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  • Roberts The Mind Reader Joins Liberal Justices On The Census

    06/28/2019 9:14:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    Issues & Insights - Editorial ^ | 6-28-2019 | Thomas McArdle
    he Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 ruling on Department of Commerce v. New York is being characterized as nothing more serious than a temporary setback regarding President Trump’s wish to reinstate a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census; the administration is expected to whip up a new rationale that the high court won’t consider “contrived” and get the question in. Unfortunately it is far worse than that, and Chief Justice John Roberts is giving further sign that he is yet another unpleasant surprise in GOP appointments to the highest level of the Judicial Branch, following in the footsteps of David Souter...
  • Will Roberts Get Rolled on Census Case?

    06/17/2019 8:43:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 92 replies
    spector.org ^ | 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,...
  • MONTGOMERY, ‘THE HAMMER’ SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHISTLEBLOWER, BECAME THE DEEP STATE’S ENEMY NUMBER ONE

    05/24/2019 3:11:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 105 replies
    theamericanreport.org ^ | 5/22/2019 | mary fanning
    Remember, do not kill a mockingbird. When a whistleblower is singing for America’s protection, we embrace and celebrate him. Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office in 2015 that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as THE HAMMER, into a domestic surveillance system. Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people. Montgomery asserts that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used THE...
  • ‘We can’t confirm him,’ Pat Roberts warns of potential Kobach nomination for DHS

    04/09/2019 10:03:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 04/09/2019 | Bryan Lowrey
    One of the GOP senators from Kris Kobach’s home state said Tuesday that the Senate would not be able to confirm the Kansas Republican if President Donald Trump tapped him for a cabinet post. Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, has been mentioned as a potential candidate for an array of immigration-related positions after President Donald Trump pulled his nominee for the director of Immigration Customs Enforcement and announced the departure of his secretary of Homeland Security. But Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, doesn’t believe the Republican-controlled Senate could confirm his fellow Kansan, who has gained national notoriety for championing...
  • The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

    03/23/2019 5:02:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Joan Biskupic
    Chief Justice John Roberts arrived at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta on July 3, 2012, to teach a class on Supreme Court history. As he emerged from the back seat of a black sedan, he held his brown leather briefcase in front of him, almost as a shield. He wore a blue blazer, striped button-down shirt, and tan khakis. His clothes looked crisp, though his face was haggard. He was as exhausted and distressed as he had been in years. Roberts had left behind a storm in Washington over his opinion upholding President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul...
  • Book offers new details of Chief Justice Roberts negotiation with liberal justices to save ObamaCare

    03/22/2019 7:42:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/19 | Rachel Frazin
    A new book on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offers new details of his negotiation with liberal justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer to save ObamaCare ahead of the court's landmark ruling in 2012, according to excerpts released on CNN. In Joan Biskupic's "The Chief" which is scheduled to release next Thursday, she writes that Roberts originally opposed upholding the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that required people to buy insurance, and cast his initial vote to strike it down, but he did join the liberal justices in voting to uphold Medicaid expansion, according to the book. He later...
  • Chief Justice Roberts’ recent votes raise doubts about 'conservative revolution' on Supreme Court

    03/02/2019 2:59:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    Chief Justice John Roberts' recent votes aligning with the Supreme Court’s liberal wing have raised questions about whether a widely anticipated "conservative revolution" on the nation's highest court will materialize anytime soon. On Wednesday, Roberts sided with a 5-3 majority decision to send a case concerning a death row inmate back to a lower court. In February, Roberts was the key vote in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics. And in December, Roberts voted to block President Trump from rejecting asylum to any immigrants who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts sides with liberals in death penalty case

    02/27/2019 11:23:34 AM PST · by Magnatron · 68 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 27 February 2019 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court sent a case concerning a death row inmate, who claims he can no longer remember his crimes because of several strokes he had while in prison, back down to the lower courts to take a second look. The court had already stayed the inmate Vernon Madison's execution last January. In a 5-3 vote, Chief Justice John Roberts sided Wednesday with the liberals on the court in favor of Madison. Only eight justices had heard the case because Justice Brett Kavanaugh had not been confirmed by the time the case was argued.
  • Roberts joins Supreme Court's liberal wing in blocking Louisiana abortion law

    02/08/2019 7:37:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2019
    Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court's liberal wing on Thursday in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics, in the high court's first major ruling on abortion since the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The ruling comes as Roberts, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, has increasingly and deliberately sought to present the federal judiciary as nonpartisan, amid a flurry of attacks from progressive groups arguing that the Supreme Court's new conservative majority imperils the country. Last year, in a highly unusual statement, Roberts rebuked President Trump for criticizing...
  • Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

    02/07/2019 7:00:05 PM PST · by massmike · 183 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 02/07/2019 | AP
    The Supreme Court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices say by a 5-4 vote that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case. The four more conservative justices, including Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, would have allowed it to take effect. Kavanaugh wrote a dissent...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations

    01/08/2019 4:35:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 6 hours ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Walton’s phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy...
  • Pat Roberts’ retirement is a generational shift in Kansas politics. What comes next?

    01/06/2019 1:25:35 PM PST · by centurion316 · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jan 4, 2019 | Dave Helling
    Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas was pretty clear Friday in explaining his decision to forgo another campaign in 2020. “I just think it’s time,” he told reporters in Manhattan. He’s right about that, of course. Four decades in Washington is long enough. There’s a thin line between helpful experience and atrophy, and Roberts has approached it on more than one occasion. On Friday, Roberts pointed with pride to work on eight farm bills during his time in office. Eight? Do farmers really need that much help? Is there a better way to protect the food supply? Roberts isn’t the right...
  • The federal courts have shut down our ENTIRE government

    12/28/2018 9:28:56 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 53 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/27/2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    Amid the imbroglio over a partial furloughing of nonessential workers in a handful of federal departments, the political class has ignored that the government has already been shut down – in full and permanently. Individual district judges now control our national sovereignty, border policy, and every other political question. And now Chief Justice John Roberts has essentially barred the doors of the Supreme Court shut to any judicial redress of this judicial crisis One district judge said that children must be released. Then another one said parents must be released with the children. Then a district judge in D.C. said...
  • Roberts, Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority, Fights Perception That It is Partisan

    12/23/2018 5:23:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | December 23, 2018
    In his first 13 years on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s main challenge was trying to assemble five votes to move the court to the right though there were only four reliably conservatives justices. Now he faces a very different problem. With the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and his replacement by Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the chief justice has the votes he needs on issues like abortion, racial discrimination, religion and voting. At the same time, he has taken Justice Kennedy’s place as the swing vote at the court’s ideological center, making him the...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts Joins the Liberals to Block Trump Asylum Restriction in 5–4 Decision

    12/21/2018 2:13:06 PM PST · by DesScorp · 84 replies
    slate ^ | 21 Dec. 2018 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Friday, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices in a 5–4 decision to maintain the block on President Donald Trump’s new restrictions on asylum. Trump issued a proclamation in November prohibiting refugees from seeking asylum if they entered the United States without authorization. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar swiftly halted the policy, prompting Trump to dismiss him as an “Obama judge.” Chief Justice John Roberts then issued a rare rejoinder, telling the AP: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts Was An "Obama Judge"

    11/28/2018 10:14:13 AM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-28-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If the Kavanaugh hearings showed Chief Justice Roberts anything, it should have been that the notion that the Supreme Court is in a pristine bubble immune from political considerations and thoughts is false and has been at least since the days that the character assassins of Robert Bork made his name a verb in the dictionary his failed nomination left on the ash heap of history: The year was 1987. It was fall. It was November 11. It had been a tough year for President Ronald Reagan. Liberals were going bonkers with Iran-Contra as a hopeful tool to destroy a...
  • What about Your FISA Judges, Justice Roberts?

    11/26/2018 2:25:26 PM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    americanthinker ^ | November 26, 2018 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    As long as we are on the subject of whether there is such an animal as an "Obama judge," let us consider the judges who sit on the FISA court and issue warrants allowing surveillance of American citizens who are suspected foreign agents, essentially taking the uncontested word of the government. Their actions on behalf of one political campaign, colluding with a corrupt DOJ and FBI to target a political opponent, are not supposed to happen in a country based on the rule of law as administered by supposedly impartial judges. Empowered to safeguard our national security against foreign actors,...
  • Marc Thiessen: Chief Justice Roberts is wrong. We do have Obama judges and Trump judges.

    11/25/2018 6:24:57 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/ 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    For someone trying to demonstrate that the judiciary is not political, getting into a political fight with the president sure is a funny way to do it. ... Even Roberts's fellow justices know there is a difference. If there were no Obama judges or Trump judges, then why did Anthony Kennedy wait for Trump's election to announce his retirement? And why doesn't Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just retire now and let Trump nominate her replacement? Because they both want a president who would appoint a successor who shares their judicial philosophy. (And, lo and behold, Trump appointed a former Kennedy...
  • Eager to slam Trump, Schumer contradicts himself in support of Chief Justice Roberts, critics say

    11/24/2018 1:11:32 PM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was quickly mocked Friday after praising Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court for rebuking President Trump’s recent “Obama judges” comment -- while at the same time slamming Roberts’ “partisan decisions.” “I don’t agree very often with Chief Justice Roberts, especially his partisan decisions which seem highly political on Citizens United, Janus, and Shelby,” the Democrat wrote in a Twitter message. “But I am thankful today that he — almost alone among Republicans — stood up to President Trump and for an independent judiciary.” Critics on social media and elsewhere pointed out that...
  • Bennett on Trump-Chief Justice Spat: 'A Fight John Roberts Didn't Want to Pick'

    11/23/2018 9:02:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2019
    Bill Bennett appeared on "Fox & Friends" Friday to weigh in on President Trump's war of words with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, saying this is a fight Roberts should not have picked.