Skip to comments.Did Chief Justice Roberts save the Supreme Court?
Posted on 06/29/2012 6:59:52 AM PDT by shove_it
ABC 'Nightline' anchor Terry Moran joined Top Line for a special edition dissecting the Supreme Court's decision on health care, a blockbuster ruling which upheld President Obama's signature piece of legislation. And the president and supporters of the law were not the only victors.
Chief Justice John "Roberts rode to the rescue of the Obama health care plan, and maybe rode to the rescue of the Supreme Court, as well," says Moran, who has been covering the Supreme Court for many years.
The justices have seen the esteem for the court diminish over these hyper partisan years. Since Bush v. Gore, polls show Americans feel less confident in the court. The court has no way to enforce its decisions except in the confidence of the people.
"The prestige of the court is the source of its authority," says Moran, "and justices can't be happy if [the court] is just another football in the political war."
Justice Roberts explained his vision of the Supreme Court during his 2005
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What a pantload of twisted logic.
That’s what today’s NYT editorial said, too, so Turncoat Robberts is the toast of the Leftists this morning.
To save the oppressive Supreme Court while destroying the freedom of the USA is treason.
So, saving a law passed with the support of only one party, against the will of the people, is non partisan. Glad we cleared that up.
Only among liberals who LOVE for judges to write legislation from the bench. Still stunned that Roberts feels it’s his job to find a way to make legislation (even if it’s unConstitutional) “work”. Not his job. Someone needs to refresh his memory.
Moran is a Moron. I now have the same amount of respect for Barry’s Supreme Court as I do for the Ku Klux Klan. To me, they are one and the same. Both are out there to screw over segments of Americans.
The Supreme Court is now the laughing stock of any form of civilized logic and exposition.
Roberts flipped America the finger. I think he was blackmailed by the Filegate crowd who had unflattering info about him.
People who work in the news, Hollywood or the government have gone completely mad. Insanity rules this country and has for a long time.
Amazing the lengths one will go to justify really bad behavior in an attempt to escape judgement and consequences.
And yet NOBODY talked about or even expected Kagen, Ginsberg, and Sotomayer to “evolve” or “grow” by changing their position. No, Roberts saved the court. He “grew” in stature. The Liberals are not expected to consider anything other than lockstep alligiance to ideology.
We are not free. The Republic is lost.
I have a dream. Justices can be impeached. It has only happened once and it was for bias. Eight counts of it.
I have a dream that someday in some other life we are able to throw the bastards out. Literally and figuratively.
There have to be consequences for disloyalty and for treason.
I saved my clothes out of house fire once. Over the course of ensuing weeks, the clothes fell apart piece by piece. Even though I hadn’t seen the damage, smoke had destroyed them. My analogy for Robert’s “save”.
Let me see if I got this right. Justice Roberts called Obamacare now referred to as Obamatax, a TAX.....
Q. Didn’t Obamatax originate in the SENATE? I thought and was told by my High School teacher that “ALL” tax bills originate in the “House of Representatives”. But what do I know!
I hope Roberts doesn’t fall into the warm embrace of liberal acceptance.
The ACA was clear in what was a tax and what was a penalty. Roberts rewrote the legislation and legislated from the bench!
That’s like asking if Captain Edward John Smith closed the doors behind him.
It has shown that the Justices are for themselves, the RINOS are for themselves and the progressives are for themselves-—this country and the Constitution be damned!
How come liberals pick consistent liberals 100% of the time, but conservatives only pick consistent conservatives about 50% of the time.
My entire life the vast majority of the court has been ... REPUBLICAN picks!!! And yet time and time again over the years we end up with liberals in disguise while never ONCE has a Democrat appointee gone the other way!
Roberts is the dick head of the week, jerk beyond salvaging.
I haven’t seen so many people contort themselves since the last time I played Twister, trying to justify Roberts’ horrible decision.
With the modern-day Senate Nomination Hearings (ie. Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies) the liberals have a major advantage. The liberal justices that you named have all been members of various socialist leaning groups all through their academic and legal careers. It shapes the way they think and so they are a reliable vote.
Conservative nominees may not belong to certain organizations determined to be too right-wing. So we are open to the Trojan Horse / Manchurian Candidate nominee. Even when the Republicans were in control of the WH & Senate we had to rely on the mercurial Senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Spector, to shepherd our nominees. We know what kind of turncoat he turned out to be.
translation: Now we Liberals won’t have to dust-off FDR’s old Court Packing Plan...
Very interesting. But why could he not not persuade the conservative members of the court to support him?
Roberts will need a ton of ibuprofen to relieve all the joint pain he inflicted on himself by twisting himself into the pretzel that he needed to be to come up with that decision, unless he’s into yoga.
That last part in bold is all you need to know that that line of thinking is utter Bravo Sierra!
“The principal of Judicial Review is hanging by a thread with the Chicago gangster in the Whitehouse”
So is the whole concept (or pretense) of the separation of powers.
Roberts didn't need to persuade any of the conservative justices to support him. First off, he (Roberts) got the outcome he wanted. Second, like in congress -- once you have the votes to pass your bill you start letting others 'out' so that they don't have to appear to have compromised their principles.
By all appearances he already has — and has shown it with this ruling. I realize there are some on our side who are busy trying to justify what he did, limitation of the Commerce Clause, etc... but he himself said he sees his job as trying to make legislation “work”. To me that smacks of judicial activism and is most certainly NOT his job. The court’s job is to rule whether legislation is in line with our Constitution AS WRITTEN, not re-write it so that it “works”. I have great compassion for those who believe he did something good yesterday, but no respect for Roberts because he did untold damage by telling the FEDS they can compel us to do whatever they want as long as they call it a “tax”. Truly VILE.
I would add that the SC appears to be treading water like everybody else until the November elections, hoping that Obama get shown the door. This is like drawing to an inside straight. I surely hope that we get that result, but the odds might be against us. I donnot expect the Democrats to “play fair” where elections are concerned.
How many ways are they going to spin this? Bottom line is the monster lives.
How many ways are they going to spin this? Bottom line is the monster lives.
The Supreme Court exists (supposedly) to interpret and uphold the law—Not to win popularity contests.
They have repeatedly abrogated their Constitutional duty/responsibility. As such, We the People should not feel bound by any of their opinions.
I hear you. Remember what they did to Bork among others? Every conservative has to walk through hot burning coals to get into the Supreme Court but liberals can just waltz in without barely any opposition from the Republicans. Democrats and Republicans have two different philosophies, and that has to stop. Democrats are thugs and street fighters while Republicans are Little Lord Fauntleroys who don’t want to get any dirt on their nicely pressed suits.
There is a reason why the Democrats have all kinds of *dirt* on conservative nominees going back to their college days, that has to be the conspiratorial network of the ACLU and other affiliated leftist groups. The ACLU is a long established nation-wide network that fanatically works together to promote their agenda. When a conservative is named, the ACLU network gets busy calling up anybody who knew him when. The ACLU has members throughout the country who get busy right away gathering information that they can distort to paint an ugly picture of the conservative nominee. We need to be fighters, we need to clear out all the Little Lord Fauntleroy Republicans and get some fighters.
So, Roberts (in his own mind) switched from ‘umpire’ to ‘savior of the SC’?
Did Dr Kevorkian save the patient?
Moran is a flipping retard. The prestige of the court is its integrity and honor as the final authority.
You don’t get to be a judge without someone having leverage on you. You don’t get to get promoted as a judge unless they have more and more of that.
Roberts has something in the closet that he dearly doesn’t want to be known.
The justices have seen the esteem for the court diminish.and they just screwed up even more.
The court have became useless and can never be trusted.
Roberts was lauded by everyone here during confirmation hearings. However, a few FREEPERS questioned whether he was who they claimed him to be and guess what? They were called a troll.....Why was that is the question. Sometimes asking questions about someone should be taken seriously instead of being labeled a DU or troll. Let this be a lesson to some of you folks.
No one, even the beneficiary of your treason, will ever trust you, or hold you in anything but contempt. Hope you enjoy eating lunch alone, Jonny.
Roberts' career is over, although he is certainly too stupid to know it yet. I expect an early death, likely by his own hand, once he discovers that his turpitude has repulsed everyone on all sides and gained him nothing. It will be a little mourned death.
No. Chief Justice Roberts killed SCOTUS.
His irrational justification for ObamaCare aside, the integrity of the Republic supersedes the importance of how a nitwit political-hack majority in black robes are perceived by a wounded nation. Dork.