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  • Chief Justice John Roberts Was An "Obama Judge"

    11/28/2018 10:14:13 AM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-28-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If the Kavanaugh hearings showed Chief Justice Roberts anything, it should have been that the notion that the Supreme Court is in a pristine bubble immune from political considerations and thoughts is false and has been at least since the days that the character assassins of Robert Bork made his name a verb in the dictionary his failed nomination left on the ash heap of history: The year was 1987. It was fall. It was November 11. It had been a tough year for President Ronald Reagan. Liberals were going bonkers with Iran-Contra as a hopeful tool to destroy a...
  • 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,...
  • Marc Thiessen: Chief Justice Roberts is wrong. We do have Obama judges and Trump judges.

    11/25/2018 6:24:57 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/ 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    For someone trying to demonstrate that the judiciary is not political, getting into a political fight with the president sure is a funny way to do it. ... Even Roberts's fellow justices know there is a difference. If there were no Obama judges or Trump judges, then why did Anthony Kennedy wait for Trump's election to announce his retirement? And why doesn't Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just retire now and let Trump nominate her replacement? Because they both want a president who would appoint a successor who shares their judicial philosophy. (And, lo and behold, Trump appointed a former Kennedy...
  • 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.
  • Chuck Grassley to Chief Justice John Roberts: You Rebuked Trump — but Sat Silent Through Obama’s Abu

    11/22/2018 9:03:02 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offered rare public criticism of the President of the United States on Wednesday when he pushed back against President Trump’s claim Tuesday that an “Obama judge” had blocked his effort to deny asylum to those entering the country illegally. But as outgoing Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) later noted, Roberts was silent when President Barack Obama attacked the Court during the State of the Union address in 2010: Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made abt judge’s decision on asylum I don’t recall the Chief attacking Obama...
  • John Roberts to Trump:There is no such thing as a Trump or Obama Judge

    11/22/2018 4:48:07 PM PST · by amnestynone · 38 replies ^ | 11/21/2018 | Allah Pundit
    This dispute reminds me of the uproar yesterday over the Whitehttps:// House statement on Saudi Arabia: Trump has a point, but his approach to it is unbecoming of the presidency. Wow. After Trump said he was going to file a complaint about the 9th Circuit Court, Chief Justice John Roberts said: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges…" Per @JoanBiskupic — Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 21, 2018 That was a reaction to POTUS complaining yesterday after a west coast judge blocked his...
  • Grassley Has Trump’s Back On Roberts Rebuke — ‘I Don’t Recall The Chief Attacking Obama’

    11/22/2018 4:31:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    GOP Senator Chuck Grassley came to President Trump’s defense on Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked the president for criticizing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “I think it’s a disgrace when every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit,” Trump said, responding to a California judge’s decision against his administration’s asylum rules. “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, like the travel ban, and we won.” Roberts responded the next...
  • 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...
  • Trump: I respect Roberts but 'everybody knows' 9th Circuit 'totally out of control'

    11/22/2018 9:52:21 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/18 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump said Thursday he respects Chief Justice John Roberts amid a dispute over the president's rhetoric against a federal judge, though Trump maintained he was right to criticize the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. “I know that Chief Justice Roberts, John Roberts, has been speaking a little bit about it and I think - I have a lot of respect for him, I like him and I respect him. But I think we have to use some common sense," Trump told reporters in Florida. "The Ninth Circuit - everybody knows it, it's totally out of control,” he added, referring...
  • Inside Story on How Roberts Changed His SCOTUS Vote on Obamacare (How C. J. Roberts screwed America)

    11/22/2018 8:56:04 AM PST · by UnstableGenius · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/01/2012 | Avik Roy
    The Obamacare Supreme Court ruling seemed strange. Chief Justice John Roberts’ reasoning was incoherent. The conservative’s dissent read like it was originally meant to be a majority opinion. Now, we know why. According to Jan Crawford of CBS News, John Roberts switched sides in May, withstanding a “one-month campaign” from his conservative colleagues to change his mind.
  • Trump intensifies his attacks on Chief Justice Roberts after his 'Obama judge' rebuke

    11/22/2018 7:26:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 78 replies
    dailymail ^ | 22 November 2018 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Trump intensifies attacks on Chief Justice Roberts after his 'Obama judge' rebuke and slams the 'horrible' 9th Circuit that is making the nation 'unsafe' as he launches furious rant on Thanksgiving Trump doubled down on his criticism of the 9th Circuit and intensified his attacks on Chief Justice Roberts In Thanksgiving tweet on Thursday, he labeled the court a 'total disaster' The president said it was 'out of control' and has a 'horrible reputation' Their row began when Trump complained about judges being political He was angry at District Judge Jon Tigar, Obama appointee who has blocked his attempt to...
  • John Roberts Lies About Obama Judges, Trump Slaps Him Down. Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/22/2018 5:15:36 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Your fake news media in action. – The fake news media has been telling us for weeks now that Jamal Khashoggi, the radical Islamist “journalist” who was murdered by the Saudis in Turkey, had a green card and was a permanent U.S. resident. Yesterday, we found out that that was a fake story made up by our fake news media in unison in order to try to increase pressure on the Trump Administration to destroy our nation’s vial relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing: Mike @Doranimated Friend of Saudi dissident says...
  • Of Course We Have Obama Judges and Trump Judges, Clinton Judges and Bush Judges

    11/22/2018 5:07:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Dov Fischer
    One easily can read between the lines of a frustrated and perplexed Chief Justice John Roberts when he now desperately claims, with patent nonsense and perhaps even a dry sense of humor, that “we do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” Of course we do! The ACLU knows that we do. Roberts knows that we do. Everyone knows that. The radical “Progressive” cabal of Democrats and their Left Media stooges know it. Heck, the Obama and Clinton judges know it. Why did The Resistance go to war trying to destroy Clarence Thomas and Brett...
  • Justice Roberts’ attack against President Trump was blatantly political and wrong.

    11/22/2018 5:01:36 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2018 | Joseph diGenova | Opinion
    In a remarkably inappropriate and blatantly political statement Wednesday, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts chastised President Trump for the president’s quite accurate criticism of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and its rogue district and appellate court judges. The spectacle of the ostensibly nonpolitical chief justice engaged in a dispute with the president of the United States is insulting to the Supreme Court and to our system of justice. Shame on the chief justice. What he did is unforgivable, especially after the corrosive Senate confirmation battle over now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was the subject of bitter and...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back at Supreme Court Justice John Roberts

    11/22/2018 12:42:06 AM PST · by LoicW · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/18 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump fired back at Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday for denying the partisan differences between appointed judges. “Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country,” Trump wrote.
  • Chuck Grassley: I don’t recall Chief Justice John Roberts attacking Obama after he rebuked Alito

    11/22/2018 6:57:53 AM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2018
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday lashed out at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for issuing a rare statement about President Trump, accusing him of staying silent when former President Barack Obama was publicly critical of the court's Citizens United decision. "Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made abt judge’s decision on asylum I don’t recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union," Grassley tweeted of Roberts, who was appointed in 2005 by George W. Bush and is regarded as one of the court's conservative members.
  • Trump keeps up Justice Roberts exchange: 9th Circuit 'a complete & total disaster'

    11/22/2018 5:32:59 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/18 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Trump on Thursday continued to respond to a rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts, saying the Supreme Court justice "can say what he wants" while defending his criticism of the federal judiciary following a ruling against his administration this week. "Justice Roberts can say what he wants, but the 9th Circuit is a complete & total disaster. It is out of control, has a horrible reputation, is overturned more than any Circuit in the Country, 79%, & is used to get an almost guaranteed result. Judges must not Legislate Security and Safety at the Border, or anywhere else. They...
  • Trump fires off tweet criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts

    11/21/2018 1:37:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2018 | 4:24pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump took time off from his long holiday weekend on Wednesday to slam Chief Justice John Roberts, who earlier in the day had rebuked the president for his attacks on the federal judiciary. “Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,” the commander-in-chief tweeted from Mar-a-Lago after a round of golf with the legendary Jack Nicklaus. “[B]ut if it is why...
  • Roberts criticizes Trump for 'Obama judge' asylum comment

    11/21/2018 10:12:31 AM PST · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | November 21, 2018
    Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge." It's the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against him. Roberts said Wednesday the U.S. doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges." He commented in a statement released by the Supreme Court after a query by The Associated Press. Roberts said on the day before Thanksgiving that...