“Is Half a Loaf Better Than None?” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Based on what I’m reading, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is about as good as we might expect–although far from perfect. The “half a loaf” saying could also be applied to Trump’s executive order on immigration, although that seems even more problematic than the Gorsuch pick. These stories and more on today’s show.

See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

PROMISE KEPT: Trump Picks Textualist For Supreme Court (Or: Trump Proved Me Wrong, And I Couldn’t Be Happier) HT Mark Nitikman

Gorsuch’s opinion on Chevron deference HT Tim Sandefur

Why Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch

Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System

Gorsuch on Assisted Suicide HT Quent Cordair

Yaron Brook’s show on the Immigration Ban

Hasty thoughts on the Trump executive order

Immigration Orders and Odd Tenders HT Timothy Sandefur via Twitter

Mark Cuban: Trump travel ban ‘half-assed, half-baked’ HT Ilya Shapiro via Timothy Sandefur

Attorneys general have a duty not to defend unconstitutional laws

Trump was right to fire Yates; doesn’t mean she was wrong


HT Daniel Henry

Two Republican senators say they will vote against DeVos for education secretary HT Rob Abiera

Sanders, Cruz to face off in debate over future of ObamaCare HT Rob Abiera

What Sam Harris was missing re: Jordan Peterson and “What is true?” HT Paul McKeever, Jeffrey Young

UPDATE: Thanks to James Valliant for calling in and discussing all the legal issues today! Soon we will be discussing his book, Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity, which you can buy at this link on Amazon (they offer both Kindle and Audible (audio) formats).

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