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Roberts, Leader of Supreme Courtís Conservative Majority, Fights Perception That It is Partisan
MSN NYTimes ^ | December 23, 2018

Posted on 12/23/2018 5:23:06 PM PST by SMGFan

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 most powerful chief justice in 80 years.

But all of that new power comes at a dangerous time for the court, whose legitimacy depends on the public perception that it is not a partisan institution. “We don’t work as Democrats or Republicans,” Chief Justice Roberts said in 2016, and he reiterated that position in an extraordinary rebuke of President Trump last month.

He seemed to underscore that point again on Friday, joining the court’s four-member liberal wing, all appointed by Democratic presidents, to reject a request from the Trump administration in a case that could upend decades of asylum policy. Earlier this month, he drew sharp criticism from three conservative colleagues for voting to deny review in two cases on efforts to stop payments to Planned Parenthood.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; US: New York
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Let us meet back here in 4 years and see who swung more Roberts, Kavanaugh , Gorsuch, who?
1 posted on 12/23/2018 5:23:06 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Roberts is dirty, IMHO.


2 posted on 12/23/2018 5:27:50 PM PST by ptsal
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To: SMGFan

“Roberts, Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority”

did anyone read past those seven words??


3 posted on 12/23/2018 5:30:27 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

When he starts ruling to restrict government power I well believe it.


4 posted on 12/23/2018 5:37:02 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: SMGFan

Roberts is conservative?


5 posted on 12/23/2018 5:37:38 PM PST by EdnaMode
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To: SMGFan

Not a partisan institution? The SCOTUS has ruled for the progressives for over a century. That’s why our country has gone to hell.


6 posted on 12/23/2018 5:38:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: God luvs America

I didn’t.


7 posted on 12/23/2018 5:39:03 PM PST by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: God luvs America

No, but once I saw “NYT” I knew it was gonna be pure 100 proof BULLSH*T FAKE ASS NEWS


8 posted on 12/23/2018 5:41:56 PM PST by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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Roberts, Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority

             

9 posted on 12/23/2018 5:45:22 PM PST by tomkat
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To: EdnaMode

overall the years his voting record shows he has voted with the 4 in the Conservative majority 5-4 ?


10 posted on 12/23/2018 5:47:17 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

LOL. That horse left the barn decades ago.


11 posted on 12/23/2018 5:49:46 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: SMGFan

Roberts hardly looks like any kind of conservative leader to me


12 posted on 12/23/2018 5:50:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity (¬ďPoliticians arent born, they¬íre excreted.¬Ē Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: SMGFan

And the other side isn’t???


13 posted on 12/23/2018 5:50:17 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Ruth Bader Ginsburg doctor is a taxidermist.)
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The author, Adam Liptak. Lawyer turned journ0list. Looks ten years older than his 58 years too; perhaps even 20 years older than he ought to look.


14 posted on 12/23/2018 5:53:08 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: EdnaMode

The man has serious health problems with epilepsy.


15 posted on 12/23/2018 5:53:09 PM PST by Fungi
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To: SMGFan

Being a Bush Amnesty RINO has nothing to do with partisanship.


16 posted on 12/23/2018 5:54:32 PM PST by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: SMGFan
....Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority


17 posted on 12/23/2018 6:05:24 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ptsal

Any justice that writes law from the bench needs to be tried and hanged for treason.


18 posted on 12/23/2018 6:05:34 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!)
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To: SMGFan

Where do they get such gutless wonders? The reason USSC justices have lifetime appointments is to insulate their decisions from public opinion. What is this guy afraid of?
That libs won’t like him?


19 posted on 12/23/2018 6:07:32 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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To: SMGFan

Real noble for a Chief Justice to ensure balance between constitutionalists and anti-constitutionalists. What a total puke.


20 posted on 12/23/2018 6:09:22 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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