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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Considering Stepping Down (Update at 119-news to him)
radar online ^ | 3/04

Posted on 03/04/2010 9:47:52 AM PST by RummyChick

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously considering stepping down from the nation’s highest court for personal reasons, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Roberts, known for his conservative judicial philosophy, has served on the Supreme Court since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of former Chief William Rehnquist.

RadarOnline.com has been told that Roberts, 55, could announce his decision at any time.

The decision paves the way for President Barack Obama to make his second appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court following his first, Sonia Sotomayor.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanmedia; ami; hoax; hoaxes; johnroberts; roberts; ronburkle; rumormill; tabloidnews
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I am in shock..i did a search ..didn't see it..maybe shock has taken me over
1 posted on 03/04/2010 9:47:52 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

If true, this is a disaster. An historic turning point.


2 posted on 03/04/2010 9:48:44 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: RummyChick

Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 03/04/2010 9:48:53 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: ilgipper

we are so screwed if this is true....


4 posted on 03/04/2010 9:49:11 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: RummyChick

This would be the final nail in our coffin.


5 posted on 03/04/2010 9:49:13 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: RummyChick

I hope this is a rumor.


6 posted on 03/04/2010 9:49:24 AM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ilgipper

You got that right..either Scandal or cancer ..but what a disaster for this country.


7 posted on 03/04/2010 9:49:27 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Thats it. Its over.


8 posted on 03/04/2010 9:49:47 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: RummyChick
More from Drudge: TOP COURT SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'THIS IS NOT HAPPENING'... DEVELOPING...
9 posted on 03/04/2010 9:50:21 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Dewey Revoltnow

Ugh.


10 posted on 03/04/2010 9:50:25 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: RummyChick

NOT GOOD!


11 posted on 03/04/2010 9:50:43 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: RummyChick
OMG...please let this be a rumor...

12 posted on 03/04/2010 9:50:44 AM PST by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: RummyChick
TOP COURT SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'THIS IS NOT HAPPENING'... DEVELOPING...

Please, God, let this addition be true.

13 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:09 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: RummyChick
Drudge Top Source: "This is not happening".

Pray. Hard.

14 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:09 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Blue Jays
Keeping fingers crossed this is just a silly rumor.


15 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:14 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: RummyChick

anyone know anything about that site?


16 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:21 AM PST by votemout
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To: RummyChick

Oh no.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:24 AM PST by livius
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To: RummyChick

Well, I don’t see much hope for this great nation if that happens. The few conservatives on the court are all that are holding the flood of communism/socialism back.


18 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:35 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: neodad

This is NOT Happening could be taken two ways:

This can’t be happening. WTF

Or this isn’t happening...


19 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:46 AM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: RummyChick

This is devastating.


20 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:46 AM PST by mr_griz
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To: AuntB

So do I! This must be either earth-shaking personal revelations or terrible medical news. I’ve thought all along that the Obama minions are doing opposition research on every single person who is in a position of power to get rid of them. This man is the best and if this is true, it means something monumental is facing him. Prayers.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 9:51:50 AM PST by twigs
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To: ilgipper

Obama is probably jumping up and down in glee and getting his minions to work to belittle Roberts now. Force him into making a decision.

This is bad news. I hope it is not some dire health condition for the Chief Justice.


22 posted on 03/04/2010 9:52:09 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: RummyChick

This would spell the end of America.

It would be time to head for the hills.

America would become a socialist country in no time.


23 posted on 03/04/2010 9:52:12 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: RummyChick

Lets hope this is not true.

America needs CJ Roberts, now more then ever.


24 posted on 03/04/2010 9:52:35 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: RummyChick

I hope this is unfounded. As bad as it would be for the country, it would have to mean something personally tragic for the Rboberts family.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 9:52:35 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: RummyChick

RadarOnline... exclusively... sounds like pulled out of a liberal’s arse.


26 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:07 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: RummyChick

I’ve never heard of this website, but some of the other headlines make me think I’ll wait for a second source before jumping on this bandwagon.

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27 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:19 AM PST by dawn53
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To: MizSterious

The end of America as we know it


28 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:19 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: RummyChick

From Drudge ...

“TOP COURT SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: ‘THIS IS NOT HAPPENING... NEWS TO ME’... DEVELOPING...”

SnakeDoc


29 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:23 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Do you know if the hotel is pager friendly? [...] I'm not getting a sig on my beeper.)
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To: Dan Nunn

It’s known that Bambi is thinking of expanding the SC to 12 members (remember FDR’s court packing attempt?). Maybe this is in response to that?

I sure hope Drudge is right and this was a rumor from anti-Roberts forces.


30 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:25 AM PST by livius
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To: neodad

31 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:29 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: RummyChick

Radar Online?
Yea, I’m positive that would be the first choice for someone to leak this to.


32 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:39 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: RummyChick

Obama goons have most likely dug up dirt on him. I notice that NY Dem Gov Patterson defied the anointed ONE by insisting on running again for office and he is now deluged by ethics complaints and cries to step down.
Complicit media is aiding and abetting the thuggery.


33 posted on 03/04/2010 9:53:48 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: mr_griz

Nothing on Fox (either TV or web)


34 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:01 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: RummyChick
GONE FROM DRUDGE!
35 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:10 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Drudge took the link down (as of this second).


36 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:29 AM PST by freestyle
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To: GeronL

“The end of America as we know it”

It cannot get to the point where one man is all that stands between America and the Abyss. We allow ourselves to be lulled into a sense of security. Even we do.


37 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:37 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: antceecee
Obama goons have most likely dug up dirt on him

If true, that is the only thing I can think of.
38 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:39 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: astyanax
Radar Online.

First I've heard of them.

Which may be the point of leaking this.

39 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:40 AM PST by Lazamataz (Seriously. The only way Obama can possibly pull this out is to declare Martial Law before November.)
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To: RummyChick

Well who should I believe, a top court source talking to drudge or radar online who I’ve never heard of. hmmmmmmmmmm Until a legitimate news source reports this, I’m not believing this story.


40 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:41 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: neodad
TOP COURT SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'THIS IS NOT HAPPENING'... DEVELOPING...

As in, "The rumor is false," or "OH NO THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING"?

41 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:56 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: RummyChick

No


42 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:06 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: freestyle

^^ Nope... Now at top of center column below headline.


43 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:10 AM PST by freestyle
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To: RummyChick

F***


44 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:16 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Dan Nunn

I got the link from Drudge...after I posted it he added the second line...so maybe he is now waiting for additional news.


45 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:16 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: dawn53

I’ve never heard of Radar Online either.

Will begin to wad my panties (FIGURE OF SPEECH, FOLKS) when I see this is corroborated


46 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: ilgipper

Disaster is the first word that popped into my mind too.


47 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:42 AM PST by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: dawn53

A gay blog? Kerpiffle.


48 posted on 03/04/2010 9:56:34 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: freestyle

I think he just moved it. Its back up.

SnakeDoc


49 posted on 03/04/2010 9:56:42 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Do you know if the hotel is pager friendly? [...] I'm not getting a sig on my beeper.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

It already has gotten to that point.

The Great Fall is coming and its unstoppable.


50 posted on 03/04/2010 9:56:42 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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