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After Ruling, Roberts Makes a Getaway From the Scorn
NY Time ^ | 7-2-012 | Adam Liptak

Posted on 07/03/2012 5:16:18 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

(snip) ...“Malta, as you know, is an impregnable island fortress,” he (Roberts) said on Friday, according to news reports. “It seemed like a good idea.”

The chief justice was correct to anticipate a level of fury unusual even in the wake of a blockbuster decision with vast political, practical and constitutional consequences. The criticism came from all sides. And it was directed not at the court as whole or even at the majority in the 5-to-4 decision. It was aimed squarely at him.

(snip) Professor Yoo, the former Bush administration official, said her report (referring to Jan Crawford's book) appeared to underscore the chief justice’s failure.

“If the report is true, Chief Justice Roberts has not just made a mistake of constitutional interpretation, but of political leadership,” Professor Yoo said in an e-mail. “His job is not to finesse the place of the Supreme Court in the political world, in which he and most justices are rank amateurs, but to get the Constitution right first and then defend the institution second.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; obamacaredecision; roberts; robertsvacation; supremecourt; zerocare

1 posted on 07/03/2012 5:16:23 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Is Malta a gay mecca?


2 posted on 07/03/2012 5:18:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

No, Malta is a conservative Catholic country and he would be scorned there.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 5:20:05 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I got news for the Court Jester, the scorn will still be here when he gets back. And it will stay indefinitely. He can regain respect and honor by admitting what he did was wrong and resigning.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 5:22:44 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Tagline.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 5:25:09 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: HerrBlucher

He was doing Obama a favor. A pay back. Roberts was relieved that Obama’s executive order protected the children brought illegally to the United States. It does not just cover children from Mexico.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Chickensoup

Actually, in Malta, gay activity is completely legal.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:34 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: HerrBlucher

resigning and giving 0bama another AJ-SCOTUS and elevating Elena “Jon Lovitz” Kagen to Chief Justice. Are you nuts?


8 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:37 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obviously I’m not, but is Roberts really qualified to teach a course on the history of the Supreme Court? Sounds like it might be a short course:

“It started out okay, but we’re fixing it.”


9 posted on 07/03/2012 5:27:06 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: HerrBlucher

I got news for the Court Jester, the scorn will still be here when he gets back. And it will stay indefinitely. He can regain respect and honor by admitting what he did was wrong and resigning.

What he did was wimp out and toss he problem back to congress.

If all SC problems can be that easy to dispose of, why have a SC at all. Send everything, in question, back to congress to dispose of.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 5:29:51 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: tsowellfan

THAT is an interesting take.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 5:30:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Perdogg

After the election. Even if he resigned today bambi would not have time to appoint another. If obama wins re election it won’t matter anyway.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 5:31:31 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Take it like a man, Roberts. Sheesh. If you really care about how the Court looks politically, why not hang around and answer the tough questions?

Wuss.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 5:33:08 AM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: tsowellfan

Could be, which means he chose to shirk is duty and screw the american people for decades maybe forever just so his family life would be more comfortable.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 5:34:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obama has a new dog now to sit with him and have his head stroked.

Do the right thing, Roberts and resign.

Or do the manly thing.

What?


15 posted on 07/03/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Island fortress...good for money laundering.....and numbered accounts....pay off time....


16 posted on 07/03/2012 5:37:58 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

What a coward. He can’t stand for the good of the nation against media pressure, and now he can’t take the justified anger of American taxpayers after selling out.

In many countries, he would be burned in effigy as a “welcome home” gesture, but we, the sheeple, will just complain to our computers and increase the amount we send our masters in D. C. from our dwindling incomes.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 5:38:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sir Napsalot

He should stay in Malta.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 5:39:33 AM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: HerrBlucher
“He can regain respect and honor by admitting what he did was wrong and resigning.”

Be careful what you wish for. I wouldn't put it past the rickhead to resign right now so that hussein can appoint another ginsberg or wise latina just to show conservatives where they can put their criticism

19 posted on 07/03/2012 5:42:35 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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20 posted on 07/03/2012 5:43:27 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Perdogg
resigning and giving 0bama another AJ-SCOTUS and elevating Elena “Jon Lovitz” Kagen to Chief Justice. Are you nuts?

6 of 1, half dozen of the other.

Notice who he's voting with lately?

If he's willing to issue unconstitutional rulings because of vanity, because he's hiding some skeletons in his closet that make him susceptible to external pressure, or because he's been a stealth liberal all along, the argument could even be made that he's worse than the open leftists on the court.

21 posted on 07/03/2012 5:44:29 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Sir Napsalot
Hey Benedict Roberts, you can run, but you can't hide, in Malta or behind your black Robes. How do you think you can work with the other Justices who you stabbed in the back?

Your court legacy will always be scarred like a "Blue Stained Dress"!
22 posted on 07/03/2012 5:45:58 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Sir Napsalot
I'm guessing Malta is a sodomite Mecca?
23 posted on 07/03/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: tsowellfan
He was doing Obama a favor. A pay back. Roberts was relieved that Obama’s executive order protected the children brought illegally to the United States. It does not just cover children from Mexico.

Give it up already

They could have used that in the Heller decision --if any thing Obama wants it is to disarm America witness Fast and Furious
24 posted on 07/03/2012 5:51:09 AM PDT by uncbob (ent)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Trouble is...all vacations come to an end.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 5:51:15 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: BlatherNaut

That’s my point also. What good is he to us now?

If Obama tries to make an appointment it would have to be recess , since __I was going to say assuredly, the Senate would not accept an Obama appointee, but now I wonder about that.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BlatherNaut
Yes I have been following the court, please don't talk down to me. He has been right on most issues. In fact, the person we have been worring about lately is Kennedy.

Please spare me the conspiracy theories.

I was actually surprised at Scalia dissent in the Arizona case especially since he joined the court in South Dakota v Dole.

27 posted on 07/03/2012 5:56:15 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: HerrBlucher

I guess that is why Carter did not appoint a replacement for Potter Stewart.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 5:58:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Sir Napsalot

there’s a provision for impeachin’ SC justices for a reason....


29 posted on 07/03/2012 5:58:34 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

“Lucy, you got some splainin to do”


30 posted on 07/03/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: Sir Napsalot

Men of my father’s generation faced the Axis powers, stared into the face of death and stormed the beaches to defeat evil tyranny. The mortality rate on some of the Pacific Islands for the first wave of troops was as high as 40%. John Roberts stared evil tyranny in the face and acquiesced. As far as I am concerned, he committed treason by NOT defending our Constitution from enemies within. Many men had the courage to face death in our previous wars. John Roberts could not face a far lesser threat with courage. Had our forebears displayed a similar weakness of character and will, our nation would have perished long ago. John Roberts will go down in my history book as the antithesis for the ideals and courage that made this country great. John Roberts has defecated on the citizens of our nation, our heritage and our descendents. May God have mercy on his miserable soul.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 6:04:05 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Sir Napsalot
By Saturday, John Yoo, a former Bush administration lawyer, was suggesting in The Wall Street Journal that there had been a catastrophic vetting failure in 2005 when the administration was considering Chief Justice Roberts’s nomination.

Putting it mildly.

32 posted on 07/03/2012 6:12:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg
Yes I have been following the court, please don't talk down to me. He has been right on most issues. In fact, the person we have been worring about lately is Kennedy. Please spare me the conspiracy theories.

Please don't mistake a mild, rhetorical question for "talking down to you".

Roberts' rulings of late do not seem to square with his previous record.

There is a vast difference between reasonable conjecture and a "conspiracy theory". The leaks from the SC combined with his recent votes and his unconstitutional ruling raise legitimate questions.

33 posted on 07/03/2012 6:14:43 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Sir Napsalot

You can run from the countrymen you just betrayed, but you can’t run and hide from God, Judas.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 6:26:40 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

All Cowards run.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 6:32:58 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Roberts should be dispatched to the 9th Circus Court of Appeals where his rulings are more in line.


36 posted on 07/03/2012 6:42:24 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (People should enjoy the fruits of their labor. No labor, no fruit.)
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To: RatRipper

MisChief inJustice John Robs US actually made it worse for himself. If he would have voted with the other 4 and turned down OMobstascam then the criticism from the leftists would have been directed at the conservative side of the court and he wouldn’t have been the lone focal point. He’s damaged goods now to us and if he goes the way of Souter then we and America get screwed once more by a traitor.


37 posted on 07/03/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Sir Napsalot

My question, as first asked in a reply on another thread last night is: Why did Roberts GO to Malta? I would not be the least surprised to learn that he attended a seminar on the implementation of shariah law./S


38 posted on 07/03/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Sir Napsalot
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Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis

"You can run, but you can't hide!"

39 posted on 07/03/2012 6:59:29 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: BlatherNaut

I apologize, I was kind of cranky this morning.


40 posted on 07/03/2012 7:32:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Hey, we all have a perfect right to be cranky these days!


41 posted on 07/03/2012 7:50:49 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

“Hey, we all have a perfect right to be cranky these days!”

Keeping my anger in check is becoming somewhat of a challenge these days. The ceaseless torments by this government, at EVERY level, is quickly becoming intolerable.


42 posted on 07/03/2012 7:58:55 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sorry, Roberts. Some scorn can, and does, last a lifetime.


43 posted on 07/03/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Bshaw
The ceaseless torments by this government, at EVERY level, is quickly becoming intolerable.

"Yet let's be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn'd upside down."

44 posted on 07/03/2012 8:05:35 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Colonel_Flagg
>>> Some scorn can, and does, last a lifetime.

Esp. on something as important as this. Not to say other court cases to SC are trivial, but THIS!

Roberts needs a lifetime to rehabilitate his credibility, after his written opinion.

45 posted on 07/03/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And here is JRoberts supporter at time of nomination:

“Former Senator Fred Dalton Thompson helped to promote Roberts’ nomination.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roberts_Supreme_Court_nomination_and_hearings


46 posted on 07/03/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by apostoli (Obama stash now includes FREE healthcare!)
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To: apostoli
The reasons for the adoption happening in the unnamed Latin American country remain unclear, though it was noted that the Irish 1991 Adoption Act only allows adoption of children born in Ireland by people resident in Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roberts_Supreme_Court_nomination

47 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:33 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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