Skip to comments.Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Try to Achieve as Much Consensus as I Can'
Posted on 05/29/2016 11:22:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he cant 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 we spend a fair amount of time & maybe a little more than others in the past talking about things, talking them out. It sometimes brings you a bit closer together.
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(I used the CNS link versus the AP link because the title was far clearer; AP loves to obfuscate.)
Sure Johnny, like you had for your Obamacare decision?
The liberals signed on but also issued a seperate opinion.
I learned a long time ago that “consensus” just means manipulation for a lot of people.
9 justices. They should each think. They could discuss (a little). They can vote. The side with more than 4 votes wins. It’s easy.
You can talk and talk and talk and talk and talk until your side wears down the other side and you win. The talking doesn’t stop until you win.
I’ve seen many people do this. Standard Liberal tactic. The fans of “consensus” think this is the best approach.
Consensus eventually becomes “Groupthink”.
An AssPress puff piece for the pro-bono homo lawyer. His ‘consensus’ decision on O’dumbass care means millions of Americans suffer to this day. I hope president Trump asks him to retire for the good of the nation.
IOW, caving in and not standing up to what is right.
consensus??? Sounds to me like if you get consensus in the Supreme Court, that you will get decisions which will not be strong conservative opinions.
Consensus sounds like a concept which should be reserved for the legislative process. At the Supreme Court? Well, either a law is constitutional or it isn’t. Either some law or policy violates someone’s constitutional rights or it doesn’t.
How the heck do you come up with compromise among conservative and liberal justices on such subjects, given the task of the courts are not to be legislatures but to render opinions on the legality or constitutionality of issues???
No; he never stands up for what is right and never believed in it. Remember, he was talking “consensus” ten years ago too. Saying “cave” means he actually had character at one time and fell from that.
Consensus: The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: I stand for consensus?
When everybody thinks alike, only one person is doing the thinking.
When President Mrs. Bill gets her new Justice she will have a majority of 6-3. Roberts will go all in for the “winning” side.
Consensus is nothing more than compromise with on less letter. Someone is still being browbeaten.
Consensus is not law or fact (see glow-bull warming)
Not his job.
Chief Justice John Roberts emotionally operates on the same level as the average twelve year old girl, and just sold out not just the Republic, the Constitution and the entire American populace, but really the entire planet, because now that the United States is no more, the forces of evil will run absolutely rampant over the rest of the planet.
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Maybe ‘Consensus’ should be ‘Cash in an offshore bank account’.
Thanks for Obamacare, you moron.
They don’t make a decision based on justice. They make them based on their political views.
Consensus as a decision-making policy is highly overrated.
Consensus, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad, but it may be used to compel some very bad policy on otherwise rational people.