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President Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to SCOTUS

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February 21, 2017
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  • [ANNOUNCER] LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. JAY SEKULOW
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  • LIVE. PHONE LINES ARE OPEN FOR YOUR QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND NOW, CHIEF COUNSEL FOR THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW
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  • AND JUSTICE, JAY SEKULOW! JAY SEKULOW: HI EVERYBODY! WELCOME
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  • TO THE BROADCAST. WE NOW HAVE A SUPREME COURT NOMINEE. HE IS
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  • 10TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH. THIS IS
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  • SOMEONE WE'VE APPEARED BEFORE ON NUMEROUS OCCASSIONS, INCLUDING
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  • CASES INVOLVING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE HOBBY LOBBY
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  • CASES, CASES INVOLVING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. HE ALSO WROTE A GREAT
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  • OPINION IN A CASE INVOLVING PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON THE ISSUE
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  • OF FUNDING. SO THE LEFT IS TRYING TO MOUNT A CHALLENGE TO
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  • HIM. SO FAR THAT HAS NOT BEEN WORKING OUT VERY WELL. AND I
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  • THINK THAT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, AS YOU LOOK AT THE
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  • SITUATION RIGHT NOW, WE REALIZE VERY QUICKLY, AND I THINK THIS
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  • IS REALLY CLEAR, THAT THE SUPREME COURT IS GOING TO BE IN
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  • VERY GOOD HANDS WITH JUDGE GORSUCH. JORDAN. JORDAN SEKULOW:
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  • YES. THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE IN THE MOLD OF JUSTICE SCALIA;
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  • SIMILAR STYLE IN WRITING CLARITY AND INTERPRETATION OF THE
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  • CONSTITUTION; A TEXTUALIST, AN ORIGINALIST, LOOKS AT THE
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  • CONSTITUTION VERY SIMILAR. SO I THINK HE'S RIGHT IN THE MOLD OF
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  • JUSTICE SCALIA. OBVIOUSLY, IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT PERSONALITY
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  • THAN THE LATE JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA, BUT THEY WERE GOOD
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  • FRIENDS. JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY: VERY STRONG ON RELIGIOUS
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  • LIBERTY, VERY STRONG WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES OF THE 1ST
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  • AMENDMENT. AND I THINK THAT'S WHY YOU SEE, ACROSS THE BOARD,
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  • PRAISE BY CONSERVATIVES. AND A TOUGH TIME, THE LEFT HAVING A
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  • TOUGH TIME SINGLING IN ON ONE REASON WHY THEY SHOULD MOUNT
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  • THIS FILIBUSTER, WHICH THEY'LL TRY TO DO AGAINST JUDGE GORSUCH.
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  • -WE'VE GOT A LOT MORE AHEAD INCLUDING YOUR CALLS AND
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  • COMMENTS AS WE FIGHT FOR A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. WE'LL BE
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  • BACK IN A MOMENT.
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  • JAY SEKULOW: WELL, WE'VE GOT A GREAT
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  • NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT OF
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  • THE UNITED STATES IN JUDGE GORSUCH AND LET ME TELL YOU A
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  • COUPLE OF THE OPINIONS. THERE'S ONE IN PARTICULAR I WANT TO
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  • FOCUS ON, TWO ACTUALLY. ONE INVOLVES A CASE WE WERE INVOLVED
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  • IN AT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES INVOLVING A TEN
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  • COMMANDMENT DISPLAY. IT WAS OUT OF PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH, RIGHT
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  • OUTSIDE OF SALT LAKE. THE CITY WAS SUED BY A GROUP CALLED
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  • SUMMUM. THEY WANTED TO POST A COUNTER TEN COMMANDMENTS
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  • MONUMENT CALLED THE 7 APHORISMS. THE CASE WENT TO THE 10TH
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  • CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS. WE LOST AT THE 10TH CIRCUIT.
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  • ULTIMATELY, BY THE WAY, WE WON AT THE SUPREME COURT
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  • UNANIMOUSLY. BUT THERE WAS A DISSENT FROM WHAT'S CALLED
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  • DENIAL OF EN BANC REVIEW, WHICH IS WHEN THE ENTIRE COURT OF
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  • APPEAL HEARS THE CASE. WE ASKED FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. THEY TIED
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  • 5-5. THEY DIDN'T ALL HEAR IT. BUT JUDGE MCCONNELL, WITH JUDGE
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  • CORSUCH, WROTE A DISSENTING OPINION FROM THAT DENIAL OF
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  • REVIEW, WHICH SERVED AS THE BASIS UPON WHICH WE TOOK THE
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  • CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. WE WON THE CASE
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  • 9-0. EVEN THE MOST LIBERAL MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT
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  • WERE IN OUR FAVOR. NOW LET ME ALSO SAY THIS, AND I THINK THIS
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  • IS PART OF IT AS WELL, PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF UTAH
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  • VERSUS THE GOVERNOR, THAT WAS A CASE, JORDAN, INVOLVING FUNDING.
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  • JUDGE GORSUCH WROTE THE RIGHT OPINION. IT WASN'T THE MAJORITY
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  • THERE BUT HE WROTE A STINGING, I'M GOING TO READ SOME OF IT IN
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  • A MOMENT, BUT THIS WAS A BIG CASE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THIS ISSUE
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  • OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING IS COMING UP. -YEAH, SO WHEN
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  • PEOPLE LOOK TO HIS RECORD ON LIFE, THIS IS THE CASE YOU LOOK
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  • AT, BECAUSE THE DEFUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS GOING TO
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  • BE VERY MUCH A REAL REALITY THAT COULD BE COMING BEFORE THE COURT
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  • WHILE HE IS THERE ON THE SUPREME COURT. AND IT WILL BE IMPORTANT
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  • TO LOOK TO, THEN, THIS CASE, SPECIFICALLY WHEN HE, THOUGH HE
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  • WAS IN THE MINORTIY, HE SUPPORTED THE IDEA THAT THE
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  • GOVERNOR OF A STATE COULD DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD BASED OFF
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  • THOSE REPORTS THAT THEY WERE ILLEGALLY SELLING FETAL BODY
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  • PARTS. AND SO JUDGE GORSUCH AGREED THAT THE PLANNED
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  • PARENTHOOD FUNDING COULD BE PUT ON HOLD BY THE GOVERNOR,
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  • SUPPORTED BY THE LEGISLATURE. HE WAS IN, AGAIN, THE DISSENT
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  • THERE, -BUT THIS TELLS YOU HIS JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY. -BUT IT
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  • TELLS YOU HOW HE WOULD RULE IF HE WAS IN THE MAJORITY. HE
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  • WOULDN'T CHANGE IF HE WAS IN THE MAJORITY. HE WOULD SAY, YES, YOU
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  • CAN DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOT JUST AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL,
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  • BUT AT THE STATE LEVEL AS WELL. AND THAT'S A BIG BATTLE ALWAYS
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  • ON ITS WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. -LET ME READ YOU SOMETHING FROM
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  • THE OPINION. BY THE WAY, THIS DECISION BY THE GOVERNOR OF UTAH
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  • CAME OUT ON THE HEELS OF THOSE VIDEOS ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD
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  • BEING ISSUED. SO THE GOVERNOR USED THAT REASON TO DENY
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  • FUNDING. PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUED. THESE LAWSUITS, BY THE
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  • WAY, ARE ONGOING. THIS IS WHAT JUDGE GORSUCH WROTE: HE SAID,
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  • FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF UTAH TO PREVAIL
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  • IN THE CASE AS LITIGATED, EVERYONE ACKNOWLEDGES IT HAD TO
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  • SHOW THAT THE GOVERNOR'S REAL REASON FOR HIS DECISION WAS
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  • SOMETHING SECRET AND DIFFERENT THAN HE NOW CONTENDS IT TO BE.
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  • YET IT IS UNDISPUTED THAT WHEN THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED HIS
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  • DECISION TO DISCONTINUE FUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD, HE
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  • CONTEMPORANEOUSLY EXPLAINED THAT HIS DECISION CAME IN DIRECT
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  • RESPONSE TO THOSE VIDEOS; THE VIDEOS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
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  • SHOWING THE SELL OF FETAL BODY PARTS. AND IT IS UNDISPUTED TOO
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  • THAT THE GOVERNOR WAS FREE, AS A MATTER OF LAW, TO SUSPEND THE
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  • FUNDING IN QUESTION FOR THIS REASON. TO BE SURE, THE PANEL
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  • SITED THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS LONG OPPOSED ABORTION AND
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  • FROM THIS INFERRED THAT HE WANTED TO PUNISH THE GROUP FOR
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  • ITS LAWFUL ABORTION ADVOCACY. BUT IT IS UNDISPUTED THAT THE
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  • GOVERNOR HAS HELD OFFICE SINCE 2009 AND HAD TAKEN NO ACTION
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  • AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF UTAH UNTIL
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  • SHORTLY AFTER THE RELEASE OF THE VIDEOS IN 2015. THIS IS THE
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  • NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THAT
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  • OPINION IS SPOT ON CORRECT. THAT'S JUST ONE, BY THE WAY. ON
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  • THE RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES ISSUES I WILL GO OVER THOSE IN THE NEXT
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  • SEGMENT OF THE BROADCAST. THERE'S A LOT TO TALK ABOUT.
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  • LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE SOME PHONE CALLS. LOGAN SEKULOW:
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  • LET'S GO TO DAVE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. -DAVE, YOU'RE ON THE
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  • AIR. -HEY, GUYS! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE MANY YEARS OF
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  • YOUR SERVICE ON THE AIR AND ON THE NET AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.
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  • -THANKS. -IT'S MAKING A DIFFERENCE. -THANK YOU. -AND
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  • THE REASON THE LEFT IS SO CRAZY IS THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF
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  • TRUMP'S PROMISES BEING MADE; LAW AND ORDER WILL BE RESTORED.
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  • -WELL, IT'S NOT JUST LAW AND ORDER BEING MADE, IT'S NOT JUST
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  • A PROMISE BEING RESTORED, IT'S THE APPOINTMENT OF A JUSTICE,
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  • THAT WAS THE LATE, GREAT JUSTICE SCALIA, AND YOU'VE NOW GOT A
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  • NOMINEE WHO'S GOT IMPECCABLE CREDENTIALS, IMPECCABLE
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  • EXPERIENCE. AND FRANKLY, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE
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  • LEFT'S TRYING TO DO TO GET SUPPORT FOR OPPOSITION. BUT LET
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  • ME TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR FILIBUSTER, IT ISN'T GOING TO
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  • HAPPEN. NOW I THINK WE'VE GOT TO BE, LOOK, I SAY THAT, BUT
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  • UNDERSTAND THIS, WE DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF LETTING OUR GUARD
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  • DOWN FOR A MOMENT, BECAUSE THEY WILL TAKE ANYTHING THEY CAN FIND
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  • AND TRY TO MAKE IT, LITERALLY, INTO A FEDERAL CASE TO BLOCK HIS
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  • NOMINATION. YOU SHOULD HEAR SOME OF THESE GROUPS, THE GROUPS ARE
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  • COMING OUT A LOT STRONGER THAN THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.
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  • -YES, THAT'S RIGHT. THE GROUPS: AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION
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  • OF CHURCH AND STATE, THEY WILL FIGHT GORSUCH'S CONFIRMATION
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  • EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. THEY EVEN POSTED A PHOTO THAT THEY WERE
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  • OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT LAST NIGHT BECAUSE HE'S A THREAT TO
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  • CHURCH-STATE SEPARATION. SO WE SEE THEM. OBVIOUSLY, PLANNED
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  • PARENTHOOD, THEY SAY TELL SENATORS NO ROE NO GO, OPPOSE
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  • JUDGE GORSUCH. THAT IS, AGAIN, NO SURPRISE THERE. THEY SAY HE
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  • HAS AN ALARMING HISTORY OF INTERFERRING WITH REPRODUCTIVE
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  • HEALTH AND RIGHTS. AGAIN, THE ONE CASE THERE WAS A CASE ABOUT
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  • TEMPORARY DEFUNDING AT THE STATE LEVEL OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD
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  • BECAUSE THEY WERE ILLEGALLY SELLING FETAL BODY PARTS.
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  • AMERICAN ATHEISTS, THEY DON'T LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE WAS IN A
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  • DISSENTING OPINION AGAINST THOSE ANGRY ATHEISTS. I LIKE THAT. SO
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  • IF HE WAS AGAINST THE ANGRY ATHEISTS, THAT'S GOOD FOR ME.
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  • AND IF THEY ARE AGAINST JUDGE GORSUCH, THAT ALSO, I THINK
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  • THESE ARE ALL CONFIRMATIONS THAT HE'S A GOOD NOMINEE. SAME THING
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  • GOES FOR ACLU, AND NARAL. INTERESTING, THOUGH, THAT THE
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  • SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, FORMER SOLICITOR GENERAL
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  • NEAL KATYAL, A LIBERAL, HAS WRITTEN AN OP-ED IN SUPPORT OF
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  • JUDGE GORSUCH. SO THOSE WHO ARE BEING TRUE AND HONEST AND FAIR
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  • FROM THE JUDICIAL WORLD ARE BEING CLEAR THAT HE DOES HAVE
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  • THOSE QUALIFICATIONS, EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE WITH HIS JUDICIAL
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  • PHILOSOPHY. AND DAD, I WILL TELL YOU THEY HAVE A REAL TROUBLE
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO MOUNTING A FILIBUSTER; MORESO THAN I EVEN
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  • THOUGHT THEY WOULD HAVE. RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 7 DEMOCRATS, LET
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  • ME JUST READ THEIR NAMES, THE MINORITY WHIP, DICK DURBIN,
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  • RICHARD BLUMENTHOL. THESE ARE NOT MODERATES. THESE ARE NOT THE
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  • ONES UP FOR RELECTION YET IN 2018. CHRIS COONS IN DELAWARE.
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  • SO THOSE 4, THEY'VE ALREADY SAID THEY DON'T PLAN TO FILIBUSTER.
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  • THEN YOU GO TO SOME THAT ARE UP FOR REELECTION. -MENTION WEST
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  • VIRGINIA. -SO HEIDI HEITKAMP FROM NORTH DAKOTA, WHO'S UP IN
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  • 2018, HAS SAID NO SHE WON'T SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER. THESE ARE
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  • DEMOCRATS. JOE MANCHIN, WEST VIRGINIA, NO, WON'T SUPPORT A
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  • FILIBUSTER, UP FOR REELECTION 2018. CLAIR MCCASKILL IN
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  • MISSOURI, NO, WON'T SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER, UP FOR REELECTION IN
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  • 2018. JOHN TESTER IN MONTANA SAID NO, WON'T SUPPORT A
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  • FILIBUSTER, UP FOR REELECTION IN 2018 AS WELL. THESE ARE ALL IN
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  • STATES THAT DONALD TRUMP WON. AND THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE, WE
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  • HAVEN'T HEARD FROM JOE DONNELLY YET FROM INDIANA. ANOTHER STATE
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  • WHERE, OF COURSE, MIKE PENCE'S HOME STATE AS WELL TOO WHERE
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  • DONALD TRUMP WON BY 20%. AND THERE ARE A FEW OTHERS, SHERROD
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  • BROWN, BILL NELSON, BOB CASEY, TAMMY BALDWIN, AND DEBBIE
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  • STABENOW. ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS ONE MORE, ONE MORE SENATOR, AND
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  • THEY CANNOT MOUNT A FILIBUSTER. BUT DAD I THINK WHAT YOU SAID IS
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  • IMPORTANT, THAT'S AS OF TODAY BASED OFF THE FACTS WE KNOW. IF
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  • THEY SEIZE ON SOMETHING IN GORSUCH'S PAST, SOMETHING IN HIS
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  • HISTORY, SOMETHING OPPOSITION RESEARCH, OUTSIDE OF JUST
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  • JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY, -YES, WHICH THEY'RE GOING TO WORK ON
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  • OR MAKE UP. -YOU COULD START PICKING OFF DEMOCRAT LEADERS,
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  • SOME OF THESE FOLKS, AND MAKE IT TOUGHER TO BREAK THROUGH A
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  • FILIBUSTER. BUT WE KNOW, ULTIMATELY, THIS FILIBUSTER CAN
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  • BE BROKEN IF SENATE LEADERSHIP CHOOSES TO DO SO. -JUDGE
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  • GORSUCH IS GOING TO BE JUSTICE GORSUCH. BUT EVEN LISTENING TO
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  • DICK DURBIN, DICK DURBIN WAS ON THE AIR TALKING WITH WILLIE
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  • GEIST ON MORNING JOE WITH JOE SCARBOROUGH, AND JUST LISTEN TO
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  • THE QUESTION AND LISTEN TO THE RESPONSE: -HAS SOMETHING
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  • CHANGED IN YOUR VIEW OF GORSUCH SINCE 2006 WHEN YOU DID VOTE
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  • AYE' FOR HIM? -NO. BUT YOU KNOW, JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT
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  • HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST. WHEN SOMEONE MOVES UP TO THE SUPREME
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  • COURT LEVEL, DIFFERENT IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ARE ASKED AND PEOPLE
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  • ARE MUCH MORE CAREFUL. THAT'S THE WAY IT OUGHT TO BE. -YEAH,
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT THAT TELLS ME? THEY'RE NOT FILIBUSTERING THIS.
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  • NOW, AGAIN, WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED. THE GROUPS ON THE
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  • LEFT, HOWEVER, ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING THEY POSSIBLY CAN.
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  • NAN ARON, THOUGH, FROM, WHAT IS HER GROUP? ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE.
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  • SHE WRITES JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH IS A DISASTEROUS CHOICE FOR THE
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  • U.S. SUPREME COURT, ESPECIALLY NOW GIVEN THE PRESIDENT'S
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  • REPEATED DEMONSTRATIONS OF CONTEMPT FOR DEMOCRATIC
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  • INSTITUATIONS. I'M NOT SHOCKED AT THESE GROUPS. WE'LL GO
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  • THROUGH THE LIST IN THE NEXT SEGMENT OF THE BROADCAST OF
  • 00:10:39.160 --> 00:10:41.170
  • WHO'S DOING WHAT, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THIS IS AN
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  • INCREDIBLY GOOD NOMINEE. AND I WILL SAY THIS, I SAID IT ON
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  • HANNITY LAST NIGHT, I THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP ROLLED THIS OUT
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  • VERY, VERY WELL. I THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT ROLLED THIS OUT WITH
  • 00:10:50.180 --> 00:10:54.110
  • CLASS AND DIGNITY. -YES. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT TO
  • 00:10:54.120 --> 00:10:56.270
  • UNDERSCORE, IS THAT THE WAY THIS WAS DONE, I SEE THE MEDIA TRY
  • 00:10:56.280 --> 00:11:01.030
  • AND SAY IT WAS LIKE THE APPRENTICE. NO, WHAT THE TRUMP
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  • TEAM WAS ABLE TO DO WAS PREVENT THE MEDIA FROM GETTING A LEAK;
  • 00:11:04.090 --> 00:11:08.040
  • THAT THEY COULD REALLY BE CONFIDENT IN ABOUT WHO THE
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  • JUSTICE WAS. IT WASN'T A NASTY PROCESS AT ALL. HE INTERVIEWED A
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  • NUMBER OF POTENTIAL NOMINEES, CHOSE JUDGE GORSUCH. I THINK
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  • HAVING THE LATE JUSTICE SCALIA'S WIFE THERE, -YES. -AT THE
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  • EVENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. -ADDED SOLEMNITY TO IT. -AND
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  • THE REMARKS MADE BY DONALD TRUMP, NOT THE USUAL DONALD
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  • TRUMP. I THINK IT SHOWED, AGAIN, THE SERIOUSNESS WHEN IT COMES TO
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  • THE UNITED STATES SURPEME COURT. THIS IS, AS I SAID ON T.V.
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  • YESTERDAY, THIS IS PART OF THE LONGEST TERM OF HIS LEGACY,
  • 00:11:35.240 --> 00:11:39.110
  • BECAUSE LONG AFTER, HEALTH PERMITTING WITH JUDGE GORSUCH,
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  • DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, IF HE'S PRESIDENT FOR 8 YEARS,
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  • JUSTICE GORSUCH WILL STILL BE ON THE SUPREME COURT. -WE'VE GOT
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  • ANOTHER SEGMENT TO GO. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE MORE OF YOUR CALLS
  • 00:11:48.150 --> 00:11:50.080
  • AND COMMENTS AS WE FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, RELIGIOUS
  • 00:11:50.090 --> 00:11:52.090
  • LIBERTY, PRO-LIFE, WITH A NEW JUSTICE TO THE SUPREME COURT.
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  • BACK WITH MORE IN A MOMENT.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • JAY SEKULOW: HEY, WELCOME BACK
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  • TO THE BROADCAST EVERYONE. SO IF
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  • YOU'RE JUST JOINING US, NEIL GORSUCH IS THE NOMINEE FOR THE
  • 00:12:04.050 --> 00:12:05.290
  • SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO FILL THE SEAT OF
  • 00:12:06.000 --> 00:12:07.270
  • JUSTICE SCALIA. HE HAS ISSUED THE RIGHT OPINIONS WHEN IT CAME
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  • TO THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD DEFUNDING ISSUE, AND THAT COULD
  • 00:12:11.010 --> 00:12:13.190
  • WELL COME BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. SO
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  • THE FACT IS, THIS IS A WELL QUALIFIED NOMINEE. WE'VE GOT A
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  • LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN HOLDING FROM THE LAST SEGMENT OF
  • 00:12:19.060 --> 00:12:21.010
  • THE BROADCAST. LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A PHONE CALL OR A
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  • COMMENT. LOGAN SEKULOW: DIANE IN WHITEHALL, MONTANA. YOU'RE ON
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  • THE AIR. -HI, DIANE. GO AHEAD. -HI. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT
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  • YOU'VE DONE. -THANKS. -I HAVE A COMMENT AND I HAVE A QUESTION,
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  • ANDY SCHLAFLY, I'M NOT SURE IF I'M PRONOUNCING HIS NAME
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  • CORRECTLY, HE SAID GORSUCH IS NOT PRO-LIFE. -YES, ANDY
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  • SCHLAFLY MADE THE STATEMENT THAT HE DIDN'T THINK THAT JUDGE
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  • GORSUCH IS PRO-LIFE. I DISAGREE WITH ANDY SCHLAFLY ON THIS
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  • COMPLETELY. THEY NEED TO READ HIS BOOK ON ASSISTED SUICIDE AND
  • 00:12:48.210 --> 00:12:52.190
  • EUTHANASIA. I THINK THIS IS, THEY'RE USING TERMINOLOGY BASED
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  • ON A COURT OPINION THAT WAS NOT INAPPROPRIATE IN MY VIEW. I
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  • THINK THIS WAS MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE'S
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  • GOING TO NOMINATE PRO-LIFE JUDGES. LISTEN TO THE OPPOSITION
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  • THAT'S COMING IN FROM THE PRO-ABORTION GROUPS, NARAL,
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  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THESE OTHERS, THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT
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  • HIM BECAUSE OF THE LIFE ISSUE, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. JORDAN
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  • SEKULOW: AND FOR THOSE OF YOU HEARING ABOUT THAT, IT'S BECAUSE
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  • HE'S NOT RULED SPECIFICALLY ON A CASE LIKE ROE VS. WADE. WELL,
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  • GUESS WHAT, NO CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE REALLY HAS BECAUSE A CASE
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  • LIKE THAT HASN'T MOVED FORWARD. WHAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT
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  • RIGHT NOW IN THE LIFE BATTLE, I MEAN, THAT'S AN ULTIMATE CASE
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  • THAT COULD GET TO THE SUPREME COURT, THERE'D HAVE TO BE MORE
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  • THAN ONE GORSUCH TO EVEN GET THERE, RIGHT NOW EVEN WITH HIM
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  • ON THE COURT I DON'T THINK ROE VS. WADE GOES DOWN. IT'S JUST, I
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  • SAID, REMEMBER, CENTER RIGHT COURT, NOT RIGHT COURT. BUT
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  • REALLY, WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT IS THOSE FUNDING ISSUES; SO THE
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  • DEFUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, AT THE
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  • STATE LEVEL, THE INVESTIGATIONS INTO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THE
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  • FETAL BODY PART SELLS. AND THAT'S WHERE JUDGE GORSUCH HAS
  • 00:13:53.290 --> 00:13:57.100
  • BEEN CLEAR THAT STATES SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEFUND PLANNED
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  • PARENTHOOD AND THAT, AGAIN, IS A VERY PRO-LIFE POSITION BECAUSE
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  • IT'S THE EXACT OPPOSITE POSITION OF THE PRO-ABORTION LEFT.
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  • -EXACTLY. LOGAN SEKULOW: HERE'S A COMMENT THAT CAME IN FROM
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  • MICHELLE, SAYING HOW CAN DEMOCRATS FILIBUSTER IF THEY ALL
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  • VOTED FOR HIM UNANIMOUSLY IN THE 10TH CIRCUIT COURT? -THEY'RE
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  • GOING TO SAY, WELL, THAT WAS 10 YEARS AGO. HE DIDN'T HAVE A
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  • TRACK RECORD. HE WAS WELL QUALIFIED BASED ON HIS ACADEMIC
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  • CREDENTIALS. NOW HE HAS A TRACK RECORD AND HE'S NOT IN THE
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  • MAINSTREAM. BUT THAT NOT IN THE MAINSTREAM NONSENSE IS NOT GOING
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  • TO HOLD ANY WATER, PERIOD. IT'S A FEEBLE ATTEMPT AT THIS POINT.
  • 00:14:24.280 --> 00:14:29.080
  • BUT AS JORDAN SAID, LOOK, WE DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF NOT
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:31.110
  • TRYING TO BE READY, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY WILL PULL OUT
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  • ANYTHING. ROBERT BORK WAS WELL QUALIFIED, INCREDIBLY WELL
  • 00:14:33.200 --> 00:14:36.070
  • QUALIFIED AND THEY BLOCKED HIM. SO WE DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:40.080
  • DOING THAT. -BE READY FOR A SURPRISE. BE READY FOR SOMETHING
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  • DIRTY OR SALACIOUS IF THEY CAN FIND IT. I'M NOT SAYING THAT
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  • EXISTS. -OR THEY'LL MAKE IT UP. -YES, THEY WILL MANUFACTURE
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  • STORIES IN SOME CASES. THAT HAPPENED TO CLARENCE THOMAS.
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  • STILL, TO THIS DAY, THEY MANUFACTURE THESE STORIES. AND
  • 00:14:52.130 --> 00:14:55.220
  • THEY MAKE DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT THESE FAKE STORIES ABOUT
  • 00:14:55.230 --> 00:14:57.120
  • CLARENCE THOMAS. SO KNOW THAT WHEN THEY SEE SOMETHING LIKE
  • 00:14:57.130 --> 00:15:01.070
  • THIS, THAT THEIR MINDS, AND THEY, AGAIN, CAN BE VERY
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  • CONNIVING AND NASTY WHEN IT COMES TO LIFETIME APPOINTMENT
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  • POSITIONS LIKE THE SUPREME COURT; THAT THEY COULD BE
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  • SCHEMING RIGHT NOW WITH SOMETHING TO TARNISH JUDGE
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  • GORSUCH. SO PRAY FOR HIS FAMILY AS WELL. THIS IS GOING TO BE A
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  • REAL BATTLE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH. -JUDGE
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  • GORSUCH MADE AN ELOQUENT SPEECH AFTER BEING NOMINATED BY
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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP. LET'S TAKE A LOOK: -JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH: MR.
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  • PRESIDENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. PRESIDENT, MR. VICE
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  • PRESIDENT, YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE SHOWN ME GREAT COURTESY IN
  • 00:15:26.260 --> 00:15:31.060
  • THIS PROCESS. AND YOU'VE ENTRUSTED ME WITH A MOST SOLEMN
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  • ASSIGNMENT. STANDING HERE IN A HOUSE OF HISTORY, AND ACUTELY
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  • AWARE OF MY OWN IMPERFECTIONS, I PLEDGE THAT IF I'M CONFIRMED, I
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  • WILL DO ALL MY POWERS PERMIT TO BE FAITHFUL SERVANT OF THE
  • 00:15:44.220 --> 00:15:48.220
  • CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. FOR THE LAST
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  • DECADE I'VE WORKED AS A FEDERAL JUDGE IN A COURT THAT SPANS 6
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  • WESTERN STATES SERVING ABOUT 20% OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES
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  • AND ABOUT 18 MILLION PEOPLE. THE MEN AND WOMEN I'VE WORKED WITH
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:05.250
  • AT EVERY LEVEL IN OUR CIRCUIT ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ME. I'VE
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  • WATCHED THEM FEARLESSLY TENDING TO THE RULE OF LAW, ENFORCING
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  • THE PROMISES OF OUR CONSTITUTION, AND LIVING OUT
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  • DAILY THEIR JUDICIAL OATHS TO ADMINISTER JUSTICE EQUALLY TO
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  • RICH AND POOR ALIKE, FOLLOWING THE LAW AS THEY FIND IT AND
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  • WITHOUT RESPECT TO THEIR PERSONAL POLITICAL BELIEFS. I
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  • THINK OF THEM TONIGHT. OF COURSE, THE SUPREME COURT'S WORK
  • 00:16:26.080 --> 00:16:31.110
  • IS VITAL NOT JUST TO A REGION OF THE COUNTRY, BUT TO THE WHOLE;
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:34.180
  • VITAL TO THE PROTECTION OF THE PEOPLE'S LIBERTIES UNDER LAW AND
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:37.140
  • TO THE CONTINUITY OF OUR CONSTITUTION, THE GREATEST
  • 00:16:37.150 --> 00:16:41.030
  • CHARTER OF HUMAN LIBERTY THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. THE
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  • TOWERING JUDGES THAT HAVE SERVED IN THIS PARTICULAR SEAT OF THE
  • 00:16:44.230 --> 00:16:48.010
  • SUPREME COURT, INCLUDING ANTONIN SCALIA AND ROBERT JACKSON, ARE
  • 00:16:48.020 --> 00:16:52.130
  • MUCH IN MIND AT THIS MOMENT. JUSTICE SCALIA WAS A LION OF THE
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:57.100
  • LAW. AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH HIM, ALL OF HIS COLLEAGUES ON THE
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  • BENCH CHERISHED HIS WISDOM AND HIS HUMOR. AND LIKE THEM, I MISS
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  • HIM. I BEGAN MY LEGAL CAREER WORKING FOR BYRON WHITE, THE
  • 00:17:06.260 --> 00:17:14.190
  • LAST COLORADAN TO SERVE ON THE SUPREME COURT, AND THE ONLY
  • 00:17:14.200 --> 00:17:18.180
  • JUSTICE TO LEAD THE NFL IN RUSHING. [LAUGHTER] HE WAS ONE
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  • OF THE SMARTEST AND MOST COURAGEOUS MEN I'VE EVER KNOWN.
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  • WHEN JUSTICE WHITE RETIRED, HE GAVE ME THE CHANCE TO WORK FOR
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:30.170
  • JUSTICE KENNEDY AS WELL. JUSTICE KENNEDY WAS INCREDIBLY WELCOMING
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  • AND GRACIOUS, AND LIKE JUSTICE WHITE, HE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH. I
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  • AM FOREVER GRATEFUL. AND IF YOU'VE EVER MET JUDGE DAVID
  • 00:17:38.010 --> 00:17:42.100
  • SENTELLE, YOU'LL KNOW JUST HOW LUCKY I WAS TO LAND A CLERKSHIP
  • 00:17:42.110 --> 00:17:47.150
  • WITH HIM RIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL. THANK YOU! THESE JUDGES BROUGHT
  • 00:17:47.160 --> 00:17:56.160
  • ME UP IN THE LAW. TRULY, I WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THEM. TODAY
  • 00:17:56.170 --> 00:18:02.060
  • IS AS MUCH THEIR DAY AS IT IS MINE. IN THE BALANCE OF MY
  • 00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:07.290
  • PROFESSIONAL LIFE, I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING AS A
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:11.000
  • PRACTICING LAWYER AND TEACHER. I'VE ENJOYED WONDERFUL
  • 00:18:11.010 --> 00:18:14.020
  • COLLEAGUES WHOSE SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AT THIS MOMENT AS
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:19.180
  • IT HAS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. PRACTICING IN THE TRIAL WORK
  • 00:18:19.190 --> 00:18:24.020
  • TRENCHES OF THE LAW, I SAW, TOO, THAT WHEN WE JUDGES DON OUR
  • 00:18:24.030 --> 00:18:27.160
  • ROBES, IT DOESN'T MAKE US ANY SMARTER. BUT IT DOES SERVE AS A
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:31.260
  • REMINDER OF WHAT'S EXPECTED OF US: IMPARTIALITY AND
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:35.150
  • INDEPENDENCE, COLLEGIALITY, AND COURAGE. AS THIS PROCESS NOW
  • 00:18:35.160 --> 00:18:42.290
  • MOVES TO THE SENATE, I LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING WITH MEMBERS
  • 00:18:43.000 --> 00:18:45.240
  • FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, TO ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS, AND
  • 00:18:45.250 --> 00:18:49.290
  • TO HEARING THEIR CONCERNS. I CONSIDER THE UNITED STATES
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  • SENATE THE GREATEST DELIBERATIVE BODY IN THE WORLD. AND I RESPECT
  • 00:18:53.170 --> 00:18:56.260
  • THE IMPORTANT ROLE THE CONSTITUTION AFFORDS IT IN THE
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:19:00.030
  • CONFIRMATION OF OUR JUDGES. I RESPECT, TOO, THE FACT THAT IN
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:03.180
  • OUR LEGAL ORDER IT IS FOR CONGRESS AND NOT THE COURTS TO
  • 00:19:03.190 --> 00:19:06.070
  • WRITE NEW LAWS. IT IS THE ROLE OF JUDGES TO APPLY, NOT ALTER
  • 00:19:06.080 --> 00:19:10.020
  • THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE'S REPRESENTATIVES. A JUDGE WHO
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:13.140
  • LIKES EVERY OUTCOME HE REACHES IS VERY LIKELY A BAD JUDGE,
  • 00:19:13.150 --> 00:19:19.130
  • STRETCHING FOR RESULTS HE PREFERS RATHER THAN THOSE THE
  • 00:19:19.140 --> 00:19:21.250
  • LAW DEMANDS. I AM SO THANKFUL TONIGHT FOR MY FAMILY, MY
  • 00:19:21.260 --> 00:19:27.090
  • FRIENDS, AND MY FAITH. THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT KEEP ME GROUNDED
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:34.050
  • AT LIFE'S PEAKS AND THAT SUSTAIN ME IN ITS VALLEYS. TO LOUISE, MY
  • 00:19:34.060 --> 00:19:43.080
  • INCREDIBLE WIFE AND COMPANION OF 20 YEARS, MY CHERISHED
  • 00:19:43.090 --> 00:19:45.130
  • DAUGHTERS, WHO ARE WATCHING ON T.V., AND ALL MY FAMILY AND
  • 00:19:45.140 --> 00:19:49.120
  • FRIENDS, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR LOVE AND FOR
  • 00:19:49.130 --> 00:19:53.200
  • YOUR PRAYERS. I COULD NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITHOUT YOU. MR.
  • 00:19:53.210 --> 00:19:58.100
  • PRESIDENT, I AM HONORED AND I AM HUMBLED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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  • [APPLAUSE] JAY SEKULOW: ALRIGHT, THAT WAS JUDGE GORSUCH, SOON TO
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  • BE JUSTICE GORSUCH. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE SOME MORE CALLS. -DELIA
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  • IN TEXAS. -HI, DELIA, YOU'RE ON THE AIR. -HI, GUYS! THANK YOU
  • 00:20:11.080 --> 00:20:14.120
  • FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. -SURE. -YOU'RE THE ONLY ONES I REALLY
  • 00:20:14.130 --> 00:20:17.090
  • LISTEN TO. BUT MY QUESTION IS CHUCK SCHUMER, IN THE PAST, HAS
  • 00:20:17.100 --> 00:20:20.230
  • DECLARED TO HOLD UP THIS NOMINATION FOR YEARS. CAN HE
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  • LEGALLY DO THAT? -NOPE! BECAUSE ALL THE DEMOCRATS CAN DO IS SAY
  • 00:20:24.180 --> 00:20:29.170
  • THEY'RE GOING TO DO IT BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IF, LOOK,
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:32.110
  • MITCH MCCONNELL, SENATOR MCCONNELL, THE MAJORITY LEADER,
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:34.290
  • SAID HE IS GOING TO CONFIRM THIS NOMINEE. THEY WILL BE CONFIRMED.
  • 00:20:35.000 --> 00:20:39.210
  • WHICH MEANS, AND CHUCH SCHUMER KNOWS THIS. THEY ARE NOT GOING
  • 00:20:39.220 --> 00:20:42.210
  • TO RISK THE NUCLEAR OPTION OF A FILIBUSTER BEING BROKEN BY THE
  • 00:20:42.220 --> 00:20:47.050
  • NUCLEAR OPTION FOR THIS NOMINEE. THERE IS NO WAY. THE GOOD NEWS
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  • FOR CONSERVATIVES IS THAT THERE ARE OTHER JUDGES LIKE JUDGE
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:54.160
  • GORSUCH THAT WOULD ALSO MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS. SO WE'VE
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:57.230
  • GOT A DEEP BENCH HERE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDICIAL
  • 00:20:57.240 --> 00:21:00.130
  • PHILOSOPHY. -TO EXPLAIN THAT, UNLIKE WHEN GEORGE W. BUSH WAS
  • 00:21:00.140 --> 00:21:03.110
  • MAKING HIS APPOINTMENTS TO THE SURMPE COURT AFTER 8 YEARS OF
  • 00:21:03.120 --> 00:21:06.130
  • THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY, GEORGE W. BUSH, BY HAVING 8 YEARS, YES,
  • 00:21:06.140 --> 00:21:10.210
  • HE MADE SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS BUT HE MADE LOTS OF
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  • CIRCUIT COURT APPOINTMENTS. -AND THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE
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  • COMING FROM. -THAT'S WHERE ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE COMING
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  • FROM. SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GUESS ON A COUPLE YEAR RECORD, OR A 3
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  • YEAR RECORD, THEY HAVE AT LEAST A DECADE. SO THEY'VE KIND OF
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  • HANDLED IT ALL, IF YOU WILL, IN THEIR CIRCUIT COURTS FROM THE
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  • MOST CONTROVERSIAL KINDS OF CASES, THE ONES THAT PEOPLE LIKE
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  • TALKING ABOUT, TO THE LEAST CONTROVERSIAL. IT'S VERY EASY TO
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  • LOOK AT ALL THEIR OPINIONS THERE, BOTH IN THE DISSENT AND
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  • IN THE MAJORITY, WHEN THEY'RE IN FAVOR OR AGAINST, AND PUT
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  • TOGETHER THEIR JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY. IT'S NOT HIDDEN. AND
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  • THAT'S BECAUSE THEY HAVE LONG, CLEAR RECORDS AND THERE ARE
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  • PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM. -ABSOLUTELY. ALRIGHT, ANOTHER
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  • CALL OR COMMENT, LOGAN. WHAT DO WE HAVE? -LET'S TAKE ANOTHER
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  • CALL. LET'S GO TO STEVE IN WEST PALM BEACH. -HEY, STEVE. YOU'RE
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  • ON. -HEY, GUYS! HOW ARE YOU TODAY? -GOOD! -YOU KNOW, I
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:55.140
  • JUST WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT, THIS LADY IN CHARGE OF PLANNED
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  • PARENTHOOD, SHE'S MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT THE NOMINEE IS
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  • TRYING TO SIT THERE AND BUTT HIS NOSE INTO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
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  • AND EVERYTHING ELSE. -HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID, NO ROE, NO GO. IN
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  • OTHER WORDS, IF YOU'RE SOMEHOW OPPOSED TO THEIR RIGHT TO
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  • ABORTION, THE WAY THEY DESCRIBE IT, YOU'RE NOT TO BE NOMINATED
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  • TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. -YES, THAT'S
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  • RIGHT; THAT IF YOU DON'T SUPPORT UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO ABORTION,
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  • WHICH IS WHAT ROE STOOD FOR BEFORE SOME OTHER SUPREME COURT
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  • CASES, WHICH WAS ABORTION WITH ABSOLUTELY NO RESTRICTIONS
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  • ALLOWED. NOW THE SUPREME COURT HAS MODERATED THAT A BIT AND
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  • ALLOWED SOME RESTRICTIONS TO BE PUT IN PLACE BY THE STATES AS
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  • WELL AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LIKE THE PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION
  • 00:22:34.270 --> 00:22:37.080
  • BAN. BUT IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE THEY SAY HE HAS AN
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  • ALARMING HISTORY OF INTERFERRING WITH REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND
  • 00:22:40.110 --> 00:22:42.220
  • RIGHTS. WHAT IT IS, IS A CASE WHERE A, NOT JUDGE GORSUCH, BUT
  • 00:22:42.230 --> 00:22:47.130
  • A GOVERNOR WANTED TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD BECAUSE THEY
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:51.030
  • WERE SELLING THE FETAL BODY PARTS. AND HE WAS IN THE
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:54.170
  • DISSENT, ACTUALLY, BUT SAID THAT SHOULD BE OKAY, THAT THAT WOULD
  • 00:22:54.180 --> 00:22:58.110
  • BE LEGAL. -ABSOLUTELY, THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD THE AUTHORITY,
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  • LEGALLY, TO DO THAT. -REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID IN HIS REMARKS, YOU
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:03.050
  • SHOULD NOT EVEN AGREE WITH EVERY DECISION YOU MAKE, YOU SHOULDN'T
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  • LIKE ALL THE OUTCOMES. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIBERAL
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  • JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY, AND A CONSERVATIVE JUDICIAL
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  • PHILOSOPHY. A LIBERAL JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY IS MAKE IT UP AS YOU
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:14.290
  • GO, ALWAYS AGREE, ALWAYS LOVE YOUR OUTCOME, MAKE UP THE LAW,
  • 00:23:15.000 --> 00:23:18.150
  • MAKE UP THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY, MAKE UP THE RULES AS YOU GO.
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  • IT'S A LIVING CONSTITUTION. IT'S A LIVING DOCUMENT. WHAT JUDGE
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  • GORSUCH SAID LAST NIGHT TO THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND WAS VERY CLEAR.
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  • HE BASICALLY EXPLAINED IT IN A NUTSHELL, HIS CONSERVATIVE
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  • JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY. -I AM READING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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  • OF THE ACLU, ANTHONY ROMERO, WHO I KNOW, AND WE'VE ACTUALLY DONE
  • 00:23:34.150 --> 00:23:38.140
  • A CASE FOR THE ACLU BEFORE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BUT WE HAVE,
  • 00:23:38.150 --> 00:23:41.210
  • AND HE'S A SMART GUY BUT I'M READING HIS COMMENT. YOU CAN
  • 00:23:41.220 --> 00:23:45.190
  • TELL HE'S A SMART GUY BECAUSE LET ME TELLYOU WHAT HE'S NOT
  • 00:23:45.200 --> 00:23:47.230
  • DOING, HE'S NOT CALLING FOR A FILIBUSTER ON JUDGE GORSUCH.
  • 00:23:47.240 --> 00:23:50.180
  • HE'S NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT, BUT HE KNOWS HE LOST THE ELECTION.
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  • JUDGE GORSUCH'S RECORD, INCLUDING HIS DECISION IN THE
  • 00:23:53.000 --> 00:23:55.240
  • HOBBY LOBBY CASE, RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER HE WOULD
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  • ALLOW BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS TO OPT OUT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
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  • LAWS BASED ON RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS. AND HIS COMMITMENT
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  • TO AN ORIGINALIST THEORY OF CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION
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  • THAT DISREGARDS OUR NATION'S EVOLVING UNDERSTANDINGS AND
  • 00:24:05.280 --> 00:24:09.000
  • CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, BY THE WAY, THAT'S THE LIVING
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:11.080
  • CONSTITUTION IS ALSO OF CONCERN. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A FAIR AND
  • 00:24:11.090 --> 00:24:14.010
  • FULL PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF HIS RECORD AFTER UNNECESSARY HOLDING
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  • OPEN A VACANCY. HE TALKS ABOUT MERRICK GARLAND. BUT THE FACT
  • 00:24:16.270 --> 00:24:20.010
  • IS, EVEN THE ACLU IS RESTRAINED IN THEIR OPPOSITION TO THIS
  • 00:24:20.020 --> 00:24:25.090
  • WELL-QUALIFIED NOMINEE. WELL, THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR THE
  • 00:24:25.100 --> 00:24:28.060
  • BROADCAST THIS WEEK. LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRAY FOR THE
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  • GREAT WORK THAT'S GOING ON AT TBN. AS I SAY, WE COME TO YOU
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  • EACH AND EVERY WEEK. WE'RE NOT PAYING FOR THIS AIR TIME. WE
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  • APPRECIATE WHAT MATT AND LAURIE CROUCH ARE DOING, AND CONTINUE
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  • TO DO AROUND THE GLOBE. SO PRAY FOR AND SUPPORT THE WORK OF TBN.
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  • AND WHEN YOU'RE PRAYING, PRAY FOR OUR LAWYERS AND OUR TEAMS
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  • HERE AT THE ACLJ. WE'LL TALK TO YOU NEXT WEEK.
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