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2-9 7am Tommy, are judges political?

Feb 9, 2017|

Tommy talks to Ron Krotosynski, Professor of Law at the University of Alabama, about President Trump's travel ban and whether the courts are politicized.

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Any if you want to get involved some of attacks and yet here about. Getting along. We do because of political issues. Would never on friend anyone because of their political views or political post though when someone says that a broad sense. That anyone who exercise their right to vote in voted for trump our idiot sorry family or not. I had the FaceBook and random. And here's this I've cut my social media time back because of how over the top the actions of my liberal friends have been is coliseum in that light. I think it is a shame. When friendships. Break apart relationships fall apart because of political differences because. It's not gonna make a difference you're doing is hurting yourself and the other person does. Face to unite and Robinson and convince you I'm in key is to respect each other yeah but I understand it can get awfully tents that you can't in any chances of the night. Well drugs and it did this Sydney make the other person's seem as though there on informed it is it then it's not good down from one point. Said it's become so political so political. And that's kinda alleys editor guest is run. It is in ski. Professor of law and director of faculty research at the university of Alabama school applaud the morning's. Thank you so thankfully and at times and Tennessee Alabama school law. Com. Your thoughts on Jeff Sessions. As Mattel general. My viewing generally is that president's entitled excuse team that was true President Obama that should be equally true president trump. And there was a lot of controversies since she's eclipses. Nomination to a district court judge ships some years ago but. The senate look at the the record and they voted he's been confirmed and that's that. I mean some people some very strong views on them going both ways some people think of him as a appliance editor fein former state attorney general. Five former US attorney for mobile and others have concerns about some statements that came up back in the eighties when President Reagan nominated him for district court judgeships but. It's the presidential race and the president's entitled to his team. Donald Trump complaining because he says the press it's just so political judges are so political. I tend to think. At least from friends and Tom co workers and conversations that. If you're a side wins then you're dealing with a brilliant judge you fewer side loses then suddenly that judge becomes an activist judge. And is taken on the rule the do robes if you will pardon upon of of making laws that pretty much a way goes there now. That you got it exactly right on the these judicial activism is the the altitude applies to a decision you know and so your per actually it and courts stains abortion regulations. That's judges putting on political visors are running amok and pro life today validate abortion regulations. And everyone has their both sides of the well sides of the spectrum so conservatives in the life takings clause case that a lot when government protects them law. And prevention using your land the what you want solar judge strikes that the land use regulations. Org the the date species acted on. That's a great decision even though they displaced toward the application of the law that democratically elected legislature acted. You know the other side. You know school prayer cases are abortion cases. Progressives or liberals to it and into law those cases in conservatives to into decried and so. I think that's exactly right and to be honest with you I think most federal judges most of the time. Try to call the Chief Justice John Roberts turned phrase ball strikes. I don't think most federal judges conceive of themselves as political or even Aquila electric. And it's in the world really different rights that judge Justice Thomas is not justice Ginsburg. But I don't think either of them go to work in the morning thinking I would go fight for my team. In the same way that needs to policy or polarized do and that's that's the right way. That which should be. We have judges liked tenure. And don't stand for election because we want them to call balls and strikes you want to do is indicate the legal rights of the litigants who appeared before them. Where that the judges personally like or despise the litigants. It seems like gum. It would be nigh eve to think that. The decision isn't it not gonna be viewed as political because it's it is an intensely political issues that is being brought to them. I think that's right. Although. Yeah I mean. That that that's right. Even at the judges are doing their level best simply apply. Legal rules that govern the dispute before them. Particularly with respect to this the executive order this travel ban. I think you're right no matter which way the federal courts come down. The losing side at characterizes. A politically motivated decision. I don't think that's the way to judges undertake or understand it cast though and that's drew the most conservative Republican nominee. And I think that's also true the most liberal democratic nominee. Will little Donald Trump had his say about the court the decision it's. Being considered about his ban. I an eight. To twelve out. And it couldn't have been written. Any more precisely it's not like oh gee we wish you were written better. Written beautifully. It was a good student. I understand things I comprehend very well okay. Better than I think almost anybody. That's Donald Trump talking about a law why I guess that's what he sightings statute and also his ability to interpret same. On the case being made today he's. It's trying to undermine. The judicial system that maybe he's trying to undermine if you look at it the rest with fake news and so forth and and the other today use about. The law enforcement we get a group would police chiefs there and he said the murdering his. The highest that is being in. And it's not true and it's at the lowest raise minimum long long time is there any credence and images kind of make it up things. Well I don't think you are unfortunately I mean. I'd never political world where the president's spokesman site alternatives factual appeared to simply be also. The the comments on the federal this year particularly troubling you know Ian the president attack. A series of tweets. Judge robards in Seattle. The issue the temporary restraining order on his travel and and this followed on attacks on George cheerio was presiding over the trumps university litigation some of that. And which is out of an appropriate thing to do to attack judges personally or suggest that there. That cropped or or. Anything other than there and good civil servants. You can disagree with their decisions and you can say the decisions despite disagree with the decision but. You know the single federal district judge that in Texas blocks pres Obama from expanding his stock program. President Obama comments saying you disagree with the decision in his Justice Department appealed that. But he never personally attacked the judge said the judges an idiot needs of actual law school comment to that sorted. The lord George W. Bush ordered Ronald Reagan ordered Bill Clinton this. This is just not part of our political predictions. Attacking federal judges from the White House. It is is not an appropriate thing to do I think you fine people of goodwill sensible people of goodwill on all sides. Would agree that proposition pretty readily we we need to instill. Confidence and respect for federal courts because there at the end of the day at the circuit breaker. That protects our fundamental rights abridged. By government officials we need them there. To protect those rights we and when government does things that are important. And I would make a case of the media that the media is there to make sure nobody is doing what they're supposed to do now. Does the media have its problems absolutely do they slant things certain organizations are publications do. But I don't think you can say that this sucks that sucks everything sucks but main. I think that ride you know freezing at the union for example the Casilla. Embarrassing part questions during show on sponsors. Crest precinct you're exactly right the framers included the press clause in the First Amendment because. The press plays it in a central role in the craw as the democratic so adamant they provide information to the body politics. So we can discuss stink about it in the reward or punish those who hold electable as Election Day. And so trying to brutalized the pretzel frees up the Pratt. Using the control government office to do it. Is is ultimately. Choruses of democracy itself we need before the state to make it possible for oversee those who call this exactly right. Not professor but just a Ron do you think it. Donald Trump's actions are random or do you think there is a definite long term plan behind all these things. It seems to be a fairly astute politician and I think what he says and dust and be pretty calculated. So you know it would appear he wants to destroy competence in the judiciary probably because the judiciary he knows is going to do in the most trouble. Did he does things that are not authorized by statute the viola constitution the judges called into account. He seek and break which this year restore public confidence in it. The media does have to Obey orders I hope I'm wrong to think that are usually do a little frightening placed ago. It is and media but nine I'll be wrong but I mean it with the respect professor you know that. Professor Ron crude presents the professor of law director of faculty research at the university of Alabama School of Law. Terry Anderson you know we come back join us sometime. Then today I don't mean to put you on the spot you can certainly abstain little ahead of last night when he took the the vote from. Senator sessions got one senator responded present. Really you out I guess that's where the abstaining or maybe that's a clown in the room all burdened one senator Ratner president yeah. All but one Democrat. One against him and a mom do you think I don't know if you have any religious beliefs I don't believe in the years to eight million unknown to what thirty years chair I don't think have ever talking about this year many religious beliefs at all. I'd do you think that you could get along with an atheist. And have a friendship with anything. Probably if we don't talk about religion and that's the point out and bang and and and your point on politics is the same thing. I was so surprised. At two relatives and friends who we have never discussed politics until this last campaign. And suddenly they just leaped out of the bushes and went wild. And I got to go on. And I think it goes to the arm is there really a difference here politically. When he come Steve because of ears of Miami and you can get along with any use of a Christian and atheist can get along and have a friendship. While attending a B a bigger. Issue than whether or not there's the existence of god can their being I don't know. So if you can agree over of that biking to agree over. A couple of people that are elected to office in different positions etc. now I get some text here from people letter. Saying and tell Ron the reason that's professor Ron by the way of constitutional on the reason trump shunned out CNN. Is because they brought out the fake news about you know the deal with the Russian hookers and those kind of deals here. I it's not called the Clinton news work in net new is network for not and wake up. If liberals like yourself would have kept Obama in check for eight years the way that you keep saying trump needs to be kept in check. Maybe we wouldn't be initiate this country is in today. And if you'd text it is that like it time to achieve query and yup my goodness and maybe trump wouldn't have take such drastic measures to straighten out this crap fair and balance try. He thinks Fox News and look I watch a lot of Fox News would come home and come home may come home you think fox news's there and balance. Come. And I'm. 96018. Set any idea how do you handle political discussions with you and your friends as he attacks and saying McDonnell drop it all and by the way I think demands Brody in ninety knows exactly what he's doing and man yell at tech mean and I just don't get it by Larry it's so follow revved up when it comes in this. Enough to break up a relationship Tex comes in LO well the country's in a row good shape I would like to hear of Crimea. What what shape do you think the country. Is in. Do you think Barack Obama left the country in a shambles and if so please call me and define. A shambles. Because you know for me personally as some setbacks but from. And I'd like to know what you think T 60170. Texans and I love Donald Trott and Allan Donald Trump and he's a crazy SOB needless assays outside the bounds of normal politicians but isn't that why we elected him. I. Don't agree with that crazy SOB part I think he is very intelligent very calculating and he knows what he's doing one. To exit in terms of accomplishing what he wants it to other Texans in a pro trump those and I Obama ready seats embassy in more heat than Obama ever did. Even after Obama put man and ladies' restroom stupid. Tommy Fox News news itself does not exactly fair and balance its existence makes it fair and balanced one place alongside CNN and MSNBC. I agree with that. An island time the fact is I could get along with anything as long as it market falcons and I can only been so march. Gerald Jerry vale played junior and other WL. I count me right do I'm doing that question. In history. The the president. Elect a black. Has there ever bit as much content that are. Com. I don't know of a not been around for all album night at this David Blake use there in Washington took the oath. Mom. I don't know which you pointed at your own. Where everybody complained and about trot. They are. It. On. Are not thought it a late. Day day. I am down. He isn't very talented man I agree. Like what now Bob a patent office. It any back. Complained. What are and yet think they did. When Obama got elected. Do you get emails Cheryl. Now I'll explain it then their aura. Yet there are a lot of people complain about Obama genitalia and in in not the nicest way either. If you and your significant other disagree politically I'd really like to hear from yet. And and tell me why ain't that country isn't it lucked out and vote for President Obama and I voted for president trop. But you know identical BS where I see added I just don't know where. That you can say the country isn't such terrible shape. Not you timeout social issues in terms of delegate text about menus and all ladies restroom I guess it was a transgender reference etc. I see that but I don't think you can. Blame that on one president or the other I think that she is kind of the way the country's changing and you may not like the way it's changing bush it is text comes in my his country in shambles more people on welfare less. People percentage of lies and workforce lower home ownership many indications like this. And Obama did not do anything nobody except spent nearly a trillion on giving money away somebody else accident. About the and debt getting worse and I don't they notes say you were right but the only I would say is that. The president now has some pretty aggressive spending plans and these are about a tax cut as well. So on and always a balance that Texas hold on timing his country's a total disaster when it comes of foreign policy. Never have we been perceived a weak leader Louis nation I do think that the foreign policy of the country is in. In a bad bad way I guess I was thinking more internally in your life is every day but. Somebody else sexson and said that the president divided the country. More than any other but then there's this text that says this is nothing we started a war after collection in the 1860s. So I guess it depends on how you look at it I wouldn't take a break from politics someone talk about this and we come back. Mom I daycare center in Texas. It this thing they did went viral after they posted a sign. And it told parents to get off their phones and pay attention and their kids. And we're gonna ask you do you agree with them or is that none of their business I agree wit them. DM rules limiting screen time during family time in your house old Indy you raise your kids buy the book. And what the experts say or would you feel what feels right to you for example. A lot of times experts will tell you. We'll just leave the baby in the crib and let him crying and eventually they'll cry it out and noted used to being on Airpwn. Why try dad would mind daughter and lasted for about two minutes because aboard thing was Ryan and choking and all that insightful wait a minute. I thought one of the main obligations is apparent you had was to be they did the protector in the make the child feel loved. Now some people might say well they have learned a stand on their own and I get that but you know three months I think is little literally it is funny time after that to teach in a stand on their own. Especially if they are confident and secure because they weren't left in a crib crying. But that's just what I think now wanna know what you did and how it worked out for you indeed do that the baby sleep in the bed with Kia. Where did you sleep in the bed with the parents and whenever I don't remember that remember ever sleep in the bed with my parents but at the baby did sleep in the bed with us. So what do you think 260187. At love to talk to you about this will talk to profession professor. A psychology at Notre Dame to get their take and a friend doctor Karen Ruskin a marriage and family therapist. An author of ninety techniques for raising respectful children. When it comes to kids or even your grandkids. Or do you say you know what are the book the way trust your heart. Trust your mind. It'll work out will be back Devin WL.