Day: July 2, 2024

Background Briefing: July 2, 2024

The Supreme Court Has Handed the Criminal Trump a Loaded Gun, Might Biden Also Use it?

We begin with the loaded gun the Supreme Court handed to a convicted criminal who is ahead in the polls and might be elected the next president having vowed to be a dictator and to exact retribution. This means that Trump will be authorized to order the assassination of White House insiders who have testified against him like Cassidy Hutchinson, Colonel Vindman and Miles Taylor etc. as well as journalists and media critics. Joining us to speculate how Biden might use the same loaded gun now that it has been handed to him is Robert Hockett, who has first-hand experience working at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and continues to consult for a number of US federal, state and local legislators and regulators. He drafted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” resolution for the House of Representatives and officially advises her on economic policy. He is the Edward Cornell Professor of Law and a Professor of Public Policy at Cornell University and we discuss AOC’s intention to file articles of impeachment against Supreme Court justices.


How the Shift to the Right in Europe Could Impact the War in Ukraine

Then we assess how the shift to the right in European politics will impact the war in Ukraine as Putin is able to strike deep into Ukrainian territory and devastate the front lines with glide bombs while Zelensky begs for permission from the US and NATO to strike back at the source of these attacks. Joining us is Charles Kupchan, who was director for European Affairs on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration. He is now a professor of International Affairs in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and spent the last 3 years of the Obama administration as Special Assistant to President Obama for National Security. He is the author of Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order, and How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace, and his latest, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World.


The Other Alarming SCOTUS Decision Overshadowed by the Ruling to Give Trump a License to Kill

Then finally we examine Friday’s Supreme Court Chevron decision decimating the regulatory state, the detrimental nature of which has been overshadowed by Monday’s alarming decision to give Trump a license to kill. Joining us is Abner Greene, a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School whose research interests include Administrative and Regulatory Law, Government Agencies, Constitutional Law and the US Supreme Court. He previously was a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens who wrote the 1984 Chevron Deference decision.