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  • Will Roberts Get Rolled on Census Case?

    06/17/2019 8:43:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 92 replies ^ | 6/17/2019 | david catron
    The ACLU asks SCOTUS to delay ruling in Department of Commerce v. New York. Sometime during the next two weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on whether the Census Bureau may include a question in the 2020 census asking if the person filling out the form is a U.S. citizen. If you think that’s a sensible question to ask in a nation whose population swells every year with immigrants from all over the planet, that means you’re in step with 60 percent of registered voters. It does, however, put you at odds with the Democrats,...
  • Chief Justice Appears To Take Shot Across Gorsuch’s Bow

    07/07/2017 7:11:06 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 190 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/07/2017 | Kevin Daley
    In remarks given at a judicial conference in Pennsylvania this week, Roberts reiterated his long-held view that the Court should speak with one voice wherever possible — that is to say, he supports a consensus-driven approach to opinion writing in which the justices strive for unanimity and avoid writing their own concurrences or dissents. In doing so, he appeared to rebuke Gorsuch, who has flashed a propensity for writing on his own in his first months as a justice.
  • John Roberts Should Be a Quick Confirm.

    01/18/2016 3:10:56 PM PST · by true believer forever · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2005 | Senator Ted Cruz
    "As an individual, John Roberts is undoubtedly a principled conservative, as is the president who appointed him. He clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist, worked in the Reagan White House, and served as the principal deputy solicitor general in President George H.W. Bush's Justice Department. As a jurist, Judge Roberts' approach will be that of his entire career: carefully, faithfully applying the Constitution and legal precedent. He is a mainstream judge, respected across the ideological spectrum. Thus, he's earned praise from liberal icons such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe, and Chicago Law Professor Cass Sunstein, as well as from Clinton...
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • Ted Cruz on John Roberts and government shutdown: GOP debate takeaways

    01/18/2016 3:21:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    SNIP “It is true that after George W. Bush nominated John Roberts, I supported his confirmation. That was a mistake and I regret that,” he said. But he insisted that he’d fought behind the scenes for a more reliable — and proven — conservative jurist, appellate judge Mike Luddig, for whom he had worked.
  • 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...
  • Trump calls Roberts 'disgraceful' as chief justice, [Clarence] Thomas is his favorite justice

    12/12/2015 6:38:44 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 125 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | Dec 12 2015 | BILL BARROW Associated Press
    AIKEN, S.C. — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas as his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters.
  • Trump: Roberts 'Disgraceful' on High Court; Thomas Is Favorite

    12/12/2015 12:34:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 12, 2013
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters. The celebrity billionaire was referring to the chief justice twice voting to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and to the expressway around the District of Columbia, an...
  • Left Outraged by Roberts' Analogy

    03/26/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm just waiting for the printer to spit something out here. It's about the chief justice. Here's the headline: "Chief Justice John Roberts Compares Gay Marriage To Forcing A Child To Call Someone 'A Friend.'" They have released the audio of the oral arguments now, and this is the story from Mediaite. "The optimism that Jean Podrasky, cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, displayed when she told The Los Angeles Times that she 'trust(s) he will go in a good direction' in deciding whether same-sex couples have the right to marry may have been misplaced....
  • Actually, Justice Roberts Demolished Obama In His Supreme Court Ruling

    06/28/2012 9:09:26 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 314 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 28, 2012, | Grace Wyler
    ....But while Roberts may have saved Obama's signature domestic legislation — and perhaps his reelection campaign — by siding with the court's liberal wing, he actually did it in spite of Obama, not because of him. Roberts' opened his opinion today by declaring, unequivocally, that the individual mandate — which requires people to buy insurance or pay a penalty — is not constitutional under the Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause. It's a direct shot at the Obama administration's defense of the law's constitutionality, which largely relied on those two clauses, which give Congress the power to regulate...
  • Obama May Be In Deep Trouble – With Chief Justice John Roberts

    05/23/2012 7:55:28 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 46 replies
    Patriot Army of America ^ | May 23, 2012 | Posted by luchadora41
    Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama’s major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used the venue of the State of the Union address early in the year to publicly flog the Court over its ruling that the First Amendment grants the right to various organizations to run political ads during the time of an election. The tongue-lashing...
  • Chief Justice Roberts Not Stepping Down Despite Report

    03/04/2010 11:56:48 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 107 replies · 4,721+ views
    FoxNews | 3/4/10
    Chief Justice John Roberts is not stepping down from the Supreme Court, despite a celebrity gossip report, a source very close to Roberts told Fox News. reported Thursday that Roberts, 55, would be resigning for personal reasons. But the source said the report is "completely untrue." There is "no medical issue, no issue at all," the source said, adding that there is not even a 1 percent chance that Roberts is considering resignation.
  • Roberts question

    03/16/2009 7:15:49 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 101 replies · 3,916+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | March 15, 2009
    A clip from the appearance by Chief Justice John Roberts at the University of Idaho on March 13. Roberts is being questioned about a case involving Barack Obama’s citizenship. Audio Clip
  • Urgent Plea from Dr. Orly Taitz regarding Obama's Illegal Activities

    03/15/2009 6:00:49 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 48 replies · 3,287+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms ^ | 03/15/2009 | Larry Walker Jr
    Written by: Dr. Orly TaitzDate: March 15, 2009www.defendourfreedoms.usThank you and let's keep working until Obama resigns or until he is removed.Thank you all for your beautiful, warm words of support. It really touched my heart to read some 160 comments that were posted so far. Thank you for your prayers. Those kept me safe so far and hopefully will keep me safe in the future. It is interesting that completely deranged Obama thugs are now posting messages on the blogs saying that the meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts never happened, and that Justice Roberts doesn't have Secret Service protection. It is...
  • Chief justice publicly accepts WND's eligibility petition (Obama)

    03/14/2009 11:22:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 77 replies · 5,115+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 14, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    A California attorney lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president confronted the chief justice yesterday with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the sitting president fulfills the Constitution's "natural-born citizen" clause. According to Orly Taitz, the attorney who confronted Chief Justice John Roberts at a lecture at the University of Idaho, the judge promised before the gathered crowd that he would, indeed, read and review the briefs and petition. "I addressed him in front of 800 people...
  • Chief Justice Denies Detainees' Request

    04/26/2007 3:48:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 921+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday denied a request to step in and prevent cases of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay from being thrown out of court. The Justice Department wants the U.S. District Court in Washington to dismiss all the detainee cases that challenge their indefinite detention. The department is seeking the dismissal following the Supreme Court's April 2 decision to stay out of the detainee issue for now. In their request, the detainees' lawyers said that unless the justices suspend their April 2 order, the district court will be free to grant the department's request, inflicting...
  • Roberts Hits Stevens Over Death Penalty

    04/26/2007 12:57:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies · 2,927+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/26/7 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Chief Justice John Roberts took his center seat for the first time in October 2005, John Paul Stevens, the court's senior justice, wished him "a long and happy career in our common calling." This week, Roberts had some words for Stevens, who turned 87 last week. And they were not nearly so kind. In a pointed dissent from decisions overturning death sentences for two Texas inmates, Roberts accused Stevens of engaging in revisionist history. Stevens, leading a five-justice majority, said Texas state courts should have set aside the death sentences because the Supreme Court had made...
  • Chief Justice Roberts: Activist Court Spells Disaster

    02/03/2007 2:47:01 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3 February 2007
    CHICAGO - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday told students and faculty at the Northwestern University School of Law that he believes the high court functions best when justices focus narrowly on the case at hand. Justices run great risks when they go beyond the specifics of the case and attempt to set public policy, said Roberts, a strict constructionist confirmed in his post in September 2005. "Judges should act like judges, not like statesmen," Roberts said in response to a student question following a lecture at the university. The talk concluded the first of Roberts' two days...
  • Chief Justice Says His Goal Is More Consensus on Court

    05/22/2006 12:27:13 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2006
    WASHINGTON, May 21 (AP) — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Sunday that he was seeking greater consensus on the Supreme Court, adding that more consensus would be likely if controversial issues could be decided on the "narrowest possible grounds." In a 15-minute address to Georgetown University law graduates, Chief Justice Roberts, 51, sketched a vision for leading a court sharply divided on issues like abortion, the death penalty and gay rights. "If it is not necessary to decide more to a case, then in my view it is necessary not to decide more to a case," Chief Justice...
  • In the Roberts Court, More Room for Argument

    05/03/2006 6:24:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,192+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2006 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    WASHINGTON, May 2 — This is the week that the Supreme Court, done with its regular argument sessions, enters the stretch run. While it is too soon for substantive appraisals of the first year of the Roberts court, it is not too soon for stylistic observations about what is clearly, in the view of lawyers who have appeared there this term, a different court. "The tone has changed," Prof. Richard J. Lazarus of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he runs the Supreme Court Institute and teaches a course on Supreme Court advocacy, said on Tuesday. In common with every...