James Young

Joining the podcast this week is attorney James Young to provide some perspective on the recent nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Young, who has argued in front of the Supreme Court and is a member of The Federalist Society (which has had a key role in suggesting court nominees for the Trump administration) provides some terrific insight on:

– Nominee selection
– What we learned from the confirmation hearings
– The court and partisanship and
– What kinds of decisions we can expect to see from this court (and what might happen in the country if a decision like Roe v. Wade is reversed)

The left is absolutely apoplectic about this confirmation, with misguided calls for impeachment of the justice before he was even seated. Little do they remember Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor, George H.W. Bush appointed David Souter, and George W. Bush appointed John Roberts. All have found a way to frustrate conservatives over the years.

Young, who has been practicing law for nearly three decades, offers these insights in his personal capacity. These are his opinions alone and should not be mistaken for the views of the National Right to Work Foundation, his employer. However, we do discuss the landmark Janus v. AFSCME decision handed down this past June.

About James Young:

Associate, Borland & Borland, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1989; Intern, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Atlanta, GA, U.S. Justice Department, 1988-89; Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Peer Review Rated. Bar Admissions: Pennsyl­vania, 1989; District of Columbia, 1991; U.S. Supreme Court, 1992 (admitted only in PA & DC). Law School: Emory University, J.D., 1989. College: Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., with Honors in Political Science and History, magna cum laude, 1986. Member: Federalist Society. Publications: “Casting an Overdue Skeptical Eye: Knox v. SEIU,” CATO SUPREME COURT REVIEW, September 2012, at 333; “Making Windows into Litigants’ Souls: The Pernicious Potential of Gilpin v. AFSCME,” ENGAGE, Apr. 2004, at 90; Co-author, “Big Labor’s Tyranny of the Minority: Forced Union Dues in Politics,” FEDERALIST SOCIETY FREE SPEECH & ELECTION LAW NEWSLETTER, Fall 1996. Reported Decisions (partial listing): Knox v. SEIU Local 1000, 132 S.Ct. 2277 (2012); Locke v. Karass, 555 U.S. 207 (2009); Cummings v. Connell, 402 F. 3d 935 (9th Cir. 2005); Prescott v. County of El Dorado, 177 F.3d 1102 (9th Cir. 1999), vacated, 528 U.S. 1111, reinstated in part, 204 F.3d 984 (9th Cir. 2000); Knight v. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 131 F.3d 807 (9th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Lafayette Firefight­ers Ass’n, 51 F.3d 726 (7th Cir. 1995); Weaver v. University of Cincin­nati, 942 F.2d 1039 (1991), further proceedings, 970 F.2d 1523 (6th Cir. 1992); Dixon v. City of Chicago, 948 F.2d 355 (7th Cir. 1991); Orr v. National Football League Players Ass’n, 147 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2845 (Va. Cir. Ct. 1994), aff?d, 150 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2191 (Va. 1995).

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