Why did he do it? Because he carries two identities. Jurisprudentially, he is a constitutional conservative. Institutionally, he is chief justice and sees himself as uniquely entrusted with the custodianship of the courts legitimacy, reputation and stature.Really? Because by ignoring his own understanding of the illegitimacy of the law, he has damaged the stature of the Supreme Court immeasurably and irredeemably. It makes no sense at all.
Krauthammer himself says he'd have ruled differently.
There is nothing positive about the Roberts ruling, including his motives - whatever they may have been. Achieving a bad result by doing the wrong thing - deliberately - is wrong.
You don't have to be a lawyer or a judge to understand that. John Roberts is either a very bad justice or a very bad man, or both.
He has 2 minor children adopted from Central America. The Democrats were researching and questioning their adoption records even when he was up for confirmation. It wouldn’t be a stretch to consider that the Democrats did something or said something to threaten his family.
His switch from “unconstitutional” to “constitutional” at the last minute also suggests he was forced, coerced or just bribed.
I wouldn’t be surprised it if comes out he was threatened, his kids might be deported as illegally adopted, say they were bought from a baby broker, or something like that, in order to force him to change his vote.
You are write - absolutely - and I will completely agree with you, if it'll be "bad result" in November. Meanwhile the first visible result of his action does not look too bad.
As I pointed it out in previous post according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll: " more than half of all registered voters - 53 percent - said they were more likely to vote for their member of Congress if he were running on a platform of repealing the law, up from 46 percent before the ruling"
Hey Roberts,,,,,It’s not YOUR court....it’s OUR COURT...it’s the People’s COURT.....it’s bot YOUR Court!!