Supreme Court Shenanigans!

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7 місяців tagasi
hublanderuk
hublanderuk

How about doing a video about the UK Surpreme Court since until about 40 years ago the top court in the UK was the House of Lords but it changed.

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Corbin Crutchley
Corbin Crutchley

Hey Gray, it seems like this Patreon link 404s (including the one in the video description)

2 місяці tagasi
Stuart Johnson
Stuart Johnson

Short answer and easiest peace: keep it at 9

5 місяців tagasi
gab ehcuod
gab ehcuod

vid for election shenanigans when?!?!?

5 місяців tagasi
Stevie Lantalia Metke
Stevie Lantalia Metke

Stupid question, has the pro-forma session ever been sabotaged by a member of the other party showing up to call roll, or the single senator actually doing something meaningful instead of just doing the minimal?

6 місяців tagasi
BigotGaming
BigotGaming

remove random crits

8 tundi tagasi
Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson

Wow. The senators need to get to work bro

11 tundi tagasi
Amir J
Amir J

I thought of a loophole to help the president get a recess appointment. From my understanding, a senator who is of the same party as the president could go to the Senate Pro Forma sessions each time and ask for a roll call. If at least 51 senators aren't there, the senate can't be in session, forcing the senators to either be in the session or actually go on recess.

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BWu
BWu

“I figure out a way to get out of work, then after getting out of work, I use the remaining day to figure out a way to get out of work” So the Supreme Court is basically George Costanza

3 päeva tagasi
Somebody insane
Somebody insane

me:I swear I won't get all political 3 drinks later:

4 päeva tagasi
Notre Dame Fan
Notre Dame Fan

6:50 Can one person of opposition party show up and ask for a role count?

5 päeva tagasi
Hugh Jones
Hugh Jones

Thumbs up 👍

7 päeva tagasi
Hakuraita
Hakuraita

America deserves to be ruled by a tyrant. All these Senate shenigans need to be stopped. It's depressing and ridiculous.

7 päeva tagasi
Jackninja5
Jackninja5

The more videos I see on this, the more I believe America is just electing the next slave to Congress rather than electing their next leader. Not very democratic.

9 päeva tagasi
Ayden Wolfe
Ayden Wolfe

I have a legitimate question: For a Pro Forma session, he says that it's presumed there is a quorum present in the room, even if it's empty unless someone requests a roll call If that's the case, and the president of one specific party wants to make sure he can set recess appointments, what's to stop a senator of that presidents colour from showing up to the pro forma session and requesting a roll call? Wouldn't that mean that there would be an official record that there's no one but those two and the clerk, and therefore not enough to get anything done?

9 päeva tagasi
timothy clancy
timothy clancy

The supreme court has no enforcement arm. They are ment to guide, not enforce.

10 päeva tagasi
Tristan N
Tristan N

so can we get the video on american native reserves

10 päeva tagasi
ThaFuzzwood
ThaFuzzwood

And again, your stick figure animations are worth their weight (or for the sake of the argument: hard drive storage space in bits) in platinum.

12 päeva tagasi
Reed Hedin
Reed Hedin

I wish I could have half the year off and make a 6 figure salary

14 päeva tagasi
r00t b33r
r00t b33r

tl;dr: Congress is too lazy to count to 50 and we pay them millions of dollars to 1-up shenanigan game each other over a branch of government that isn't intended to be part of the shenanigan games in the first place.

15 päeva tagasi
Lukas Dreger
Lukas Dreger

Why doesn't one senator per party just show up and ask for a roll call everyday in order to stop this if you are on the president's side/party? Then everyone would have to show up everyday for work?

18 päeva tagasi
Kerra Holt
Kerra Holt

Packing the Courts, you say? Hmmm, that would never happen! Right?

19 päeva tagasi
Ace The FireDragon
Ace The FireDragon

When the most powerful people who have the most important jobs to do can have more holidays than kindergarten kids.

19 päeva tagasi
Patrick Combs
Patrick Combs

Looks like court packing is a coming.

20 päeva tagasi
h hHava
h hHava

Ok but like why are the countries persons, or in other words, women, i get this is just design and stuff but this made me wonder

20 päeva tagasi
A- man
A- man

The US is just a joke at this point

20 päeva tagasi
Saipanda
Saipanda

I dont understand one think. I just enjoy listening to him

20 päeva tagasi
Epsilonsama
Epsilonsama

Fun fact, before Marbury v. Madison in 1803 it was up to congress and the president to consider if a law was unconstitutional or not and did not think lets hope the supreme court decides with us. Even after it took years and years for the modern idea of giving the Supreme Court supreme authority over what was constitutional or not. After all, nowhere in the constitution does it say who determines what is constitutional. The constitution was written with the intention that nobody would be creating laws that went against the constitution.

20 päeva tagasi
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

I dont think you expected somebody to see this comment, huh?

19 päeva tagasi
cobdude175
cobdude175

This - and multiple other reasons - are why Congress is such a joke. A bunch of old people being paid to argue about what color the sky is.

21 päev tagasi
joseph jackson
joseph jackson

It’s funny how before the election I viewed this video completely differently than after the election.

21 päev tagasi
joseph jackson
joseph jackson

Every time he said “shenanigans beget shenanigans” I thought the video would never end. :)

21 päev tagasi
Tony Y
Tony Y

The consitution is outdated man............

21 päev tagasi
Federico Savignano
Federico Savignano

Why doesn’t a pro-president senator go in the senate and ask for a roll call? You can only perform the pro-forma session if all senators approve of it.

21 päev tagasi
Dis Boy Doe
Dis Boy Doe

Aww I feel bad for the supreme court temp

21 päev tagasi
Brent Reissman
Brent Reissman

Just curious if there was another option when the Senate conducts its pro-forma session. If one (or two) senators, politically aligned with the president and intent on allowing a recess appointment, wanted to prevent the pro forma session, couldnt one of them just ask for a roll call in the pro-forma session, and then they would have to acknowledge the lack of quorum, and the session wouldn't be a valid session, so either a) they would need to take a recess since it would be the fourth day without session, or somehow call all of the senators back in order to establish quorum? It seems like one (or two, if seconding motions is necessary in order to call roll, im not versed in the proceedings) senator is enough to prevent the infinitely-refreshing 3 day vacation and push the senate to recess?

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William Reynolds
William Reynolds

“Must confirm” or not if they just don’t feel like it.

22 päeva tagasi
Riccardo Carretta
Riccardo Carretta

Why am watching this? I am not american and i do not even know how MY governament works ... what the hell am I doing here?

22 päeva tagasi
Kian abolfath
Kian abolfath

We’re just a country of lazy people who are being led by someone who doesn’t even need to lead if the senate wasn’t so lazy and made decisions them selves creating a different government for us

22 päeva tagasi
cdcdrr
cdcdrr

It's almost as if letting the highest court of law in the land become a political football for legislatives and executives with an agenda is a bad thing.

23 päeva tagasi
Vayne Solidor
Vayne Solidor

I love watching how 'muricans pretend to be sapient and hearing about what they think law should work like ;p

24 päeva tagasi
Free World2021
Free World2021

COLLISION WITH UNHEALTHY PRACTICES OVER DECADES.ALL ARE GREAT NOT TO APPLY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE USA. CONGRESS AS THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES NEEDS INTEGRITY AND STOP FEEDING THEIR TANTRUM TO AMEND LAW OVERNIGHT WHEN THEY HAVE TEMPER, WHEN EXIST ONE THEY PROBABLY NEEDS A DIFFERENT JOB! Help them to get integrated they are lost and lost balance- I don't care what the law means for sick abused minds, old fox, time to use the Federal law to all level and bring the ECONOMY back should be your focus. No more expended, apply the LAW!!!!!!!! Stop being a JERK... What is wrong with the Constitution of thew USA that all agree upon? I see you all need a policy that helps you get integrated with the law and none of you should make any amendment anymore so everyone make sense. Supreme Court with Barrett was a joke, now playing ping pong affects new generation, furthermore, it is traumatizing knowing that the policies always attack plebeians and peasants and nothing is done from Supreme Court in term of power and decisions when all by the ears from congress down all amends everything from everywhere in their personal interest and share through their policy from the state to the top wicked and abhorrent and the answer is they basically rive the country goods and services.

24 päeva tagasi
Zenex
Zenex

how did 1 hour passed by while watching this video

24 päeva tagasi
Shilah Lewis
Shilah Lewis

No one: Grey: villager noise whenever this (*) pops up

24 päeva tagasi
Aidan Carter
Aidan Carter

10:14 little did we know

25 päeva tagasi
Taylor
Taylor

This was made almost a year into COVID, it wasn't a lucky guess.

23 päeva tagasi
Thatonekid
Thatonekid

11:08 It's happening.... Grey, Stop making videos about pandemics and societal collapse... Make more videos about human life extension, and maybe that'll happen in a year.

25 päeva tagasi
Kidgamingfuntv
Kidgamingfuntv

Lol

24 päeva tagasi
Zildawolf
Zildawolf

3:16 hey guess what :)

25 päeva tagasi
Luke Salazar
Luke Salazar

Also Jeffery Epstein didn't kill himself

25 päeva tagasi
Kris Childs
Kris Childs

11:08 that aged well

25 päeva tagasi
ChronoMasterGaming
ChronoMasterGaming

THE GOVERNMENT DEFIES ITS OWN LAWS. Nothing new there tbh

25 päeva tagasi
Gus Cichoski
Gus Cichoski

For the Pro Forma session, all you need is one senator to not want it and then they call for a roll call and it doesn't work.

26 päeva tagasi
Kirby’s Coming for games
Kirby’s Coming for games

Founding Fathers: lmao let’s make the constitution confusing and with a lot of loopholes

26 päeva tagasi
Evy Achtereekte
Evy Achtereekte

could you please do a 'how to become a senater? so we can learn the way to becoming a part of this proces! or a video about the senate in detail of who are there, what they do, and who does what. love your vids 🥰

26 päeva tagasi
Gerg Guy
Gerg Guy

How can some children be running the country they are a band of Karen

26 päeva tagasi
Gerg Guy
Gerg Guy

They don’t like the recess charges then why don’t they just go to work! Why are my taxes going to somebody that is just spending and not doing any work

26 päeva tagasi
WhatTheFridge 1o1
WhatTheFridge 1o1

I'm Canadian and yet Here I am

27 päeva tagasi
zach dugat
zach dugat

Give me the details I need to get to sleep somehow.

27 päeva tagasi
MN TS
MN TS

the government is just a mess

27 päeva tagasi
Pate1992
Pate1992

no wonder the usa is fucked up, nothing makes sense.

28 päeva tagasi
A Bad Minecraft Player
A Bad Minecraft Player

This guy knows more about U.S. politics than me, and I'm american

28 päeva tagasi
Kaden Ling
Kaden Ling

But if a president can nominate? cant he nominate himself/herself???

28 päeva tagasi
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

no

19 päeva tagasi
Sebastian Buttersnaps
Sebastian Buttersnaps

It just occurred to me, why can't an opposition senator come to the pro forma session and ask for a roll call, thus showing that a quorum isn't present, and causing no action to be taken, causing a recess? Does the acting senator-in-charge get to adjourn the senate before a request for a roll call is delt with? Or is it simply something that isn't done to avoid causing chaos, like with the nuclear option of removing the fillibuster?

28 päeva tagasi
Chelsea Coates
Chelsea Coates

How do you run for president

29 päeva tagasi
DB Studios
DB Studios

*Shenanigans be-get Shenanigans.*

29 päeva tagasi
Vladimir Gorbachev
Vladimir Gorbachev

Imagine if the President forces Congress in a long recess say 1 year or more hahaha

29 päeva tagasi
DB Studios
DB Studios

Here is a fun game: Every time there is an asterisk*, ask a friend for a dollar. You'll be MrBeast rich when the video is done.

29 päeva tagasi
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

Actually no, cause the second or third time you ask for a dollar he just wont give you any more.

19 päeva tagasi
Jimmy Song
Jimmy Song

Senate: If I can shenani-once, I can shenan-again! President: Can you just get to work? Senate: NO House Of Representatives: What are WE doing-

29 päeva tagasi
Nick3xtreme Gaming
Nick3xtreme Gaming

Ok so the gist I get from all you're video's on the U.S government is that its a politically divided government that hardly does its job and can't agree on anything and gets nothing done. which isn't that far from the truth. Wait how did this government last 200+ years its completely inefficient!

29 päeva tagasi
Alistair Kentucky-David
Alistair Kentucky-David

Can the one guy in the pro forma session win any vote he wants by disobeying his instructions and assuming the presence of a quorum?

29 päeva tagasi
Taylor
Taylor

There's noone there to vote aye or nay. So you couldn't get anything done.

23 päeva tagasi
PB Mack
PB Mack

So...Xiden just said he's gonna pack the court and enact Term limits..after he conducts a study.

29 päeva tagasi
Jack Guyett
Jack Guyett

"political shenanigans" >blatant corruption

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Bang_Bang300
Bang_Bang300

packing the court. mh

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Chegg Account
Chegg Account

The domineering fly ostensibly land because single basically beam amid a automatic alibi. nebulous, right judge

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Exton Jonas
Exton Jonas

This was fascinating, could a senator who is politically aligned with the president not stick around and ask to take roll?

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CorvetteEnthusiast1256
CorvetteEnthusiast1256

Technically, yes

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ruike yap
ruike yap

this is honestly an incredible video. i’ve watched many of ur videos while being fully engaged and interested & through that rly learnt a lot! also, i’ve been wanting to learn more about american politics & find those vids especially interesting so please do make more!! thank you so much☺️👍🏻

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ND Put
ND Put

Why is the american political system full of problems related to partisan bias while there are literally just 2 stupid polarized parties 🤦‍♂️ fkn first past the post....

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Max
Max

Ha, the sass of everyone

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ytho
ytho

I want a bumper sticker that has the shenanigans image on it

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Umbra
Umbra

Shenanigans is the plural form of “Bullshit”

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Zedbags jr
Zedbags jr

Oh these are 100% shenanigans

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Antoni
Antoni

,

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Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

I agree.

19 päeva tagasi
Weeaboo
Weeaboo

Love how grey uses yellow and orange as the political parties instead of the two most-known colors

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Yo Mo
Yo Mo

Blm was a shenanigan

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Andrei Popuș
Andrei Popuș

Imagine if all of us could use those rules written in the constitution"by the people" and "for tbe people" 😂🙄

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Voltaic Fire
Voltaic Fire

I wish just once that some random farmer from Nebraska would be appointed, to make the court a bit more grounded. Too many serving in governmental office have forgotten what life is like for normal folk.

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Garnetta Obliviona
Garnetta Obliviona

One more reason to be ashamed of being a US citizen I'm afraid, even our highest court procrastinates and gets surprised at the mess they make for themselves even though they knew very well the cause of it... like a school child with homework and a bad grade

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Adam Filinovich
Adam Filinovich

If you're curious, the threshold to confirm a justice was never actually two thirds or three fifths. Before 1917, there was no way to end debate on a measure, other than to wait for people to stop talking. So, it was effectively an endurance test for the minority. In 1917, the Senate set cloture at a two thirds vote, reduced it to three fifths in 1975, and reduced it to a simple majority for Supreme Court nominees in 2017. Even so, the talking filibuster (think Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) hasn't been a thing since 1970. As a result of constant filibustering of civil rights legislation, the Senate enacted the two-track system, which essentially allowed the Senate to consider other business while a filibuster was ongoing, with the side effect that the minority no longer had to continue speaking to block a bill.

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Chinese Communist Party
Chinese Communist Party

u r cool

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Sir Coloniser
Sir Coloniser

The uk Supreme Court is the House of Lords And now prime ministers can put anyone in the house and there’s hundreds of them

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shing fan chan
shing fan chan

Inaccurate paraphrasing.

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Baby Ghast Gaming
Baby Ghast Gaming

i dont know why this is so entertaining

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David Jeffers
David Jeffers

Sounds like we need a constitutional amendment to limit the number of breaks they can take to get rid of the pro-forma session.

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Volbla
Volbla

"Legislating the government isn't full time work." Why though.

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Andrea Iacco
Andrea Iacco

OK. First things first: I'm Italian and didn't know anything about the US Government until a few months ago (and literally everything new I discover about it manages to make me more and more puzzled). I've got one question: could someone explain the roles of the Vice President and the President pro tempore relatively to the Senate? Like what do they have to do? Is the Vice president technically a Senator? And when is the presence of the Vice President/of the President pro Tempore required? (and relatively to one of these shenanigans: can the Vice President ask for a roll call?)

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Nah.
Nah.

9:50 that sneaky little stick lol

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Captain Yolo Waffle
Captain Yolo Waffle

Oh so now I know why nothing gets done, it’s because they aren’t even there!

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Gilbert Mozell
Gilbert Mozell

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FBI
FBI

What about me

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Gilbert Mozell
Gilbert Mozell

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MajorBytes
MajorBytes

Well theoretically, the president could just kill the opposite party justice

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Gilbert Mozell
Gilbert Mozell

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ba le van ba

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RadioactiveRain (GingerKinder)
RadioactiveRain (GingerKinder)

This- this is amazing

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Caleb Kolb
Caleb Kolb

Somehow, CGP Grey, made such a boring topic funny

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habib akbar
habib akbar

so basically presidents in america in 2021 could have lots of recess appointments to their hearts content till the pandemic is over huh

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