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Joining us tonight Robert Shapiro Sobel of the Gator.
And senior partner in the Los Angeles based law firm of -- -- -- Oh we oh good good to see -- -- we appreciate -- being with us.
-- -- let me ask you the first on the Supreme Court decision before we -- -- some trials that are just extraordinary.
In in their drama and and and tragedy.
The Supreme Court now taking up whether or not a state can.
Require identification of its voters what is your sense of what the court is thinking and what the outcome will be.
You know it's always very difficult to.
See what's gonna be in the minds of justices on the Supreme Court -- But I think in a case like this.
Where federal law is going to be -- up against state law.
-- likelihood in my view is that federal laws going to be controlling.
And Arizona -- end up not being able to go beyond that that that very narrow.
Requirement which is check a box failure in US it is.
I don't think they're going to be able to -- You know you you can never tell I mean you have nine justices.
Usually they go five to four.
But I don't think this one is gonna go that way I think when you're dealing where -- of voting issue and federal rights.
-- states' rights.
-- my personal view is the federal laws should.
Be the one that's gonna trump in this case I want to turn now to two -- when bill Ohio.
-- case in which those two young football players were found.
Guilty of rape being a sixteen year old girl wall.
A large number of people apparently witnessed the crime.
Our -- crimes in point of fact.
And did not step forward did not try to intercede did not -- form and form authorities.
Your reaction just to go to the facts of the cases we now note.
The facts of the case -- absolutely horrendous.
In any way our young woman in the way these people -- and then for other people to take photographs of it.
Two put it on the Internet to tweet about it.
Use that term rate been in in a fashion that.
Is so torrent.
To any type of civility.
To me is is just shocking.
And I think quite frankly these two young men are very fortunate.
Had -- been in California.
The most likely outcome.
Is the prosecutor would refer this to adult court may be treated as adults.
You have one.
Young young man he's seventeen years old if -- eighteen it automatically goes to adult court.
That part to me they actually got a break by being kept in the juvenile system of justice.
A grand jury is now.
-- to meet next month.
To determine who else -- if anyone.
We'll be facing charges as a result of their failure to report including coaches apparently.
Who had some knowledge of this are at least that is so alleged.
And did not act and under Ohio State law they're required to do so.
But basically the attorney general that are attorney general Mike DeWine who is one of this country's.
First class public servants.
That said anybody who is culpable will be charged.
If that is what -- -- finds your your thoughts.
You know they they should be charged I think we're we're seeing really is a reaction to what happened in Penn State.
Where people write who should have reported a crime did not but there's going to be a distinction here legally.
In every state.
You have laws were certain professionals are required to report crimes and as you said it's my understanding also -- That in Ohio.
A faculty members is required to.
Report a crime.
As far as civilians there is no obligation that I know of anywhere that requires a civilian.
To report a crime nor is there any requirement that a victim reporter crime.
And there's been very little discussion about the the owners of houses -- And which some of these are crimes took place.
One would think that they were have immense liability and that.
They certainly have civil liability.
Serving alcohol or allowing -- -- to -- -- to a minor.
Not providing proper supervision.
That is these sure are serious serious things there there's only one thing that's good that is coming out of this and that is that this country is talking about it.
Are getting the message especially young men.
That not only does no mean no but you cannot take advantage of anyone.
Who is not capable of giving consent.
-- I hope I'm not being too optimistic in this I think there's something else very positive coming out of it a sixteen year old victim.
Our will not have to endure what apparently those young men at Penn State had to -- Which -- silence and all that occurs because they do not express.
Their their pain there at their humiliation.
As a result and hopefully.
This will be this will.
You're good foundation for a very bright -- -- the -- -- are going forward.
Probably no I.
I don't know I I I hope you're correct about that.
But this is such a dramatic effect.
On on anyone in yet alone.
A woman of this day's night where -- where their name is going to be public it's all over the place.
Obama I think about the you know and you -- those young men.
-- Penn State.
In and god knows last thing anyone wants is for it if anyone have to endure this.
But the fact of the matter is she now has an opportunity.
To know that she is the victim and even though in that trial they tried to post -- Tried to try her.
You know that won't happen.
So I've got to leave it there ought to be continued Robert Shapiro followers of corporate thanks to thank you so much.
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