The Supreme Court: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publicēšanas datums 27 sep 2020
In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, John Oliver discusses the future of the Supreme Court, why the government doesn’t always represent the political leanings of the electorate, and how those issues will impact the next generation of Americans.
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  • The stream is not the point... It's the strong odor that rises from the piss.... Mitch knows alot about piss!!!!

  • Well, we won the election, but we still got fucking manchin

  • It's hilarious to hear John discuss the inequality of the Senate when it was designed to make sure every state had an equal voice in legislation. I'm sorry but the day we change the Senate is the day we destroy our republic.

  • I think that it is important to remember that we are not a democracy by design, the FF intentionally avoided democracy like the plague, we are a representative republic.

    • by design not a pure democracy doesn't mean by design not a democracy of any sort. It is a republic that is a representative democracy. There are democratic elections for political representation. That makes it a democracy. The country was founded, discussions about democracy used the term to mean pure democracy, so dropped the term pure as something that was generally understood. We no longer use the term democracy to mean pure democracy, we use it in the more general sense. Somewhere along the line, though, people decided to conflate the Republican party with the idea of a republic, and the Democratic party with the idea of democracy, making it seem that republics and democracies were mutually exclusive, which has never been the case.

  • Can't blame Manchin, he comes from fudging WV, no way a normal democrat can win an election there.

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  • OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS NO DIFFERENT WITH THAT SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID... THING IS WE ARE LIKE THIRD WORLD IN POLICIES...STUPID REPUBLICANS OF TODAY

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  • HILARIOUS YOU DID THIS RHYME AND THEN THE SEUSS SHIT HAPPENED LOL LOL

  • Oliver's views were always progressive and that was clear from when he began with this show, however, it used to be different. It used to be that he would criticize and attack things that most people can get behind as he was calling out true injustices or giving limelight to very pertinent subjects that were otherwise often not talked about so much. Now, it's just a Republican bashing fest. To 99% of people it may seem the same because very few people spend hours a day following politics and not from a partisan perspective. Per se, he points out that tape from the republican senator talking about blocking Trump's appointee yet the Democrats would have, absolutely have in the past and will do the same in the future, the ONLY and ONLY difference is that in this specific case it was the Republicans that were in the position where they had the votes to block Garland's vote and streamline Trumps'. Yet, on most TV channels (as they are mostly liberal-leaning), all you would hear about this subject is how hypocritical this is and bla bla bla and they point out things like what this senator said or whatever other soundbite they have and there are tons seeing as all these politicians have been doing this for years and years and years. Conversely, on Fox and the few conservative outlets, you would hear the soundtapes of what Chuck Schummer and others were saying before calling it hypocritical. At the end of the day, these clowns are collectively taking everyone for a ride and it's not by accident. With the amount of research they do for these shows and the level of quality with which its done on honest subjects, there's 0 chance they don't know, they know everything and they know the message they are peddling is complete bullshit but they want you to believe a specific thing. Yeah... those are most shows, TV programs and so on that talk about current events. John Oliver's show wasn't a show like most, not a comedy 45 mins like others. John Oliver's show was good, excellent even, I watched probably every episode because it thought you something, it was genuine and it brought positivity to the world that way, whatever your political allegiance. Sadly, that's changed, now it's just leftist propaganda like the rest. I still try to watch but it's not the same... when you extensively know the subjects he covers, it isn't hard to spot the manipulations. I still watch but I cringe and I'm genuinely displeased at the bullshit and cheap manipulation when I see it because although it won't fool me, I know 95%+ of people are unprepared to deal with the information and they take it as face-value. This puts you somewhere in the category of a lot of the people you criticize here weekly John. Hope you wake up and stop sucking up to people who aren't nearly as good as you want to promote them to be because everything in life has a price and the "John Oliver Effect" may not be to history what it began as and what it could have been. Cheers.

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  • It's like he just read the constitution yesterday for the first time, and now he's trying to get you to act surprised.

  • Bwahahahah!

  • So uh... Who's going to be the one to have to break it to John that the Democrats ARE Center-Right?

  • I don't know why the Fems still try to compromise, they haven't attempted to compromise for over 12 years. If not longer

  • Quick reminder: "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me". John 14:6

  • Ruth Ginsberg is burning in hell with John lewis

  • 18:03 ah yes, the NaPorVoInterCo document

  • Why there are right and left judges? Judges suppose to hold up the Law , not influence by the politics. Simply speaking.

    • That's what happens when you have judges either elected or appointed by elected officials without any input from the judiciary at large. And then Americans wonder why so much of the legal system is so corrupt.

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  • F*ck Republicans without the foresight of lubing first. (Well, 98% of them, to be fair.)

  • he spouts out so much into in so litle time, we don't have time to digest. I love him!

  • john oliver has become the bullies he hates so much

  • Get rid of the racist electoral college system. Most total votes wins, period. Grant voting rights to Guam, Puerto Rico & all other American territories (vote whoever you want, no one can force you to) Grant Senate Representatives for DC, Puerto Rico Don’t pack the courts, get term limits.

    • Term limits lead to the same issue unfortunately. More partisan courts

  • I had no fucking clue what a merkin was and for the love of Agatha Christie that was the greatest google search I've ever made.

  • I will say, the only time I ever had a slight amount of respect for Donald Trump was after Ginsburg died, he actually seemed genuinely sad. That respect immediately left when he started talking about Barrette

  • John o. Is the best!

  • What the fuck do you mean this country is not center right? Of course it is. On a global scale this nation is center right. As much as I love John Oliver, he is very misleading sometimes

    • @g welch is that why Republicans have won the popular vote once since 1988?

    • @Kadan Seward no. On a real political scale, the vast majority of Americans fall under center right. Certainly most of our representatives in DC fall under that category.

    • The country is, but its people aren’t, which is what he was talking about

  • Silver lining, even the trump appointed conservative judges threw out his ridiculous lawsuits

  • 8:12 aged like the finest wine.

  • 8:12 Dr. Seuss is grinning in his grave.

  • He's describing the Senate acting the exact way it was designed to (technically Senators were supposed to be elected by state legislators rather than popular state-wide votes though)

  • no, Mitt was right about that.. America is center-right. more Americans aligning with the Democrats than the Republicans is what makes it center-right. if more aligned with the Republicans, it would be far-right. there is no major left wing party in the United States.

    • Americans align with the Democrats because it's the only viable option to the Republicans in what is essentially a two-party system. That makes the federal political landscape center right, it doesn't mean that the American people are center right.

  • "My liberal friends over many decades have gotten used to the idea of having a liberal court" is a blatantly false statement, since it implies Mitt Romney has friends in the first place.

  • There's no more justice it's a joke of the world we need Moses ha ha

  • The Supreme Court today is a bunch of useless prima donnas, walking around in robes and wasting the peoples' money. They add nothing to America. They had THE most important election fraud case in our history and ran away from it faster than a chicken running from a wolf. I served this country during war time. When called, I served. I didn't pull a Supreme Court and run. Cowards! Vietnam war veteran

  • The Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear the greatest fraud case that the planet has ever seen that happened on November 3rd. For six decades I thought the Supreme Court was just now I find out they are the most corrupt Supreme Court the planet

  • 18:20...and you also might wanna look into what happens to your supreme court with that idea...CpG grey did a perfect video on it...short version no more supreme court...

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  • " I do not like him when Texas freezes"

  • The electoral college college really means your vote doesn't count.

    • & that’s why it needs to go

  • Well, this fear mongering didn't age too well....

  • Why there are so many catholics in supreme court, again?

  • Long Live ACB

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  • Here's the thing...it was more or less written this way for a reason. If you make the changes you're proposing, all it would do is create a new minority that would be discriminated against and be underrepresented. One simple change that could be made, is to end the winner take all system all together. Make it so every state HAS to split its electoral votes proportional to the popular vote in that state! I truly wish my vote actually fucking counted in NY. I'm conservative on some issues and progressive on others. But what I think in a Presidential election doesn't matter, or even a state election, because my vote and pretty much the vote of everyone above Orange County is quieted by NYC. News flash, a city of millions of people need different laws and have a different way of life than rural populations in the same state. Being a rural voter in any state with a major city like NY or Chicago is a recipe for practical disenfranchisement, especially with a winner take all system. Now you want to apply that to a federal level with Representation in the Senate? Oh wait, that's what the House of Representatives is for! It's why we have a bicameral legislature. The House ensures the majority has the support to make legislation, with its seats determined by population, and the Senate is a check on any proposed laws by giving every state equal representation so the minority still has a voice. Oh, and John, as someone in the middle who hates both parties for different reasons, you sound just like the Republicans you're railing against, which there are plenty of them in the Democratic Party as well. Both parties are a fucking parasite sucking the life out of this country.

  • You might think at least we learned not to give anyone any kind of power for a lifetime after all the shit the human race has been through but apparently no. We did not.

  • I think one of America's biggest problems is its concept of time. America has only been America for 240 years (going off the end date of the revolution). That, for a European, is a comically short amount of time historically, yet the constitution and institutions of America are discussed in a way that's immovable because they've been around 'forever'. Like the consitution sets things in stone because it's so 'ancient'. Seriously USA, there isn't shame in recognising that people who founded a country using systems borrowed from ancient Greece, may have got some stuff wrong. That it doesn't work as well in a modern world post industrial revolution, civil rights movement and suffrage. Remembering how short a time period 240 years is might just help when considering conversations about race and discrimination just saying... Reparations doesn't seem that outlandish when you consider that jim crow laws and banks not lending to black people is in living memory

  • He should have gone back further to at least Ted Kennedy and his campaign to make sure Bork did not get appointed. And, yes, it was Obama not understanding restraint and being too smug that gave us Trump.

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  • So what animal will represent this new justice on the supreme court?

  • 8:11 ah yes back before your vacation

  • as much as I agree with 99.9% of what you say SENATORS DO NOT REPRESENT VOTERS, THEY REPRESENT STATES!!!

  • John Oliver, two words: Lyme Disease

  • Center right is a flat out insult. I'm 31...........in my life time the republicans got more votes then the Dems in a federal election 1/8 times in my life time. And 2004 was a post 9/11 mid war exception It's a center left country

  • I’m just a regular guy Who urine at sunset.

  • "A republican gouvernment without popular support". Sorry John, but just because you want it to be so doesn't mean it is. Republicans do have a very large POPULAR support base! You know, all those people that Dear Hilary shoved aside and smeared as "deplorables". You need to have some honesty about this, and recognised that the popular vote is not the DEMOCRAT PARTY'S sole property : it goes something along 60/40 at best in republican's favor, because statistics remind us that a vast majority of this country's demographic is mostly white people, like over 60% + to be correct. There has obviously been a demographic shift because of natality rates and immigration over the past decades. But "democratic" ideals are not dominant in the US. Not even in said black/latino communities where many individuals prefer the republican vote over the democrat vote. And all the arguments you provided in this show can just as easily be made against the democrats, especially in the 2020 election, where the electoral collage ruled in favor of the democrat candidate, despite serious concerns of voter fraud from DEMS, and greater numbers in favour of trump than in 2016.

  • There is no real democracy is having an electoral college

  • right trump protecting anything democratic is a pipe dream

  • Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddy Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddy Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  • very cool

  • 8:07 Any republican win is a republican majority, though it was a overall popular minority.

  • Retrumplicans didn't care to stack the court on lies. If I were biden and the democrats I would add four seats to it. And make dc a statehood.

  • I cannot wait for his new shows to start.

  • Boris Johnson and keir starmen tried this. Look up public prosecutions. Today condemned China for UKIP. I am crying out loud watching this if i pay 6500 in tax do that mean I still have to pay a parking ticket 😂😂😂 . Please keep these coming best highlights 🤩

  • Watching this in January I’m relieved the plan to pack the court to steal the election failed and that Democrats took the House, the Senate and the Presidency, but disheartened at how much power a corrupt right-wing minority still has.

  • wow after january 6 this was really a whose who of american traitors

  • Just escaped to Canada, doing better up here

  • My stubborn french brain will never understand nor change its mind: the electoral college is an insane system. Almost as insane as not having medicare for all and calling it "freedom".

    • yoou are right no need to change your mind

  • Ted Cruz is a eunuch.

  • A bit late now, but, ... does no one think Mitch is referring to the 'strong' stench of mule piss.. and not the 'strength' of the stream? No?

  • You know, I wonder what Lincoln would think if he found out that the only hope for our country was the Democrats.

  • F

  • For the frist time I disagree strongly with what John has said. How could anyone not want another avatar movie I just want it to stop being delayed

  • This episode is more like a manifesto than anything else, you’re amazing John.

  • John, that bit you did on mit was at best, terrible. America *is* center right when you compare it to the rest of the world.

    • But we're not comparing it to the rest of the world. We live here in America 🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

  • Wow. To see Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley talking about "DeMoCrAtIc ElEcTiOnS" in 2021.

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    • What did I just fucking read?

  • Joh Oliver the Brit that has come to the US to tell us about how the US Supreme Court should operate. GTFO. Go home to your island nation and go "fix" the problems you see. The last thing we need is a Brit telling us how to legislate. Remember the last time they did? Yeah. F...n Redcoat

    • John you realise he's been an American citizen for decades right

  • One of the most satisfying things ever is hearing John Oliver say fuck you to republicans

  • ahh yes a women is the most dangres perosn to women bruh

    • @Inner Descent ahhh yes a good retort sure me no spell good but that not point is it

    • And apparently English class was the most dangerous thing to you

  • Christine Blassey Ford’s testimony wasn’t heart wrenching, it was lies. No other reason to wait until his appointment to the Supreme Court to give the worst testimony of all time.

  • No one wants to hear it, but this is totally on RBG. She should have retired.

  • One factor left out is a judge who was in advanced age decided that instead of stepping down with time for a democratic Pres to replace them held on, gambling they'd remain healthy with the other party in power.

  • Road Warrior Animal also passed away around the same time

  • Just for anyone who thinks ACB might sway the votes on abortion. Twice in the past couple presidents, the main Republican SCJ actually sided WITH Roe v Wade. Christians voting R simply for abortion actually have no clue that their vote has done nothing. Twice an abortion case has reached the SC and twice the Republican in that group has not tried to overturn it.

  • Qualified women gets prominent role, left erupts in fury? It's all very confusing.

    • Yes. Because every woman is a good person. Just like every planet has life on it. A woman isn't great just because she's a woman. She should be, like everyone, defined by how they act.

    • She was only a judge for 5 years. I'm no fan of Kavanagh or Gorsech, but at least they had experience.

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  • I'm surprised that as a British person, John Oliver doesn't recognise that the US on a global level is centre right.

    • It's not. It center - center it's dead center

  • can every country please have this show? i know more about america than i do about my own country

  • Way to insert a random misogynistic, woman-hating joke into an irrelevant segment, John Oliver. Promoting erasing a woman from her amazing work is disgusting. I am very disappointed in you for spreading misinformation and hatred against J.K. Rowling, and women in general. Shame on you.

    • Would you care to explain how simply noting a lot of people have stated their intent of taking a "death of the author" view of Harry Potter in the future is somehow misogynistic? Or misinformation or hatred for that matter?

  • Who else is watching this after Democrats took back the Senate in the hopes that Joe Biden will change the judiciary?

    • me! but I AM very happy the vaccine is getting out very close to schedule

    • I honestly hope that Thomas and Alito retire or in the case of Thomas get impeached. Although, it may not be that realistic to suggest impeachment for actions that one's spouse did. I'm referring to the fact that the FBI is investigating how involved Mrs. Thomas was in planning the riot/capital seige. Apparently, she was actively supporting it. I believe that if she did have a hand in planning it, Thomas should be impeached since it looks very bad the the spouse of a Supreme Court Justice would try to overthrow the government.

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  • Oliver is correct Democrats won't be able to impose the leftist dictatorship using their temporary majority in Congress and Senate. The next midterm elections are scheduled to happen in 2022 unless cancelled by Biden. Nope the Supreme court won't let it happen. Not nearly enough time to pack the Supreme Court, to send the voters that voted for Trump to newly built Chinese style re-education camps. Even with ever more generous support from Twitter, FB, and Oliver

    • You must have a lot of friends