Skip to comments.Should Justice John Roberts Be Impeached?
Posted on 11/10/2016 5:44:54 PM PST by CharlesOConnell
"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
Generically, an impeachment may be an inquiry into the integrity or validity of a practice, but with respect to high office holders, it seems to be an allegation or charge of official misconduct.
If Justice Roberts cast his vote under duress from the President regarding National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012), the Affordable Care Act decision-if it might be imputed that he failed in his oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies…domestic', is the matter impeachable?
A newly released email from WikiLeaks is showing that progressives worked to "scare" Chief Justice John Roberts into his vote to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate provision in 2012's National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius decision.
The June 2015 email from Neera Tanden, the President of Center for American Progress, discusses strategies for the forthcoming King v. Burwell decision for Hillary's campaign.
"It is most likely that this decision has already been made by the Court, but on the off chance that history is repeating itself, then it's possible they are still deciding (last time, seems like Roberts went from striking the mandate to supporting it in the weeks before)," Tanden wrote to Jennifer Palmieri and John Podesta. "As Jennifer will remember, it was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down last time on the Court, warning them in the first case that it would politicize the role of the Court for them to rule against the ACA. As a close reader of the case, I honestly believe that was vital to scaring Roberts off."
In the email, Tanden suggests that Hillary Clinton employ similar scare-tactics in the case of King v. Burwell in which the court eventually decided to ignore the plain language of the law in favor of an interpretation "that is compatible with the rest of the law."
"I'm not arguing that Hillary spend a lot of time attacking the Court." Tanden explained. "I do think it would be very helpful to all of our interest in a decision affirming the law, for Roberts and perhaps Kennedy to see negative political consequences to ruling against the government."
The level of irony here is off the charts. The president warns Justice Roberts against politicizing the court by deciding against the Obamacare mandate, while behind the scenes, leftists like Neera Tanden freely admit that politicizing the court and it's decision is exactly what they hope to do.
I need some tangible proof that he was compromised.
All he did was turn himself into a super legislator by voting to burden the American Citizen with a fee for government services counter to the US constitution.
...can we burn him?
He should be allowed to step-down voluntarily.
If he refuses, he should then be removed.
In a perfect world, he probably should be, but I don’t think it would be successful, and if it wasn’t, what chance would there be that Roberts, with his lifetime appointment, would continue to side with the party that tried to impeach him?
One of those situations where, if you are going to try it, you had damn well better be sure you will succeed.
If you are for impeaching justices, how about impeaching the three liberal trolls?
Bah! I’m all for impeaching a Justice (a punishment that’s never used loses it’s effect).
Political pressure is nothing to Roberts, or any Justice.
Obamacare IS a tax.
He should be allowed to step-down voluntarily.
If he refuses, he should then be removed.”
I second that. The POS thought he was a legislator.
It would be nice to impeach him and the other non conservative Justices. But, on the other hand it is not going to happen so spend your capitol on something that we can do.
Hell Yes! Impeachment is a political process for political crimes. His ObamaCare decisions are sufficient reasons for impeachment. Trump should also push for impeachment of Obama’s judicial appointees including Kagan, Ginsburg and Sotomayor for not recusing themselves from cases where they had clear conflicts of interest and judicial radicals in the inferior courts.
HIM, THE ‘WISE LATINA’, THE BULL DYKE, AND RUTH BUZZI.
I am hoping Roberts becomes what Bush thought he was a fairly conservative justice if he is NOT being blackmailed by the Obama administration, if we find out he has been blackmailed he should be asked to step down!!!
He’s in line behind Ginsberg (moving to NZ), La Raza Sotomayor, Kagen. Breyer, and Kennedy.
As bad as he is, he’s still the 3rd best one we have left.
There’s only one liberal on the court: Kennedy.
There are three socialist Constitution-haters who should be impeached forthwith.
Only if Zero hS compromised him.
Being a bonehead is not an impeachable offense.
I’m thinking a Wide Latrina would make it four.
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