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hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield and welcome to "legal view." there is a reason the new york primary is officially just called the big e. donald trump who was starting to coast is back on a rocket ship. right towards the republican nomination today and hillary clinton after a seven-state losing streak.
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well, that's changed. she's launched into almost game over territory and both of them have had i think you can fairly say it, folks, blowout wins. trump's support was so strong it actually turned the empire state building trump red. take a look. it didn't last long though because once the democratic vote came in as well this whole thing at cnn which we worked out with the building well then it turned blue. the donald dominating all of new york except the place he lives. manhattan. that's right. his home borough actually voted for governor john kasich. the guy who was busted in new york for eating pizza with a fork. i guess all is forgiven for committing the ultimate sin under the new york city sun. here is the new york delegate numbers right to left. a big bagel. the zero for senator and
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choosing instead to go to next week's battleground. virtually no mention of cruz yesterday or today. he's officially moved on. >> the wealth of pennsylvania. >> yeah. he sure wants it. as for the two big winners, make no mistake, they needed to win big. hillary clinton and donald trump certainly did take their victory laps. >> we don't have much of a race anymore based on what i'm seeing on television. senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. as you know, we have won millions of more votes than senator cruz. millions and millions of more votes than governor kasich. we've won and now especially after tonight close to 300 delegates more than senator cruz
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where we're really, really rocking. >> in this campaign, we've won in every region of the country. from the north to the south to the east to the west but this one's personal. the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight. >> all right. time for our panel to get in here. political conservative strategist in the middle and only where she's get zittinsitt. and definitely not really on the left. but also charles blow. he writes a column for the "new york times." i think a lot of headlines say these are blowouts and everybody agrees they are blowouts especially clinton. no one expected it. i think the big question as we
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move out of new york is this race over? are these now the presumptive front runners? are these official and can they have general terms? >> they've been to presumptive front runners. it's whether or not either of the second tier or second place runners to make a play for it. new york made that incredibly harder for them to do. on the republican side, cruz actually, trump is right, had no chance mathematically to get to the magic number. his play now is to simply say i'll amass enough delegates to be a real player at the convention and if trump doesn't min wynn on the fir win on the second or third, maybe they turn to me because people don't like him. on the democratic side, you know, bernie had an argument that he was trying to make is that there's a lot of momentum and people has the energy. he was doing better against
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republicans in the general. in the polls. now new york kind of crushes a bit of that and takes the air out of that. last week and before that, he was talking a lot about how she was a regional candidate and running in the south and not yet moved out of the south. new york again says she's playing well even in states that are not in the south and any state that has a diverse electorate, she plays well and that is a problem for his arguments. >> i'm going to talk more about the diversity too because she really nailed the black vote last night and bernie sanders did not despite a big, big effort. first, back to the republican race. the cruz/trump battle is just getting louder this morning. if you call tweets loud. i want to show you a couple of things that happened. donald trump tweeted out what he thought about ted cruz this morning and ted cruz said something about donald trump. here's donald's tweet this morning. ted cruz is mathematically out of winning the race. now all he can do is be a
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spoiler. never a nice thing to do. i will beat hillary is what donald trump tweeted. so not to leave that unanswered, ted cruz said this about what he thinks donald trump feels about him. take a look. >> donald right now is terrified. it's the reason donald won't debate. because he can't defend his policies. the math is virtually impossible for donald trump. donald trump is not getting to 1237 and nobody is getting to 1237. donald is so scared because of the last three weeks and particularly the win in wisconsin put the nail in the coffin. he knows that he doesn't get to 1237 which means this race is headed to cleveland. it's headed to a contested convention. >> is trump terrified of cruz and i know he's not personally terrified but is he terrified of the cherry picking mechanics that ted cruz has proven to be
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masterful at and no suggestion he's not masterful going forward? >> i guarantee there's no terrify or no fear in his voice. he took a happy victory lap. here's what's interesting about those numbers, ashleigh. you have a sitting senator in texas. a sitting governor in ohio that cannot even get 50% of their own state to support them and here in new york, more than 60% came out in support of donald trump. also, back in 2012, donald trump amassed more than four times the votes of mitt romney. we had motivated people to go to the vote for donald trump. he had proven time and time again that he can win in every part of the country. so yeah. it's all about the political game that mr. trump might not thought he would have to play but guess what? he's catching up and doing it masterfully. he's got a great team in place. >> he's catching up. hired a lot of the right people from 1976 and know what they're doing. you can't deny. 60% is a big number and came out
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with a fantastic headline that you can't miss and sanders and kasich are expecting them to say should drop out. the opposite. should ignore any pressure to quit. let me read quickly for you the graph as we like to call it. refusal to anoint a front-runner appears in poll after poll as dispirited voters don't like mr. trump, mr. cruz, and mrs. clinton. and this should be a wake-up call to leaders of both parties and missing something about their own member's priorities and mood. it might teach them what voters might want from their president. stay in the race is the democratic thing to do even though it makes us all crazy. and to clarify a couple of things that scotty said. yes, donald trump won his home state and ted cruz won twice as many votes and in his seed of
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texas and donald trump did in all of new york. and cruz did it with 17 people in the race. ted cruz won 13,000 more people in wisconsin than donald trump did in new york. we need to put things in perspective here. it's not over. it's not over. everyone expected. it was baked into the cake that donald trump would do well yesterday and will do well next tuesday and then you'll hit rma and in may, the momentum swings back to ted cruz. in oregon, washington, indiana, these are places where donald trump is not very well organized. in washington state, they sent out the campaign with notices two days after the deadline for four delegates to get on their slate there. he does so -- you're going to look in may that donald trump might get 950. 970 at most. and then after that, he needs to win 80% in order to make 1237. this is far, far from over. something else that was interesting last night about donald trump. he was very thrilled about the
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fact he won new york but did you know new york is probably the least democratic state when it comes to selecting delegates? the entire state party selects the delegates. voters don't select the delegates. they don't have precinct caucuses where actual voters go and they pick the delegates. the state party is the one. >> that's not true. that's not technically true. it is a congressional district. [ talking over each other ] >> he calls them party elites and corrupts. >> one thing i talked about before is in the democratic race -- >> i'm enjoying this. >> i know, me too. i need to get -- [ talking over each other ] >> now there's -- >> it's not corrupt anymore because of the state and county. >> you are reflecting the vote of the people. that's the difference of it. >> i do want to ask this question.
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i teased it before and there was a reason. bernie sanders, when he was coming into new york, you alluded to it and the minority vote, he went all out, charles blow. he had spike lee out there with the phenomenal commercial. i think rosario dawson in there and a couple of big celebrities. danny glover. he had been jealous. the former naacp president and if you look at these numbers, hillary clinton got 75% of the black vote in new york for democrats and sanders couldn't pull in more than a quarter. is that his story going forward or just not going to happen? he can't do it in new york. >> it doesn't look like it's going to happen among minority voters, right? particularly black voters. it is better than what he did in the south and the south, he was getting about 14% or 15% and here he's getting about 20% in new york and some other midwestern states. got over 20%. but it is not cracking anywhere near what he needs it to crack in order for him to carry these states. >> it would have been new york if anywhere, right?
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>> and you would think so because like you said, you have these very big cultural icons who come out in his favor but that is not swinging the base vote and i think what i described it as before is the functional pragmatism among the voters who don't trust big dreams. they kind of trust things that they believe and will happen because there's a big gap between what is promised to them and actually delivered to them. >> i'm going to leave it there but there's definitely a trip here show in the office. without question, thank you. and thank you charles blow as well. i want to go to cnn senior political analyst and the atlantic. so a couple of things i wanted to touch base with on you and when i was watching there's night, all of the various speeches and the comments that came out, it's hard not to notice that donald trump gave a really short speech. usually, they are very long. when he's winning, you know, he's just like it was short, to the point, policy-based. is this the way he needs to be?
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is he taking direction from these new and veteran folks that he's brought on to his campaign? >> it certainly looks that way. they had a veriy unconventional campaign to start. and not supported by a lot of organization underneath. that might have worked if donald trump had steam rolled the field but got stuck at 40% of the vote. last night was the first time that he denied reach the majority of the vote in it but he's a plurality front-runner and not a majority front-runner. that's the knife's edge. they need clearly a more professional operation because every delegate matters. he's not really running against ted cruz anymore who has no chance of getting into a first ballot. he's running against himself and whether he can get there or not. >> and you know that he is running on his shoe string and not putting any money into tv advertising has done extraordinary well in the game and it's getting more strategic. i want to show you the gop
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advertising spending for new york. it's pretty remarkable. kasich spent a total of $837,000 advertising in new york and did well with it as well. ted cruz spent $361,000 but the bigger number is 0 and that's what trump spent. advertising in new york to come out with 60% of the vote here. but do you expect like i just said, the game is changing. it's getting strategic and it's delegate-based. do you think he'll spend more money advertising or figure out ways to woo the delegates? >> i think both. and there are accounts he's going to in fact invest in california that looms at the end of the critical final step if he can get over the 1237. the important thing about new york is not only did it reaffirm donald trump's strengths but won 60% of white voters with a college education with the dom nan nant group throughout but reaffirmed the limitations of ted cruz and made wisconsin look like a one-up. what was so unique in wisconsin
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is that it was the first state with an exit poll where ted cruz won. most voters who are not evangelical christians. in new york, back down to 12% among them. and at 17% among voters who are not e van jell cals. it's a preview of next week because not a lot of evangelical voters he relies on. it's a question of whether it's big enough to get him over the top in the first ballot because he's not grown in the way the previous front runners have towards 50% of the vote on a consistent basis. >> good to have you. thank you. >> thank you. >> you think all the bickering over party rules and delegates doesn't matter? it actually means everything. which is why the republican leaders are huddling at a very nice resort in florida this week. find out exactly what they're up to, what they're talking about pool side and how that makes its way into a big list that gets
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all eyes on florida right now and it's not for a vote.
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it's the republican party's most powerful and influential members that are getting together for this annual spring meeting. sort of a triannual thing. and it's kind of run-of-the-mill. it doesn't usually get a lot of attention but a key part of the gathering is that the members of the rnc committee are going to consider whether to recommend changing some of the rules for the convention this summer. oh boy. can of worms because those rules could impact how the nominee is actually selected. for his part, paul ryan will chair the conventions, speaker of the house and taking on the claims by donald trump this whole process is what trump says rigged. >> i think the rules are the rules. and people know the rules going into it. we are going to follow the book by the rules and that is exactly how this convention's going to be run. it's very important it's done that way. >> are you concerned in any way about how messy this could be in the second or third ballot? even donald trump. >> i don't want to spend my time
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thinking about this. i'm busy with my day job. so this is something outside of our control. it very well may be that somebody gets 1237 delegates before the convention and then this whole open convention question is closed. but maybe we'll have an open convention. if we do, we'll deal with the situation as it arises. >> i want to spring in sean spicer, chief strategist and communications director for the rnc. thank you so much for being with me today and welcome from sunny florida. my first question to you is while that it's nice outside, i want to deget for your feeling you go into the meetings. the behind the scenes reporting is that it is an all out brew ha-ha about whether you should keep the rules or stuff the rules for new ones. what's going on in there? >> reporter: so generally speaking, what happens is every four years, the rnc makes recommendations to the convention rules committee about changes that are suggested and they truly are that.
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just suggestions and recommendations. reince priebus suggest they leave all decisions to the elected delegates. >> i know that the technical reason for that, sean, is that, you know, reince priebus is saying this is such a keg of you know what that if we change anything at this point, all eyes are on us and it could be problematic. so let's just keep it in place. but there are others who say keeping it all in place just keeps all the power with the big party brass to be able to wrangle things their way and even bring in what they call a white night at the end of the day in the convention. it's clear to those watching this process there are two divergent sides within the rnc meeting. what's going to come out of it? a set of new rules for the committee or a blank piece of paper? >> well, again, understand that nothing is going to come out except the potential of recommendations. and as i said, the chairman has
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been clear that he believes all of the discussion should be left to the elected delegates. the idea that the rnc should get in the middle and create any sense that something's being done that might potentially support or oppose one particular campaign is not a good idea. we should leave all the decisions to the elected delegates who have been chosen by the republican grassroots voters from coast to coast. there's a lot of attention here and i think there's nothing else to talk about. what comes out this week is rnc largely deferring to the delegates elect and allowing that conversation to occur in cleveland this summer. >> the strange thing is that everything seems upside down, sean, when reince priebus says, leave it the way it is. let's not mess around. let's not get involved. it's exactly getting involved. the charge from donald trump that these existing rules make the process rigged. and it allows people like ted cruz who are not winning in the numbers to go and say offer free
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travel to the convention to get a delegate on his side say his second ballot and said that's rigged and we need change. so is it possible -- >> look -- >> this guy. i've read about him. solomon yew from oregon to toss out the existing rules that mimic the house and go with something called the roberts rules of order. we're getting a great civics lesson but roberts said they're a lot more democratic and take power from the big rnc bosses. >> a couple things. number one, the rules in the process we're using are the same ones we used since 1856. so not following this procedure would actually be changing the process. so i think that's one thing to keep in mind. and second, the current process does allow for the majority to have its will of delegates to win on everything. whether it's the rules, the platform, whatever that is, all the issues that come up in cleveland will all be decided by
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1237 delegates or a majority of those on the floor. so the majority of delegates who have been elected by the republican grassroots are what's going to have their will in cleveland this summer. the chairman's point in this is that nothing that's discussed here this week in cleveland as it pertains to the convention will have an actual impact on what gets done in cleveland. it would be merely recommendations and our job is to ensure everyone sees that we are the fair arbiter of the process. the less that we do to create confusion, the better. we need to make sure that everybody sees this process. it hasn't happened since 1976. so for a lot of people, frankly unhappy with the process, we need to make sure we do everything we can to educate people about what's going on and to do nothing to further cloud the process. >> to educate them. so i'll just book you right here and now for when the hollywood meeting is over and you can talk to me about every single thing you guys talked about behind
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closed doors. is that okay, sean? >> absolutely. but remember, they're not closed doors. cnn's got a camera inside. >> true. >> there's -- >> but there's so many closed doors. >> i love the fact that we're out here discussing it. it's a lot better to have a nice breeze. but there's no closed door meetings. everything is open. come on down! >> thank you for the invitation. i'd love to. thank you, sean spicer, we'll talk to you in a few days hopefully. >> you bet. coming up, after two years, after 100,000 people first exposed to lead water in flint, michigan, several officials are now facing criminal charges. the announcement from the prosecutors to come shortly. tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever. entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine.
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we're about 20 minutes away from a significant announcement in the flint water crisis investigation. a michigan attorney general bill schuette with his team expected to announce the first criminal charges in this case. it's supposed to happen at about 1:00 p.m. eastern time. we'll bring to you live as soon as it happens in a half hour. two years ago, that state
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michigan decided to save some money by switching flint's water supply from lake huron which was pretty clean to the flint river. we learn about the charges levee against these people. it's always amazing when you hear about public officials being charged because you always assume they have a degree of immunity. with crimes, these are criminal charges. potentially prison time and, you know, in the civil complaints because of class actions and so many allegations of particular people, state officials, local officials that they in the civil complaints said help to contribute to the flint water and the people of flint michigan. we'll show you who they are and what they're charged with.
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mike glassgow the city official was the utilities administrator for the city of flint and two counts. tampering with evidence and willful neglect of duty and the two state officials and the michigan department of environmental quality. that is the state government at least in the civil complaints said the dirty deeds were done and first of all, stephen bush, michigan department of environmental quality. misconducts in office and tampering with evidence and violation of the safe water drinking act and mike prisbee, an engineer with the state and misconduct, tampering with evidence and violation of the safe drinking water act. now in the civil suit, i've got to tell you, they allege, ashley, that stephen bush actually failed to and made the decision to not put that anti-corrosive agent into the
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water. and he said they testified and told the epa they did that. another defendant said he was told to change some of the facts and figures. >> that, in fact, is exactly what i wanted to get to and i'm wondering if it will have a huge baring on the defense. and he was then a supervisor at the flint water plant doing all the water testing. and then he told cnn just in an interview in march he was given instructions by the michigan department of environmental quality. he was told according to him that he would alter the water quality reports and remove the highest lead levels. he told that to cnn and imagine that is going to show up in court if this ever goes to court but ultimately, what can these men, these three men face for the various charges they're looking at? >> take a step back. when you look at glassgow, he's
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charged differently than the other two defendants. the tampering of evidence and willful neglect of duty. that's a misdemeanor. higher up on that level is the misconduct in office charge which is a peculiar charge in michigan but essentially, you criminalize public official actions in three ways by non-feasance or doing something stupid or malfeasancmalfeasance something wrongful. the lowest level is what mike is charged with and then the others are more serious. that's up to four years and also, the tampering with evidence and misconduct in office, five years. >> what about the violation of safe drinking water? >> those are charged as misdemeanors. so any crime that's serious but in the grand spectrum of all of these other felonies, it's lesser on the spectrum of serious crimes but just looking at the charges alone. mike glassgow is treated
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differently than the other two defendants that goes in no small part to the defendant today. >> saying those guys told me to do and i imagine point at one another in the case. again, if it gets to any kind of courtroom. thank you to you two. thank you for that. we're going to bring you the news conference when it happens and expect about 25 minutes from now. top of the hour. make sure you stay tuned for that. that tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary school. front and center on the campaign trail last night. and many days before. but last night, an extraordinarily emotional moment for hillary clinton as victims families pursue a lawsuit. it's against gun manufacturers
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. big wins last night in new york for donald trump and for hillary clinton with both candidates gaining a lot of momentum as front runners of their parties. it's proving their messages are resonating with voters. wrapping up the new york victory speech last night, you may have noticed this really poignant moment where secretary clinton introduced a special guest in the crowd and all of the sudden, it was full emotion. have a look. >> there is a remarkable young woman here tonight. her name is erica. erica migelski. she lives the truth of what i've been saying everyday. erica's mother, dawn, was the principal of sandy hook elementary school.
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and she died trying to protect her children. her students. erica was devastated as any family member is. and she couldn't imagine life without her mom. but then, she got thinking. she got back up. she'd never been involved in politics before. she has made it her mission to advocate for common sense gun safety reform. >> after december 14th, 2012, secretary hillary clinton said erica turned her sorrow into a strategy and her mourning into a movement. it's also true for the families of the five other adults. and the 20 children who were murdered that day. shot to death at their school with the bush master a.r. 15.
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by the time it was all said and done and the shooting stopped, unloaded 154 rounds from the semiautomatic rifle. the principal, erica's mother, was in a meeting but had stepped out into the danger when that shooting began to find out what was happening. she was at the peak of her career. the families cannot get their loved ones back but still seeking justice in the lawsuit they brought against the gun manufacturers. the people who built the a.r. 15 and the connecticut judge just ruled yesterday that a lawsuit on their behalf can in fact move forward right into the discovery process. even a trial date has been set. april 3rd. 2018. two years from now. this is huge. first time that we've had a case like this go into discovery. cnn legal analyst paul callan and former prosecutor. jessica, i know people would wonder, why this case? why is it able to get that
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strong federal protection, the protection of lawful commerce in arms act which effectively had been covered for the gun manufacturers to say, you can't sue us, the guns, not us. >> strong protections. but the parents are trying to get around this. they're saying that the gun manufacturer should be held accountable for what they're calling in strong words unethical, oppressive, and immoral marketing tactics. the gun manufacturers have specifically targeted young men who play video games like "call of duty" and targeted civilians who they say are just not fit to be operating these military style rifles and firearms. in particular, the lawsuit itself puts a very fine point on it. if we can take a look at a full screen, it says the bush master defendants militaristic marketing reinforces the images of the a.r. 15 as a combat weapon for the purposes of waging war and killing human beings. it continues on this marketing
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tactic dove tails with the widespread popularity of realistic and addictive first person shooter games most notably "call of duty" that feature a.r. 15s and rewards players for head shots and kill streaks. they're going at it saying that this was negatiligent marketingd violates a statute of unfair trade practices. >> what are the chances that to some people that sounds like one hell of a reach to go after the marketing but the judge has a reason for doing what she did. >> this is a novel theory and frankly if sustained it could shut down the gun industry. there's very aggressive marketing done with virtually every kind of weapon. some on television and some in magazines. this ruling by judge barbara bellis, by the way, highly respected in connecticut. apointed to the court in 2003 and just considered to be a smart judge.
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i think is correct under connecticut procedure but in the long run is not going to mean a lot. this motion just said you have the right to go forward with the case at this point. the court has jurisdiction for right to hear the case but there's a federal immunity statute that said if a gun manufacturer is being used because a gun was used in a crime, they get immunity. in other words, as long as the gun wasn't defective, this wasn't a defective gun, you can't sue the gun manufacturer. that's step two. there will be another motion made and maybe before any discovery is completed to dismiss the grounds of the federal immunity statute and may well win on that. we'll have to wait and see. >> fascinating and we'll definitely have to follow and see what's next. je je jessica. thank you. ba big win for a transgende high school student in west virginia. given the right to use the
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a transgender student feeling vindicated after winning a federal lawsuit that allows him to use the boys restroom at his high school. that's gavin grim on the right and he's told cnn he thinks that discrimination against the transgender community comes from people who get bad information. >> when you consider certain, you know, i guess arguments or what have you, it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. but i think a lot of it is just misinformation and people haven't had a chance to really deal with transgender people in
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meaningful way. we are people that are not this weird alien thing or concept. sort of people trying to live their life and be their self. >> this involves title nine and that affects other states and we know there are other states that have passed transgender bathroom bills. what happens to those states now? >> now you have an interpretation of federal law saying that transgender students have to be accommodated. here's how this case went down. the department of education regulations implementing title nine and they say that there shall be separate facilities and it uses words like male, female, and sex. the reality is that they wrote a letter saying, hey, when we said sex and male and female, we also meant that transgender students should be recognized. and that's what this case boils down to.
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because if that basis of sex and male and female in theunambiguos not allowed to write opposing regulations or letters interpreting its own regulations. butambiguous, it can interpret those. female and sex are ambiguous or unambiguous and they said they were. it was not provided for in the regulations. therefore, the office of civil rights was allowed to interpret it and was allowed to give transgender that empowerment. >> if you are the north carolina governor at this point looking at what's happened in virginia, do you say, well, okay, if i have to abide by this, it only applies to students. it doesn't apply to the grown-ups and i will leave my bill in place or can you have a bill that separates by age? >> that's correct. i mean, federal government, federal jurisdiction is limbed by nature.
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it's lichmited within the constitution and the idea behind this republican form of government is that the states reserve the power to regulate in many different areas. in fact, the default is that the the state is allowed in most other areas. take the view that this is a limited ruling and i'm still empowered. my legislature still empowered to govern as do all of the other issues of the police power and that means the health, the safety, the morals, the general welfare of the state constituents. >> it's still complicated but safe to say, victory in virginia and we'll see the effects elsewhere. danny, thank you very much. appreciate it. still waiting as i mentioned before for that live announcement from the michigan attorney general about the criminal charges in the flint water crisis. you can see the live mikes are set up in flint at this time. the press is assembled. this has been long awaited for a lot of people who are sick in
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