jp morgan who he thought was saving the country during the crash of nineteen hundred seven and roosevelt's sister baiming roosevelt said taff original never forgave half for bringing the suit but taft believe that the law required and that's why he did it and that combined with a few other firings sever their relationship so judge ginsburg is one of the most distinguished antitrust experts in america you ton antitrust law school and you've had many important cases about it who's view of antitrust was more persuasive well i think frankly i would side with taft here the the regulatory approach is ultimately of expressed in the creation in nineteen fourteen of the federal trade commission more or less along the lines of you just describe for the proposed bureau corporations and if you see the building outside the the ftc in washington there is someone strong figure is big sculpture in concrete of restraining what would seem to be a wild horse which is business or maybe it's a pair of horses quite dramatic so anyway the litigator approach strikes me as having been much more productive over the years the ftc is from time to time taking more regulatory approach that's out of favor gun now because of a lot of untold consequences when government agency becomes a regulator without a specific mandate from the congress what how to regulate it what exactly to do when i was the justice department running the trust division we we were ministering the decree involving the breakup of at and t we had the judge greenwood get a petition from one of the broken up companies that they want to go into some new business he would ask the department we had a whole staff of people evaluating whether it'd be competitive for them to we were a little a little fcc ftc altogether and it was totally inappropriate role for a law enforcement agency so.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Jeff where did he get the idea i mean i don't see the chain of reasoning in article two president executive branch that led him to conclude he could not lobby for his proposals in there's a he after he leaves the presidency delivers a series of lectures at yale which are collected in the great book our chief magistrate and his powers and the fact that he calls the president of chief magistrate sign of limited role which she gets from james madison which views the presidency as a ministerial office responsible for carrying out the will of the majority of congress which was the whig view that prevail at least until andrew jackson and then it was totally transformed by roosevelt and wilson so in our chief magistrates powers just reads the constitution says congress has the power to make the laws and the president to take care of their faithfully executed and i think he's just being a strip construction as well as drawing on this tradition so sofa facing contrary to self interest may be an uneven politically very damaging or limiting i should say what he could accomplish because of that tremendously so he could have done a little bit more lobbying on behalf of the tariff bill and draw some lines in the sand instead by being totally passive he allowed the bill to satisfy no one his compulsive truth telling is also really politically damaging that phrase about the best tariff bill the republican party ever passed was strictly true but incredibly unwise i called it a kinsley gaffe after the great journalist michael kinsley who said in washington a gaffe when a politician tells the truth and ten cent sort of compulsive truth tank telling that that got him into trouble but his biggest political true political asperger's aspirin.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"And have you tell them tell you exactly what they're trying to achieve there's no mystery about what apps vision of the presidency was because he extensively wrote about their volumes of his speeches which i've helpfully condensed down into short pages you can read them too and he runs for president on a constitutional platform he wants to put theodore roosevelt's activists executive orders on firm constitutional grounds he agrees with roosevelt's environmental effort to conserve lands for federal protection and he agrees with roosevelt's platform bringing antitrust suits but he disagrees with the idea that the president can achieve his domestic and foreign policy goals through executive order from there as a result he decides he says the task of the next administration will be to perfect the machinery of government and to put the executive orders on the firm constitutional grounds and that's why has main promise in the campaign of nineteen eight is to persuade congress to lower the protective tariff at the time the republican party is split over tariffs there are revisionists led by progressives who want to lower them because they believe that the protective towers favor eastern manufacturers over western farmers and hurt consumers by raising prices for all their stand pat republican conservatives in congress and the platform is kind of wishy washy and says we commit to a revision of the tower without specifying how much this is so controversial that roosevelt wins out and refuses to engage the tariff battle because he knows it will tear the party apart but taff the principal constitutionalist conservative says in his inaugural address i'm going to call congress into a special session immediately and strictly construing his promise he does exactly that and he calls the special session and the congress people are all waiting for tafs leadership.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Tafs final words he can barely speak he also has a sort of stroke and he's carried to the car from union station and and spy figure henry pringle says the occasional darling escaped his lips he's kind of thinking of his wife they were very close but she was a tough customer always withholding approval like father and perhaps that's what spurred him against his instincts to higher and higher achievements i think his closest friend theodore roosevelt a similar relationship trying to be trying to please tr he is he is you say lionize tr idolizes him and is such an effective administrator you were right to note his administrative achievements that tr considers him the indispensable aid and points him secretary of war and he's appointed by mckinley to be governor of the philippines and rose wants him back to be on the supreme court and taft so much wants to print court seat but it's the only administrative task ever successful in and he's so popular in the philippines that when he threatens to leave there's a popular demonstration the filipino people crying out karen moss taft we want taft they're marching in front of the presidential palace they're so appreciative of him for creating an education system and writing a constitution that he will luckily gives up the supreme court seat and roosevelt crossley says all right stay where you are i understand cav you but roosevelt says only i could clone you there could be one could be chief one could be on the court and one can be secretary of war and another could be chief administrator and then there's this great moment in.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Dad but then the combination of his father's conditional provable and also his wife's provoke yeah that's a lot to deal with w i think wanted him to be president before he before they were married ambition for him nellie taft goes to the white house under president harrison when she's a young woman before she's out as debutante and she so in trance by the glamour of washington that she goes home in ohio and tells friends someday i will marry a man who will be president of the united states so i can go back to the white house and she was single minded in this devotion she marries taft he wants to stay on the bench she's constantly pressing into advance in his career and strategizing with him as he moves ahead and she's also withholding approval from him and he says sort of plaintively you're so cross with me i try to be good but anger even though i know you love me all the same she's deeply intelligent they read trollop together they fund for their love of books when they're according and he so devoted to nellie that when she chiefs her i'm brian and teams the white house and it's just at the top of the world just after several months in the white house she has a tragic stroke when they're on the presidential yacht and when taft learns of her condition he looks like a great wounded animal according to his aid archie buddy so distressed about his beloved wife and she's seriously disabled and he tenderly nurses her back to health teaching speak again saying they're just say the that's that's better drawing i know you can do it spending hours every day tending to her and finally she recovered some of her speech so it's incredibly poignant and tragic that she wanted so much to attend the white house's on able to enjoy the fruits of this achievement whereas he spurned it is sort of burden with the whole thing but yes they were devoted to each other and when he dies.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"Which isn't good enough for the father he agrees reluctantly to go into politics and the experience repels him because he's appalled by the local corruption and finally he's elected and then appointed a judge and he finds it a kind of heaven because his father has trained him to believe that being a judge is the greatest calling the father was a judge in ohio and was vilified for his principal opinion to clearing the importance of the separation of church and state and repudiating law which had prohibited the reading of the catholic do bobble and taft the son attributed his father's subsequent political problems to this principle decision and he took from his father the idea that devotion to principle is important above all and then the final thing to say i guess about the relationship with the father is it may have played into his relationship with his weight so we think about taft is our largest president and he was three hundred and forty pounds when he was president but he was not large for most of his career basically he had beaten his feelings president because he hated being president and after he stepped down as president he lost seventy five pounds in less than a year on a paleo diet involving lots of fruits and vegetables and gluten free biscuits and beef bullying and for most of his life he was quite trim as a result and when when he was large as president he had obstructive sleep apnea he would couldn't sleep for more than a few minutes and he would jar awake every few minutes and as a result he would fall asleep in public.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on We The People

"And giving portrayal of a whole person a person who hadn't one of the most extraordinary careers in in the course of our history really now when i started reading the book i didn't know a lot about taft s personal life of course we all know that he was lampooned for being our largest president but i knew a little bit about his his work and reform of the federal judiciary which was very important and we'll be with us is still today we'll discuss that but i didn't no doubt that many people here now that having been that he was not only elected to in ohio lower court but that he served has governor the philippines secretary at war president and chief justice of course and some other administrative posts as well he was a brilliant administrator in a way that for very few models very few people that can even since then who can have a claim like that to successful administration so i'd like to let jeff bring out a little bit for you i about his about the man before we delve into his career the careers fascinating but i think we understand it better as you will when you read the book because you do i traverse his his history and education and personality so jeff why don't you tell us a little bit about his relationship with his father william howard taft revered his father alphonso taft afonso taft was one of the founders of the republican party he helped draft the republican platform of eighteen fifty seven which denounced the.

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"william howard taft" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

02:16 min | 4 years ago

"william howard taft" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"Thanks for being with us on this labor day monday september five gordon deal with jennifer kushinka coming up this hour could tack nerve north korea also it's five o'clock somewhere unless you've been acquired by wal mart story from the wall street journal and british club that are fanning swearing that story in about twenty minutes both tradition dictates that each newcomer to the supreme court must serve on the committee that oversees the courts cafeteria a one hundred eighty five seats facility open to the public on the building's groundfloor so four rookie justice neil gorsuch as the courts most junior member he is the chief justice of the grill here's this morning's jennifer kushinka to the new vigo's goes the unwanted job believe it or not it justice neil gorsuch the newest member of the supreme court is in charge of the court's cafeteria just raven at the wall street journal has written a story called supreme court's junior justice asked around the cafeteria don't eat their insurance is now jessica what exactly are gore such as duties well you know the uh the supreme court is a surprisingly intimate institution there only about or 100 people who work in that building and the building has happened periodic ground floor that fact the cafeteria was required of the original climb the 1930s by chief justice william howard taft day man known for his great appetite for justice and other things and since then it has been a uh picture of the building in the nineteen 70s management of it was transferred to a committee and in nineteen after juppe's o'connor became first will round the court in 1980 one he felt this worn berger adding the the food on a supply appointed her to be on the cafeteria committee that oversees that facility and ever since then the junior member of the court have had to be on this committee and a along with rank and file employees like you know library azores secretaries or a police officers in a you know who keep the court running and so it could unusual tribunal within the tribunal there the.

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