Talking with Professor John Eastman
Dr. John Eastman joined Laura Ingraham to discuss the lawsuits facing the city of Seattle from businesses and property holders located within the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).
Nearly every American knows the phrase “separation of church and state. Senior Fellow John Eastman explains how and why this famous phrase has played such an outsized role in American life and law.
Judges must navigate between interpreting the Constitution and statutes, working within existing precedents and applying both bodies of law to particular cases. Striking this balance has policy consequences that render the Supreme Court a political branch in the public's mind. As the heated debate of Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement demonstrates, the Court is no longer seen as the "least dangerous branch." How should justices address this tension in their decisions and opinions? Can the Court return to a narrower vision of its judicial duty? If not, what judicial philosophy best fits the reality of the Court's role in a self-governing republic? Claremont's John Eastman joins an expert panel at the American Enterprise Institute to answer these questions and more. (Dr. Eastman's presentation begins at 65:09.)