There appears to be a concerted media effort to provide cover for his cracked ruling.
His only responsibility was to judge the bill on its constitutional merits.
Since the emperor has no clothes in regard to Roberts' abdication of duty in that regard, there is a concerted effort to imbue his ruling with some other logical basis or clever political calculation.
Unfortunately for him, most people can see right through it.
Agreed! I noticed that as well. The whole thing seems orchestrated, with pundits spouting the same talking points.