Uncommon Knowledge: Hewitt and Yoo on the Constitution

 

In the newest episode of Uncommon Knowledge, I sit across the table from two extraordinarily gifted legal minds, both of whom served at the highest levels of government before their departure for the academy: Chapman law professor and nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt and UC Berkeley’s John Yoo. This conversation was recorded in the spring, and intervening events have in some sense made the professors’ predictions about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling and the nuclear deal with Iran all the more interesting. Have a look below:

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  1. Sidehill Gouger Inactive
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    No podcast?

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  2. Walker Member
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    Yes, I listened to it the other day. Excellent but if I may say so, a bit dated. Any reason you waited so long to post?

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  3. billy Inactive
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    Well that was a depressing half hour.

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  4. Jo Ann Rogers Inactive
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    I so enjoy smart people.

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  5. Blue Yeti Admin
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    Walker:Yes, I listened to it the other day. Excellent but if I may say so, a bit dated. Any reason you waited so long to post?

    Scheduling issues. Won’t happen again.

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  6. David Deeble Member
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    Hewitt reminds me of the old adage that some broken clocks aren’t even right twice a day.

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  7. Cat III Member
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    I remember hearing about that fish case that made it to the Supreme Court (Yates v. United States). Should’ve known that Kagen would have taken the ridiculous, and dare I say it, statist, position. Who cares if the NSA spies on us, when one person was all that blocked the government from criminalizing the release of fish back into the water?

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  8. Arizona Patriot Member
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    Cat III:I remember hearing about that fish case that made it to the Supreme Court (Yates v. United States). Should’ve known that Kagen would have taken the ridiculous, and dare I say it, statist, position. Who cares if the NSA spies on us, when one person was all that blocked the government from criminalizing the release of fish back into the water?

    The case wasn’t as ridiculous as this.  I posted about the Yates case in March (A ‘Fishy’ Split on the Supreme Court).

    The issue was not an innocent release of fish.  The fisherman had illegally caught undersized groupers, then had his crew throw the dead fish overboard to conceal the evidence.

    Kagan’s pro-government opinion was joined by Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, so it was not obviously the statist position.

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