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

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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  1. Joe Gallegos

    Joe Gallegos

    11 tuntia sitten

    John replying to Biden's bipartisan bullsh+t: still holds up. It's never gonna happen, Joe. Stop saying "fetch."🙄

  2. Emma

    Emma

    7 päivää sitten

    Our court has always had a conservative bent.

  3. The Creeper

    The Creeper

    8 päivää sitten

    John Oliver is 10 years older than me but my grandma looks younger than him

  4. Musa Bah

    Musa Bah

    8 päivää sitten

    It is amazing how you see things before anyone does. Joe manchin is an ass hole

  5. lani bobc

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  6. Andreas Otto Hansen

    Andreas Otto Hansen

    14 päivää sitten

    To be fair, america is right leaning. Compared to Europe.

  7. patrick hall

    patrick hall

    16 päivää sitten

    7:10 I don't think you do get it. It's about potency not velocity. Think coffee or tea.

  8. UpRoaryus

    UpRoaryus

    17 päivää sitten

    "Kill it in the cradle before it grows up" indeed. What happened, Mitch? Did someone say something similar to your mother when YOU came into the world? If not, perhaps they should have. You ghoul...

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  11. Carissa Hatton

    Carissa Hatton

    19 päivää sitten

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  15. legendhero 45

    legendhero 45

    22 päivää sitten

    Oh no, moments of this video are so very very horrible and so very very terrible.

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  17. David K

    David K

    23 päivää sitten

    So much for separation of powers. Presidential, and legislative make sure to get who they want in the Judicial. So, no separation of power. Our bicameral system of "checks and balances" oh, don't have that either. I really wish people would stop using the word "conservative". I haven't seen any real conservative presence since about 1982. Even the left is just leaning center from the radical right. There is no liberal or progressive presence in Washington, anywhere. Anyone who isn't a lunatic radical right is labelled a socialist. I like Ike.

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  20. Menroth

    Menroth

    24 päivää sitten

    What's with the absurd amount of bots in this comment section?

  21. Amanda Tan

    Amanda Tan

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  23. Falcon Adam

    Falcon Adam

    27 päivää sitten

    John Oliver explains everything wrong with America in 21 minutes

  24. Anton Brakhage

    Anton Brakhage

    27 päivää sitten

    Ah, remember when the big fear was that Trump might send a close election to the courts? Back last fall, it was a borderline fringe concern that he might just direct his mob to storm government buildings and, say, try to murder Congress. Donald Trump- no matter how bad you think he is, he manages to be worse.

  25. Darkstarscream 1

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  26. D G

    D G

    28 päivää sitten

    I love the "READS PROMPT" subtitles around 9:30, how did that happen?

  27. Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson

    28 päivää sitten

    You mad bro?

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  29. Emily K

    Emily K

    29 päivää sitten

    What I just thought of while watching this is WTH is trump up to now!???

  30. pinguaina

    pinguaina

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    Do a video about the metric and the imperial system.

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  32. orchardlea

    orchardlea

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    The way this episode aged like a terrifying fine wine is a testament to the quality of analysis by the writing team.

  33. Needham Southerland

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  34. the man the legend the cab driver

    the man the legend the cab driver

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    The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact has the ammoumt of states it needs if you include the pending states

  35. Berlinda Martinez

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  36. Red Gaming

    Red Gaming

    Uukausi sitten

    I’m curious could someone tell me who antonin Scalia is, I just want to know that’s all

  37. Music Athority

    Music Athority

    Uukausi sitten

    John Oliver is absolutely correct, it's amazing how a British American citizen is so much more intelligent than Americans about American politics. with all due respect to John Oliver Americans shouldn't have be educated by a man from England. but the fact is even though a Monarchy has it's flaws. the British people on average are wiser in regards to American politics than most Americans are which leaves me to say two thing's. (one) is Americans need to grow a brain. and the (second) is I would like to say thank you to John Oliver for pointing out some facts. that Americans for some goofy reason don't seem to know. which in some ways can be attributed to misinformation on the internet.

  38. John Arvid

    John Arvid

    Uukausi sitten

    "If there is one group of people who don't get to complain about their opponents going to extremes to get what they want, it's congressional fucking republicans."

  39. Tomislav Andrasec

    Tomislav Andrasec

    Uukausi sitten

    be really glad black Americans seek equality, not retribution...

  40. Jane Doe

    Jane Doe

    Uukausi sitten

    AMERICA is #CRAZY HELP #KENYA 🇰🇪🍎 ANGELA #MARKEL MENTOR #BONIFACEMWANGI

    • Jane Doe

      Jane Doe

      Uukausi sitten

      #Obama doesn't CARE SOMEONE REALLY NEEDS TO #HELP. THE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM SHIT #LEADERSHIP

  41. matthew benard

    matthew benard

    Uukausi sitten

    America you have a small group of good people, but your country and the rest of you conservatives, should be walled up.

  42. Dylan S.

    Dylan S.

    Uukausi sitten

    A liberal icon replaced by a symbol of hate and bigotry. This is AmeriKKKa.

  43. abhishek venkata

    abhishek venkata

    Uukausi sitten

    Hehe, this makes me really happy.

  44. JustA Dad

    JustA Dad

    Uukausi sitten

    Fucking Joe Manchin should have watched this. he is literally deciding not to give Americans the right to be represented.

  45. PsionicMonk

    PsionicMonk

    Uukausi sitten

    "The people elected Trump" Yeah... What did the popular vote say? It's sad how delusional these people who buy this shit are.

  46. GlibertTheFrog

    GlibertTheFrog

    Uukausi sitten

    I feel that many centrists didn’t care about what trump was doing, they just didn’t like him

  47. Mark Mcalpine

    Mark Mcalpine

    Uukausi sitten

    Y don't we allow judges to pick their replacement

  48. Mark Mcalpine

    Mark Mcalpine

    Uukausi sitten

    She should've stepped down during Obama but no she liked falling asleep during court hearings

  49. Kelly Arthur

    Kelly Arthur

    Uukausi sitten

    Another fabulous video. Another sad, depressing reminder of how fucked up the U.S. system is. I can't help wonder why Democrats don't have the balls to block Republican nominees for _anything_. And really, somebody needs to beat the mule piss out of Mitch McConnell. I do have to say, we've had way to fucking many "Terminator" films already.

  50. James Card

    James Card

    Uukausi sitten

    And this is why america sucks.

  51. ohsosmooth01

    ohsosmooth01

    Uukausi sitten

    Do the people of Puerto Rico have to pay taxes to the US government?

    • Meme Lord

      Meme Lord

      Uukausi sitten

      All residents have to pay US federal taxes, while some have to also pay federal income taxes to the US. So much for "no taxation without representation."

  52. Nightmare

    Nightmare

    Uukausi sitten

    Ok the part about America being center right is actually correct as the Democrats aren’t left in the slightest but are instead just center right, with the right being extremely insane right. Left ideas don’t exist and aren’t represented by any party in America. There is no labor party, they are both bourgeoisie oriented.

  53. Mephisto Faustus

    Mephisto Faustus

    Uukausi sitten

    Mcconnell was the puppet master until it got out of hand.

  54. Tom Peters

    Tom Peters

    Uukausi sitten

    I can't believe a man that "loves beer,don't you drink beer" is a Supreme Court Justice. The damage trump caused is gonna be felt for generations

  55. nightstalker638

    nightstalker638

    Uukausi sitten

    So one thing about this video that annoys me is when John disparages the senate saying that the rural states are disproportionately represented as oppose to California, when EQUAL representation is the WHOLE POINT of the senate. The senate allows small states to have an equal say, while the house of representatives allows California to have an proportionate representation. On another note Puerto Rico should be a state no question asked, and the reason that D.C. is not a state is because the founders did not want any state to host the capital, that way a host state could not have disproportionate leverage on the government by say passing local ordinances to apply pressure to congress.

  56. Paul Mezhir

    Paul Mezhir

    Uukausi sitten

    YES!!!!! Ive been waiting years to hear John say "merkin".....how long did he wait, I wonder, for the perfect opportunity

  57. antonie Bui

    antonie Bui

    Uukausi sitten

    Man idk, been waiting for avatar2 since I saw avatar in 3d. 4 more? I take that.

  58. T Lindsay

    T Lindsay

    Uukausi sitten

    The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

  59. Saramai Nyugen

    Saramai Nyugen

    2 kuukautta sitten

    No lifetime appointment!

  60. Mike Ximenez

    Mike Ximenez

    2 kuukautta sitten

    All I want for my b-day is john oliver yelling about FUCKED shit while I smoke weed and eat cake.

  61. Cody McCollum

    Cody McCollum

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Mitch McConnell and Nancy pelosi are everything wrong with modern day politics.

    • Eggs Bruhnadict

      Eggs Bruhnadict

      2 kuukautta sitten

      They’re not even comparable but yea

  62. Deanna Kelly

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  63. Tomeika Reid

    Tomeika Reid

    2 kuukautta sitten

    The stream is not the point... It's the strong odor that rises from the piss.... Mitch knows alot about piss!!!!

  64. A G

    A G

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  65. Noah Cook

    Noah Cook

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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.

    • Martijn

      Martijn

      Uukausi sitten

      Can you explain to me why the voice of a state should be more important then the voice of the people actually living in the country that will be effected by the legislation

    • Nocona Roubideaux

      Nocona Roubideaux

      2 kuukautta sitten

      Not really how sovereignty works there buddy.

  66. Henry Zitsow

    Henry Zitsow

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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.

    • Valerie Rodger

      Valerie Rodger

      2 kuukautta sitten

      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.

  67. Andreas Ersson

    Andreas Ersson

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

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  71. my god

    my god

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  72. Next Gen

    Next Gen

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  73. J 5

    J 5

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  74. Nikola Subotic

    Nikola Subotic

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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.

  75. Steve Dizzurp

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  76. JT Bergstrom

    JT Bergstrom

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  77. JT Bergstrom

    JT Bergstrom

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Bwahahahah!

  78. Israel De la Rosa

    Israel De la Rosa

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  79. Stoodmuffin Personal

    Stoodmuffin Personal

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  80. Christian Ehrnsperger

    Christian Ehrnsperger

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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

  81. Raininglibtard Tears1488

    Raininglibtard Tears1488

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Ruth Ginsberg is burning in hell with John lewis

  82. Bernardo Santos

    Bernardo Santos

    2 kuukautta sitten

    18:03 ah yes, the NaPorVoInterCo document

  83. masatoshi hayashida

    masatoshi hayashida

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

    • Valerie Rodger

      Valerie Rodger

      2 kuukautta sitten

      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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  88. Jerold Randolph

    Jerold Randolph

    3 kuukautta sitten

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

  89. Adam Wey

    Adam Wey

    3 kuukautta sitten

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

  90. Adam Wey

    Adam Wey

    3 kuukautta sitten

    john oliver has become the bullies he hates so much

  91. Ryan Leary

    Ryan Leary

    3 kuukautta sitten

    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.

    • Kadan Seward

      Kadan Seward

      3 kuukautta sitten

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

  92. Mariana Johnston

    Mariana Johnston

    3 kuukautta sitten

    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.

  93. The King

    The King

    3 kuukautta sitten

    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

  94. Eric Sollom

    Eric Sollom

    3 kuukautta sitten

    John o. Is the best!

  95. g welch

    g welch

    3 kuukautta sitten

    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

    • Daragh McQuaid

      Daragh McQuaid

      Uukausi sitten

      @Martijn I agree. That’s the problem. On most issues, the American périple are generally centre left on economics and about centre on cultural issues. The problem is the politicians in power are a lagging metric and more closely reflect the sentiments of the 90s than current day America

    • Martijn

      Martijn

      Uukausi sitten

      @Daragh McQuaid the thing is, most democrats are also right wing. Bernie Sanders is barely centre left.

    • Daragh McQuaid

      Daragh McQuaid

      2 kuukautta sitten

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

    • g welch

      g welch

      2 kuukautta sitten

      @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.

    • Kadan Seward

      Kadan Seward

      3 kuukautta sitten

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

  96. Falcon Adam

    Falcon Adam

    3 kuukautta sitten

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

  97. mousemuffins

    mousemuffins

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  98. mousemuffins

    mousemuffins

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

  99. Jairaj Ranchod

    Jairaj Ranchod

    3 kuukautta sitten

    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)

  100. Gwen

    Gwen

    3 kuukautta sitten

    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.

    • Valerie Rodger

      Valerie Rodger

      2 kuukautta sitten

      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.

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