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Tucker Carlson and I discuss the benefits of Higher Education and Student Loans (Michael Simkovic)

Last night I was invited to appear on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News. For the last two nights, Mr. Carlson has been inveighing against... [Author: Michael Simkovic]
Tags: Law, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Michael Simkovic

Wednesday round-up

The justices will hear argument in one case this morning: Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory challenges to remove black people from the jury pool violated the Constitution. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. Cecilia Bruni and Brady Plastaras have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At AP, Jeff Amy and Mark Sherman report that “[t]he state, defending the co...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Court, America, Georgia, Bloomberg, Ap, Atlantic, United States, Hawaii, Liberty, New York Times

Case study on the Ginsburg conspiracy theories in action

#WheresRuth. Even as the answer – working from home while recovering from cancer surgery – was covered by journalists and confirmed by the Supreme Court itself, this hashtag and similar ones populated Twitter in January and February. False allegations about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status ranged from standard political rumors (e.g., that she planned to announce her retirement soon) to massive conspiracy theories (e.g., that she was in a medically induced coma or that her death was being hid...
Tags: Post, Featured, Nbc, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Collins, ABA Journal, Woods, James Woods, Miller, Ruth, Ginsberg

Thursday round-up

Briefly: At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley notes that “Chief Justice John Roberts has made common cause with the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc as late, breaking with his conservative colleagues on cases relating to abortion, the death penalty and President Donald Trump’s revised rules for asylum seekers,” and that “[i]n isolation, it’s difficult to know what to make of the chief’s votes.” In an op-ed for Fox News, Kristen Waggoner hopes that the recent settlement between Colorado and Christian ba...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Indiana, Atlantic, Fox News, Christian, Illinois, Donald Trump, Madison, Round-up, John Roberts, International Finance Corporation, Jam, NLRA, Marbury

"Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted... that 'the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information'..."

"... [Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe] alleged in a social media post late Tuesday, citing a newly unearthed transcript of Page's closed-door testimony..... 'So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory,' Ratcliffe began as he questioned Page under oath, according to a transcript excerpt he posted on Twitter. 'But when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Department, House Judiciary Committee, Obama Justice Department, Ratcliffe, Ann Althouse, Hillary's in trouble, Trump rhetoric, Obama DOJ, Trump troubles

Morning Docket: 03.07.19

* Paul Manafort sweating today as he only has a few more hours to commit more crimes. [NY Times] * Wilbur Ross broke the law and violated the Constitution over census question. [Washington Post] * As a change of pace from the daily updates on the criminal activity of those in Trump's orbit, Canada's government is embroiled in a corruption scandal too. But it's a polite scandal. [CBC] * Driverless vehicles are going to revolutionize everything -- including the law. [Legaltech News] * A wide-r...
Tags: Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Fox, Canada, Fox News, Justin Trudeau, Cbc, Trump, Ny Times, Jimmy, FSU, Morning Docket, Wilbur Ross, Dan Markel

"Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased."

That's the headline for a column by Annie Karni in the NYT. Excerpt:As Democrats have moved to the left, Mr. Penn, with his centrist politics, has become alienated from a party in which he once reigned as a winning pollster and is a frequent guest on Fox News and the author of op-ed articles criticizing the special counsel’s investigation as a “partisan, open-ended inquisition.” He has even adopted the president’s term “deep state” to describe people he views as Democratic operatives sabotaging ...
Tags: Law, White House, Fox News, Clinton, Penn, Trump, Clintons, Mueller, Politico Magazine, Mark Penn, Annie Karni, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Ken Starr, Mark Penn Ex Clinton, Trump is like Bill Clinton

Wednesday round-up

Today the justices close out the February session with an argument in the most notable case of the term so far, The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Npr, Economist, ABA Journal, American Legion, Round-up, Mark Joseph Stern, Howe, Nina Totenberg, Lambert

Tuesday round-up

This morning the justices will hear oral argument in two criminal cases, both involving federal supervised release. First up is United States v. Haymond, a constitutional challenge to a statutory provision that requires judges to impose additional prison time on sex offenders who violate the terms of their supervised release. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Inst...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Ap, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Jackson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Cornell, Hyatt, American Legion, Round-up, National Review

Morning Docket: 02.21.19

* Accountants are the new bakers when it comes to discriminating against gay people. I guess this means tax prep is more a matter of artistic interpretation, which in fairness explains Amazon's tax bill last year. [Fox News] * Tesla GC self-driven back to Williams & Connolly after two months. [National Law Journal] * "Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move." Who can forget that "immortal beloved" letter about urolagnia? [Star Tribune] * A good look at the renewed effort to...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Government, Diversity, Tesla, Copyright, Beethoven, Fox News, Lgbtq, Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Biglaw, Strip Club, R. Kelly, Star Tribune, Rosen

Calling Trump on telephone — "He just picks up."

WaPo article about how Trump actually answers the phone. It's so weird when people do that.The chatterbox in chief has eschewed the traditional way that presidents communicate with members of Congress, calling lawmakers at all hours of the day without warning and sometimes with no real agenda. Congressional Republicans reciprocate in kind, increasingly dialing up the president directly to gauge his thinking after coming to terms with the fact that ultimately, no one speaks for Trump but Trump hi...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, Conversation, Gop, Fox News, Trump, Bush, WaPo, Ann Althouse, John Barrasso R Wyo, Obama is not like Trump, Trump keeps in touch

"How do you know there's something not right with the coverage? When they simplify it all and there's no gray — there's no gray."

Yesterday, I tried the episode of the Mike Drop (Mike Ritland) podcast with Lara Logan, but it's over 3 hours long and the first half hour is lightweight warm-up chatter. Did she really say she drinks alcohol at breakfast and drinks a lot generally? How long did it take her to say what America means to me is freedom — 10 minutes? I do understand how these podcasts work, but I couldn't watch. This morning I'm seeing....And I see a tip about where to begin, so let me cue you to there, about 8,000 ...
Tags: Law, Israel, America, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Propaganda, Trump, Breitbart, Logan, Lara Logan, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Left-wing Ideology, Trump derangement syndrome, Fake News

"President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela’s military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido..."

"... and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro’s government. 'You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything... We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open.'... In remarks broadcast on state television, Maduro accused the U.S. president of speaking in an 'almost Nazi style' and lashed out at Trump for thinking he can deliver orders to Venezuela’s military. 'Who is the commander of the armed forces, ...
Tags: Law, Socialism, Miami, Venezuela, Fox News, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Juan Guaido

Democrats Reject Push To Alert ICE When Illegal Immigrants Fail Firearm Background Checks

Fox News: Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms — but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks. The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill 23-15, in a strict party-line vote, sending it to the House floor. If approved by the full House, the bill would be the most significant gun...
Tags: Florida, Congress, Senate, Military, Gop, House, Arizona, Gun Control, Fox News, Lindsey Graham, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Gabby Giffords, John Cornyn, Greg Steube, Steube

Thursday round-up

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse writes that Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote last week in June Medical Services v. Gee to temporarily block a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals was not surprising, because “circumstances compelled the chief justice to stand up to a stunning act of judicial defiance” by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. At Take Care, Brianne Gorod and Rebecca Damante argue that “wha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Alabama, Ap, Fox News, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ray, Round-up, Mark Sherman, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, George Barna, Roberts, U S Court of Appeals

"I don't understand why the generic labeling of a time slot on a schedule means very much. People seem to be acting as though [Trump] just sat around watching Fox News."

"These seem to be the same people who don't like anything Trump does anyway, so you'd think they'd be happy that he's just idling. Does a schedule full of meetings prove you're a hard-worker, getting things done? I've gone to a lot of meetings where I felt my time was wasted and I was being kept from working. The people who schedule a lot of meetings maybe have a bureaucratic mindset and care about the superficiality of looking busy. I think an uncluttered schedule is helpful to a person with se...
Tags: Facebook, Law, White House, Wikipedia, Time, Fox News, Lincoln, John, Johnson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Marie Kondo, Buster Keaton, Union Army, Hari

"Comedian Bill Maher was accused of racism after making a fried chicken joke to a Black Republican during an interview on Friday’s HBO show of 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'"

Fox News reports, showing this tweet:Video: Here's Bill Maher lobbing a clearly racist joke to GOP Congressman Will Hurd, asking him if he gathered undercover intel for the CIA out "by the Popeye's Chicken."— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 2, 2019 Did Bill Maher lob "a clearly racist joke"? Yes. Maher reveals that he's a racist. Yes, but Maher isn't a real racist, just a smug guy who thinks he can play with racism. It's not "clearly racist...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Gop, Fox News, Cia, Bill Maher, Maher, Popeye, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Will Hurd, Racial Humor, Curtis Houck

"[T]he hallmark of fanatical centrism is the determination to see America’s left and right as equally extreme, no matter what they actually propose."

"Thus, throughout the Obama years, centrists called for political leaders who would address their debt concerns with an approach that combined spending cuts with revenue increases, offer a market-based health care plan and invest in infrastructure, somehow never managing to acknowledge that there was one major figure proposing exactly that — President Barack Obama. And now, with Democrats taking a turn that is more progressive but hardly radical, centrist rhetoric has become downright hysterical...
Tags: Law, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Medicare, Venezuela, Fox News, Medicaid, Paul Krugman, HARRIS, Schultz, Teddy Roosevelt, Hugo Chavez, Krugman

"Trump gets just 41 or 42% in head to head match ups against 7 likely Democratic candidates for President."

"He trails Joe Biden 53-41, Bernie Sanders 51-41, Kamala Harris 48-41, Beto O’Rourke 47-41, Elizabeth Warren 48-42, and Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand each 47-42."PPP polls. (Full results .)Also in the poll: 45% think "members of Donald Trump’s campaign team worked in association with Russia to help Trump win the election for President." 43% say no. And 45% "think that Donald Trump has committed any crimes since he began running for President." 41% say no.There's also a series of "Who do yo...
Tags: Law, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Fox News, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, PPP, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Cory Booker, MSM, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Trump 2020

Tuesday round-up

On Friday, the Supreme Court removed Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, from the February argument calendar. Amy Howe has this blog’s updated coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that the court “could reschedule the showdown for later this term to consider a trial judge’s rul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Jackson, Economist, Round-up, Gamble, Howe, Greg Stohr, Commerce Department, Steven Mazie, Pacific Legal Foundation, Department of Commerce

Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced in state court to only 81 months for murder of Laquan McDonald

As reported in this lengthy local article, headlined "Jason Van Dyke given relatively lenient sentence of under 7 years in prison for Laquan McDonald shooting," a high-profile killer seems to get a relative low sentence in an Illinois courtroom yesterday. Here are some of the details: Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of Laquan McDonald, bringing to a close one of the most racially fraught and sociall...
Tags: Law, Obama, Fbi, Chicago, Fox News, Illinois, Donald Trump, South Carolina, James Comey, Trump, Laquan Mcdonald, Hunter, Walter Scott, Michael Slager, Cook County, McDonald

Some weary sighers and defeated shruggers are telling The Atlantic that only a shocking disaster can end the shutdown.

I'm reading "Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster/Aides on Capitol Hill fear that a dramatic government failure may be the only thing to force President Trump and the Democrats back to the table", from McKay Coppins:The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—goes like this: Washington is at an impasse that looks increasingly unbreakable.... For a deal to shake loose in this environment, it may require a failure of government so dramatic, so shocking, as to galv...
Tags: Law, Washington, Atlantic, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Trump, McKay Coppins, Trump White House, Pessimism, Ann Althouse, Trump's new Congress, Trump's shutdown

Gillette's toxic masculinity ad isn't the problem; toxic masculinity is the problem

Gillette is facing a lot of praise, and a lot of backlash, over its recent ad slamming toxic masculinity culture. The ad offers two views of men. The first—a boy bullied and called a "sissy," a man grabs at a woman's rear, a businessman condescending to a female employee. During, a voice over notes that men make the same ol' "Boys Will Be Boys" excuses. Then, vignettes of men doing better—intervening to stop sexual harassment, being attentive fathers to their daughters, promoting peace over v...
Tags: Law, Fox News, Gillette, Greg Gutfeld, Jon Hyman

Monday round-up

This morning the justices begin the second week of the January sitting with two oral arguments. First up is Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, in which the court will decide whether an implied discretionary function exception bars a negligence claim against the TVA. Gregory Sisk previewed the case for this blog. Ushin Hong and Russell Mendelson have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second argument is in Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc., which...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, White House, Court, United States, Wyoming, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Oklahoma, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cornell, Hyatt, Round-up, Reuters

"Sources confirmed to Fox News that the White House has quietly reached out to a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy."

"Under new White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, a ready list of top-tier candidates is being updated. The low-key, unofficial heads-up is similar to when rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement were rampant in 2017 and 2018. He announced last June he would leave the court."From "Ginsburg absence shakes court: White House makes preparations, coming weeks seen as key" (Fox News). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Gop, Fox News, Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Ann Althouse, Pat Cipollone

Morning Docket: 01.11.19

* Divorce lawyer lays out how this Jeff Bezos divorce will go down. [VICE] * Michael Cohen is going to testify to Congress, so that's a new circus to look forward to. [CNBC] * Florida's newly passed law allowing felons to vote after they've served their sentence may have an exploitable flaw. A former Florida Supreme Court justice notes that the law requires the potential voter to satisfy their complete sentence, which might include fines or restitution payments that no one ever expects the con...
Tags: Florida, Crime, Law, Congress, Divorce, Iowa, Rape, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fox News, Npr, Jeff Bezos, First Amendment, Cnbc, Voting Rights, Reuters

Wednesday round-up

The justices wrap up the first week of the January session today with one oral argument, in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court will consider whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Richard Re previewed the case for this blog. Clotilde Le Roy and Jarrett Field have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote for...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, New Orleans, Fox News, Republican, Economist, Hyatt, Trump, Round-up

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly to leave Justice Department after new AG is confirmed

As reported here via Reuters, "Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Russian election meddling probe, is preparing to leave the U.S. Department of Justice in coming weeks as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the department is set to take over, a department official said on Wednesday." Here is more: William Barr, Trump’s pick to replace Sessions who was fired soon after the November midterm congressional elections, is set to appear for a confirmation hearing ne...
Tags: Law, Senate, White House, Russia, Fox News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Department of Justice, Moscow Russia, George H W Bush, AG, Barr

"Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility...."

"Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. 'The more "woke" staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,' she writes [in her forthcoming book 'Merchants of Truth']. Trump claims he is keeping the 'failing' Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a 'Trump bump' that saw...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Trump, Ny Times, Howard Kurtz, Abramson, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Merchants of Truth -RSB- Trump

Wednesday round-up

On Monday evening, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe writes for this blog that the report “focus[ed] on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.” At, Tony Mauro notes that “[i]t was the second annual report in which Roberts discussed the need for the judiciary to take steps to end sexual harassment in the workplace and to make it easier for court employees to report improper conduct without run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Economist, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Hill, Roberts, Jess Bravin, Lydia Wheeler, Steven Mazie, Amy Howe

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