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  • Why Roberts did it

    07/01/2012 7:57:19 PM PDT · by trekdown · 151 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Obamacare is now essentially upheld. There’s only one way it can be overturned. The same way it was passed — elect a new president and a new Congress. That’s undoubtedly what Roberts is telling the nation: Your job, not mine. I won’t make it easy for you.
  • Hamlet’s Madness And The Perturbation Of Chief Justice Roberts

    07/05/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-04-12 | Skookum
    Hamlet's Conflict And Roberts' Moral Breakdown--It is accepted among those who are honest with themselves, Chief Justice Roberts sold out the American people and the Constitution, while cowering from implied presidential threats to the Supreme Court and an anticipated rage of the Left's propaganda bureaus. Whether he is familiar with the madness of Hamlet or his lack of conviction is but indecision and the wavering of ideas, matters little, for his perturbation will be a matter of conjecture until the untimely end of the Republic; undoubtably, his decision and indecision will hasten that end. Yet sadly, his actions and logic...
  • The Roberts Opinion (Fred Thompson's commentary)

    07/05/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    Fred Thompson's America ^ | July 3, 2012 | Fred Thompson
    In 2005 I was asked by the Bush administration to assist Judge John Roberts during the Senate confirmation process for his nomination as chief justice of the United States. Over several pressure-packed days, and throughout the confirmation process, I felt I got to know him fairly well. I found him to be one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and humorous people I’d ever met. Those qualities don’t always go together. It was clear he was going to be a major right-of-center voice on the Supreme Court for decades to come. So it is with a great deal of personal interest...
  • The Mob Presses on John Roberts

    07/04/2012 5:37:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Is anyone surprised that the ink wasn't dry on Chief Justice John Roberts' incoherent switcheroo before team Obama was again denying Obamacare is a tax? Why did he do it? There is no doubt that the left waged a war on the court's public image. Just as Obama lectured at the justices during his State of the Union address for the Citizens United decision, so Obama and his media minions prepared for this verdict with blatant mob pressure: Side with us or your image is ruined. For liberal journalists, repeal of Obamacare was tantamount to a deadly third strike. Strike...
  • Questions about chief justice's health-care ruling could have lasting impact (+new leak info)

    07/03/2012 10:50:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 135 replies
    Yahoo/Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7-3-12 | Warren Richey
    Speculation persists over why Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberals to uphold the President Obama's signature health-care reform law, and that could affect the Supreme Court. Unprecedented leaks of behind-the-scenes information at the US Supreme Court are raising questions about whether the threat of political attacks and other potential criticism played a role in the high court’s recent decision to uphold President Obama’s health-care reform law. The most detailed leaks came in a CBS News report over the weekend, suggesting that Chief Justice John Roberts may have switched sides in the high-profile case in part to insulate the court and...
  • Photo of the day: Roberts in Malta

    07/03/2012 2:45:19 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 175 replies
    politico44 ^ | 7/3/12 | BYRON TAU
    An Associated Press photographer finds Chief Justice John Roberts in Malta — where he's spending some time after the
  • Mark Levin slams Roberts: If he wants to be political he should have term limits

    07/02/2012 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/2/12 | staff
    Mark Levin was on with Neil Cavuto earlier today talking about the decision from Chief Justice John Roberts last week and Levin’s point toward the end was the idea that Supreme Court Justices need term limits, especially if they are going to act political like Roberts did last week. Clearly Roberts caved to pressure of the leftist media and academic types and chose to rule in a political way instead of on behalf of the constitution and the country. Levin also said that we should forget about the mandate being a tax and go after Obamacare on the substance of...
  • The Top Ten Worst Things in Obamacare [What to tell people ready to accept and roll over]

    07/02/2012 2:08:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 July 2012 | Grace Marie-Turner
    The president now must spend the next four months defending a law that the majority of Americans dislike, and the more they learn about it, the more they dislike it. Worse, the part of the law that is the least popular — the individual mandate — has now been declared a tax. That’s double jeopardy for the president: The unpopular mandate stands, and it is called a tax. (And this is only one of the 20 new and higher taxes in the law.) Either the president admits it’s a tax as a way of keeping the law on the books,...
  • Judicial Betrayal (Thomas Sowell on John Roberts)

    07/02/2012 11:26:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington — too often, Republicans — who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness. President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for...
  • Roberts Opinions Sets Up a Scary Slippery Slope

    06/30/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 33 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/30/2012 | Rob Binsrick
    Since the news that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the majority in ruling that the Obamacare individual mandate is constitutional, there has been tremendous debate and analysis about the opinion that he offered. Liberals predictability praised the ruling and gloated that they knew it was constitutional all along - even though most of them never admitted or even implied that the mandate was tantamount to a tax (which is what Roberts determined). Conservatives praised other parts of the opinion which basically limited significantly the use of the commerce clause in any future legislation, and it also helps them promote...
  • Why I Walked Out on John Roberts

    06/30/2012 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2012 | Michael Filozof
    I've had doubts about Chief Justice John Roberts for a couple of years now -- doubts that were unfortunately confirmed Thursday by his decision upholding ObamaCare. In October 2010, Canisius College in Buffalo, NY hosted Chief Justice Roberts as part of the Raichle Lecture Series. The Raichle Lectures are sponsored by the college's pre-law center, and the college deserves credit for booking some real heavy hitters -- past guests have included Supreme Court Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, and O'Connor, and other notable figures like Rudy Giuliani. I was excited about the opportunity to see the head of one of the three...
  • The Case for John Roberts

    06/29/2012 9:04:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 189 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6:00 AM, Jun 29, 2012 | JAY COST
    Many conservatives are feeling betrayed by the chief justice's vote to uphold Obamacare. But there's a counterintuitive case to be made that John Roberts's decision is largely a victory for conservatives.Every time I visit Washington, D.C., I am struck by a single, terrible thought: It is not just that conservatives are losing the various battles over big government, but they have been losing the war for generations. The most conservatives are ever able to do is tinker at the margins – and celebrating small victories like lowering marginal tax rates is a sign of just how low our sights are...