Supreme Court Shenanigans!

30 sep 2020
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Ummæli
  • Director's Commentary: www.patreon.com/posts/42206797

    CGP GreyCGP Grey29 dögum síðan
    • Grand Jury: am I a joke to you?

      Alex BimmyAlex Bimmy12 dögum síðan
    • Wait. Can a civilian ask for a Roll Call?

      bravojrbravojr14 dögum síðan
    • Would it be ok if i download the vid and add subs? I dont want views i can send it to you if you want...

      Jose Antonio TorresJose Antonio Torres18 dögum síðan
    • This is beautiful btw

      Masta TheifMasta Theif23 dögum síðan
    • What's the difference

      • SEVEN• SEVEN24 dögum síðan
  • May we see your script notes for this episode?

    Robert WatrousRobert Watrous7 klukkustundum síðan
  • But if just... One senator friendly to the president comes in to the Senate and asks for a role call, doesn't this shenanigan fall apart? Or am I missing something?

    M.R WakawakaM.R Wakawaka11 klukkustundum síðan
  • All this video teaches me is that I should dislike senators even more than I already do.

    Daniel BusseyDaniel Bussey18 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is why I'm a center extremist, promote moderate beliefs through radical means.

    The Whale BearThe Whale Bear20 klukkustundum síðan
  • I want to become a senator just to mess with the recess stuff.

    A KamA Kam20 klukkustundum síðan
  • If all it takes is one senator to ask for a roll call and we can presume that there is always at least one senator who actually sides with the president and doesn't want the senate to go on recess, wouldn't they just show up and ask for a roll call? I don't follow how there's actually a problem here.

    Logan FisherLogan Fisher21 klukkustund síðan
  • Why the fuck is this entire thing phrased the way it is? Of course it’s the senators who decide if the person is clear, and yes of course it’s two thirds, if it was three thirds then we wouldn’t get anything done. ACB is a strong woman fit for the job who has many many years of being a proffesor and three years of being a judge. Had the roles been reversed and she was a far left leaning person then we wouldn’t have all these people all of a sudden saying we live in a tyrannical country

    That mf rat CharlesThat mf rat Charles22 klukkustundum síðan
  • 2:03 Maybe it was.

    Brandon MyersBrandon MyersDegi Síðan síðan
  • 3:15 pops up less than month after this was posted.

    jackgibs xxx07jackgibs xxx07Degi Síðan síðan
  • You're a shenanigan

    RobnationRobnationDegi Síðan síðan
  • What if another senator just showed up to a pro forma session and asked for a roll call?

    Declan SillsDeclan SillsDegi Síðan síðan
  • 11:08 Democratic Party: WRITE THAT DOWN

    Caleb SmithCaleb SmithDegi Síðan síðan
  • *politics is bonkers*

    JoshuaJoshua2 dögum síðan
  • Say that the Yellow Party controls the presidency and the Orange Party controls the Senate, and the Oranges pick a junior Senator to make a pro-forma session. Can't the Yellows just send one of their Senators to the meeting to request a roll call, blocking the Senate from calling for a 3-day break? That would force the other Senators to rush home to DC so the quorum can be met, unless they want POTUS to make a recess appointment.

    Odin EntertainmentOdin Entertainment2 dögum síðan
    • @vladthecon Well, such things have happened before. Remember in 2013, when Democrats used the nuclear option to block Republican filibusters against presidential appointees? They lost control of the Senate in the elections the year after, and Republicans have used those very same rules to block Democratic filibusters ever since. That is just one of many examples of politicians caring more about short-term gains than long-term losses. It's a Nash equilibrium. When one party fights dirty, the other can only get back on top by also fighting dirty. Those are the rules in a polarized political system like America's. I don't mean to call you wrong (or to sound cynical), but I think you underestimate one party's willingness to stick it to the other party, even if this comes with great risk in the future.

      Odin EntertainmentOdin Entertainment19 klukkustundum síðan
    • no one wants to be the guy who ruined Christmas and it wouldn't partizan victory for a senator of either color to make the senate move faster and empower the executive because in the next administration it would be their Christmas waisted on paperwork and their temporary gain would be forgotten.

      vladtheconvladthecon20 klukkustundum síðan
  • That's ridicculous

    MacvilleMacville2 dögum síðan
  • That is a LOT of shinanigans.

    Chris FisherChris Fisher2 dögum síðan
  • Somthing suddenly became very relevant

    Lib :PLib :P2 dögum síðan
  • Who's watching POST-ACB?

    BukaBuka2 dögum síðan
    • YEAH!

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • Hello CGP. Even with your warns about coma risks I still would like to understand the shenanigans behind supreme court nominations requiring only half Senate approval instead of 2/3 (as constitution explicitly says). You may send a link or anyway you prefer. Thank you very much.

    Elias Brito OliveiraElias Brito Oliveira2 dögum síðan
  • Watching this just after amy coney barret was sworn in

    Gavin NiGavin Ni2 dögum síðan
  • Which party has pulled out the nukes recently? The Democrats.

    Patrick BellPatrick Bell3 dögum síðan
  • with the new crusty girl in the supreme court judicial impeachment is the only thing keeping me sane right now brb gotta go lose my rights 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

    sxnny._juniipersxnny._juniiper3 dögum síðan
    • lol calm down

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • And, the prediction of election-time shennanigans comes true, in fit of completely forseeable hypocrisy, the republican president and senate with an unfavorable election looming has pushed through a new justice with an election literally in a week.

    Adi MallikAdi Mallik3 dögum síðan
    • lmao mad hahahaha

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • Cant we just go back to bigger spear BETTER OPINION

    NAZBOL gangNAZBOL gang3 dögum síðan
  • Rip

    LazCentralLazCentral3 dögum síðan
  • The fall of the Roman republic summed up in one phrase: Shenanigans beget shenanigans.

    Merc at ArmsMerc at Arms3 dögum síðan
  • If a member of the minority party showed up to the pro-forma session and asked for a quorum which can't be met would this automatically trigger a recess?

    Daniel GreenwoodDaniel Greenwood3 dögum síðan
    • Don’t think so. President Pro Tempore of the Senate is the one who conducts the procedures and would be the one to ask for a roll call.

      Andrew FrostAndrew Frost3 dögum síðan
  • Where is your video about why you never own land? Why did you take it down?

    Gilly PuenteGilly Puente3 dögum síðan
  • Wow, we really are screwed

    NoahNoah3 dögum síðan
    • Nope, we’re saved, baby!

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • So umm....who's back here after the new Supreme Court confirmation?

    Channel CASenineChannel CASenine3 dögum síðan
    • Here. I doubt anything like the impeachment or court packing will happen since if the court does become involved then they will most likely rule against any meddling of said court.

      Andrew FrostAndrew Frost3 dögum síðan
  • now i want to be a politician

    joey .kjoey .k3 dögum síðan
  • Life tenure is basically a dictator ship model. Just saying

    S. H.S. H.3 dögum síðan
  • Soooooooo fun fact....

    tim mtim m3 dögum síðan
  • Who is here after Barret got confirmed and tryna see how the government can .... fix this

    Aaron McQuaidAaron McQuaid3 dögum síðan
    • They confirmed the right justice, baby. I guess you could say that justice... 😎 ...has been served.

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • 3:13 I have a feeling he knew this would happen

    Textureless HorseTextureless Horse3 dögum síðan
  • Came here because Amy Comey Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court with a 5-3 conservative majority.

    CN ConfessionsCN Confessions3 dögum síðan
  • And Joe Biden wants to pack the court, unbelievable...

    DHL maoDHL mao4 dögum síðan
    • The court is already packed.... by republicans.

      devakdevak3 dögum síðan
    • So?

      Silver LiningSilver Lining4 dögum síðan
  • I'm becoming a senator. I want to do absolutely nothing for half the year.

    PotatoAnimatoPotatoAnimato4 dögum síðan
    • Good plan

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
    • Sounds fun

      honeyleaf 24honeyleaf 242 dögum síðan
  • Do you think you could do a quick side video that explains how one has the power to expand the Supreme Court and what would mean for all of us?

    Jason MayJason May4 dögum síðan
  • Even though Republicans have only won the popular vote once in the last seven elections, Republican Presidents have picked 15 of the last 19 Supreme Court justices.

    Sébastian B.Sébastian B.4 dögum síðan
    • Ooh, conspiracy theory time! Now do the one that starts with “Despite 13%...”

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • I swear this video came out months ago.

    MikeMike4 dögum síðan
  • bfdi whitenoise crash blueface foofighters burningman archer

    ashley sandersashley sanders4 dögum síðan
  • So why doesn't just one other Senator from the President's party attend and demand a Roll Call Vote?!

    Shawn PShawn P4 dögum síðan
  • CGP, why do you have the word [01010100 01110010 01110101 01101101 01110000] (use binary converter) blacklisted/filtered on your comments? Anyone reading this, you can test it out yourself. Your comment will get shadowbanned.

    CombineCombine5 dögum síðan
    • Combine Interesting. So if I blacklist all the right words, I can get all the comments on my channel to finally head towards discussions about feet.

      PSMSTRPSMSTRDegi Síðan síðan
    • ​@PSMSTR Well yeah, but channels can also set their own blacklisted words which makes it so comments containing them won't appear in their comment sections. There are of course words/strings of words that are filtered on ISpast by default which get banned universally across all channels. You can test the thing I mentioned above in another channel and it'll work fine, but not here.

      CombineCombine2 dögum síðan
    • Combine Seems to be universal across ISpast from what I’ve seen. It’s hard to leave any kind of lengthy comments at all right now

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
    • Nope. If i reply with the exact same comment as the one above but I @ you in addition, it gets shadowbanned. Oh and the same thing happened with this comment as well. Shadowbanning algorithm at its finest I suppose.

      CombineCombine4 dögum síðan
    • @Combine might be a mistake at your end

      no nameno name4 dögum síðan
  • This is damning

    Build-Create DestroyBuild-Create Destroy5 dögum síðan
  • 11:12 You said the Court would "instantly get involved" when bills are passed to pack the court "to make the final call." I thought it was the Senate's final call, not the Court's. How would the Court get involved?

    Jeff ReutherJeff Reuther5 dögum síðan
    • @John Smith The number of Justices is fixed by 28 USC 1. Congress can change it whenever it wants by amending this law, and such amendment would be presumed legit until the Supreme Court rules otherwise. Because of this presumption, it would be the enlarged Court deciding on the very issue of whether the enlargement is OK.

      Troy VanTroy Van2 dögum síðan
    • @Troy Van That would imply that there's no fixed amount of judges on the bench, and that nine is simply convention. Any explicit number would be a congressional bill and could be overturned?

      John SmithJohn Smith3 dögum síðan
    • The Court would be called on to rule whether the shenanigans are constitutional. But after court packing, it would be the enlarged Court to make the ruling, for before the court packing is declared illegal, the extra Justices are fine and legal. They should arguably recuse themselves on such a case, but no one can force them to.

      Troy VanTroy Van3 dögum síðan
    • Marbury v Madison 1803 - The supreme court has the power to nullify congressional legislation.

      John SmithJohn Smith3 dögum síðan
  • I wonder... *must* it be a senator that requests a quorum call? Or can it be anyone in the room? Say a visitor in the observation gallery?

    Omar GoodmanOmar Goodman5 dögum síðan
  • man I wish I was a senator, all those days off sound great

    David LeeDavid Lee5 dögum síðan
  • It's like a JoJo fight.

    LongLiveTheDoors67LongLiveTheDoors675 dögum síðan
  • It would be nice to have shenanigans counter on during the whole video, because I lost the count 😂

    Peter CPeter C5 dögum síðan
  • why cant we all just come up with a set of rules that everyone agrees on? If there's a interpretation issue, just ignore it and don't interpret it at all.

    AjarTadpole7202AjarTadpole72025 dögum síðan
    • That's Congress's job. Congress can always refine and polish the laws it passed in the past by amending them. But "a set of rules that everyone agrees on" would be hard to find in this day and age of high polarization.

      Troy VanTroy Van3 dögum síðan
  • It's been very very enjoyable watching the lefts shenanigans completely backfire over the past few years. Let's see if they go nuclear nuclear option and make the court worthless by packing it. Going to be a very interesting couple of years to come.

    John DoeJohn Doe6 dögum síðan
    • Who started the shenanigans? The Republicans, in 2016 and 2020.

      Troy VanTroy Van3 dögum síðan
    • The size of supreme court has already been altered before.

      devakdevak3 dögum síðan
  • The supreme court is just like a regular court except it has sour cream & tomatoes.

    DonDon6 dögum síðan
  • I really love everything you make Grey. Like I have watched and listened to your stuff over and over. Aside from learning so much, your voice over is perfect and entertaining on its own, and your animations are simple, elegant, and beautiful. I'm a huge fan. But I don't know why this is my most favorite video you've ever made. The pirate series was more informative and visually fun, and I basically learned about American elections from you, but this video is hands down my most favorite and I don't have any idea why that is. Did you change something in your format or process?

    DanderJohnDanderJohn6 dögum síðan
    • He hired an editor a year or two ago

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • I just watched this video and after the Senate recesses, if I'm understanding correctly, you're telling me that we can elect a Senator and they can effectively do NOTHING their entire term?! No wonder Biden's in hot water with the 47 years thing....

    HolyNinja16HolyNinja166 dögum síðan
    • If you don't like your Senator doing nothing, you get to vote them out.

      Troy VanTroy Van2 dögum síðan
    • Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • "Wait a minute, I'm the President! You can't depose me, you're deposed!" "Aww... wait a minute, I'm the Supreme Court! You can't depose me, you're deposed!"

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu6 dögum síðan
  • The more I learn about how the Federal Govt "works" (and I use that term as loosely as possible) the more I realize how some people may grow old, but they never grow up.

    I Am BecomingI Am Becoming6 dögum síðan
  • Justice Noble of Brotherhood of the 🐺

    john noblejohn noble6 dögum síðan
    • Fallout Dakota

      john noblejohn noble6 dögum síðan
    • Of Of

      john noblejohn noble6 dögum síðan
  • The pictures that go along with the stories are fucking hilarious to me for some strange reason.

    j2times2006j2times20066 dögum síðan
    • Recess or show up once a week during their vacation

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu6 dögum síðan
  • I wish the government of the USA was less stupid.

    Dark Knighte ApologeticzDark Knighte Apologeticz7 dögum síðan
  • Where is the filibuster?

    The FederalistThe Federalist7 dögum síðan
    • 8:28

      Jared HamonJared Hamon6 dögum síðan
  • Pandemic right now The state:* sll not social distancing * Me: u- Supreme court: it is not an official law.

    Li Phing LiewLi Phing Liew7 dögum síðan
    • Happens all over. Start a democratic republic, and then find loopholes to compromise the democratic process.

      ceerw butyceerw buty7 dögum síðan
  • Why doesn't a senate member who is in support of the appointment come to the pro-forma session and ask for a roll call?

    urvag Rawalurvag Rawal7 dögum síðan
    • living well into their 80's, influencing the legal system for 40 years at a time. This is why SCOTUS appointments should limited to 20 years.

      ceerw butyceerw buty7 dögum síðan
  • Which party was it again that lowered the threshold to confirm a justice to 51 votes? Was it the same one now talking about court packing? The shenanigans seem to be coming more often than not from one side :)

    Matt HorkanMatt Horkan7 dögum síðan
    • And which party held up a Supreme Court nomination in 2016 and rushed one through in 2020?

      Troy VanTroy Van3 dögum síðan
  • Our country is run by toddlers...

    Empathetic FrogEmpathetic Frog7 dögum síðan
  • "Wait a minute, I'm the President! You can't depose me, you're deposed!" "Aww... wait a minute, I'm the Supreme Court! You can't depose me, you're deposed!"

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiu7 dögum síðan
  • 2:23 Amy Barrett interview in a nutshell

    Instert_very-generic_nameInstert_very-generic_name8 dögum síðan
  • 4:55

    Umar TahirUmar Tahir8 dögum síðan
    • "Shenanigans, let's have some fun and play Shenanigans."

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu7 dögum síðan
  • What if someone from the same party as the president ask for role call in the pro-forma section?

    Theodore YuenTheodore Yuen8 dögum síðan
  • So if a tie for President happens and the President and Vice President are different parties then even if the senate is tied then the president loses

    Sam HemrSam Hemr8 dögum síðan
  • So the one senator left behind is basically palpatine....."I am the Senate!"

    Noah MakujinaNoah Makujina8 dögum síðan
  • I really like your lower voice.

    TheSaltyBeardTheSaltyBeard8 dögum síðan
  • Why doesn't the President just pass an executive order saying that Congress must take roll call once a week or something. Then the Congress either needs to take an offical Recess or show up once a week during their vacation

    Evan SchleterEvan Schleter8 dögum síðan
    • The Supreme Court would instantly strike down such an executive order as unconstitutional. Art.1, Sec. 5: "a smaller Number [than a quorum] may adjourn from day to day"; "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings".

      Troy VanTroy Van3 dögum síðan
  • They have given themselves 6 figures salary. The best Healthcare. As well written into the law that they can take 3 day breaks whenever they want. Incredible with this.

    TheLaughingMan712TheLaughingMan7128 dögum síðan
  • Couldn’t a Senator from the President’s party just show up to the pro firms sessions and ask for a roll call?

    Ferhat YilmazFerhat Yilmaz9 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for making the parties yellow and orange signifying that both parties play the shenanigans game.

    Noah KepnerNoah Kepner9 dögum síðan
  • When the Constitution was written, the average lifespan was only about 35 years. So when they made SCOTUS appointments "for life", they didn't anticipate all these people living well into their 80's, influencing the legal system for 40 years at a time. This is why SCOTUS appointments should limited to 20 years.

    Paul KraasePaul Kraase9 dögum síðan
    • i don't know man, that explanation seems kind of sus

      JoshuaJoshuaDegi Síðan síðan
    • People always lived that long. The average person didn't die at 35. 35 was when you factored in infant deaths etc as well. If you avoided cancer etc you lived as long as you do now.

      Jason DashneyJason DashneyDegi Síðan síðan
    • Agreed

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
  • Happens all over. Start a democratic republic, and then find loopholes to compromise the democratic process.

    Lee RuohoLee Ruoho9 dögum síðan
  • Hmmm...sounds like you got a problem :)

    Hoop SchoopHoop Schoop9 dögum síðan
  • Nine people making extremely important decisions for 300 million. Reaaaaaaaaaly need to rethink the scaling of our institutions.

    MooseyMoosey9 dögum síðan
  • [Senator] Senate will come to order. The clerk will read a communication to the Senate. [Clerk] To the Senate, under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3 of the standing rules of the Senate, I hereby appoint the honorable senator from the Great State of Delaware, to perform the duties of the chair. Signed, President Pro Tempore. [Senator] Under the previous order, I declare the Senate stands adjourned for three days. *[Plop]*

    Damla KayacanDamla Kayacan9 dögum síðan
  • Wait so how tf did they change the required vote from 2/3 to 1/2 plus one???

    David EdwardsDavid Edwards9 dögum síðan
    • The vote required to confirm a nomination is not specified in the Constitution; it is written in the Senate rules. So the "nuclear option" goes like this: A Senator raises a point of order that the vote required to confirm a nomination is a simple majority. The Presiding Officer says no, the Senate rules require a supermajority. The Senator appeals that ruling, which calls on the entire Senate to decide if the ruling is correct. If a majority says the ruling is not correct, the Presiding Officer's ruling is overturned. That sets a new precedent that the vote required to confirm a nomination is a simple majority, as decided by the whole Senate. The key: only a simple majority is required to exercise this "nuclear option".

      Troy VanTroy Van3 dögum síðan
    • Well... the constitution was very straight forward on who chooses and who accepts the judges, amongst other figures like ambassadors. The issue arises that it doesn't say how the senate actually confirms, just that they do. That leaves it up to the senate to make their own rules on how they do things. Thus they changed their own rules when they thought it would benefit them. The democrats were the ones who changed it to the one half vote, while the republicans were the ones who meet every 4 days.

      Deadfoot320Deadfoot3203 dögum síðan
  • "Shenanigans, let's have some fun and play Shenanigans."

    Francis CampagnaFrancis Campagna9 dögum síðan
  • It's time to kill them. All of them.

    Kevin BellKevin Bell9 dögum síðan
  • Don't worry the democrats will just stack the court. Just like the children described. The swamp must stay drained.

    Mr SkiMr Ski9 dögum síðan
  • Forced Recess. Like it. :) Did you see how Boris Johnson tried to prorogue Parliament ("recess" it) so that a new session would start so - bingo! - all the "must be approved by two sessions" bills could all get pushed through. Didn't work, the Supreme Court told him to go back to work, so he dropped the nuclear bomb and called an election. Which of course gave him a new session.

    Jonathan HarstonJonathan Harston9 dögum síðan
  • Oh how much I want to work my way to be the person to do a roll call when everyone is gone to see what happens.

    Connoissuer_Of_ClassienessConnoissuer_Of_Classieness9 dögum síðan
  • Dont get me wrong. But US goverment looks like shaterred glass renforced with duck tape

    Paulius ŠinkūnasPaulius Šinkūnas10 dögum síðan
  • What is stopping a senatorial friend of the Recess Appointment to appear in the empty hall and turning the attendance from 1 to 2 and essentially forcing the Recess Appointment into the Supreme Court?

    Michael NguyenMichael Nguyen10 dögum síðan
  • Video:President and Senate shenanigans about the supreme court Nominee on the supreme court during 7:28:"I couldn't possibly comment on a case not before me, that would be unbecoming of a future justice"

    Jovan RafaelJovan Rafael10 dögum síðan
  • So basically the president and tge senate is re-enacting Death Note?

    Kureijī SatsujinshaKureijī Satsujinsha11 dögum síðan
  • I can’t wait until we impeach Kavenaugh

    PenguinexpressPenguinexpress11 dögum síðan
  • There’s nothing wrong with having a senate that equally represents the states. It’s just that they should get sole power in important congressional activities such as the Supreme Court decisions.

    PenguinexpressPenguinexpress11 dögum síðan
  • In Spain we're currently facing a similar issue. Judges do not serve in the Court for life, but 6-year terms. Last time they were appointed in 2012. However they're still serving. The opposition is blocking the renewal of the Court, as a 3/5 majority vote is needed. The major opposition party, in power back in 2012, wants to hold their majority in the Court forever this way. The minor opposition parties oppose the fact that politicians pick judges and call for elections for the Court where only judges can vote, so they also block the renewal. The current government has introduced a bill to use the "nuclear option" and reduce the required vote to 1/2 plus one. The opposition says they will protest against the bill in the EU institutions. We'll see how things advance.

    MrAmbilMrAmbil11 dögum síðan
  • Okay so to stop Pro-forma sessions, one senator would need to show up and ask for a roll call to be taken, correct?

    tonytheoneandonlytonytheoneandonly11 dögum síðan
  • Well this didnt make me feel any better. Religious freedom in America is dead. Be Christian or else.

    Matt ForbesMatt Forbes11 dögum síðan
    • @PSMSTR niga

      PruCoPruCo2 dögum síðan
    • lol Christianity is dying dude Ever noticed there’s a word for being anti Jewish, and anti Islam, but not anti Christian?

      PSMSTRPSMSTR2 dögum síðan
    • And? You say that like it was ever there.

      PruCoPruCo9 dögum síðan
  • If only they got paid by the hour.

    Dougal83Dougal8311 dögum síðan
  • Russia's system is wayyyyy less complex

    kk11 dögum síðan
  • A-Murica F*CK-YEAH

    sy5temsy5tem11 dögum síðan
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