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  • Chief Justice John Roberts sides with liberals in death penalty case

    02/27/2019 11:23:34 AM PST · by Magnatron · 68 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 27 February 2019 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court sent a case concerning a death row inmate, who claims he can no longer remember his crimes because of several strokes he had while in prison, back down to the lower courts to take a second look. The court had already stayed the inmate Vernon Madison's execution last January. In a 5-3 vote, Chief Justice John Roberts sided Wednesday with the liberals on the court in favor of Madison. Only eight justices had heard the case because Justice Brett Kavanaugh had not been confirmed by the time the case was argued.
  • The Roberts Court

    02/09/2019 10:07:12 AM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/9/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the Roberts Court and how SCOTUS openings can pave the way for a genuinely originalist, conservative majority.
  • Planned Parenthood Pushes "Care for All"

    02/08/2019 11:52:35 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    Encouraged by the "courageous and visionary leadership of Governors Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Ralph Northam (D-Virginia)" Planned Parenthood (PP) announced a major push for similar legislation in every state. PP spokesperson Adora Slaughter said "decisive action at the state level is needed to counter the possibility that the next Trump appointee to the Supreme Court tips the balance in favor of undesirable revisions or 'clarifications' of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. As we saw from Trump's State of the Union speech, he is not averse to using lurid language denigrating the medically necessary dismemberment of what he called 'beautiful...
  • John Roberts joins liberal justices as Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

    02/07/2019 7:51:10 PM PST · by MNDude · 189 replies
    WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
  • Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

    02/07/2019 7:00:05 PM PST · by massmike · 183 replies ^ | 02/07/2019 | AP
    The Supreme Court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices say by a 5-4 vote that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case. The four more conservative justices, including Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, would have allowed it to take effect. Kavanaugh wrote a dissent...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations

    01/08/2019 4:35:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 6 hours ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Walton’s phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy...
  • Government submits sealed response to Supreme Court over mystery company fighting subpoena

    12/28/2018 8:59:10 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/2018 | Tal Axelrod
    The federal government filed a sealed response Friday to the Supreme Court involving a mystery case with possible ties to special counsel Robert Mueller. CNN reports that the federal government has filed a response to a temporary pause the court put on an order holding an unnamed, foreign government-owned company in contempt. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts halted the contempt order on Sunday after a lower court upheld the order earlier this month. It would be the first known challenge to a case apparently related to the Mueller probe to reach the Supreme Court, CNN noted. The mystery company...
  • Chief Justice Roberts stays court order in mystery grand jury probe

    12/24/2018 8:02:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The Supreme Court appears to have intervened in the operations of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations for the first time.  But we know precious little about what really is going on, beyond the mechanics of an order issued Sunday afternoon by the Chief Justice of the United States. That order was reproduced in a tweet yesterday showing the relevant text: BREAKING: Chief Justice John Roberts halts contempt order against company owned by foreign country and penalties in mystery grand jury subpoena matter, pending response due by Dec. 31 and further order of Roberts or the Supreme Court.  This...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts Joins the Liberals to Block Trump Asylum Restriction in 5–4 Decision

    12/21/2018 2:13:06 PM PST · by DesScorp · 84 replies
    slate ^ | 21 Dec. 2018 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Friday, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices in a 5–4 decision to maintain the block on President Donald Trump’s new restrictions on asylum. Trump issued a proclamation in November prohibiting refugees from seeking asylum if they entered the United States without authorization. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar swiftly halted the policy, prompting Trump to dismiss him as an “Obama judge.” Chief Justice John Roberts then issued a rare rejoinder, telling the AP: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges...
  • Supreme Court rejects Trump plea (5-4 Roberts joins the liberals) to enforce asylum ban

    12/21/2018 12:10:08 PM PST · by springwater13 · 230 replies
    he Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh and three other conservative justices sided with the administration. The court’s order Friday leaves in place lower court rulings that blocked President Donald Trump’s proclamation in November automatically denying asylum to people who enter the country from Mexico without going through official border crossings. Trump said he was acting in response to caravans of migrants making their way to the border. The administration had also complained that the nationwide order preventing the policy...
  • Supreme Court Conservatives Rebuke Kavanaugh, Roberts for Refusing Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case

    12/12/2018 8:19:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to consider cases involving states' ability to decide whether certain health providers are eligible for Medicaid reimbursements. Conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch rebuked their colleagues for refusing to take up the issue due to a tenuous connection with Planned Parenthood. "Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty," Thomas wrote in a scathing dissent joined by Alito and Gorsuch. "If anything, neutrally applying the law is all the more important when political issues are in the background." The Supreme Court refused to consider...
  • Roberts Is Wrong About Federal Judges and Here Is the Plan to Fix It

    12/02/2018 6:17:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 2, 2018 | Bruce Bialolosky
    President Trump upsets the establishment every time he opens his mouth and utters the truth that the establishment does not want discussed except in back rooms or in whispers at their Georgetown soirees. The courts are highly political and have gotten worse in modern times. Roberts needs to do something about it. Roberts' statement in defense of the judiciary was dictated by his position as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but it is an outright falsehood. He knows these cases are forum shopped unless he has been living in denial. Why were cases on the limitation of people coming...
  • The Chief Justice Takes On the President

    11/29/2018 3:37:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | November 29, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    When Donald Trump became president, he swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and enforce federal laws "faithfully." James Madison, who was the scrivener at the Constitutional Convention, insisted on using the word "faithfully" in the presidential oath and including the oath in the body of the Constitution because he knew that presidents would face the temptation to disregard laws they dislike. The employment of the word "faithfully" in the presidential oath is an unambiguous reminder to presidents that they must enforce federal laws as they are written, not as presidents may wish them to be. Earlier this month, Trump...
  • What about Your FISA Judges, Justice Roberts?

    11/26/2018 2:25:26 PM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    americanthinker ^ | November 26, 2018 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    As long as we are on the subject of whether there is such an animal as an "Obama judge," let us consider the judges who sit on the FISA court and issue warrants allowing surveillance of American citizens who are suspected foreign agents, essentially taking the uncontested word of the government. Their actions on behalf of one political campaign, colluding with a corrupt DOJ and FBI to target a political opponent, are not supposed to happen in a country based on the rule of law as administered by supposedly impartial judges. Empowered to safeguard our national security against foreign actors,...
  • President Trump vs. Chief Justice Roberts: Trump is in the Right

    11/26/2018 6:06:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | November 26, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    President Trump recently slammed the “Obama Judge” who stuck down his order to block the mobile mob along (which media have called “the migrant caravan") the United States’ southern border. In a rare move, United States Supreme Court Justice John Roberts rebuked the President for his criticism of the federal judiciary:"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for," Roberts said. It’s...
  • Trump is Right About Judges And Roberts Is In Denial

    11/26/2018 4:35:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 26, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Call it an “aspirational lie,” the kind of lie that an establishment-type tells you that is manifestly, obviously, what-the-hell-are-you-kidding-me false, but he/she/xe tells it to you anyway because he/she/xe really really really wants it to be true and because he/she/xe does not want to admit that his/her/xir institution is broken. Take Justice John Souter Roberts’s astonishingly untrue statement from last week:“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary...
  • Eager to slam Trump, Schumer contradicts himself in support of Chief Justice Roberts, critics say

    11/24/2018 1:11:32 PM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was quickly mocked Friday after praising Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court for rebuking President Trump’s recent “Obama judges” comment -- while at the same time slamming Roberts’ “partisan decisions.” “I don’t agree very often with Chief Justice Roberts, especially his partisan decisions which seem highly political on Citizens United, Janus, and Shelby,” the Democrat wrote in a Twitter message. “But I am thankful today that he — almost alone among Republicans — stood up to President Trump and for an independent judiciary.” Critics on social media and elsewhere pointed out that...
  • Bennett on Trump-Chief Justice Spat: 'A Fight John Roberts Didn't Want to Pick'

    11/23/2018 9:02:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2019
    Bill Bennett appeared on "Fox & Friends" Friday to weigh in on President Trump's war of words with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, saying this is a fight Roberts should not have picked.
  • Is John Roberts’ Clash With Trump An Ominous Warning Of Things To Come?

    11/23/2018 12:21:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | November 23, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    After yet another liberal California judge earlier this week blocked one of President Trump’s policies - this time a new asylum rule that would have required applicants to arrive at a designated port of entry (a lot to ask, I know) - the understandably frustrated president lashed out at liberal courts in general.“I think it’s a disgrace when every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit,” said Trump. “That’s not law, that’s not what this country stands for. Every case that gets filed in the 9th Circuit, we get beaten and then we end up having to go to the Supreme Court,...
  • Chief Justice Roberts is wrong in two distinct ways in criticizing Trump

    11/22/2018 10:39:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The chief justice is just about as believable insisting that politics doesn't affect the judiciary as Iran's President Ahmadinejad was when he told a Columbia University audience that there are no gays in Iran. Groucho Marx articulated the dilemma with the immortal line, "Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?" Or, as Mark Levin posted on Facebook: "It appears John Roberts doesn't live in the real world. A few decades ago he understood that there are, in fact, too many progressive judges and justices who legislate from the bench. Indeed, when it came to Obamacare, Roberts...