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  • 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...
  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision Energizes Republicans, Tea Party

    06/30/2012 9:57:22 PM PDT · by Marcus · 11 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Evidence is starting to pour in that suggests that while the Obama administration may have won the battle by having health care reform declared constitutional, it may have lost the war where it concerns the president being re-elected in the fall.
  • I'm a Tea Party Nose Holder

    06/30/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT · by morethanright · 74 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-30 11:50:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    <p>Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the power to do just about anything it desires provided it's called a tax. It's hard not to notice that the Progressive march toward totalitarianism in America has a decidedly bipartisan feel. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the high court's majority opinion, is an appointee of "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush.</p>
  • Romney website: ‘Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts’

    06/28/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Conservatives around the country may be regretting Chief Justice John Roberts’ appointment to the Supreme Court after Thursday’s ruling upholding [Alleged] President Barack Obama’s health care law, but Mitt Romney‘s campaign website still holds him up as the paradigm of a Supreme Court justice. “As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts...
  • Madison, the Federalist, and Chief Justice Roberts

    06/30/2012 9:36:35 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 39 replies ^ | June 29, 2012 | Jerry Pournelle
    It is time, the Chief Justice said, for the will of the people to be expressed through the political departments. You should not try to make the Supreme Court the final arbitrator of such political matters. It has not the wisdom for that. This election will now be held largely on the issue of Obama Care. If the President wins this will be seen as a vindication of that act and of the philosophy behind it. If the President fails of election the Act will be repealed, and there is an opportunity for the United States to turn back and...
  • VANITY: Justice Roberts Raped US

    06/29/2012 8:57:16 PM PDT · by privatedrive · 75 replies
    original | 6/29/12 | privatedrive
    My apologies to all whom I am about to offend. But he raped us all. The fact that he kissed us first makes it no less vile. I feel so violated. Go ahead and ban me Jim - I just don't care anymore. You are the best, privatedrive
  • John Roberts -The Worse Conservative Supreme Court Decisions In U.S. History

    06/29/2012 3:37:22 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 20 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/29/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Charles Krauthammeer suggested that John Roberts is playing a sort of catch-up baseball since Roberts feels he needs to protect the image (among liberals, evidently) of the Supreme Court which got bad ratings (like CNN) since 2000, when the Supremes sided with W Bush over Al Gore. Maybe, Krauthammer, the psychiatrist, has gotten into the head of Roberts, but that remains to be seen. We have expected Roberts to act more honorably, as opposed to expecting Elena Kagan, who drafted Obamacare, to recuse herself from making any decision on the matter. I am convinced that most Democrats cannot experience...
  • A ruling that’s good for the country (Commies at the Compost Love Johnny Alert)

    06/29/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 6/29/2012 | The Editors
    THE SUPREME COURT’S 5 to 4 decision upholding the core of the Affordable Care Act is good news for the court and the country. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was statesmanlike in choosing to side with four more liberal justices in finding that the law’s most controversial provision, the mandate that individuals obtain health insurance, was a constitutional exercise of Congress’s power “to lay and collect taxes.” That solution allows the main provisions of the law to take effect. Even more important, it is respectful, as the court should be, of congressional authority and the democratic process that underlies...

    06/29/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies ^ | June 29, 2012 | By Peter J. Fusco
    Chief Justice John Roberts is the most hated man in the United States of America today. He will be hated forever by strict constructionalists, but he will not be hated by conservatives reasonably versed in Supreme Court rulings, they will simply dislike him. After all, Justice Roberts is on solid Constitutional ground. Most people have never heard of James Kent. He was a professor at Columbia University Law School after which he became chief justice of New York’s Supreme Court. Law students are introduced to him early in their schooling, then forget him as soon as possible. They shouldn’t, and...
  • George Will: The consolation prize (The commerce clause was rejected.)

    06/29/2012 9:40:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/28/2012 | George Will
    Conservatives won a substantial victory on Thursday. The physics of American politics — actions provoking reactions — continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism. Chief Justice John Roberts has served this cause. The health care legislation’s expansion of the federal government’s purview has improved our civic health by rekindling interest in what this expansion threatens — the Framers’ design for limited government. Conservatives distraught about the survival of the individual mandate are missing the considerable consolation prize they won when the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional... --snip-- When Nancy Pelosi, asked where...
  • Triple Lutz Report-Obamacare Upheld-Government Can Force You To Eat Broccoli--Episode 196

    06/29/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 6 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 06/29/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents As everyone knows Obamacare was upheld today. The purported conservative Chief Justice, John Roberts, writing for the majority ruled the health insurance mandate was legal, in spite of arguments before the Court, stating that if the government can force you to buy insurance, they can force you to eat broccoli as well. Because after all, it is good for you. We've stated many times on the Financial Survival Network that any time you go to court, it's a "crap-shoot." And this time was no different. While we admit to being surprised, based upon the oral arguments presented, we're...
  • Chief Justice Roberts gets tax decision WRONG, provides Congress with unlimited power

    06/29/2012 9:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/2012 | Doug Book
    John Roberts is said to be quite concerned about the way in which history will view his tour of duty as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Well he doesn’t have to worry any longer, for his remarkable decision allowing Congress to impose a tax improperly and in a previously unconstitutional manner will secure his place in Court history for all time. Very few—including Obama himself—believed the scheme of presenting the individual mandate penalty as a tax would pass constitutional muster. The DOJ included a “the penalty is actually a tax” argument in an ObamaCare brief to the Supreme Court,...
  • Congress can compel action due to public necessity (Did John Roberts use Laurence Tribe's argument?)

    06/29/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 3, 2011 | Laurence Tribe
    THERE’S PLENTY to be said as a policy matter both for and against the Affordable Care Act, but it’s beyond reasonable debate that it complies fully with the Constitution...[Snip]... The one provision whose constitutionality is questioned is the individual mandate...[Snip] That mandate, too, is constitutional. Congress found that the cost of providing uncompensated care to the uninsured totaled $43 billion in 2008, raising annual premiums for the average family by over $1,000. Suppose Congress had required anyone who received medical care at public expense in 2010 to purchase insurance for 2011 or face a modest increase ($750 per year) in...
  • Laurence Tribe: Chief Justice John Roberts’s Ruling Restores Faith in the Court’s Neutrality

    06/29/2012 7:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/29/2012 | Laurence Tribe
    After Bush v. Gore and Citizens United, many despaired that the Supreme Court would be able to salvage its reputation as a politically neutral arbiter. As the Senate was considering his nomination to become this nation's 17th chief justice, John Roberts—once a star pupil in my constitutional law class—famously compared the role of a judge with that of an umpire, just calling the balls and strikes. In many respects, that analogy is a deeply flawed one. Constitutional rules are not black and white; there are many shades of grey in between, and it’s up to our highest court both to...
  • John Roberts: Another Stealth Leftist

    06/29/2012 6:29:18 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 28, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    It appears that We-the-People, the US Constitution and the USA are now sunk. CJ Roberts has now shown his true stripes as a leftist. In order to do away with the true argument that the Congressional ruling establishing ObamaCare would be charged as a fee for being born and living in the USA, Roberts changed ObamaCare to a tax—which Obama had argued previously and intensely stated was NOT a tax—in order to mollify and please his true leader. However, during the oral arguments, Obama’s lawyers ruled it IS a tax. In what I view as an act of brazen disregard...
  • John Roberts, Big Government Scumbag - Dave Souter is BACK

    06/28/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 56 replies
    vanity | June 28, 2012 | Lancey Howard
    I never saw this coming - Roberts lied through his teeth at his hearings and now we have another stealth socialist Democrat on the court - the new David Souter. Pray for America. Personally, I think we're toast.
  • Maybe Roberts Got it Right After All

    06/28/2012 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 296 replies
    Self | June 28, 2012 | Alberta's Child
    Upon further review and discussion here, I've concluded that the majority opinion of Chief Justice Roberts in the ObamaCare case was exactly what this country needed. He effectively took the heap of crap that had been dumped in the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court and tossed it right back out where it belongs: in the homes and businesses of every U.S. citizen who has allowed this bunch of fools in Washington to govern us this way. Think of it, folks ... Any obligation of the U.S. Supreme Court to deal with this idiocy went out the window the moment...
  • What Happened to John Roberts?

    06/28/2012 3:38:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 217 replies
    Rush ^ | June 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites. Our archives. By the way, I think this is important. Doesn't mean anything now. It does not have the force power, but the four judges, justices who dissented -- Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy -- made it plain in their dissent that this was nothing constitutional about this act. They found nothing in it. They plainly said, in their dissent, the whole thing should have been tossed out. You can't have a greater divide than what we had. You've got the four libs, who, it's never even...
  • Why Roberts Did It

    06/28/2012 1:47:53 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 104 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 28 June 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    It’s the judiciary’s Nixon-to-China: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and upholds the constitutionality of Obamacare. How? By pulling off one of the great constitutional finesses of all time. He managed to uphold the central conservative argument against Obamacare, while at the same time finding a narrow definitional dodge to uphold the law — and thus prevented the Court from being seen as having overturned, presumably on political grounds, the signature legislation of this administration. snip Whatever one thinks of the substance of Bush v. Gore, it did affect the reputation of the Court....
  • ObamaCare's First Death Panel

    06/28/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-28-12 | The Looking Spoon