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.
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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).