Skip to comments.How John Roberts will manage the Supreme Court's conservative majority
Posted on 10/08/2018 9:32:08 AM PDT by LibWhacker
If this court is going to break out of its predictable political mold on major legal controversies in America, it will be up to the inscrutable 63-year-old chief justice, whose ideology now lands him at the center of the bench, between the four liberals and the four most dependable conservatives.
Yet unlike Anthony Kennedy, who Kavanaugh succeeded, Roberts is no centrist conservative with a record of joining the left on closely watched social policy disputes, such as to uphold abortion rights. The instincts of Roberts, who rose in Washington as he served Republican administrations, have always rested with the right wing.
Still, Roberts has demonstrated an investment in the reputation of the court, and of his own. The 2005 appointee of President George W. Bush loathes public criticism that casts the justices as politicians on the bench.
"We don't work as Democrats or Republicans," he has said. Where Brett Kavanaugh stands on key issues How Roberts responds to the questions about the court's legitimacy and partisan tendencies spurred by the Kavanaugh nomination could shape public perception of the court for the next generation. In his new pivotal position, Roberts' moves in cases will also substantially influence the law throughout America.
On the near horizon are disputes over partisan gerrymandering and voting rights, environmental and other regulatory issues, and women's reproductive rights and health care.
(Excerpt) Read more at -m.cnn.com ...
Problem is that if the justices write a perfectly-worded legal argument, if it falls afoul of the Left's narrative, they're immediately blasted as black-robed legislators.
Our system of government is under attack. This isn't a judicial battle or an executive battle or even a legislative battle. This is a battle for America.
CNN has gone full Bolshie. You neve go full Bolshie.
If it doesnt toe the liberal line, the Supreme Court is illegitimate.
New Democrat talking point.
Roberts just wont hear any important cases. It will be a lame duck court until we get a new Chief Justice.
The only question is, how badly is Chief “Justice” Roberts still compromised and under the control of our domestic enemies?
His illegally adopted children are grown now, the Fraud’s aren’t. What else do the Fraud’s handlers have on Roberts?
Can he count higher than “7”?
Roberts believes in writing law from his bench. He cannot be trusted.
I didn’t read the article, given that it came from CNN, but it’s rather telling that the Left has no problem in thinking and saying that the court is biased. And given what Kagan and the Latina said the other day, this moron from CNN solidifies that view. However, if there were 5 or more, Left leaning Justices, then they’d all be describing the court as the fairest that has ever graced the planet.
Biggest reason they fought so hard against Kavanaugh, they know that Ginsburg won’t be there much longer. At the least, that gives the President a 5-4 court on a bad day, 6-3 most days. Breyer leaves out of frustration and age, the Latina leaves because of health issues, pretty much everything the Left wants to accomplish via the court system vanishes.
And that doesn’t even count things like Sanctuary City funding, Birthright Citizenship and a whole host of other things.
A primary objective for Republicans should be reclaiming the semantics of political discourse, an example of which is provided in this thread: “women’s reproductive rights,” used to mask Progressives’ real agenda for unlimited abortion rights.
Yes. One wonders if CNN is trying to curry favor to bend him to the Left. They are desperate for another swing justice.
They’re trying to sell the idea that votes for Leftist policy will make the court look ever so much more respectable.
With “it’s a tax” Roberts, one never knows if he’s a big enough sap to buy in.
The corrupt left has never questioned the legitimacy of left-leaning Justices, nor of far-left judicial rulings. I suspect this entire article has an intended audience of one: Chief Justice Roberts. They are hoping to bully him, now that they failed to successfully bully the US Senate over Kavanaugh. Once again, we have #FakeNews from the propaganda organs of the democrat party.
The Dems are damned serious about packing the Court if they ever get majorities + POTUS.
Roberts doesnt handle the court. Each justice can write an opinion for any case. Roberts showed his true colors already
Again with the swing vote thing. It is about following the constitution, not one’s feelings. Leftists jurists can not follow the constitution as written.
“We don’t work as Democrats or Republicans’
BS. The democrats vote lock step on the court.
Roberts lied when he helped passed obamacare which cost millions their jobs.
“Roberts is no centrist conservative with a record of joining the left on closely watched social policy disputes, such as to uphold abortion rights.”
- When did that happen? You can so someone has no record on something that never happened, I guess. Their bias actually creates their own fantasies.
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