Hit enter after type your search item
Wzy Word

HERE ARE THE WORLD'S NEWS

Breaking Down SCOTUS Decision On LGBT Rights, Why Gorush Joined Majority | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

/
/
/
170 Views
img

MELISSA, STAND BY, AS WELL I WANT TO BRING IN OUR JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT, PETE WILLIAMS

PETE, WALK US THROUGH, FIRST OF ALL, WHAT STANDS OUT TO YOU ABOUT THIS RULING, AND HOW DID WE GET TO THIS POINT? WERE THERE THREE CASES, IS THAT RIGHT? >> ACTUALLY, SORT OF TWO PLUS ONE BUT THEY WERE ALL IN ONE BIG DECISION ON SAME-SEX DISCRIMINATION AND TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION SO WITH A STANDS OUT TO ME, NUMBER ONE, THE DECISION FROM THIS NEWLY CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT I THINK MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE WHERE THE COURT WOULD GO IF ANTHONY KENNEDY WAS STILL A MEMBER, WHO HAD WRITTEN ALL THE COURT’S SIGNIFICANT ISSUES IN THIS AREA BUT HE’S GONE, REPLACED BY THE MORE CONSERVATIVE BRETT KAVANAUGH

NOW, IN FACT, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS KAVANAUGH JOINING THE DISSENTERS TODAY BUT NEIL GORSUCH, WHO REPLACED ANTONIN SOCALIA, WRITING THE MAJORITY OPINION I CAN’T IMAGINE SCALIA WOULD HAVE WRITTEN THE OPINION TODAY, BUT GORSUCH DID THEN YOU HAVE THE SIX-VOTE MAJORITY IT IS NOT JUST A 5-4 SQUEAKER DECISION

IT IS A 6-3 RULING AS I’M SURE YOU’VE BEEN DISCUSSING, THE CORE OF THE DECISION IS THIS, AND THE CORE OF THE QUESTION WAS THIS, IN 1964, WHEN CONGRESS PASSED THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, THE MOST IMPORTANT CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY, IT’S INDISPUTABLY TRUE THAT IT WAS NOT ON THE MINDS OF ANYBODY IN CONGRESS TO THINK ABOUT SAME-SEX DISCRIMINATION OR TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION BUT WHAT NEIL GORSUCH WROTE TODAY IS, THAT DOESN’T MATTER IT’S NOT WHAT WAS IN THE MINDS OF CONGRESS THAT COUNTS IT’S THE WORDS OF THE LAW THAT COUNT

HE SAID, FIRING SOMEONE ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS A FORM OF SEX DISCRIMINATION IT IS A VICTORY FOR GERALD, A MAN FROM ATLANTA WORKING FOR THE COUNTY AND WAS FIRED WHEN THE COUNTY FOUND OUT HE WAS ON A GAY SOFTBALL TEAM HE SUED AND SAID, YOU CAN’T FIRE ME URNNDER THE LAW THE COURT OF APPEALS SAID, SORRY, YOU CAN’T SUE UNDER THIS LAW DOESN’T COVER SEXUAL ORIENTATION

THAT DECISION THE SUPREME COURT REVERSED TODAY IT IS A VICTORY FOR AMY STEVENS, WHO WORKED FOR A FUNERAL HOME IN MICHIGAN TOLD HER EMPLOYER THAT HER GENDER IDENTITY WAS FEMALE, AND SHE WAS GOING TO BE DRESSING AS A FEMALE SHE WAS FIRED SHE SUED AND WON

IT WAS THE FUNERAL HOME THAT BROUGHT THE CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT TODAY, THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD THE LOWER COURT RULING AMY STEVENS DIED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO FROM A LONGSTANDING KIDNEY DISEASE SHE DID NOT LIVE TO SEE THIS DAY, BUT SHE REALIZED THAT SHE WAS PROBABLY GOING TO BE MAKING HISTORY SO THAT’S WHAT STANDS OUT TO ME

IT WAS REALLY A PRETTY SIMPLE QUESTION WHEN THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT SAID YOU CAN’T FIRE SOMEBODY ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SO FORTH, DID THAT COVER SEX DISCRIMINATION? TODAY, THE SUPREME COURT SAID, RESOLVING THE SPLIT AMONG THE LOWER COURTS, THE ANSWER IS YES >> AND SO IT WAS PETE, AN ODD QUESTION I GUESS MAYBE A BIT OF A PROCESS QUESTION

WHEN THE JUSTICES DECIDE WHO WRITES THE MAJORITY OPINION AND MINORITY OPINION, HOW DO THEY MAKE THAT DECISION? HOW DID WE GET THE MAJORITY OPINION FROM GORSUCH TODAY? >> YEAH WELL, I’M CHUCKLING BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS CRAFTY, THAT THIS DECISION WAS MADE SO THE WAY IT WORKS IS THIS, SHORTLY AFTER THE CASE IS ARGUED, THE COURT TAKES ITS FIRST VOTE THE SENIOR JUSTICE IN THE MAJORITY DECIDES WHO WILL WRITE THE MAJORITY OPINION NOW, WE KNOW THE SENIOR JUSTICE IN THE MAJORITY, AT LEAST WE THINK IT WAS, WAS JOHN ROBERTS, THE CHIEF JUSTICE

HE COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS DECISION HIMSELF BUT, CLEARLY, HE DECIDED TO GIVE IT TO NEIL GORSUCH I THINK THAT IS A VERY INTERESTING DECISION THAT HE MADE BECAUSE IT SORT OF REINFORCES THIS, IF YOU WILL, TO USE THIS TERM USED IN LEGAL CIRCLES, THIS TEXTUAL APPROACH TO DECIDING CASES NEIL GORSUCH HAS A LONG HISTORY HERE IN THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS IN THE TENTH CIRCUIT OUT IN THE WEST, IN COLORADO WHERE HE LIVED, AS ONE OF THE SORT OF CHIEF TEXTUALISTS AMONG THE CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIARY

THAT’S THE BASIS ON WHICH HE

Source: Youtube

This div height required for enabling the sticky sidebar