Skip to comments.In rare rebuke, Chief Justice Roberts slams Trump for comment about 'Obama judge'
Posted on 11/21/2018 10:17:13 AM PST by Baynative
WASHINGTON Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump's description of a judge who ruled against Trump's new migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."
It's the first time that the leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against him.
Roberts said Wednesday the U.S. doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges." He commented in a statement released by the Supreme Court after a query by The Associated Press.
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By definition there is a distinction between "Judges" and "Justices". Justice is what should be delivered by the highest court after judges play their political and sometimes criminal games.
Donald Trump is absolutely right.
This coming from a man totally pwned by the Deep State.
That's bullshit, John, and you damned well know it.
Obamacare! SCOTUS re-interpreting law and creating language to fit a ruling!
You, sir, have no credibility to chastise another for being critical of the courts. Sit down & Shut up!
Justice Roberts was merely responding to a question, not taking the initiative to comment. What on earth else could he say?
Yes. It. Does.
Apparently the Chief Justice is delusional.
GREAT! Then NO Democrat should object to ANY Trump judiciary nominee!
After all, there's no such thing as a Trump Judge.
I know. And this guy is our *Supreme Court Justice*. GRR!
I have no problem with this statement. As long as the Democrats go along with it.
Or dishonest, either way it's scary.
It wasn’t a rebuke or a slam.
I don’t blame him for saying it considering his position. And what about the press who constantly identifies judges by who appointed them?
Everybody knows that on average, Republican and Democrat judges are different.
We should know by now. Fake News is what the Fake News industry does best.
Yet another reason this dishrag should have never been appointed.
He thinks Tigar isn’t an ideologue? Everyone in the California legal “elite” knows about Tigar’s radical daddy and his own nepotistic appointment. He’s nothing but an empty suit spouting Leftist slogans.
Yeah, we do. And we know who’s who.
So roberts remembers being threatened about his adopted children?
Robert’s us an azzhat.Start wishing for him to depart in unision so Trump can appoint a replacement.
John Roberts is wrong to say that we do not have partisan judges who put politics above the law because we assuredly do have this problem. Judges are people and some of those people, such as Roberts himself, are partisan hacks and a disgrace to the bench.
The video blackmail that the Derp State has on him must be horrific...
Let’s unpack what he said. Roberts himself was a Bush appointee but he operates about the same as a Clinton man would. Not as bad as Obama’s left wing activists but certainly not someone you’d call conservative. This is why I’ve always said to pump the brakes before celebrating Kavanaugh getting on. Yes, it’s good but Roberts will keep the leftward tilt of the court intact by being the new “swing vote” on everything that matters.
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