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  • U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

    04/26/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Lawrence Hurley
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated support for a deported ethnic Serb immigrant named Divna Maslenjak over her bid to regain her U.S. citizenship after it was stripped because she falsely stated her husband had not served in the Bosnian Serb army in the 1990s after Yugoslavia's collapse. Roberts seemed particularly concerned that the government was asserting it could revoke citizenship...
  • US Chief Justice Roberts decries "partisan hostility"

    04/11/2017 3:49:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2017 6:12 PM EDT | Mary Esch
    The “partisan hostility” surrounding the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch is of concern because it could undermine public confidence in the apolitical nature of the judicial system, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday at a college appearance in upstate New York. The appearance a day after Gorsuch was sworn in by President Donald Trump at the White House was billed as a conversation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson. Jackson talked with Roberts onstage before about 1,200 students, faculty and guests, some of whom asked him questions. […] “We in the judiciary do not do...
  • Pence to be sworn in by Justice Thomas

    01/12/2017 5:46:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2016 | Brooke Seipel
    Vice president-elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office Jan. 20 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Reuters reported Thursday. Thomas, a conservative legal icon, was included in the official program for Trump’s inauguration as shared online by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Trump will be sworn in by the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Traditionally, the chief justice swears in the president, and an incoming vice president picks someone else to administer his oath of office. Thomas, 68, is the second black justice to serve on the Supreme Court and is one of its most...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • Supreme Court Justice Alito: 'Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern'

    06/29/2016 1:50:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/29/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign” for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent. Alito was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas, falling one justice short of the four needed for the...
  • Fox News is reporting SCOTUS split on immigration, Roberts says he may approve!!

    04/19/2016 6:16:01 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 139 replies
    FOX NEWS CABLE ^ | Fox News NO LINK
    Just reported that Roberts supports Obama's immigration plan. Thanks to Bush and Cruz
  • Chief justice rejects plea to block air pollution rule (Roberts Joins Obama Against Coal Plants)

    03/03/2016 8:05:41 AM PST · by xzins · 159 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/03/16 10:35 AM EST | Timothy Cama -
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a plea Thursday to block a contentious air pollution rule for power plants, in a big victory for the Obama administration. Roberts’s order came despite his court’s 5-4 decision last year ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation, known as mercury and air toxics standards, is illegal. Michigan led a group of 20 states last month, empowered by the Supreme Court’s recent unprecedented decision to halt the EPA’s climate change rule for power plants, in asking the court to live up to its ruling last year and block the regulation’s enforcement. “Unless...
  • 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...
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • The Political John Roberts

    06/26/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-25-2015
    The Chief Justice again rewrites ObamaCare in order to save it.For the second time in three years, Chief Justice John Roberts has rewritten the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. Beyond its implications for health care, the Court’s 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell is a landmark that betrays the Chief’s vow to be “an umpire,” not a legislator in robes. He stands revealed as a most political Justice. The black-letter language of ObamaCare limits insurance subsidies to “an Exchange established by the State.” But the Democrats who wrote the bill in 2010 never imagined that 36 states...
  • How John Roberts abandoned conservatives

    06/25/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    The Week ^ | June 25, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court delivered another major victory to ObamaCare, voting 6-3 in King v. Burwell to uphold the subsidies at the heart of the sweeping health care reform law. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts — appointed by George W. Bush, and once a beloved figure on the right — wrote the majority opinion, joined by the court's liberal wing and swing Justice Anthony Kennedy. This isn't the first time Roberts has sided with the left on ObamaCare. And as a result, my fellow conservatives are comparing Roberts quite ignominiously to David Souter.
  • The Roberts Court renders all laws meaningless as written

    06/25/2015 9:40:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 47 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-15 | DrJohn
      John Roberts is a liar. Acting as Obama's champion for the second time, The Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare. From the ruling: The argument that the phrase “established by the State” would be superfluous if Congress meant to extend tax credits to both State and Federal Exchanges is unpersuasive. This Court’s “preference for avoiding surplusage constructions is not absolute.” Lamie v. United States Trustee , 540 U. S. 526, 536. And rigorous application of thatcanon does not seem a particularly useful guide to a fair constructionof the Affordable Care Act, which contains more than a few examples of...
  • The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward

    06/23/2015 1:10:33 PM PDT · by plain talk · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Alicia Parlapiano
    The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a conservative court. But even conservative courts have liberal terms – and the current term is leaning left as it enters its final two weeks. The court has issued liberal decisions in 54 percent of the cases in which it had announced decisions as of June 22, according to the Supreme Court Database, using a widely accepted standard developed by political scientists. If that trend holds, the final percentage could rival the highest since the era of the notably liberal court of the 1950s and 1960s led by...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isn’t Even Pretending to Be Impartial

    05/20/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/20/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Since there was no bride to be the “belle” at the ritzy D.C. wedding of Shakespeare Theater Company artistic director Michael Kahn and Manhattan architect Charles Mitchem this weekend, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who officiated, was happy to play the part. And she did so with panache, says Maureen Dowd: The most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word “Constitution,” Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States. . . . The...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • Will John Roberts decide for gay marriage?

    04/28/2015 8:27:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments today that could lead to a constitutional right for gays to marry. Many court watchers believe it's a done deal already. In addition to the 4 liberal judges, Justice Anthony Kennedy has already ruled with the majority 3 times against maintaining a ban on same sex marriage. He would appear to be the 5th vote that would make gay marriage the law of the land. But nothing is certain, which is why some observers believe that Chief Justice John Roberts may be a pivotal vote on the question of same sex marriage. New...
  • Supreme Summoning: Chief Justice John Roberts Called For Jury Duty [OJ Jury, It Is Not!]

    04/17/2015 4:18:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | John Verhovek and Ariane de Vogue
    Supreme Summoning: Chief Justice John Roberts Called For Jury Duty By John Verhovek and Ariane de Vogue, CNN April 16, 2015 Washington (CNN)Most Americans often seek ways to avoid jury duty. But one potential juror in Maryland on Wednesday morning had quite the excuse. Chief Justice John Roberts was seen at a Montgomery County courthouse performing his civic duty as a prospective juror for a car crash case, according to a report first published by The Washington Post. Although Roberts ultimately was not chosen to serve on a jury, that's probably just as well, because oral arguments before the Supreme...