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  • Devin Nunes May Summon Chief Justice To Testify On FISA Abuses

    02/08/2018 6:04:06 PM PST · by bitt · 121 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/8/2018 | Kevin Daley
    GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, may invite Chief Justice John Roberts to testify before the panel on alleged FISA abuses. Nunes told radio host and Republican wise man Hugh Hewitt Thursday that committee Republicans have entertained the idea, as Roberts appoints all FISA judges, but cautioned no decision has yet been made. Hewitt and Nunes discussed the idea in connection with the committee’s memo on the secret intelligence courts, which alleged the FBI sought authorization to surveil President Donald Trump’s campaign aides on the basis of political opposition research. “Now...
  • Sour Grapes: MSNBC Upset Trump Only Called on ‘Conservative Outlets’ for Questions

    01/10/2018 4:15:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 10, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    MSNBC flashed some bitterness on Wednesday afternoon following President Trump’s first joint press conference of 2018, complaining that Trump only called on “conservative outlets” Washington Examiner and the Fox News Channel with only the latter one offering “a challenging question.” “He did take two questions from U.S.-based reporters. They were both from conservative outlets, the Washington Examiner and Fox, although John Roberts at Fox did ask him a challenging question that he didn’t answer about being interviewed by Robert Mueller and how that’ll go,” bemoaned MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi.  Sour Grapes: MSNBC Upset Trump Only Called on ‘Conservative Outlets’...
  • Interesting Interview With Joe DiGenova Links DOJ-NSD John Carlin With FISA Court Judge Contreras…

    01/07/2018 4:35:24 PM PST · by randita · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/7/18 | SunDance
    The word is getting out. People are slowing beginning to piece together the BIGGER STORY of what fundamentally lies behind the Obama administration’s 2016 use of FISA 702(16)(17) surveillance, and how an the intentional non-oversight of the Department of Justice National Security Division was used in the construct of the unlawful FBI surveillance and spying operation against presidential candidate Donald Trump. During a radio interview on WMAL legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney General for Washington DC, Joe DiGenova, specifically highlights the DOJ National Security Division head John P Carlin and his role in the 2016 FISA warrant. Other than...
  • Is Chief Justice Roberts A Secret Liberal?

    11/27/2017 5:36:28 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Oliver Roeder is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight. ^ | NOV. 27, 2017 AT 12:42 PM | By Oliver Roeder
    His leftward shift may have as much to do with institutional pressures as ideology.
  • Trump really is restoring the constitutional order with his court picks

    11/22/2017 12:12:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the political world obsesses over the latest sexual-harassment scandals and policy wonks scrutinize the latest tax-reform proposal, the Trump administration is quietly restoring constitutional governance. Although Congress has been unable to pass legislation and President Trump faces record-low approval rates, his hiring of “the best people” in certain key areas has enabled the transformation of the judiciary — as well as reworking the bureaucracy (often called the Fourth Branch). A president has few powers more important than picking judges. Tax deals can sunset and regulations can be rescinded — Congress has used the Congressional Review Act to eliminate 14...
  • Chief Justice Roberts urged to punish Gorsuch over address at conservative gathering

    10/12/2017 12:55:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Free Speech For People, a non-profit progressive organization, sent an open letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday, asking him to reprimand Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch for giving a speech at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. last month, saying it violated the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts picks Merrick Garland for new job

    10/10/2017 2:41:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/10/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday selected Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by former President Barack Obama, to serve as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. The chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will oversee the committee responsible for heading the policy-making body of the federal court system. Roberts is the presiding officer of the conference and selected Garland to run the "senior executive arm" of the conference, which makes recommendations to Congress regarding legislation involving the judiciary.
  • Sanders, Fox reporter exchange jabs over off-camera briefings

    07/18/2017 12:25:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    Fox News reporter John Roberts roasted Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday over the White House’s refusal to allow television coverage of its daily press briefings. When Roberts, the network’s chief White House correspondent, got up to leave the briefing early, Sanders noticed and joked, "John Roberts is bored today, he's stepping out." “If it was on camera, I might not be,” Roberts shot back. He also tweeted about the incident, noting he had an on-camera appearance he needed to be at, adding, "Had the brief been on camera, it would have been on TV, not me." The restrictions...
  • EVIDENCE: Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Was ‘Hacked’ By Obama Official

    07/13/2017 1:02:12 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 76 replies
    Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper. Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump. Tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow — preserved on a Whistleblower Soundcloud page — show real estate billionaire Timothy Blixseth explaining Brennan and Clapper’s surveillance...
  • Los Angeles Times Editorial Writer Imagines Trump Criticism in Chief Justice Speech

    07/04/2017 4:47:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 4, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps it was the way he arched an eyebrow. Or maybe it was the momentary twitch of his nose. Could it have been that barely seen curl of the lip? Somehow, somehow, we must see that Chief Justice John Roberts was critical of President Donald Trump in his commencement address for ninth grade graduates at Cardigan Mountain School even though his name was not mentioned nor was there anything that could be remotely interpreted as the slightest reference to him. Such desperation to discern criticism, where none existed, of Trump by the Chief Justice came from Los Angeles Times editorial...
  • Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle"

    06/27/2017 7:03:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s ruling of yesterday that permitted President Trump’s travel ban to remain in place. Under the exception, the ban does not apply to foreign nationals with a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Turley said that as of late, Roberts has been “swimming a lot in the middle of the pool,” has become very Anthony “Kennedy-like,” and would become the new swing vote should Kennedy retire. View the...
  • Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

    06/26/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2015 decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, ruling that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from others in issuing birth certificates. The decision was unsigned. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented. The case concerns an Arkansas law about birth certificates that treats married opposite-sex couples differently from same-sex ones. A husband of a married woman is automatically listed as the father even if he is not the genetic parent. Same-sex spouses are not. The case, Pavan v. Smith,...
  • Supreme Court Deals Blow to Property Rights

    06/23/2017 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Sopater · 131 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/23/17 | Eric Boehm
    When governments issue regulations that undermine the value of property, bureaucrats don't necessarily have to compensate property holders, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court voted 5-3, in Murr V. Wisconsin, a closely watched Fifth Amendment property rights case. The case arose from a dispute over two tiny parcels of land along the St. Croix River in western Wisconsin and morphed into a major property rights case that drew several western states into the debate before the court. Chief Justice John Roberts, in a scathing dissent, wrote that ruling was a significant blow for property rights and would give greater...
  • A Dutch Fable

    05/05/2017 6:32:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-5-17 | MOTUS
    I know a lot of people are celebrating what is sure to end up a hollow victory. I’m glad President Trump twisted enough arms to deliver on what he promised during his campaign, it proves him an honorable man and a formidable leader. It’s just that the sense of deja vu leaves me feeling less than celebratory. Perhaps a long week of cold, grey skies and rain has impacted my frame of mind. Here’s how things stand from my vantage point:I see the House Republicans behaving like they won the lottery:And the Senate Republicans acting like they’re quite relevant while...
  • Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

    12/15/2016 11:43:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution I’m not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges...
  • Should Justice John Roberts Be Impeached?

    11/10/2016 5:44:54 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 74 replies
    11/10/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "I, John Glover Roberts Jr., do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." - Oath of Office, September 29, 2005   https://www.c-span.org/video/?189112-1/roberts-swearingin-chief-justiceGenerically, an impeachment may be an inquiry into the integrity or validity of a practice, but with...
  • Chief Justice Roberts upgrades home on Maine coast (While Obamacare Premiums Soar)

    10/25/2016 9:47:54 AM PDT · by quesney · 94 replies
    <p>ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) -- U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is upgrading his vacation home in Maine.</p> <p>Roberts and his wife, Jane Roberts, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, purchased a second Hupper Island home in the town of St. George this month. The 1,560-square-foot, waterfront home is larger than the original home on abutting property that they bought in 2006.</p>
  • Wikileaks: Obama threatened Justice Roberts to change his vote on Obamacare

    10/23/2016 4:48:34 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 92 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | Josh Bernstein
    Summary: Chief Justice John Roberts was threatened by Obama to change his vote on Obamacare according to new details in John Podesta's wikileaks emails. Also, Podesta wished a white guy named Chris Hayes was the shooter in San Bernardino instead of the Muslim Sayeed Farouk. 3 days before Antonin Scalia's death Podesta talked about "wet works" which is a KGB term for assassination. Obama was in on the emails and knew about it which is why he insulated himself from prosecution by appointing Loretta Lynch and keeping James Comey as FBI Director. All groping stories have been proven false through...
  • Anyone know what Clinton had on Comey?

    07/06/2016 12:03:53 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 85 replies
    And did she keep it on her bathroom server?
  • Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Try to Achieve as Much Consensus as I Can'

    05/29/2016 11:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT | John Raby
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can’t do it on his own. Roberts’ comments at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia come as the justices have struggled to reach decisions in several cases this term with the court split evenly between conservative and liberal members. The court has had eight members since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “I try to achieve as much consensus as I can,” Roberts said. “We kind of have to have a commitment as a group. I think...