Attorney General William P. Barr spoke to the Federalist Society. They have not yet released a transcript. This speech is not as long as the speech he gave last month at Notre Dame. It is very much worth your listening time.
Working in an overall theme of “Originalism,” he spoke with a focus on the Executive Branch. This audio file has dead air for the first fifteen minutes. There is an Introduction, and then A.G. Barr launches into some background material about the Founders and the Constitution. Then he addresses contemporary situations beginning at about 40 minutes. He pivots to the Judicial Branch at 55 minutes. Please listen to the whole thing. Here are some excerpts:
“In waging a scorched-earth ‘no holds barred’ war of “Resistance” against this Administration, it is the Left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law.” …
“With very few exceptions, neither the Constitution, nor the Administrative Procedures Act, or any other relevant statute, calls for judicial review of Executive motives. They apply only to Executive actions. …”
“The idea that the Judiciary acts as a neutral check on the political Branches to protect foreign enemies from our government is insane.”