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Jan 1, 2010 12:00am EST
want to talk about on this table? we have bill clinton, george w. bush. >> this was condoleezza rice's swearing-in as our secretary of state. she lived in the building where my husband and i lived, and she is an accomplished musician. we were fortunate to attend one of her musical evenings, and she called me and asked if i would administer the oath of office. i thought that was a great thing to do. it showed a bipartisan spirit, and we are all proud to be servants of the u.s.a. it should not matter that i happened to have been appointed the bench monday jimmy carter and president clinton, both democrats. i thought that was a very nice gesture on her part. >> who else on this table do you want to talk about? >> this is my granddaughter, one of three granddaughters. it was taken in the fall of 1992, when president clinton was running for office and his wife, hillary clinton, happened to be visiting the nursery school attended by might then 3-year- old granddaughter. they are doing the toothbrush song together, and this picture was featured in "the new york post." when i saw it, i
Dec 29, 2009 8:00pm EST
, james madison, james monroe, daniel webster, george marshall, and of course madeleine albright. when she was secretary of state, madeleine worked together with a secretary clinton to launch the federal government's vital voices democracy initiative. today, this is a nonprofit organization that works to train and organize women leaders from around the world. before being appointed to tear position by president obama, she served as a u.s. senator from new york where she was a strong advocate. as first lady, for 8 years, she worked many issues relating to children and families, especially health care. she led a successful bipartisan effort to bring care to millions of children's through the children's health care program. her biography is one of firsts. the first first lady to hold a law degree.4' the firstçó sitting first lady o be elected to the senate or any public office. the first woman to win statewide election in new york. the first woman to win the president as a primary. the first first lady to ever win a grammy. [laughter] that was for her audio recording on her groundbreaki
Dec 30, 2009 8:00pm EST
lower court georges -- judges come to the same conclusion? is there a need for us? what do you think? nope. it is already in a form. suppose they reach different conclusions. -- it is already uniform. supposed to reach different conclusions. we will probably hear it. if they all reached the same conclusion, we probably won't. that isn't 100% of it, but it is the basic idea. now you can see how i could do this. now you can see how it is possible. >> let me ask you about your chambers. it seems a lot different than where you used to be over in the senate. are there to clerks in here? >> and there are two upstairs. >> it doesn't get any more exciting than this? >> i like a pretty quiet. -- it pretty quiet. >> it is a different atmosphere than the judiciary committee? >> absolutely. this, by the way, this is what happens next. the parties, the people that hear the cases. that is 80 a year, out of 8000, 80,000 possible, 8 million altogether -- these are the ones where the judges disagree. >> does that mean there are 80 times that these parties come to the court room? >> the different part
Dec 29, 2009 12:00am EST
years ago, that ran 18 minutes. >> i'm weeping. >> you remember george burns once said he loved the newshour, he went to sleep to it every night. he may have been watching that piece. i don't really know. but no, it's -- in the culture in general there is a shrinking of the sound bite. . the al lead people who play whatever video game, so we are -- super mario games. it affects us all. and that is tremendously problematic. if you're talking about trying to explain something, that people who are here today, we had moments in the panel where, as an aside, i would ask someone a question, what do you mean by that? they took a minute and 20 seconds to have the exchange. that is obviously a problem. >> people are presented with the idea that they do not have to think beyond a minute and 15 seconds. add to that the willingness of the politicians to exploit that. they used to be calling that demagoguery. and you end up with situations like this summer with health care, where we had these town meetings. you had people who are just completely ignorant going out and acting in very disruptive w
Dec 28, 2014 11:27am EST
president of the united states on may 7, 1992, president george h.w. bush. so that is a connection between him and the bill of rights. the second also concerns the date. but it is much more than a curiosity. president bush was in office on the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the bill of rights, december 12, 1991. and he took that occasion to point out something that is very important, namely the connection between our bill of rights and the rights of people everywhere. for a long time, what our constitution gave us, a declaration of rights that actually had teeth. that is what is unique about our bill of rights, it actually has teeth, it is actually put into operation, it is actually enforced. for a long time, that concept was an oddity. for more than 150 years, the idea that a legislative act is void if it infringes the right of the people found very few adherents anywhere else in the world. but world war ii, where president george h.w. bush fought with great distinction as a pilot, changed that. the enormity of the evil that was perpetrated by the third reich, often unde
Aug 8, 2017 9:37am EDT
that was the talk of washington. a perennial guest was george meany. >> rob george meany. >> who regaled their audience with irish songs. and by the way goldberg's wife dorothy regaled with yiddish songs. your question is well taken. most of the jewish justices were not really practicing religious jews. starting with brandeis, he came from a family -- he grew up in louisville, kentucky. his parents were german speaking jews from prague. his mother was said to admire the ethics of all religions and the rituals and observances of none. in their home they never celebrated the jewish sabbath or han ukkah but christmas. brandeis continued in this tradition. >> we don't want to give away the whole book. >> i'll tell you one of them. okay. brandeis was a prolific letter writer. 1900, his two young daughters were on vacation in the days before christmas in new york to see relatives. brandeis wrote a letter to them saying, please don't worry. the christmas tree is set up and santa claus will be here to greet you. the other thing which i find fascinating is he was very close to his brother
Jul 3, 2013 9:05pm EDT
george washington of thee offer -- author forging of the presidency. live on c-span every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> they thought coming west, they would leave behind the racism. the sunshine and a little more benignly on them here. of themer a number telling me it was a more cruel kind of racism. a smile on the face but a dagger behind the back is how they describe california. they were not allowed to live in any of the cities, not even small town. they were locked out. the only land available to them or these patches of land. literally, when you write up on the land and look at it, it is so salty it looks as if it snowed there. this is the land available to them. they build their little wooden shacks here. no water. they had to go into town to fetch the water. no city sewers. they had outhouses. no police roamed the area. it was a no man's land. >> african-americans who migrated to california from the south. as we explore the history and literary life this weekend on c- span two's book tv and american three. tv on c-span pack the supreme court considered a case regarding affi
Nov 26, 2009 8:00pm EST
portraits. the first chief justice appointed by the george washington. then he gets elected to be governor of new york and decides that is a better job, so he resigns and becomes governor of new york. did you have a beautiful portrait of john marshall -- then you have a beautiful portrait of john marshall. you have a chance to let people know their story, and that carries over to the west conference room where you have the two instrumental justices in this building. william howard taft on one wall. >> i like to go sometimes on a quiet night to the conference rooms because the portraits on the walls are all of my predecessors as chief justice. to some extent, you look up to them whereby with the degree of appreciation for what they have gone through. they are probably looking down on me with bemusement or amazement each of them has a special took story to tell. you look up at john marshall and appreciate the importance as a court, moving it from a situation where each of justice wrote an opinion. right next to the most unfortunate predecessor, the author of the dread scott decision
May 28, 2017 2:30pm EDT
was indeed. --erennial guest was george the labor leader. -- >> rob george meany. >> to say that was an obvious is -- i was shocked. >> goldbergs wife -- yiddish talk. >> i will come back later on to one anecdote. to question -- your question is well taken. justices werewish not practicing religious jews. --ndeis came from a family he grew up in louisville, kentucky. his parents were german-speaking jews. he was raised almost as a christian. said to admire the ethics of all religions and the rituals and observances -- in their home, they never celebrated the jewish sabbath or christmas -- chronic and everything but christmas -- brand is continued in this tradition. if i can tell a quick anecdote -- >> we don't want to give away the whole book. -- prenticeht ok was a prolific letter-writer. 1900 -- his two young daughters the days before christmas in new york. a letter to them saying, please don't worry. the christmas tree is set up and santa claus will be here to greet you. was close it is, he with brother alfred, who remains in louisville. month for six weeks -- our cousin alfred wo
Dec 24, 2014 9:05pm EST
foundation, and during the george h.w. bush administration, he was chief lawyer of the labor department. to 1991, he was chairman of the administrative conference of the united states, and from 1987 until 1989, he served as an alternate delegate at the u.n. in geneva. he has also been a liaison to the jewish community under president reagan. practicesrmiel constitutional law. he teaches constitutional law first amendment and a course on the supreme court. he is also part of the american bar association on individual rights, and he writes a blog about explaining the supreme court to law students. he is a co-walker of the definitive graffiti of william j brennan, who i am sure we will author on- definitive william j brennan. we have reporters who cover the , and bob charles said barr and has been a washington post reporter ever since 1987 and has covered the supreme court since november 2006, including the nominations of sonia sotomayor or and elena , and return to the court. is the senior news reporter covering the supreme court, which he has been doing from 1958, mostly with
Aug 8, 2017 3:35pm EDT
that was george meany. >> rov george meany who regaled the sader dinner and audience with irish songs, irish folk songs and by the way, goldberg's wife dorothy regaled with yiddish songs. i'll come back because i have one interesting anecdote, but your question is well taken. there was not -- most of the jewish justices were want really practicing religious jews, and starting with brandeis, it's interesting. he came from a family who grew up in louisville, kentucky. his parents were german-speaking jews from prague. he was raised almost as a christian although both his parents were jewish. his mother said to admire the ethics of all religions and the rituals and observances of none, and in their home they never celebrated the jewish sabbath or christmas and hanukkah, rather, but christmas and brandeis continued in this condition and if i can tell two very short and quick anecdotes as an example. hopefully short. >> we don't want to give away the whole book. >> maybe i'll tell you one of them rather than two. okay. brandeis was a prolific letter writer and there were many volumes of hi
Aug 8, 2017 3:36am EDT
say terr was george meany -- >> rof george meany. >> who regald the sard dinner and audio yen with irish songs, with irish folk songs. and by the way, gold berg's wife dorothy regald with yidish songs. but i'll come back later on one interesting anecdote. but your question is we will taken. there was not -- most of the jewish justices were not really practicing religious jews. ask it starred with brandeis. it's interesting. he came from a family, he grew up in lieuville, kentucky. his parents were german speaking jews from practicing prag. he was raised almost as a christian. his mother was said to admire the ethics of all rjz and the rit wallace and observances of none. and in their home they never celebrated the jewish sabbath or christ mass. hanukkah, rather but christmas and brandeis continued in this tradition. and if i could tell just two very short but quick anecdotes as an example. hopefully short. >> we don't want to give away the whole book, but yeah. >> maybe i'll tell you one of them rather than two. brandeis was a prolific letter writer. there are many volumes of his l
Oct 5, 2009 12:00am EDT
, that george carlin said not to use. but you can do it in a concert. >> yes, and i do. i sometimes feel like i am working a little blue for my crowd. >> they love it. >> my husband says they pay to hear you swear. at first, i was like offended and then i was like, yeah, i think he is right. >> tell us what the hoolaween party is for? >> it's for my organization i founded about 14 years ago. it's called new york restoration project. we clean parks in underserved neighbors. we are owner, designers and caretakers of 55 community gardens. we teach children environmental education. >> very good. >> we teach rowing programs. we teach, teach, teach. >> you are very good. do you have ocd? >> you know what? i think i do. >> what do you have that causes you to want to clean up new york? which is a really great thing. >> i think it is a compulsion. i think it is a compulsion. i can't help it, i was brought up in the most beautiful spot in the world. >> hawaii. >> hawaii. hawaii. when i came to the continental united states, i said why are the clouds brown? >> that was california. >> right. th
Dec 27, 2014 11:00pm EST
dissents? another unrelated question is professor robert george has said that everyone who got an a in con interp is sitting on the supreme court right now and i'm curious if that's true. >> i don't think i ever took it, honestly. >> i can guarantee it's not true. [applause] >> but your question is, is it hard to lose, is that what your question is? of course it's hard to lose. my god, i've just told you i'm a competitive person, i like going out and shooting things you know. [laughter] >> you know, it's funny because i was -- recently there was a big kind of convention, a judges' convention of all the appellate judges and somebody asked me a question like this, like what's the best thing about your time in the court and what's the worst thing and i hadn't thought about what is the worst thing. i thought what was the worst thing? i know what the worst thing is, coming back from conference and not being in the majority on an issue that you think is important and you have strong views about. and, you know, the days that i come back from conference in that position, you know, sometimes i coul
Sep 22, 2012 11:00am EDT
american woman sponsored a bill, passed and signed into law by then gov. george bush that said the state is going to grant automatic admission to its public universities, including ut autin for the top 10% a graduate and all i schools across the state. and this really transformed education in texas. now mexican-american kids in the rio grande valley, in houston or dallas, worldwide kids across texas suddenly had an opportunity to go to ut austin. over time, the percentage of minority students coming into the school steadily rose. the classic race neutral -- those kids were getting in because they did very well in high-school. but in two dozen for, after the supreme court had narrowly upheld race-based affirmative action in degeneres to michigan's case, texas announced there were going to go back to using race, but for a very limited part of the class. only about one-quarter of the freshman class. three-quarters of the kids come in under the race neutral plan, the top 8% plan, they scaled back a bit. one corridor come in under this holistic review or the university says, we are goin
Dec 27, 2014 8:00pm EST
versus furnishing uson? professor robert george said who got an a in constitutional law is sitting on the supreme court. >> >> i can guarantee you it's not true. [cheers and applause] >> but your question, is it hard to lose, is that what your question is? of course it's hard to lose. i just told you i'm a competitive person. i like going out shooting things. i was recently -- there was a big convention, a convention of all the a.m. at judges and someone asked me what is your best time and what is the worst thing. and i thought what is the worst thing, coming back from conference and not being in the majority on an issue that you think is important and you have strong views about. and the days i come back from conference in that position, you know, sometimes i could punch a hole through the wall. so is it mitigated? is it sort of mitigated by your opportunity to raise a fierce dissent, not really. [laughter] >> but i enjoy writing dissents, except for the fact that they are in dissent, which is annoying. i like writing them for different reasons. different kind of dissents and the one
Sep 15, 2017 12:09pm EDT
, associate professor of law at george towne university. he serves as deputy attorney general and the department of justice office of legalrn counsel from 2009 until 2010 and as the attorney advisor from 1994 until 2002. he is an active contributor to media and blogs, a regular contributor and slate among his very other activities. we are pleased to have him join us on the panel today. to his left, dale is the director of the aclu voting rights project and supervisesd the aclu voting right litigation and advocacy work nationwide.nation he has litigated a number of cases under the federal voting rights act and the national voter registration act and he's an adjunct professor of law. last and certainly not least, details left is aaron murphy. is a partner in the washington d.c. office and is focused on supreme court, appellate litigation. she's argued three cases before the united states supreme court and she has more awards and recognitions and i think we have time for today. this is our wonderful panel. would you please join me in welcoming them. [applause] >> thank you very much. wit
Mar 25, 2012 9:30pm EDT
. and law professors jonathan turley from george washington university and james simon from n.y.u. will look at the makeup of the supreme court and how it compares to past courts. washington jourge airs live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. follow c-span's local content vehicles throughout next weekend as book tv and american history tv explore the history and literary culture of little rock, arkansas. saturday the 31st at noon eastern, the little known riots and killing of at least 20 african-american sharecroppers. >> you had calls going all up and down the mississippi delta and saying that blacks were now in revolt and the next morning, between 600 and 1,000 men, white men, pour into the county to begin shooting down blacks. >> and on american history tv on c-span 3, next sunday at 5:00 p.m. eastern, former student richard lindsay on integration at north little rock high school. >> as if they know what is going to happen. we don't know what is going to happen. we don't realize what is going to happen when we get up those steps. they seem to because the crowd is wit
Oct 12, 2009 8:00pm EDT
that his ears actually fit. liberal sellouts get this prize. george bush liberates 50 million muslims. ronald reagan liberates hundreds of millions of europeans, saves parts of latin america, any awards? no. just derision. obama gives speeches trashing his own country and he gets a prize for it. >> he's so jealous and angry it seems to me because the guy got the nobel -- first of all, iraq, 100,000 civilians were killed in iraq. let's not give credit to george bush for that. in latin america, what did he do in latin america? what did he do there? >> reagan did an awful lot of things throughout the world -- >> the peace prize worthy of that. el salvador, very worthy of the peace prize. >> nuclear weapons, intermediate, the short-range nuclear weapons. it was a class of weapons not just reduced, eliminated. >> let me ask you this -- >> no. >> i'll take you on. >> remember when limbaugh said, i didn't want him to fail, it wasn't about america, it was about his policies. listen to that. he said he wanted to be on the same side of hamas and the taliban. he thought that was hilariou
Aug 8, 2017 12:36pm EDT
. a perennial guest to this day that was george mimi -- >> rob george mimi. >> rob george, who regaled the seder dinner and audience with irish songs, with irish folk songs. and by the way, goldberg's wife, dorothy, had yiddish songs. i'll come back, because later on, there's an interesting anecdote to go over, but your question is well taken. there was not -- most of the jewish justices were not really practicing religious jews. and starting with brandeis, it's interesting, he came from a family -- he grew up in louisville, kentucky. his parents were german-speaking jews from prague. he was raised almost as a christian, although both of his parents were jewish. his mother was said to, you know, admire the ethics of all religions and the rituals and observances of none, and in their home, they never celebrated the jewish sabbath or christmas and hanukkah, rather, but christmas. and brandeis continued in this tradition. and if i could tell just two very short but quick ant yek do anecdotes as an example -- maybe too short. >> we don't want to give away the whole book. >> maybe o
Apr 24, 2016 6:15pm EDT
understand that this week my clerks be george team by a score can do nothing. we expect more even from the junior justice. [laughter] [applause] thanks. i do have a copy of a book and for me. i'm going to read a passage about a clerk trying to decide a case which is part with this book is about. here -- military authorities imposed a curfew on the west coast japanese americans. and remove them from their homes. orderings and report to solicitor for transport to relocation camps. he broke the curfew refuse to assemble. for this he was convicted in federal court. now the aclu has chosen him to make the challenge the exclusion orders. they've chosen because it's they have chosen because its crude oil. is an eagle scout, a baseball fan can no threat to the safety of the coast. good facts but the court cannot decide for him alone. alone. it will decide for everyone excluded. and how do we decide what i used the methods my professors taught me. the lawyers brought me a story meant to walk into fbi office told them he would not do. through those murky waters i draw the same intellect or i'm looki
Aug 10, 2017 2:07pm EDT
george jeffrey sutton of the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit. he was a member of our panel two years ago and clerked for kennedy on the u.s. supreme court and was gracious to join the panel. judge litman joined where she was a lecture on law. to keep the program moving i asked the panelists to speak for no more than seven minutes on one of the court's cases as well as a theme from the term and will leave us with half the time for the panelists to engage with one another and to take questions. we'll take questions from the live audience and we'll take questions on twitter using the #uci law scotus. given this venue and press of time we changed our format for audience questions and rather than have audience members step up to the microphone there is should be cards you can fill out when professor litman is done speaking after everyone has had a turn speaking i'll make an announcement you should pass your cards to the aisles and they'll be collected and i'll ask questions from there. you can have a general question directed to all the panelists or a question directed
Aug 15, 2016 4:34pm EDT
york, for example, who were allowed to be reelected and stayed on forever. george clinton, the governor of this state at the time the constitution was adopted i think it was a three-year term and he won seven of them and he left only to become vice president, which he thought was, quote, a respectable retirement, and he died in office. so the presidency could last for a long time and the judges rotated off in reasons -- for reasons that we will get into. but over the course of history chief justices have tended to stay a good long time, presidents have come and gone. we have basically 44 presidents in american history. you could say 43 because we're counting grover cleveland twice, but okay, and 17 chief justices. so way fewer chief justices than presidents. now, here is the tidal pattern and the face-off. the way america's presidency has tended to operate, if a coalition emerges that manages to capture the presidency once, very often it's come up with a formula that enables that party, that vision, to capture the presidency again and again and again until some almost exogenous
Jan 20, 2013 2:00am EST
balls held that night was the commander-in-chief, a tradition began by president george bush in 2005, open exclusively to members of the military and their guests. the president made some remarks. >> thank you. thank you all for coming. thank you. thank you so much. tonight i have the very special honor has been known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. [applause] i want to start by thanking tonight's co-host's, the senior enlisted advisers for the five branches of the united states armed services. [applause] i want to abolish the joint chiefs of staff -- to acknowl edge the joint chiefs of staff. i also want to recognize the very special guest, 300 wounded warriors and joining us from walter reed. [applause] i want to thank all of you for your service. i wish you a quick and help the recovery is here it -- quick and healthy recoverires. i know you are more than ready to get back to your families. i also want to take a moment to honor the families of the fallen who are here with us tonight. [applause] you have given so much to this country. your loved ones sacrific
Oct 11, 2009 9:00pm EDT
to have loosened up now. >> he wasn't doing anything wrong. when george bush was in office, it was a bonanza. he was so -- he didn't read. he talked crazy. sarah palin is a bonanza for comedians. obama is not that funny, frankly. >> he's not. i think for america, we like presidents that stumble down stairs. >> we do. >> that smack their heads into doors. that vomit in the laps of foreign dignitaries. you know what i'm saying? i don't think barack obama is going to go out like that yet. he is so tight. his thing is so smooth. you have to find -- >> have you found anything yet? do you see a hook? >> i am looking -- >> we're relying in the comedy world on black comics to come up with the material. you and chris rock and -- >> i find a lot of comedy about him but it's more along the lines of what you saw in the "chocolate news." it's not -- i mean, i don't see a lot of comic flaws or things about his character that i can exploit and say, wow, you know how he blinks his eyes? no, he's not that guy. >> i guess the jokes are about how perfect he is. how boring it is to have a perfect presid
Nov 27, 2014 8:30pm EST
you were teaching? >> george washington university. i'm teaching another course that is the story behind constitutional law precedent. that's a full semester. i taught another one on swift the tyson, which is another set of readings. so i really need a full-time job. is it forces me to -- things that are important to me and that are helpful in thinking about things -- reading richard wright at this point in my life is quite different -- >> when you first read it? >> i was 16 -- i was the only black kid in the seminary. you react quite differently. i read it again during my college years. have read it many times, but at each stage, you see things differently. >> judge alito gave my answer -- i read them and reread them. on, you've got to get moving your memoir. to law school on and your priests of prima court careers. when i first asked about your time at yale law school, let us some some former all -- formal episodes, good or bad. tell us something in your book or something else entirely. and sam, you can tell us if it's true if you sat in front of the never took notes. >> it soun
Oct 5, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the olympics to be in the country? >> if you saw what people did when george bush was president of the united states, it was pretty fair in terms of the way the liberal media dealt with president bush and his success and failures and everything that went wrong was because of president bush. i think there's a balance here. >> i heard that argument a lot. do you agree we were just as rough with bush as the right wing is with obama? >> i don't think that argument is born out. if you go into a year in bush's term, there was not skepticism in liberal media. arguments on taxes and economic policies that didn't work out were not scrutinized at the time. obviously everyone understanding the media's role in iraq. i don't remember people saying it was a liberal media on the march to war. it's where that talking point keeps surfacing but it's not what happened. >> what do you think, megan? >> i know what it's like to be a republican and just recently i had someone -- i've had people scream republican at me. it's hard in some places. i've had people scream republican at me on the street. like
Mar 26, 2012 12:30am EDT
? george washington signed his name to individual mandates. i will read the language before the end of today. here is what he says about the limiting principle. q government tax me? yes. can they take money and buy stuff with it? yes. the only security and the abuse is against it itself. the act upon the constituents. this is sufficient security. if you do not like this, vote the bums out. i personally did not much like any aspect of law as a matter of policy. i would prefer to see a lot of torts reform. my wife is a physician and we have been sued in malpractice. my brother has been sued. i do not like this as a matter of policy. if you do not, roll them out. we voted for president obama and his party and they said they were going to do this. that is what they did. if he did not like it, we will have another presidential election contest. the limiting principle is that they are taxing us. they are making us pay. if they do a cash for clunkers, i do not think they will because there is no room for it. we do not need constitutional lawyers and judges pulling principles out of thin air t
Apr 6, 2014 7:30pm EDT
, george washington, or any of the founding fathers would ever think that this was a mandate of free speech. >> i just want to add a few points. the first is that, once again, this was a 5-4 decision. once again, we see the supreme court behaving in a way that would be matched if the five conservative justices made it a strategy to go off and sit in a room by themselves and decide how best to implement the republican agenda and then came out and did it. the recurrence of these 5-4 decisions are very important and the issues. it is a signal of a court that leans towards getting its way rather than seeking consensus among the judges. in this case, and in citizens united, getting its way means aligning political power in this country with financial wealth. and that is a step that is a bad one for democracy. the idea that your voice in this country counts only in proportion to your wealth is a very unfortunate idea but it is the base of both citizens united and this decision. the last thing i will mention is that this is a court that knows essentially nothing about elections. it is the f
Oct 8, 2009 9:00pm EDT
for george bush senior. okay, chuck, this is australia. >> yes. >> can we chalk it up to cultural differences or is it race? what do you think? >> i'm going to say that it's both. what's funny there is the fact that they actually think that's entertaining in any way, shape, or form. >> well, it's down under. >> it was just a horrible, horrible, horrible performance. seriously, how corny, the jackson jive. on one hand, it's a cultural difference, but on the other hand, you know better. so it's a combination -- >> well, the guy, the front man for the sketch did say that he would not do that sketch in the united states, which leads me to think that he knows it's racist. >> exactly. >> what do you think? >> of course. and the world is so small now. what you do in australia is going to be seen, obviously, in the united states or america. so you ought to be sensitive to the fact and the fact that maybe you're hurting folk's feelings and maybe what you think is so funny was no so funny. >> harry conic jr. would not arrive on the same stage as these people. he thought it was inappropriate
Jul 23, 2016 11:00pm EDT
truss gene edward smith on his biography of george w. bush. >> maybe bush's worst fault is the fact that he is a born again christian who brings that ideology into the presidency. he believes that he was god's agent here on earth to fight evil. which called president chirac of france on the telephone trying to get france to join in the attack, and during the course of that conversation, he told chirac that we're fighting going and magog before the final judgment. going and magog are creatures in the book of revelation of the new testament. that's the center of the universe for many evangelicals and fundamentalist christians. and bush generally believed that. bush genuinely believed that he was god's agent here on earth to fight evil. "q&a."an's announcer: professor carol emberton teaches about the confederate prison where 13,000 union soldiers died and the post-war trial of its commappeder henry wirz. she also discusses the halt of the prisoner exchange program toward the end of the war and how the worst trial was used as a precedent for later war crimes proceedings. the class is ab
Nov 29, 2014 10:00am EST
mockingbird". but each time you read it you see something different. i taught at the george washington university. stories ially the behind constitutional law. this is my fourth year. i thought another one which is another set of readings. i really need a full-time job. forces does is that it read in different ways things that are important to me and that are helpful. reading richard wright aat this point of my life is quite different. >> when did you first read it? when i was 16. tly, eact quite differen and read it once again during my law school years. then i read it afterwards. it many times, but you see different from a different perspective. i read your to, book preparing for the day. some you have to get moving there. on to law move school, when we first ask you your time in yale school. know about some episodes, good or bad. you can tells if it was true if never raised your hand. >> sounds good. sses and some cla great professors. by a walked over first-year student, i had a good chance to talk to him on them ay over and asked about what courses he's taking. things h
Mar 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
. it was reauthorized back in 2006 for 25 years and signed by george w. bush. you had this recent piece of the nation, why are conservatives trying to destroy the voting rights act? in your perception it has changed in the last decade? guest: it has. defending section 5 from conservative moves congress still. they are split within the republican party on this. if you look at legal circles they are moving away from supporting section 5. number one, since the 2006 rethousandsization the republican party is more southern than it was. the second thing is you have a supreme court that is clearly less, i would say less predisposed to rule in favor of minorities when it comes to racial discrimination cases. third, you have an effort to pour a lot of money into groups whose express goal and purpose is to challenge law. so it is no coincidence that we've had challenges before the voting rights act in 2009 and 2013 before the court. there is to fine plaintiffs and to get these cases all the way up to the highest court. host: hans von spakovsky, tell us about the case that is specifically be
Sep 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
george w. bush and former secretary of state condoleezza rice discuss global health issues. tomorrow on "washington journal", david brody looks at the roles evangelical voters will have in the 2012 election. nelson schwartz discusses the pending federal lawsuit against several banks over the quality of mortgage-backed securities. but that fannie mae and freddie mac. and historian carl sferrazza anthony talks about the book of job: kenny. -- jacqueline kennedy. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the first thing, you hear the boom and see the flash and everything and then the next thing you hear, you hear them cry out in pain. the second thing i heard him is, you know, if i've lost anything special, you know, shoot me. >> sunday, ivan candor and rob jones, candor is the director of a 30-minute documentary of his friend marine corporal rob jones who was severely injured in action. the book "survive, recover, live" looks at him coping with his time in iraq and his rehabilitation on c-span's "q&a." . >> president obama awarded the medal of honor to iraq and afgha
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the senate. president george w. bushr nominated john roberts as chief justice.. there was no filibuster attempt against that nomination. president bill clinton nominated ruth bader ginsburg and david prior to the supreme court. president george h.w. bush nominated justice souter and clarence thomas to the supreme court. either just a face to filibustes even though 48th in the voted against the thomas nomination. they did require a cloture vote when a group of democrat senators attended to block a vote on the confirmation of justice alito's nomination. es 72 and back to invoke cloture,e, or preserving the bipartisan u.s. of filibusters against supreme court nominee is. among those who reject bid the alito filibuster in 2006 with the two democrat senators from my state, senator robert c. byrd and senator jay rockefeller. 72 senators voted to invoketing cloture on justice alito's nomination, but only 58 ended up voting for the final confirmation. the senate has a very clear history of rejecting the use of the filibuster proof court nominations. there's no justification for aoh f
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take up supreme court nominees. as jonathan abner put it in his article in the george mason law review, quote, much as the senate may reject a legislative proposal that originated in the house of representatives by voting it down, killing it in committee, or simply refusing to take up the measure, the senate may withhold its consent by voting against confirmation of a nominee, rejecting the nominee in committee, or simply refusing to act. is refusing to act the preferred outcome? i certainly see where some would say no as would i. however, the history of the senate demonstrates that to do otherwise in similar circumstances as we just experienced is in fact a rare exception. to cite the law review article again, he state, quote, the last time the supreme court vacancy arose in the calendar year of a presidential election and was filled prior to the election was in 1932. so when president obama nominated judge merrick garland to the supreme court in the heat of the 2016 presidential election, i -- when he was nominated, i understand the frustration of those on the other side of th
Feb 2, 2017 1:28am EST
, and would be a disaster for women." and they said george w. bush's a threat tod be women, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups. it is not surprising that they would say it again this time. what is disappointing is that democrats in the senate would adopt the same rhetoric. -- thes not even dry on dry on judgeven nomination when democrats were claiming he had displayed indexes towards women's rights. -- injustice toward women's rights. this right belongs to the american people. when it became vacant in the middle of a contentious presidential election, we follow the rules set down by vice president joe biden and democratic leaders senator schumer, which said supreme inrt vacancies arriving -- the midst of a presidential action cannot see kids -- should not be considered until the and dust and -- along been consistent all , that the next president, democratic or republican, should select the next nominee for the supreme court. i maintained that you could -- , even when many thought the president would be hillary clinton. but the season is over and we now have
Mar 31, 2016 6:00pm EDT
public service. merrick accepted a low level job as a federal prosecutor in president george h.w. bush's administration, took a 50% a pay cut, traded in his elegant partner's office for a windowless closet that smelled of stale cigarette smoke. this is a time when crime here in washington had reached epidemic proportions and he wanted to help. he quickly made a name for himself going after corrupt politicians and violent criminals. his sterling record as a prosecutor led him to the justice department where he oversaw some of the most significant prosecutions in the 1990's including overseeing every aspect of the federal response to the lokse bombing. in the aftermath of the oklahoma city bombing act of terror when 168 people, many of them small commirn, were murdered, merrick had one evening to say good-bye to his own young daughters before he boarded a plane to oklahoma city and he would remain there for weeks. he worked side by side with first responders, rescue workers, local and federal law enforcement. he led the investigation and supervised the prosecution that brought timothy mcve
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george washington. in a presidential election between him and thomas jefferson that he narrowly won. the person with the second-most electoral college votes served as vice president and jefferson was his vice president. presidency,e of the he and jefferson had a severe rivalry developed between them and the political parties they were heading. it is the first time we see the emergence of political parties in the country. the embattleds incumbent president. >> you have a sitting president running against a sitting vice think,nt and, just actually, about the instability of that. in some ways, it is an assassination incentive. if the person who is a heart the rtbeat- a harea away and vigorously politically opposed -- they ran against each other and it was relatively tame. jefferson said, "my turn will com now, politics have become more polarizede." -- my turn wil. you have the sitting president and the sitting vice president leading large camps and each one of the parties thinks that the other one is borderline treasonous. that is the election rematch with 1796 and 1800. host: what happened
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