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the delegates. >> i want to congratulate donald trump on a big victory in florida. >> there's nothing like it, lies, deceit, viciousness, disgusting reporters, horrible people. >> strong night for donald trump. there's a speed bump though. the question is, is it it a road block? >> i have to thank the people of the great state of ohio. i love ya is all i can say, i love ya. the president says he's made up his mind. obama will announce who he wants to fill the vacant supreme court seat. north korea announced american student wombier has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. severe weather in the midwest, a tornado struck in illinois. in the south, a disaster from rising floodwaters is catastrophic. >> we volcano seen anything like this except on tv. commuter chaos in the nation's capital. the subway shut down for 29 hours. >> it's going to be tough. a small plane skidded in on its belly in california.
>> must have been scary moments for the five people on board. all that -- >> skies are mostly clear. and a bird! i've been attacked. break out your fedora and leather jacket, the world's most famous archaeologist is coming back to the screen. >> why did it have to be a snake. >> all that matter. sit down, everybody, please, this is mar-a-lago. we give you seats. >> are you going to have a guinness at your after-party? >> i don't think i'll be invited. cnn dubbed today super tuesday three. >> super tuesday part three. >> super tuesday number three. >> super tuesday three. >> supper tuesday round three. >> if we learned anything from hollywood franchises, today will be an expensive letdown. this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places.
as you wam up in the west, we're following breaking news in the supreme court vacancy. in the next hour, president obama will announce his nominee to replace the late justice antonin scalia. he said this american is not only eminently qualified to be a is presented by sutoyota, let's go a up or down vote. in putting forward a nominee today, i am fulfilling my constitutional duty. i'm dong my job. i hope our senators will do their jobs and move quickly to consider my nominee. >> scalia's death last month left the court evenly divided along ideological lines. jan crawford is in washington with who it might be. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. during a month-long search, the president really focused on a few highly regarded federal appeals court judges, leading contenders are both here on the d.c.-based federal appeals
court, there's merrick garland, and sri srinivasan who would be the first asian-american and hindu justice. the president also considered another federal appellate judge with sparkling credentials, california-based judge paul watford. the fight over the nomination already has begun. republicans are united. they will not hold a hearing regardless of who obama nominates saying that in the mightle of an election year, the decision should be made by the next president. now, if the president phenomenon natures garland who is, i mean, no liberal fire brand, it would signal he's hoping for some kind of compromise. garland is considered the best candidate that republicans could hope for from a democratic president. gayle? >> jan, thank you. cbs news will bring you a special report when the president makes his announcement. it is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. pacific time right here on cbs. the latest primary results have the front-runner celebrating and challenger heading home.
donald trump and hillary clinton recorded a string of important wins. marco rubio ended his campaign after big loss in his home state. trump won in florida, illinois and north carolina. he leads ted cruz in missouri which is still too close to call. john kasich is still in the mix after winning his home state of ohio. trump has more than half of the delegates he needs to win the republican nomination. last night he widened his lead over ted cruz. >> in the democratic race, hillary clinton beat bernie sanders in four of tuesday's five primaries. he also leads in missouri by less than 2,000 votes. clinton widened her lead in the delegate count which includes an overwhelming share of super delegates, having almost two-thirds of the number she needs to clinch the nomination. nancy cordes is following the democrats. john dickerson is here to analyze the outcome. our coverage begin with major garrett in palm beach, florida. >> reporter: donald trump needs to win half of the remaining
delegates to clinch the nomination. if not, trumpen ahis republican rivals, establishment and otherwise will have to fight it out at a contested convention. >> we're going to go forward. and we're going to win but more importantly, we're going to win for the country. >> reporter: donald trump celebrated big swing state victories tuesday night and paused to ponder the question that's vexed his owe points, why attacks against him don't appear to stick. >> my numbers went up. i don't understand it. nobody understands it. my numbers went up. >> reporter: trump won florida handily, typically that cements the republican's hold on the nomination. >> i want to congratulate donald trump on a big victory in florida. >> reporter: but it knocked marco rubio out of the race. >> the politics of resentment against other people will not just leave us a fractured party, they're going to leave us a fractured nation. >> reporter: he lost to trump by nearly 20 points. >> but after tonight it is clear while we are on the right side,
nominees into trouble in the past. he is going to be someone that's hard to get traction against, more like say a justice stephen breyer or a sam alito, kind of in that mold. he's a respected jurist, someone who people would say, yes, that makes sense except that he's not this fire brand. he's not a diverse pick. for that reason, i think people on the left could be a little disappointed. >> jan, has he received republican support in his confirmation for court of appeals. >> his confirmation hearing in
1997 was not unanimous. so that led some to believe that some of these other contenders like a colleague of his on the d.c. circuit here, sri srinivasan, could be the pick because he was confirmed 97-0. and sri srinivasan would have been diversity. it's the first asian-american. he is considered more liberal than judge garland. the other thing going for judge garland is that he kang be seen as a compromise pick. he's 63 years old. he would be the oldest nominee in modern history. the president can make the case to republicans that he's appointing someone with ununassailable qualifications and, therefore, you know, he may not do as much damage. he wouldn't be around this long. >> thank you, jan crawford. our coverage continues on "cbs this morning." we'll bring you another special report when the president makes his actual announcement. it is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. eastern time, 8:00 pacific. >> also find coverage on cbsn
and tonight on the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and gayle king. now where bothork. campaigns expect that sanders will do well. >> thanks, nancy. cbs news political director and "face the nation" moderator john dickerson is with us. john kasich winning in ohio and denying trump of 66 delegates does that mean the republicans who oppose donald trump can stop him getting enough detinlegates before the qinconvention? >> they hope so. that requires them continuing to stop him along the line. the question whether senator cruz peels the votes away or kasich does, but it gives them a little hope. >> i know it's early in the morning and i apologize for making you do the math.
for john kasich to win the nomination, he would have to win 115% of the delegates? >> bring new states into the union and win those delegates. >> the strategy is to stop trump? >> yes and get to cleveland where the convention is held and have a convention fight. even in that strategy he has somebody in t o he has somebody in front of him, ted cruz. he'll be closer to trump. trump will have a strong argument at the convention which is likely to be i have more delegates than anybody else. even if he doesn't get to the magic number, he'll have more delegates. that's a strong argument. >> what do you make of marco rubio? by 8:13 he was in front of the camera saying i'm out. what did you make of his speech in he talked about fractured party, fractured nation. >> the speech was in the dark almost. that was content and the way it looked. he said there's no more hope and optimism in this race. that was a pretty extraordinary thing to say, that hope and optimism are gone from the race. he congratulated himself for not being angry and running his
campaign on anger. that's exactly what he was aiming at. >> where do his supporters go now, do you think? >> they probably go to kasich but some might also go to cruz as the way to stop donald trump. we'll have to see. but i think they probably go more to kasich but probably split to both. >> an interesting point in "new york times" by michael barabo. it masks a pro-foufound reality most americans don't like him or her. >> you go back to grover cleveland versus james d. blaine. two nominees who had big challenges facing them. we'll have to figure out how that goes. at the moment we have people who are not seen by the larger electorate as honest and trustworthy. in ohio, 30% of the republicans said they wouldn't vote for trump. these are candidates with issues. >> thank you, john. good to see you. in our next half hour, we'll
show you what a contested republican convention could look like. also how the convention city is preparing for possible violence over the outcome. that's ahead, right here on "cbs this morning." violent weather pounding the midwest left a trail of destruction. there are reports of multiple tornadoes tuesday that touched down. animals were rescued when one hit northwest of springfield, illinois. the areas saw high winds that knocked over truck and damaged homes. hail, the size of golf balls poured down. no one was reported hurt. the storms also fueled powerful lightning strikes over downtown chicago. flooding is still a major concern in the south. cars are truthing through flooded roads this morning in eastern texas. david begnaud is in deweyville where most of the town is still under water. look at you, david, good morning. wow. >> good morning. in some places around deweyville the water is dropping as it heads south towards the gulf of mexico. it's come down, i'd say, about a foot. more notably, the dog stuck on
the porch, sitting there shaking. he looks nervous. we're waiting on an animal rescue crew to come in and take him out of here. a lot of animals have been rescued over last 24 hours. the water is still rising, it is the worst flooding here in more than 100 years. from the air, the damage to communities in southeastern texas is unmistakable. parts of the vital interstate 10 along the texas/louisiana border are shut down as the sabine river rises to record levels. in deweyville, hundreds of homes are damaged from some of the worst flooding this town has ever seen. >> lots of people in deweyville have lost everything that they have. their homes are flooded completely. >> reporter: mark mccall is the fire chief. >> it's devastating. we've gone through two hurricanes. we didn't see this. we've gone through droughts, fires, but this, rising water like this, we've never seen
this. >> reporter: we rode along with rescuers as they check on people, left behind, stranded dogs. poor thing. horses. and other pets. along with those people still refusing to leave despite the mandatory evacuation order. >> the house goes under water, i'll leave. until then, no, i'm staying right here. >> the people that were born and raised here are going to rebuild and stay here. >> reporter: as for our new little friend, don't know much about him or who lives here. there are so many abandoned homes around here that people have evacuated and have not yet come back to. it will be at least a week before they are able to. i-10 is closed at the texas/louisiana border. it is the major artery running east to west and it is closed due to flooding. the washington's metro unprecedented 29-hour shutdown
is crippling the morning commute for more than 700,000 daily riders. the federal government is open but many of its employees can work from home today. the d.c. metro has 91 stations along nearly 120 miles of track. jeff, good morning. what's going on? >> reporter: good morning. this is one of the stations that's undergoing emergency inspections. there was a tunnel fire here on monday. it was an electrical fire. that's what led to this system-wide safety concern. crews will snake through tunnels today to get a closer look at hundreds of electric cables. the concern is potential erosion along cables which power the third rail and the trains throughout the d.c. metro system. d.c. metro chief, paul wedefeld said it was the only choice. >> the safety of the public and my employees is paramount.
>> reporter: students and employees have been urged to rely on the bus system. >> the amount of traffic with metro closed is going to be terrible. >> out of the blue it's like every line shut down for one day, it's a bit concerning. >> i'm just trying to deal with what i know and what i fear. >> reporter: with transit system leaders fear is a repeat of last year's fatal incident at one of the plazas. one person was killed after power cables generated hazardous smoke conditions. the electrical fire early monday in a tunnel snarled service and closed three lines for repairs. >> happened twice in a year. so i can't wait for the third time. >> reporter: just last week, he sounded the alarm when he spoke to the national press club about the 40-year-old rail system. >> it's much worse than i expected, maybe even publicly we've been talking about. >> reporter: they hope to re-open the system in about 24 hours but that, of course, depends on what they find with these emergency inspections. ride shares across the city are offering promotions but the
concern for millions of commuters today, gridlock. gayle? >> jeff, what a mess. hope they sort it out soon. one of the nation's biggest cities promises high-speed internet access for everyone. ahead, the free wi-fi system that experts announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by weathertech, american made car mats and floor liners.
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officer is expected to entea plea today. robert vega is charged with shooting offic good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 7:26. the vallejo man accuseched of killing a richmond police officer expected to enter a plea today. robert vega is charged with shooting officer gust vegas last month. san francisco board of supervisors has voted to support dog owners fighting proposed restrictions from the golden gate park. the proposed rules would severely limit the number of areas where dogs are allowed. coming up on "cbs this morning" a look at one of the most ambitious new public wi-fi projects in the world. how safe will it be from hackers? you will find out coming up next. traffic and weather coming up after a break. ,,,,,,,,
good morning. slow westbound 80. vehicle fire at "mcbryde" is cleared out of lanes. still sluggish beyond highway 4. you're going to see brake lights past there all the way to the bay bridge where it's about a 47-minute ride now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. north 85 at 17 an accident. delays approaching the scene. busy out of the south bay on 101 and 280. and westbound 24 at 680 look out for a wreck blocking the left lane. another trouble spot 680 at livorna. >> don't run away. take a look at our live weather camera. official sun-up at 7:18. we'll have a sunny warmer day. good morning, right now we are in the 40s and 50s. it's 42 degrees in livermore. soaring to a high in the low 70s. 60s at the beaches. 70s everywhere else. warmer thursday, rain sunday
♪ i'm also starting to worry about chris christie who appeared again with donald trump, this time in north carolina. this is a picture of chris christie with a man he says he thinks might be the worst president in the history, president obama, and here is chris christie with donald trump. he looks like he just saw "the revenant." who knows for sure that trump doesn't have a dungeon on that plane? >> chris christie taking a lot of hits lately. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, some republicans are bracing for the possibility that first contested convention in decades. no candidate may secure all of the delegates needed for the presidential nomination so we will take a look at whether that
could create an even deeper divide among republicans. plus, an american college student is sentenced to years of hard labor in north korea over the apparent theft of propaganda. seth doane looks at the recent history of locking up americans. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the star ledger reports that about 17,000 children will be tested for potential lead poisoning. unacceptable levels of the toxin were found last week in drinking water at nearly half of the city schools. toddlers will be tested first. there are thought to be the most vulnerable to poisoning. "usa today" reports on apple saying our founding fathers would be, quote, appalled over government orders to unlock an iphone. in a new brief, apple says the government believes the court's, quote, can order private parties to do virtually anything, short of breaking the law. the government says the court order relates to only one phone in the san bernardino investigation. a hearing is scheduled next week.
"the washington post" reports on president obama's decision to drop a plan for new oil drilling along the southeast coast. drilling rights will not be leased in atlanta waters off virginia and carolinas and georgia. nearly a hundred coastal communities fought the proposal. an oil industry group said the decision pleases extremists. pepper spraying passing motorcyclists. video apparently captures officer william figueroa of the ft. worth police department spraying bikers on sunday. witnesses say the spraying was unprovoked. the officer has been put on administrative duty, pending an investigation. new york "daily news" says paul ryan is not ruling out a chance to the republican presidential nomination. the 2012 vice president nominee was asked about gop leaders turning to him at a deadlocked convex. ryan said he has not thought about it, but added, we will see. who knows. donald trump's loss in ohio
makes it unclear if he can secure the 1,237 delegates neededed to clench the nomination. cbs news delegate count shows trump needs to win 618 of 1,149 remaining delegates. julianna goldman shows what could happen if he falls short. >> reporter: good morning. well, contested convention for the republicans means delegates will vote and revote until a nominee gets the majority. the voting process is complicated. it can involve deal
making -- [ screaming ] >> reporter: some republicans tell us the rnc has to be planning for the real possibility that a contested convention could lead to protests which we have seen have turned violent. an estimated 50,000 people will travel to the gop convention in july and the police are requests
thousands of pieces of riot gear for the event. >> i think a lot of news at the convention. thank you for that so much! american college student faces 15 years of hard labor in a north korean prison. the university of virginia undergrad was sentenced overnight for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner. he was taken into. >> reporter: otto warmbier was convicted in a trial that lasted just an hour. the university of virginia student was paraded through north korea's highest court today and handcuffed and shuffling past photographers. on ttto was retained in january he prepared to leave north korea after visiting the reclusive country with a tour group. today was the first we have seen of the 20-year-old since his tear-filled apology broadcast on state media in late february.
>> i entirely beg you, the government of the dpr of north korea, to your forgiveness! please! i have made the worst mistake of my life! >> reporter: in that bizarre rambling and likely forced confession, he claimed to have tried to steal a political banner from his pyongyang hotel as a souvenir for a family friend. he is the latest american to be detained in the north. kenneth bay was sentenced for 15 years for attempting to overthrow the government but was released in 2014 after serving less than two years. on the same day, another american, then 24-year-old matthew todd miller, was also released. he had been sentenced to six years for committing hostile acts but served just two months. when we visited north korea, we have been closely monitored and our bags
visitors. cbs news reached out to his family, but we have not heard back. gayle? >> that is really tough! >> seems like a lot more to this story. >> i was going to say, from what we see, doesn't seem like the punishment fits the crime so there has to be something else. >> yeah. >> thank you, seth. new push to roll out free wi-fi in the city. don dahler looks at the new technology that could be coming to your neighborhood. >> new york city is replacing all of their old phone booths with these new stations that offer free wi-fi. the app and says it works great, even on
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♪ 34 million americans do not have basic broad-band access to the internet and that is more than 10% of the population. new york city wants to change that by replacing the old pay phones with hot spots. don dahler is looking at the the project and the concerns it is raising. >> reporter: good morning. this is a link nyc kiosk. three dozen up and running with the goal 7,500 stationed around the city. it has a touch screen pad here and we can have internet access and high speed wi-fi for your own device and charging and has
a 911 emergency button here if you get into trouble. the question is -- if more people use public wi-fi, does that put more people at risk to hackers? these aren't your daddy's phone booths. in fact, they are replacing them. colin o'donald help design the system. >> you can browse the web. >> reporter: you said it makes regular phone calls? how does that work? >> make free phone calls and take as long as you want in the united states. >> reporter: technicians remotely monitor the usage and designed for the rigors of city life, the kiosks have been tested to withstand everything from bad weather to a parking accident to dog pee. other major cities like san francisco have failed at public wi-fi because of a lack of funding. don says new york city will
succeed because it will benefit financially from ads on the kiosk's sides. >> one of the beauties of this is that it is going to generate ultimately potentially hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the city, that it wouldn't have otherwise. >> reporter: the biggest issue with public wi-fi, especially at this scale, is security. the main concern for a lot of people is you go on public wi-fi, you're afraid you could get hacked. how can they be assured that that is not going to happen? >> because we are a public network. everybody has to have their own encryption key so they are individually encrypted and makes for a secure and safe network. >> reporter: every time you go online the system issues a digital key only your device can use, but there are ways around encryptions. >> the first thing you see is an ad that is a spear phishing attack. >> reporter: we asked him to
show us how they can set up a fake log-in page that looks like the real page. >> in reality, they are connecting to a malicious site and they don't know what they are going to put in their credit card and credentials is going off to hackers. >> reporter: billy says the best way to be safe is never use public wi-fi for anything that involves personal information, credit cards, or banking. >> there's always a give and take between convenience and security, and we, as consumers, have to be one step ahead of the next threat. >> reporter: lincoln y.c. says they have people monitoring suspicious information 24/7. if you're wondering, if you live within 150 feet of one of these kiosks here, you do have access to free wi-fi. >> that is good news. >> what is that address? >> where are you? >> what is that address, don? let's send people over there!
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, march 16th, 2016. welcome ba to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including president obama's choice to be the next supreme court nominee. sources tell cbs news he has chosen federal appeals court judge merrick garland. we'll bring you the nomination announcement live. but first, here is today's "eye opener at 8." sources tell cbs news that president obama will nominate federal appeals court judge merrick garland to the supreme court. >> this is a surprise pick but the president is selecting merrick garland. he's gone with the safest possible pick. >> donald trump needs to win half of the remaining delegates
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he'd run the department of no energy. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we are moments away from president obama's announcement on his new supreme court nominee. sources tell cbs news the president will nominate appeals court judge merrick garland to replace the late justice antonin scalia. garland has been described as the best candidate republicans could hope for from a democratic president. the 63-year-old garland is the chief judge of the federal court after pales in washington, d.c. he was appointed to that court back in 1997 after serving as a top justice department official during the clinton administration. garland is a former law clerk for the late justice william brennan. republicans are united behind senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who vows not to hold a hearing regardless of the nominee. republicans say that the next president should fill that seat. ate president said in a
this is a cbs news special report. president obama is about to announce his newest nominee for the supreme court. the president will speak momentarily in the white house rose garden. sources tell cbs news the president's choice is federal judge merrick garland. he would replace justice antonin scalia who died last month. >> garland is the chief judge on the u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia, the second highest court in the land. it produced three of the current supreme court justices. he was a justice department official during the clinton administration before appointed to the appeals court 19 years ago. >> this nomination is sure to be one of the most controversial in recent years and a good chance it will never even come to a vote. margaret brennan is at the white house now. >> the president is trying to
make it as hard as he can for congress to refuse merrick garland. he has received significant support from republicans in the past, and the white house points out he has more federal judicial experience than any supreme court nominee in history. it is worth noting back in 1997 he was opposed by senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and current chair of the judiciary committee, chuck grassley. that could be a problem. but the white house points out at least seven significant republicans have supported him in the past. here he comes. >> now we see president obama walking into the rose garden. >> good morning. everybody please have a seat. of the many powers and responsibilities that the constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a
supreme court justice, particularly one to succeed justice scalia, one of the most influential jurists of our time. the men and women who sit on the supreme court are the final arbiters of american law . they safeguard our rights. they ensure that our system is one of laws. they're charged with the essential task of applying principles put to paper more than two centuries ago to some of the most challenging questions of our time. so this is not a responsibility that i take lightly. it is a decision that requires me to set aside short-term expediency and narrow politics so as to maintain faith with our founders and perhaps more importantly with future generations. that's why over the past several weeks i've done my best to set up a rigorous and comprehensive process. i've sought the advice of
republican and democratic members of congress. we have reached out to every member of the senate judiciary committee, to constitutional scholars, to advocacy groups, to bar associations representing an array of interests and opinions from all across the spectrum. and today, after completing this exhaustive process, i've made my decision. i've selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of america's sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence. these qualities and his long commitment to public service have earned him the respect and admiration of leaders from both sides of the aisle. he will ultimately bring that same character to bear on the supreme court, an institution in
which he's uniquely prepared to serve immediately. today i am nominating chief judge merrick brian garland to join the supreme court. [ applause ] now, in law enforcement circles and in the legal community at large judge garland needs no introduction. but i'd like to take a minute to introduce merrick to the american people, whom he already so ably serves. he was born and raised in the land of lincoln, in my hometown of chicago, in my home state of illinois. his mother volunteered in the community. his father ran a small business out of their home. inheriting that work ethic, merrick became valedictorian of
his public high school. he earned a scholarship to harvard where he graduated summa cum laude and put himself through harvard law school by working at a tutor, by stocking shoes in a shoe store, and what is always a painful moment for any young man, by selling his comic book collection. been there. merrick graduated magna cum laude from harvard law and early years of his legal career bear the marks of excellence. he clerked for two of president eisenhower's appointees, legendary judge on the second circuit, judge harry friendly and supreme court justice william brennan. following his clerkships, merrick joined the highly regarded law firm with a practice focus ed on litigation and pro bono representation of disadvantaged americans. within four years he earned a
partnership. the dream of most lawyers. but in 1989, just months after that achievement, merrick made a highly unusual career decision. he walked away from a comfortable and lucrative law practice to return to public service. merrick accepted a low level judge as a federal prosecutor in president george h.w. bush's administration, took a 50% pay cut, traded in his elegant partner's office for a windowless closet that smelled of stale cigarette smoke. this was a time when crime here in washington reached epidemic proportions and he wanted to help. and he quickly made a name for himself going after corrupt politicians and violent criminals. his sterling record as a prosecutor led him to the justice department, where he oversaw some of the most significant prosecutions in the 1990s including overseeing every
aspect of the federal response to the oklahoma city bombing. in the aftermath of that act of terror, when 168 people, many of them small children, were murdered, merrick had one evening to say good-bye to his own young daughters before he boarded a plane to oklahoma city and he would remain there for weeks. he worked side by side with first responders, rescue workers, local and federal law enforcement. he led the investigation and supervised the prosecution that brought timothy mcveigh to justice. but perhaps most important is the way he did it. throughout the process, merrick took pains to do everything by the book. when people offered to turn over evidence voluntarily, he refused, taking the harder route of obtaining the proper subpoenas instead, because merrick would take no chances
that someone who murdered innocent americans might go free on a technicality. merrick also made a concerted effort to reach out to the victims and their families, updating them frequently on the case's progress. everywhere he went, he carried with him in his brief case the program from the memorial service with each of the victims' names inside. a constant searing reminder of why he had to succeed. judge garland has often referred to his work on the oklahoma city case as, and i quote, the most important thing i have ever done in my life. and through it all, he never lost touch with that community that he served. it is no surprise then that soon after his work in oklahoma city, merrick was nominated to what's often called the second highest court in the land, the d.c.
circuit court. during that process, during that confirmation process he earned overwhelming bipartisan praise from senators and legal experts alike. republican senator orrin hatch, who was then chairman of the senate judiciary committee supported his nomination. back then he said in all honesty, i would like to see one person come to this floor and say one reason why merrick garland does not deserve this position. he actually accused fellow senate republicans trying to obstruct merrick's confirmation of playing politics with judges. and he has since said that judge garland would be a consensus nominee for the supreme court, who would be very well supported by all sides and there would be no question merrick would be confirmed with bipartisan support. ultimately merrick was confirmed to the d.c. circuit.
the second highest court in the land with votes from a majority of democrats and a majority of republicans. three years ago he was elevated to chief judge. and in his 19 years on the d.c. circuit, judge garland has brought his trademark diligence, compassion, and unwavering regard for the rule of law to his work. on a circuit court known for strong minded judges on both ends of the spectrum, judge garland has earned a track record of building consensus as a thoughtful, fair minded judge who follows the law. he's shown a rare ability to bring together odd couples, assemble unlikely coalitions, persuade colleagues with ride ranging judicial philosophies to sign on to his opinions. and this record on the bench speaks, i believe, to judge garland's fundamental
temperament, his insistence that all views deserve a respectful hearing. his habit, to borrow a phrase from former justice john paul stevens of understanding before disagreeing, and then disagreeing without being disagreeable. and speaks to his ability to persuade, to respond to the concerns of others with sound arguments and airtight logic. as his former colleague on the d.c. circuit, and our current chief justice of the supreme court, john roberts, once said, anytime judge garland disagrees, you know you're in a difficult area. at the same time, chief judge garland is more than just a brilliant legal mind, he's someone who has a keen understanding that justice is about more than abstract legal theory, more than some footnote in a dusty case book. his life experience, his
experience in places like oklahoma city, informs his view that the law is more than an intellectual exercise. he understands the way law affects the daily reality of people's lives in a big, complicated democracy, and in rapidly changing times. and throughout his jurisprudence runs a common thread, a dedication of protecting the basic rights of every american, a conviction that in a democracy powerful voices must not be allow ed to drown out the voices of everyday americans. to find someone with such a long career of public service marked by complex and sensitive issues, to find someone who just about everyone, not only respects, but genuinely likes, that is rare. and it speaks to who merrick garland is, not just as a lawyer, but as a man. people respect the way he treats
others. his genuine courtesy and respect for his colleagues and those who come before his court. they admire his civic mindedness, mentoring clerks throughout their careers, urging them to serve their communities, setting his own example by tutoring a young student at a northeast d.c. elementary school for the past 18 years. they're moved by his deep devotion to his family. lynn, his wife of nearly 30 years, and their two daughters becky and jessica. as a family, they indulge their love of hiking and skiing and canoeing and their love of america by visiting our national parks. people respect merrick's deep and abiding passion for protecting our most basic constitutional rights. it is a passion i'm told that manifests itself at an early age, and one story is indicative
of this, notable. as valedictorian of the high school class, he had to deliver a commencement address. the other student speaker that day spoke first and unleashed a fiery critique of the vietnam war. fearing the controversy that might result, several parents decided to unplug the sound system and the rest of the student speech was muffled. and merrick didn't necessarily agree with the tone of his classmate's remarks, nor his choice of topic for that day, but stirred by the sight of a fellow student's voice being silenced, he tossed aside his prepared remarks and delivered instead on the spot a passionate and impromptu defense of our first amendment rights. the beginning of a life long career as a lawyer and a prosecutor and as a judge, devoted to protecting the rights of others. and he has done that work with
decency and humanity and common sense and a common touch. and i'm proud that he'll continue that work on our nation's highest court. i said i would take this process seriously and i did. i chose a serious man, an exemplary judge, merrick garland. over my seven years as president, in all my conversations with senators from both parties, in which i ask their views on qualified supreme court nominees, this includes the previous two seats that i had to fill, the one name that has come up repeatedly from republicans and democrats alike is merrick garland. i recognize that we have entered the political season or perhaps these days it never ends.
a political season that is even noisier and more volatile than usual. i know that republicans will point to democrats who made it hard for republican presidents to get their nominees confirmed. and they're not wrong about that. there has been politics involved in nominations in the past, although it should be pointed out that in each of those instances democrats ultimately confirmed a nominee put forward by a republican president. i also know that because of justice scalia's outside role on the court and in american law and the fact that americans are closely divided on a number of issues before the court it is tempting to make this confirmation process simply an extension of our divided politics. the squabbling that is going on in the news every day.
but to go down that path would be wrong. it would be a betrayal of our best traditions. and a betrayal of the vision of our founding documents. at a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comedy are so often treated like they're disposable, this is precisely the time when we should play it straight and treat the process of appointing a supreme court justice with the seriousness and care it deserves. because our supreme court really is unique. it is supposed to be above politics, it has to be, and it should stay that way. to suggest that someone is
qualified and respected as merrick garland doesn't even deserve a hearing, let alone an up or down vote to join an institution as important as our supreme court, when two-thirds of americans believe otherwise, that would be unprecedented. to suggest that someone who has served his country with honor and dignity, with a distinguished track record of delivering justice for the american people might be treated as one republican leader stated as a political pinata, that can't be right. tomorrow judge garland will travel to the hill to begin meeting with senators one on one. i simply ask republicans in the senate to give him a fair hearing. and then an up or down vote. if you don't, then it will not only be an abdication of the
senate's constitutional duty, it will be beyond repair. it will mean everything is subject to the most partisan of politics, everything. it will provoke an endless cycle of more tit for tat and make it increasingly possible for any president, democrat or republican, to carry out their constitutional function. the reputation of the supreme court will inevitably suffer. faith in our justice system will inevitably suffer. our democracy will ultimately suffer as well. i have fulfilled my constitutional duty. now it is time for the senate to
do theirs. presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. neither should a senator. i know that tomorrow the senate will take a break and leave town on recess for two weeks. my earnest hope is that senators take that time to reflect on the importance of this process to our democracy. not what's expedient, not what's happening at the moment, what does this mean for our institutions, for our common life, the stakes, the consequences, the seriousness of the job we all swore an oath to do. and when they return, i hope that they'll act in a bipartisan fashion. i hope they're fair. that's all. i hope they are fair. as they did when they confirmed
merrick garland to the d.c. circuit. i ask that they confirm merrick garland now to the supreme court so that he can take his seat, in time, to fully participate in its work for the american people this fall. he is the right man for the job. he deserves to be confirmed. i could not be prouder of the work that he has already done on behalf of the american people. he deserves our thanks, and he deserves a fair hearing. and with that, i'd like to invite judge garland to say a few words. [ applause ]
>> thank you, mr. president. this is the greatest honor of my life other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. it is also the greatest gift i've ever received, except and there is another caveat, the birth of our daughters jessie and becky. as my parents taught me by both words and deeds, a life of public service is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he is serving. and for me there could be no higher public service than serving as a member of the united states supreme court. my family deserves much of the credit for the path that led me here. my grandparents left the pale of settlement at the border of russia and eastern europe in the early 1800s, fleeing
anti-semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in america. they settled in the midwest, eventually making their way to chicago. there my father, who ran the smallest of small businesses from a room in our basement took me with him as he made the rounds to his customers, always impressing upon me the importance of hard work and fair dealing. there my mother headed the local pta and school board and directed a volunteer services agency, all the while instilling in my sisters and me the understanding that service to the community is a responsibility above all others. even now my sisters honor that example by serving the children of their communities. i know that my mother is watching this on television and crying her eyes out.
so are my sisters who have supported me in every step i have ever taken. i only wish that my father were here to see this today. i also wish that we hadn't taught my older daughter to be so adventurous that she would be hiking in the mountains out of cell service range when the president call ed. it was a sense of responsibility to serve the community instilled by my parents that led me to leave my law firm to become a line prosecutor in 1989. there one of my first assignments was to assist in the prosecution of a violent gang that had come down to the district from new york, took over a public housing project and terrorized the residents. the hardest job we face was persuading mothers and grandmothers that if they testified, we would be able to keep them safe and convict the
gang members. we succeeded only by convincing witnesses and victims that they could trust that the rule of law would prevail. years later when i went to oklahoma city to investigate the bombing of the federal building, i saw up close the devastation that can happen when someone abandons the justice system as a way of resolving grievances and instead takes matters into his own hands. once again, i saw the importance of assuring victims and families that the justice system could work. we promised that we would find the perpetrators, that we would bring them to justice, and that we would do it in a way that honored the constitution. the people of oklahoma city gave us their trust and we did everything we could to live up to it. trust that justice will be done in our courts without prejudice
or partisanship is what in a large part distinguishes this country from others. people must be confident that a judge's decisions are determined by the law, and only the law. for a judge to be worthy of such trust he or she must be faithful to the constitution and to the statutes passed by the congress. he or she must put aside his personal views or preferences and follow the law, not make it. fidelity to the constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my professional life. and it is the hallmark of the kind of judge i have tried to be for the past 18 years. if the senate sees fit to confirm me to the position for which i have been nominated today, i promise to continue on that course. mr. president, it is a great
privilege to be nominated by a fellow chicagoan. i am grateful beyond words for the honor you have bestowed upon me. thank you. >> thank you. congratulations. >> good job. [ applause ] >> and there you have it, the president of the united states nominating -- nominating merrick garland for the position there. incredible speech by merrick garland. >> just as emotional sitting there, his family sitting in the front row. >> calling it the greatest hoppehop honor. let's bring in jann crawford. is it going to make it difficult for republicans to deny him a hearing? >> yes. i mean, the republicans are going to hold firm for a few months, but i think what you saw there, starting with those
remarks, by judge garland, it shows the emotion, such a human moment, so authentic and sincere and removed from the chaos and vitriol we see on the political campaign. the president is positioning the nominee as a reasonable person, reasonable pick who has unassailable qualifications, someone that everyone likes and respects, someone who as a prosecutor at oklahoma city bombing really considers how law affects people's lives. this is going to be a difficult choice for republicans, who have supported him in the past, as the president said, to object to. >> jan, i was impressed how he made his argument, the deliberations he had gone through, the significant of this nominee's record and then making a plea for a vote. >> that's correct. and, you know, you saw already, this system is one that everybody on both sides had told him time and time again over the years, merrick garland is someone republicans and democrats like and respect.
>> what, if anything, works against the judge in terms of his positions or past record, quickly in. >> i see nothing. just the timing and process. >> thank you, jan. our coverage will continue on our 24 hour digital network, and your local news will have more. and we'll have a complete wrap-up tonight on the cbs "evening news" with scott pelley. >> this has been a cbs news special report. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. cbs news, new york. the prince reportedly has several scheduled engagements the next few days. what do you think about that? >> i think the prince ought to be able to take a vacation. "usa today" reports on the return of "indiana jones" movie. steven spielberg will be back to direct the fifth film in the franchises. 73-year-old harrison ford will revise the role as the adventurer.
it will be available 2019. the "los angeles times" reports on the worst traffic in america, again in l.a. drivers spent 81 hours idling on l.a. highways. the next on the list are san francisco and new york city and washington, d.c. and houston and. >> leaders from google and general motors are urging congress to create legislation that would help speed up efforts to get those self-driving cars on the road. in testimony yesterday, they made the case that although the self-driving vehicles are only a few years from being on the market, state laws and testing rules could slow their progress. but one expert warned of the risk of rushing the technology. tim stevens is editor in chief of road show, the new editor of our cnet. what needs to happen before the cars do hit the road? >> right now, what google and
others asking for is a consistent set of legislation across the country. six states allowed autonomous cars tested on the roads but the legislation is different in each state. some require special licenses and others require special equipment in the cars. the only way to get the cars better is test them on every road in the country. >> a robotic expert spoke at this hearing yesterday and said no question someone is going to die in this technology and these self-driving cars are absolutely not ready. >> right. >> what are the safety concerns at this point? >> definitely safety concerns and we just saw a google car hit a bus and only 2 miles an hour. nobody injured but there are mistakes going to be made. ultimately the potential of these are so great that is what people are looking for. mistakes made in the short term but long term the 2008 study shows all crashes involve some sort of human error. if you can get a self-driving car and eliminate a lot of of those errors and save lives on the road.
>> she testified that hackers can get into the system. >> a lot of vulnerabilities in these cars because they are early and still being tested. gps is very easy to spoof. you can easily convince a car that -- these cars -- that they can fall back on. part of the thing the researchers need to get into and this is early technology and a lot of research and a lot of testing needs to come. >> you say there is financial benefits to self-driving cars. how so? >> if you're looking at a company like uber or lift where they are taking people from one place to the other they have to have a lot of overhead in terms of drivers and benefit and things like that and if you get rid of the drivers a lot of cost savings for them. for individuals you can see cars no longer needing insurance because they will not crash and you don't have to pay for insurance and they can be a lot lighter a lighter. the long-term benefits are compelling. >> you see it happening when? >> putting my head on a swivel
we are seeing this technology on the road right now. both volvo and mercedes-benz have cars coming out this year can drive on the highway and even with your hands off the wheel on a limited time. but take a nap in your car and get up later is a long way down the road. you're looking at 20 years or so. >> thank you. >> thank you. a team of salvage experts this morning is celebrating a historic discovery in the indian ocean. they found the wreckage of a portuguese ship that dates back more than 500 years. it is believed to be the ship that was part of a fleet led by an explorer. charlie d'agata is in london with what the british-led team found. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this all goes back to europe's golden age of exploration. a time of trade routes between india and the waterways of major european capitals like london. and if this is the es ma rel dah, it would make it the oldest
ship wreck to be discovered from that era. they knew where to look. the shallow waters off the coast of oman but didn't know what they would find beneath the waves and dolphins and humpback whales but turns out a lot. we spoke with the director. >> cannibals are the size of a bowling ball but weigh twice as much. the gold coins, for instance, like gold you see that has been washing around in a high-energy environment settles to the bottom. >> reporter: among the items they discovered and hauled to the surface, the ship's bell, intact, in need after polish. a unique silver coin specifically minted for trade between portugal and india so rare there is thought to be only one other like it in the world. and something the team found even more exciting.
>> looks better than a portuguese -- who found that? you? >> they are not exactly sure what it is but they think it my be part of a 15th century navigational tool. if you don't remember your eighth grade history, this was the explorer who became the first to reach india by sailing east in the fierce race for the trade and exotic spices. about the same time his competitor, christopher columbus went west and discovered america. the ship traveled this route. when degama returned to lizban, he made his way to this area where it ran into a violent storm and was apparently dashed against the rocks. all souls on board were lost that fateful day in 1503 and the
esme esmeralda's whereabouts has remained a mystery. but this dates the wreckage. is there now any doubt this is the wreckage of the esmeralda? >> we are in high confidence it is the esmeralda. >> they first knew they were on to something when they saw canon ba -- cannonballs lying on the surface of the sand. >> thank you, charlie. fascinating. you keep reading my lines! >> i know. tell you about that story. i didn't look up until too late. >> didn't you always want to find a treasure when you were a kid? >> when your name starts with a c, honey. hers start with an n.
i just want to hold your hand. all good. >> do you want to read this? >> go ahead, charlie. take it. >> i was loving the idea of saying, charlie, thanks! getting a handle on your teen may not going to extremities like in the sitcom "the middle." >> now put these on! >> make me! >> you are not leaving this house! don't you dare leave this house! >> oh, my god. what are you doing? >> ahead, how parents can learn to fight the good fight. we are going to talk to i don't do things i'm not
supposed to. i don't illegally download music. >> she is not allowed to come over here any more. >> corn? >> she said corn! >> porn. >> this is not turning out the way i want to. >> listen to your mom! >> i need to do my homework! >> she is outplaying us. >> i know! >> i know! >> i know. if you find yourself sparring with your teen, lisa demoore says don't panic because fighting can be an important part of your child's development. this morning on "the new york times" website she writes how conflict is handle the at home can impact a teen's mental health and the quality of their
relationship. she is the author of "untangled guiding girls into adulthood." lisa, welcome to studio 57. >> thank you for having me back. >> yes. what a great article. i like what you say that good fights happen when teenagers consider arguments from both sides and bad fights happen when they don't. so how can conflict with teens be a good thing? >> well, what we see is conflict comes with the territory so you have to accept it's going to happen. and what we know is that it can become the training ground for helping them see through multiple perspectives. that is what we want our teenagers to be able to do. when we look at conflict, we actually see there is four different types, fell into categories. three are not so good and one that is much better. there is attacking where everybody gets ugly. there is withdrawing, where people refuse to engage. there is complying where somebody gives in to make it stop. those are the three not so good ones. the last one is problem solving
where people say here is how you see it and i see it and how can we come to a better solution. >> this is good with when you're outlining and there is this and that but in the heat of the battle, are you mad. >> absolutely. >> you say something and you're off to the races. how do we tamp that down on both sides? >> i think oveften, we can't. you need to let everybody separate and cool off and i think it's incumbent on the parent to come back and say i don't like the way that went down. that got ugly and i'm sorry. here is where i'm coming from and can you walk me through where you're coming from? it won't and can't happen every time but we know it can be valuable. >> i love saying to your teenager can you walk me through how you feel? >> i know! they might roll their eyes! >> where are you coming from? >> right! >> i would say i want to hear your opinion but at the end of the day, i'm going to make the
call. democracy. >> gayle is the boss. >> but even to say that -- >> no, no. i'm saying gayle is a great mom and has great kids, right. >> but somebody has to make the call. >> it's at the end of the day and the parents' job to have the rules. you say i want to hear your opinion, a lot of parents aren't getting there. what we see is when parents can get there, things go better. >> i thought you said, too, teenagers who cannot resolve arguments at home often have similar troubles in their friendships and love lives. >> yes. i think the way we have to think before bit, home is a training ground and how we conduct our relationships at home spill over into hour teenagers develop relationships elsewhere. >> what happens if your terge goes into the rom and slams the door? >> that is often the beginning after fight and i think we all want to get past the slammed door. i think that is an impasse and we need a new way in. i think to let things settle down and say when you're ready to talk, i'm ready to talk. >> you say don't you ever slam the door again in my house? >> absolutely. >> you say fighting is
inevitable. how do you know when it's a problem and somebody raised an interesting question to me recently. why should i care what they think? >> that's interesting. >> cue the chris licht cam! why should we care what they say? >> oh, no. you did not say that, chris! >> address that one. there are parents who feel that way. >> there are. what we know from the research, parents who are willing to walk around in their teenager's mental shoes, get teenagers who are willing to walk around in the parents' mental shoes. when is it a problem? great researchers study the relationship and they have a terrific quote which is disagreement is common, serious conflict is not. so if you are getting knock down and drag out all the time and never any productive outcome and you're jumping on a kid's back as shown in the clip, probably things are not going well and that is probably when support is in order. >> one last question. what is it they want? >> what is it they want? you know, i think at any given
moment, it could be any variety of things. i think what is really hard it's hard for teenagers to maintain -- >> just someone off camera just said, what is it they want, in the case of teenage boys, what they want, right? >> probably not what they are talking about. >> thank you. >> just getting commentary. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,
berkeley police are searchi for a person who shot two peoplt happened just after one this morning, at tremont and prie streets. the victims life-thr good morning. berkeley police are searching for a person who shot two people around 1 a.m. at tremont and prince streets. the victims are being treated for life-threatening injuries. san jose city council approved a plan to convert a hotel into housing for homeless. the 49-room empty plaza hotel has been vacant since 2008 when it was bought by the city. in san francisco's board of supervisors, they have voted to support dog owners fighting for restrictions for the golden gate park. the proposed rules would severely limit the number of areas where dogs are allowed. good day to walk your dog, too. it's sunny. >> right. that's right. it's not raining cats or dogs and it's feeling more like the
dog days of summer. ba da bump! hi, everybody. we have blue skies. we have spring-like conditions out there right now. not as chilly this morning as it was 24 hours ago. we are in the 40s and 50s. it's 42 degrees in fremont and also in santa rosa. later today six degrees warmer inland in comparison to yesterday. 60s and 70s outside number will be 75 in santa rosa. bested by 76 degrees in gilroy and also to the east towards discovery bay. so we're talking about nearly 80 degrees tomorrow. mid-70s still on friday with increasing clouds late on saturday. that will lead to the potential of rain showers late sunday more likely we'll have the rain showers on monday and the sunny skies on tuesday. a look at traffic with gianna coming up. ♪
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