Trump's Leading Candidate for the Supreme Court Wrote Law Cited for Advancing Transgender Regulations

Two religious liberty cases have sparked an internal war among conservatives over Judge William H. Pryor, the leading candidate to take Judge Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court.

Both the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation approved Pryor as one of 20 candidates on President-elect Trump's list for Supreme Court nominees, but second thoughts are seeping in. Additionally, Dr. James Dobson and Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council have raised concerns about a law crafted by Pryor that various Obama administration agencies --- including the Departments of Justice, Labor and Education --- began citing as their justification for advancing transgendered litigation and regulations.

"We cannot afford to have anyone chip away on religious liberty," Glenn said.

It's critical that the judge chosen to replace Scalia serve as a conservative benchmark on the court.

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GLENN: Two religious liberty cases have sparked an internal war among conservatives over Judge William H. Pryor. Stu.

PAT: Is Pryor one of the -- is he one of the main considerations?

GLENN: He is the main. He's the leading candidate.

PAT: Is he really?

STU: Yeah, and he's been talked about in Republican circles for a long time for a Supreme Court seat. I've heard problems from Libertarians with him. Although, the problems you're describing here are not really from that angle.

GLENN: Right. Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation put him on the list. Both of them did.

However, there is a problem. And the problem was found by The Federalist Society, and it started to ripple around that community. And they were like, "Oh, crap, we put this guy on the list." And members of the Federalist Society were like, "Yeah, I know you did."

And now the ripples are going through the Heritage Foundation, and no one is willing to say anything about it.

But you need to know about it. Everybody loves him because his judicial record. 2003 Senate confirmation, he said, "Roe vs. Wade is the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law." Big.

PAT: Love that. It's great.

GLENN: Now, let me see.

No one in the conservative movement or the religious movement care to say anything about this, except James Dobson and the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins.

They have now circulated and are persistently open about their concerns with Pryor. One of the cases that concerns them is Keaton versus Anderson-Wiley. It involved a Christian counseling student, whom a state college expelled after she refused to agree to a remediation measure, such as one of her choices, she could attend a gay pride parade intended to change her views on homosexuality.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: When she said no, she was suspended from school. A three-day -- or, I'm sorry, a three-judge panel, including Pryor, ruled the school did not discriminate against the student because the school would treat anyone with her belief the same way.

PAT: Well, then they would discriminate against anyone. Right?

GLENN: Right. They would discriminate against anyone who would believe that.

PAT: That's unbelievable. Wow.

GLENN: More problematic is the majority opinion in Glenn versus Brumby. Brumby. A case involving a biological male fired after he wanted to dress as a woman and begin medical treatments.

Pryor again concurred with the circuit court's liberal former Judge Rosemary Barkett, ruling that the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution protected the employee from discrimination based on sex, which the court interpreted to include gender identity.

So now, he is saying that sex is whatever you decide it to be. Slate -- Slate called the opinion absolutely revolutionary for transgendered employment rights.

PAT: How did this guy get recommended by the Heritage Society?

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GLENN: Right.

Various Obama administration agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Education began citing Glenn as their justification -- as their justification for advancing transgendered litigation and regulations.

So he's the guy who wrote the -- the current law --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: -- that allows them to say, "Bathrooms."

STU: You know, look, that's -- those are a couple of cases. And, you know -- you know, there's a lot of good with Pryor. He is -- you know, here's -- this is --

PAT: That's what they said about Stephen Breyer too.

STU: But you have hundreds -- hundreds and hundreds of cases, can you find a couple that are going to --

GLENN: Are those pretty big.

STU: But let me give you this: This is from SCOTUS blog, talking about religion.

Pryor has consistently, although not uniformly, ruled in favor of parties raising religious liberty claims.

And so that's -- he's --

GLENN: We cannot afford to have anyone chip away on religious liberty.

PAT: No, we can't. No, we can't.

STU: Exactly.

GLENN: We can't afford it.

STU: Especially when there are people on that list that you probably could say have uniformly --

PAT: Yes. You've got the Lee brothers. So many guys on there who would be consistent.

GLENN: You have 20. There are three that are unacceptable. Pryor is one of them.

STU: You think unacceptable is the right term for Pryor? I feel like that's going too far honestly.

GLENN: I think when you have Scalia -- you're replacing Scalia.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Okay?

PAT: In that context, he is unacceptable, I think.

GLENN: He's unacceptable. You have no one holding the benchmark. It's like, if you're replacing Ginsburg, you would replace Ginsburg -- I mean, I wouldn't, you wouldn't, but they would replace Ginsburg -- and if it was the only one, they would not roll the dice. We have no one --

PAT: And they would replace her with someone more radical than she is.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: We never do that.

GLENN: We never do it. We never do it.

PAT: We never do it.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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