Skip to comments.Chief justice reignites feud with Obama
Posted on 03/10/2010 8:49:39 PM PST by jazusamo
The simmering feud between the White House and the Supreme Court is getting a little hotter - and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are helping fan the flames.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s impromptu portrayal Tuesday of President Obama's attacks on the high court during the State of the Union address as "very troubling" drew a brusque retort from the White House, which called the court's campaign finance ruling the real problem, and from Democrats eager to attack the court.
Responding to a law student's question when speaking at the University of Alabama, Chief Justice Roberts took aim at Mr. Obama's public chiding in January, saying the annual speech to Congress has "degenerated into a political pep rally." The chief justice, whose nomination by President George W. Bush was opposed by Mr. Obama as a senator, said he accepts criticism but suggested that detractors should be mindful of "the setting, the circumstances and the decorum."
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, came to Chief Justice Roberts' defense, saying the court got the law right and Mr. Obama was "disrespectful" for criticizing the court while the justices were seated right in front of him.
"No president has done that, and he should not have used that speech for it either," Mr. Hatch said. "Chief Justice Roberts is right - the president's remarks were troubling and the State of the Union this year resembled a political pep rally. Supreme Court justices are there by tradition, and I hope the State of the Union address in the future returns to the kind of event that merits their continued attendance."
Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, echoed Mr. Hatch's complaints.
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Good for Sens Orrin Hatch and Jeff Sessions.
If all goes well, Roberts should be in action long after Zer0 has been driven off the stage.
Yes good for them.
To clarify the CJ, I think he also was commenting on the Congress around them also cheering and jeering, literally surrounding the members of the Court and equal branch. It was more than just the President saying what he said.
Have we ever had a President more low life than His Fraudulentcy?
They should be careful, SCOTUS has “standing!”
When the Chief Justice starts talking about Barry’s hidden birth records then this will get interesting!
Yes he was, it was very rude of the President and the Dems.
The Obama administration is such an American embarrasment...
He is a common pig.
I say that next year’s attendance by Justices at the State of the Union address is down from 6 to 5 or 4. All of the liberals will still go, but I bet no more than 1 conservative justice goes.
I’ll make this “brief”. I’m a “friend of the court” on this one.
Excellent! ... a good simmering feud.
Amen! Obama is at a ridiculous disadvantage, he doesn’t have even close to the brain power of any of the five.
Or, one might say, Chief Justice Roberts reminds Americans of the disrespect shown by the rookie President to a co-equal branch of government.
Feud, my ass.
Agreed, that’s a terrible title.
Yeah ... bubba.
Right on, Phil!
Obama is picking a fight with perhaps the worst person possible.
Chief Justice Roberts will likely have multiple suits coming before his court upon the passage of Obama’s unconstitutional health care bill.
The man-child Obama made a huge blunder by humiliating the members of the Supreme Court in front of the entire nation, like he did. That diss will not be forgotten, and it will have repercussions.
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