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  • John Roberts Should Be a Quick Confirm.

    01/18/2016 3:10:56 PM PST · by true believer forever · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2005 | Senator Ted Cruz
    "As an individual, John Roberts is undoubtedly a principled conservative, as is the president who appointed him. He clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist, worked in the Reagan White House, and served as the principal deputy solicitor general in President George H.W. Bush's Justice Department. As a jurist, Judge Roberts' approach will be that of his entire career: carefully, faithfully applying the Constitution and legal precedent. He is a mainstream judge, respected across the ideological spectrum. Thus, he's earned praise from liberal icons such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe, and Chicago Law Professor Cass Sunstein, as well as from Clinton...
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • Ted Cruz on John Roberts and government shutdown: GOP debate takeaways

    01/18/2016 3:21:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    SNIP “It is true that after George W. Bush nominated John Roberts, I supported his confirmation. That was a mistake and I regret that,” he said. But he insisted that he’d fought behind the scenes for a more reliable — and proven — conservative jurist, appellate judge Mike Luddig, for whom he had worked.
  • Donald Trump Calls Chief Justice John Roberts a 'Nightmare for Conservatives'

    01/17/2016 11:50:22 AM PST · by springwater13 · 186 replies
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has "turned out to be a nightmare for conservatives," and put some of the blame for Roberts' presence on the Court on 2016 rival Sen. Ted Cruz. "Cruz fought like hell to get Justice Roberts in there. Justice Roberts turned out to be an absolute disaster, he turned out to be an absolute disaster because he gave us Obamacare." Trump told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. Trump repeatedly went after Cruz, who served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William...
  • Trump calls Roberts 'disgraceful' as chief justice, [Clarence] Thomas is his favorite justice

    12/12/2015 6:38:44 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 125 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | Dec 12 2015 | BILL BARROW Associated Press
    AIKEN, S.C. — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas as his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters.
  • Trump: Roberts 'Disgraceful' on High Court; Thomas Is Favorite

    12/12/2015 12:34:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 12, 2013
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters. The celebrity billionaire was referring to the chief justice twice voting to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and to the expressway around the District of Columbia, an...
  • Left Outraged by Roberts' Analogy

    03/26/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm just waiting for the printer to spit something out here. It's about the chief justice. Here's the headline: "Chief Justice John Roberts Compares Gay Marriage To Forcing A Child To Call Someone 'A Friend.'" They have released the audio of the oral arguments now, and this is the story from Mediaite. "The optimism that Jean Podrasky, cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, displayed when she told The Los Angeles Times that she 'trust(s) he will go in a good direction' in deciding whether same-sex couples have the right to marry may have been misplaced....
  • Actually, Justice Roberts Demolished Obama In His Supreme Court Ruling

    06/28/2012 9:09:26 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 314 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 28, 2012, | Grace Wyler
    ....But while Roberts may have saved Obama's signature domestic legislation and perhaps his reelection campaign by siding with the court's liberal wing, he actually did it in spite of Obama, not because of him. Roberts' opened his opinion today by declaring, unequivocally, that the individual mandate which requires people to buy insurance or pay a penalty is not constitutional under the Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause. It's a direct shot at the Obama administration's defense of the law's constitutionality, which largely relied on those two clauses, which give Congress the power to regulate...
  • Obama May Be In Deep Trouble With Chief Justice John Roberts

    05/23/2012 7:55:28 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 46 replies
    Patriot Army of America ^ | May 23, 2012 | Posted by luchadora41
    Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obamas major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used the venue of the State of the Union address early in the year to publicly flog the Court over its ruling that the First Amendment grants the right to various organizations to run political ads during the time of an election. The tongue-lashing...
  • Chief Justice Roberts Not Stepping Down Despite Report

    03/04/2010 11:56:48 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 107 replies · 4,721+ views
    FoxNews | 3/4/10
    Chief Justice John Roberts is not stepping down from the Supreme Court, despite a celebrity gossip report, a source very close to Roberts told Fox News. reported Thursday that Roberts, 55, would be resigning for personal reasons. But the source said the report is "completely untrue." There is "no medical issue, no issue at all," the source said, adding that there is not even a 1 percent chance that Roberts is considering resignation.
  • Roberts question

    03/16/2009 7:15:49 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 101 replies · 3,916+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | March 15, 2009
    A clip from the appearance by Chief Justice John Roberts at the University of Idaho on March 13. Roberts is being questioned about a case involving Barack Obamas citizenship. Audio Clip
  • Urgent Plea from Dr. Orly Taitz regarding Obama's Illegal Activities

    03/15/2009 6:00:49 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 48 replies · 3,287+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms ^ | 03/15/2009 | Larry Walker Jr
    Written by: Dr. Orly TaitzDate: March 15, 2009www.defendourfreedoms.usThank you and let's keep working until Obama resigns or until he is removed.Thank you all for yourbeautiful, warmwords of support. It really touched my heart to read some 160 comments that were posted so far. Thank you for your prayers. Those kept me safe so far and hopefully will keep me safe in the future. It is interesting that completely deranged Obama thugs are now posting messages on the blogs saying that the meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts never happened, and that Justice Roberts doesn't have Secret Service protection. It is...
  • Chief justice publicly accepts WND's eligibility petition (Obama)

    03/14/2009 11:22:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 77 replies · 5,115+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 14, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    A California attorney lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president confronted the chief justice yesterday with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the sitting president fulfills the Constitution's "natural-born citizen" clause. According to Orly Taitz, the attorney who confronted Chief Justice John Roberts at a lecture at the University of Idaho, the judge promised before the gathered crowd that he would, indeed, read and review the briefs and petition. "I addressed him in front of 800 people...
  • Chief Justice Denies Detainees' Request

    04/26/2007 3:48:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 921+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday denied a request to step in and prevent cases of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay from being thrown out of court. The Justice Department wants the U.S. District Court in Washington to dismiss all the detainee cases that challenge their indefinite detention. The department is seeking the dismissal following the Supreme Court's April 2 decision to stay out of the detainee issue for now. In their request, the detainees' lawyers said that unless the justices suspend their April 2 order, the district court will be free to grant the department's request, inflicting...
  • Roberts Hits Stevens Over Death Penalty

    04/26/2007 12:57:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies · 2,927+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/26/7 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Chief Justice John Roberts took his center seat for the first time in October 2005, John Paul Stevens, the court's senior justice, wished him "a long and happy career in our common calling." This week, Roberts had some words for Stevens, who turned 87 last week. And they were not nearly so kind. In a pointed dissent from decisions overturning death sentences for two Texas inmates, Roberts accused Stevens of engaging in revisionist history. Stevens, leading a five-justice majority, said Texas state courts should have set aside the death sentences because the Supreme Court had made...
  • Chief Justice Roberts: Activist Court Spells Disaster

    02/03/2007 2:47:01 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3 February 2007
    CHICAGO - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday told students and faculty at the Northwestern University School of Law that he believes the high court functions best when justices focus narrowly on the case at hand. Justices run great risks when they go beyond the specifics of the case and attempt to set public policy, said Roberts, a strict constructionist confirmed in his post in September 2005. "Judges should act like judges, not like statesmen," Roberts said in response to a student question following a lecture at the university. The talk concluded the first of Roberts' two days...
  • Chief Justice Says His Goal Is More Consensus on Court

    05/22/2006 12:27:13 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2006
    WASHINGTON, May 21 (AP) Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Sunday that he was seeking greater consensus on the Supreme Court, adding that more consensus would be likely if controversial issues could be decided on the "narrowest possible grounds." In a 15-minute address to Georgetown University law graduates, Chief Justice Roberts, 51, sketched a vision for leading a court sharply divided on issues like abortion, the death penalty and gay rights. "If it is not necessary to decide more to a case, then in my view it is necessary not to decide more to a case," Chief Justice...
  • In the Roberts Court, More Room for Argument

    05/03/2006 6:24:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,192+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2006 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    WASHINGTON, May 2 This is the week that the Supreme Court, done with its regular argument sessions, enters the stretch run. While it is too soon for substantive appraisals of the first year of the Roberts court, it is not too soon for stylistic observations about what is clearly, in the view of lawyers who have appeared there this term, a different court. "The tone has changed," Prof. Richard J. Lazarus of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he runs the Supreme Court Institute and teaches a course on Supreme Court advocacy, said on Tuesday. In common with every...
  • The New Face Of America's Highest Court (Sandra Day O'Connor Op-Ed)

    05/01/2006 1:32:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 1,236+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | May 1, 2006 | Sandra Day O'Connor
    The stars must have been aligned that January morning in 1955 when John G. Roberts Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., because almost everything thereafter led him straight to the Supreme Court of the U.S. He graduated from Harvard College, then excelled at Harvard Law School as well as in his work at the U.S. Attorney General's office. It was there that our paths first crossed, for he helped prepare briefing papers for my confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court in 1981. He was later a successful litigator and partner at the Washington firm of Hogan & Hartson. He argued...
  • The Roberts Effect

    03/11/2006 1:18:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2006 | Terry Eastland, for the Editors
    JOHN ROBERTS HAS SAT IN the center seat of the Supreme Court a mere five months. Conventional wisdom holds that it takes four or five years for a new justice to hit his stride. Even so, Roberts's work stands out in a Washington whose daily manufacture, it seems, is another fight between an irresponsible Congress and a president with cratering job-approval numbers. If you want to see excellence in government, consider the brief tenure of our new chief justice.Under Roberts the Court has decided 39 cases. Roberts himself has written three opinions. Each was unanimous, the most recent being last...
  • Alito and the Catholics (The decline of an institution and the rise of its ideas)

    01/14/2006 8:13:49 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 23, 2006 | Joseph Bottum
    ON THE MORNING PRESIDENT BUSH nominated Samuel Alito to become the fifth Catholic on the Supreme Court, I was sitting on an airplane next to a joke-teller, one of those people whose idea of travel is the chance to pass along to strangers all the latest gags. "So," he began, patting his jovial belly, "have you heard this one? A doctor, a lawyer, and a priest are on a ship when it hits a rock and begins to sink. 'What about the women and children?' the doctor worries as the three pile into the only lifeboat. 'Screw the women and...
  • Ardor in the court (The Relaxed Mood Of The Roberts Court)

    11/14/2005 2:10:24 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 1,434+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 14, 2005 | Michael McGough
    WASHINGTON -- The other day a lawyer arguing in the U.S. Supreme Court made a mistake and addressed Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. as "Justice Roberts." The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, amiable in private but jealously protective of the dignity of his office, likely would have corrected him. Chief Justice Roberts let it slide. The refusal to take umbrage was consistent with the new chief justice's style: supremely confident in the court's center chair but also -- perhaps because of that confidence -- relaxed, good-humored and often witty. During oral arguments on Oct. 31, a light bulb...
  • Putting Federalism to Sleep (The wrong way to argue against assisted suicide)

    10/23/2005 3:45:57 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 518 replies · 2,673+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 31, 2005 | Nelson Lund
    THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS THE authority to stop Oregon physicians from using prescription drugs to implement that state's unique program of physician-assisted suicide. But the administration's effort to use an ambiguous federal drug statute to undermine Oregon's assisted suicide law is a betrayal of conservative legal principles. Gonzales v. Oregon, argued before the Supreme Court earlier this month, may give an early signal about the commitment of the emerging Roberts Court to those principles. And the Court's decision could have unexpected implications for a range of other issues, including future policies about abortion.Like the administration, I believe that the people...
  • Roberts Down to Business on First Day

    10/03/2005 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 684+ views ^ | 4 October 2005 | Jane Roh
    WASHINGTON Taking his seat as the nation's highest jurist, Chief Justice John G. Roberts (search) seemed comfortable and confident as the court's 2005-2006 session began Monday. Sitting atop the same leather chair used by his mentor, the late William H. Rehnquist, (Roberts promised to ensure equal justice. Roberts is no stranger to the high court. As an appellate lawyer, he argued three dozen cases before the court, and is familiar with his colleagues who previously sat in judgment of him. But the new chief's first day didn't offer the most exciting docket. The court heard arguments in IBP Inc....
  • Roberts will face a diet of legal hot potatoes

    10/02/2005 11:04:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 472+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/2/5 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts, meet party girl Anna Nicole Smith. While that might provide the most entertainment, life-and-death issues will captivate the Supreme Court when it convenes its 2005-2006 term on Monday. Justices will tackle the death penalty and DNA. They will weigh physician-assisted suicide and impediments to abortion. They will review law schools that resist Pentagon recruiting, and states that lure businesses with tax breaks. The court's challenges, moreover, will extend beyond the strict legal questions embodied in the 48 cases that justices have already agreed to hear. Several dozen additional cases will fill out the court's...
  • 'Roberts Court' era begins

    09/30/2005 3:38:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 667+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/5 | Editor
    AS JOHN G. ROBERTS Jr. took the oath as chief justice of the United States on Thursday, the nation's eyes turned to the next vacancy on the Supreme Court. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the swing vote on myriad issues, will join her colleagues when they convene on the first Monday in October. But O'Connor has announced her retirement, and agreed to stay on the bench until President Bush names a replacement. The 78-22 vote for Roberts -- which included 22 Democrats -- was an affirmation of his impeccable legal credentials as well as his ability to persuade many skeptics on...
  • Now, It's the Roberts Court

    09/30/2005 1:59:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 603+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 30, 2005 | Warren Richey
    WASHINGTON This much is known for sure: His favorite movie is "Doctor Zhivago." After that, surprisingly little is known about John Roberts, who is about to take up the reins of one of the most powerful institutions in American government as the 17th chief justice of the United States. Will he vote to overturn the abortion precedent Roe v. Wade? Some legal analysts say yes, others no.Will he favor states' power over Congress's efforts to pass federal laws under the Commerce Clause?Does he have a long-term strategy to move the court to the right, or will he gravitate to...
  • Poor Judgement (LA Times Editorial Gets it Right)

    09/30/2005 1:20:26 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,267+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2005 | The Editors
    THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT 22 Democratic senators voted to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. as the 17th chief justice of the United States. That's more than anyone would have imagined just a few months ago, when the talk in Washington was all about filibusters and nuclear options. The bad news is that 22 Democratic senators voted against Roberts. That's far more than the handful of Republicans who voted against Bill Clinton's two Supreme Court appointees, Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Washington's recent polarization suggests things could have been worse. But it is still alarming that 22 Democrats...

    09/29/2005 9:12:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 35 replies · 1,896+ views ^ | 30 September 2005 | Senator LA Kennedy
    The Supreme Court of the United States is the ultimate arbiter of our Constitution and, as such, it is the final protector of individual rights and liberties in this great nation. So when we vote to confirm a justice for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, we have an awesome responsibility to get it right. And when we vote to confirm the Chief Justice of the United States, we have an even greater responsibility, because the stakes are even higher. The Chief Justice sets the tone for the Court and, through leadership, influences Court decisions in ways both subtle...
  • Roberts Says He is Thankful for Prayers as he is Sworn in as Chief Justice

    09/29/2005 5:06:12 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 50 replies · 1,377+ views ^ | 30 September 2005
    WASHINGTON, September 29, 2005 ( - John Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court this afternoon after being approved in a 78-22 Senate vote this morning. All 55 Senate Republicans voted for Roberts and were joined by 22 Democrats and Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont). 22 Democrats voted "No," following the lead of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). Addressing the gathered guests for the swearing in ceremony, President George W. Bush stressed the importance of the event saying, "The nomination power is one of the most serious responsibilities of a President. When a President chooses a Supreme...
  • They Said It! (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Endorses Ginsburg Precedent)

    09/29/2005 2:41:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,217+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | September 29, 2005
    "[Justice Ginsburg] Said She Agreed With A Position Taken By Federal Judge John G. Roberts During His Confirmation Hearing To Replace The Late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Roberts Invoked Ginsburg When He Refused To Speculate On How He Would Rule In Cases Before The Court." (Estes Thompson, "Justice Ginsburg Says She'd Prefer Another Woman On Court," The Associated Press, 9/29/05) Ginsburg: "Judge Roberts Was Unquestionably Right ... My Rule Was I Will Not Answer A Question That Attempts To Project How I Will Rule In A Case That Might Come Before The Court." (Estes Thompson, "Justice Ginsburg Says She'd...
  • What say you now, Ann Coulter?

    09/29/2005 9:29:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies · 2,207+ views
    Yesterday, Michael Medved had Ann Coulter on as one of his guests. He asked her about her opposition to John Roberts as Chief Justice of SCOTUS. Michael noted that Roberts would probably receive at least 75 votes. Ann replied that that was the problem. She wanted someone who received only 51 votes. She wanted someone who drove the liberals crazy. Now I wasn't aware that that was the purpose of SCOTUS judges. I thought their purpose was to interpret the law. Well, as you know, Roberts was confirmed with 78 votes. It will be interesting to see what Ann says...
  • 'Gang of 14' backing Roberts

    09/27/2005 11:40:00 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 648+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 September 2005 | Charles Hurt
    The "Gang of 14" senators who brokered the end to judicial filibusters has so far stuck together in unanimously supporting the nomination of federal Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to be the next Supreme Court chief justice. That stamp of approval, Republican leaders say, paves the way for a smoother confirmation of the next Supreme Court nominee. "The process has been handled very well," Majority Whip Mitch McConnell told reporters yesterday. "The outcome will be largely bipartisan. I think that's very good for the Senate, because in many ways the Senate itself was on trial here." Specifically, Republican leaders say,...