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  • Chief Justice John Roberts strikes out

    01/31/2020 8:00:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2020 | Ed Timperlake
    Chief Justice John Roberts doesn't seem to have the judicial acumen of a traffic court judge.  During the course of the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, Americans have now seen the chief justice have three historical strikes.  Consequently, the Senate should immediately vote to have case dismissed, against President Trump.  Our fairly elected president should be immediately acquitted of these most politically driven bogus charges in American constitutional history. Strike one by John Roberts is simple, based on the conduct of his presiding over the trial.  It is obvious that he has been over-the-top prejudiced against President Trump by not holding...
  • vanity: SCOTUS question - can a chief justice be "demoted"?

    01/19/2020 7:12:26 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 46 replies
    self | 1/19/20 | NewJerseyJoe
    In 2005, George W. Bush appointed John Roberts to SCOTUS and also designated him as the Chief Justice, replacing the recently deceased William Rehnquist in both roles. Question: either now, or when Trump replaces the next departed justice -- can Trump change who is the Chief Justice? Because the Constitution doesn't say anything about how a person is designated to be the chief, I'm wondering if Trump could say, at any time (this is an example): "I'm nominating Amy Barrett to replace Darth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts will become an Associate Justice, and I appoint Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice."...
  • Chief Justice Roberts now dragged into Democrat impeachment process

    11/22/2019 6:36:42 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2019 | Ed Timperlake
    The target of Democrat zealots in the House of Representatives lead by Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff is to impeach and remove President Donald Trump. Sadly for him the person they have a much higher probability of removing from his lofty perch is Chief Justice John Roberts. The famous cliché; the law of unintended consequences is fast approaching. ... Since the Constitution definitely states it must be the “Chief Justice” by title that presides over a Senate trail it can easily be understood and fully accepted that provision (b) of serving in government employment is not an ABA ethical disqualification....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

    12/15/2016 11:43:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution I’m not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges...
  • Abrahamson’s legal temper-tantrum cost taxpayers $150,000 (WI)

    08/24/2015 7:14:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-23-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Shirley Abrahamson’s legal fight to keep her job as the state Supreme Court’s chief justice has cost Wisconsin taxpayers $150,000. Abrahamson was the state’s top judge when Wisconsin voters in April approved a constitutional amendment allowing state Supreme Court justices to elect their chief, ending the state’s 126-year practice of determining the post on seniority alone. Later that month, the four conservative members of the seven-person court elected Justice Patience Roggensack as the court’s new chief justice. Abrahamson twice asked the federal district court to temporarily stop implementation of the amendment while her civil rights case proceeded....
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case

    07/31/2015 4:14:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-31-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit and declared Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment that forced Abrahamson out of her long-standing seat of power does indeed pass “constitutional muster.” U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson said he wasn’t persuaded by Abrahamson’s case. His ruling puts to rest the liberal justice’s claims that the amendment approved by Wisconsin voters in April unfairly led to her ouster as chief justice. “This court has been asked whether the immediate implementation of an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution concerning the structure of its court system...
  • Federal Court: Abrahamson Lied In Chief Justice Lawsuit

    07/07/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Media Trackers Wisconsin ^ | 6-18-15 | Brian Sikma
    A federal court has declared that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson lied about her personal knowledge of certain facts and misrepresented negotiations between her legal team and lawyers representing her fellow Supreme Court justices. “[T]he Abrahamson affidavit contains some statements that are not based on personal knowledge and that falsely portray the negotiation of the stipulated facts,” wrote Judge James Peterson in a June 10 decision striking portions of Abrahamson’s filing from the court record. Peterson was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama. Since April, when state voters ratified a constitutional amendment changing how...
  • David Limbaugh: Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    06/29/2015 4:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-sex marriage. I couldn't be more opposed to socialized medicine, which I believe is the endgame of Obamacare, and I am opposed to the societal sanctioning of same-sex marriage, but those are not my greatest concerns with these two rulings. In both cases, the court flouted the Constitution, the rule of law, the English language and the truth itself. People who appreciate the unique American system of government and those who value truth itself should...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • Supreme Court Caves on Obamacare Again

    06/25/2015 12:57:30 PM PDT · by rootin tootin · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/25/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court had an opportunity, with its ruling in King v. Burwell, to determine whether the United States is a nation of laws or of men. Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that we have devolved into the latter. Although the text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) clearly states that the government may issue subsidies only through insurance exchanges established by the states, Obama administration bureaucrats unilaterally rewrote that part of the law so that the IRS could dispense such premium assistance through “marketplaces” created by the federal government. The plaintiffs in...
  • Abrahamson asks appeals court to speed up its ruling in war for Supreme Court

    06/04/2015 6:51:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter -- Watchdog ^ | 6-4-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – It’s been a busy few weeks around the Wisconsin Supreme Court, if not actually inside the state’s top court. On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson asked a federal appeals court to, at least temporarily, give her back the job of chief justice, a position she lost in an April vote of her fellow justices. The next day, hoping to expedite her appeals case, Abrahamson asked U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson to hit the pause button on her underlying federal claim – that her civil rights were violated when Wisconsin voters changed the state constitution, which...
  • 3 justices apparently boycott swearing in of Marquette Law grads (WI)

    05/18/2015 3:20:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-18-15 | Patrick Marley
    Three Wisconsin Supreme Court justices skipped a ceremony Monday to swear in recent Marquette University Law School graduates, amid a bitter dispute over who should be in charge of the state's high court. It was the first time the court was to meet as a group since conservatives who control the court voted to make Patience Roggensack chief justice. Shirley Abrahamson, who had held the job for 19 years, has contended she remains chief justice and has sued over the issue in federal court in Madison. U.S. District Judge James Peterson, who is hearing that case, declined to issue an...
  • Patience Roggensack said there's no doubt she is chief justice

    05/05/2015 12:21:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-5-15 | Patrick Marley
    Patience Roggensack said Tuesday there is no doubt she is the Wisconsin Supreme Court's chief justice and that she didn't want to fight with any of her colleagues — in the process, taking jabs at how the court has been run. The justice told conservative WTMJ-AM (620) radio host Charlie Sykes she had been meeting with top court staff in recent days and planned to allow them and other justices to have more input than they have in the past. ~snip~ Roggensack did not respond to interview requests from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week and did not immediately respond...
  • Is John Roberts Drifting Left?

    05/02/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    TNR ^ | 05/02/2015 | By Brianne J. Gorod
    This has been a week of surprises from Chief Justice John Roberts. Wednesday he joined the Court’s more liberal members in a 5-4 decision in a significant First Amendment case. Tuesday at the argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality cases, he suggested that a ban on same-sex marriage might present a “straightforward question of sexual discrimination.” These superficially surprising moves support Roberts’s oft-repeated claim that he believes the Justices should decide cases based on the law, not politics. But as Roberts’s tenth term as Chief Justice comes to a close, the biggest tests of that claim are still...
  • Pat Roggensack is – or soon will be – chief justice; Shirley Abrahamson is not

    05/01/2015 7:13:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Shirley Abrahamson may be trying all she can to hold on to the reins of power, but the former state Supreme Court Justice doesn’t have the votes. On Wednesday, the four conservative members of the seven-person court took up a motion by Justice Michael Gableman to elect Justice Patience Roggensack as the court’s new chief justice. The legal reading is that Abrahamson’s nearly 20-year term as chief justice is over. “As of yesterday (there are) four votes in favor of the motion, all by email,” a source close to the court told Wisconsin Watchdog. The vote was...
  • Abrahamson’s attorney sits on board of Soros-supported judicial group (WI)

    04/16/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 4-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The Washington, D.C., attorney representing Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in her civil rights case against her peers serves on the board of directors of a George Soros-backed judicial group. Robert S. Peck is founder and president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, which bills itself as “among the most sought-after appellate litigators within the plaintiffs’ bar.” Abrahamson tapped the constitutional law expert to represent her in a civil rights case that aims to save her powerful chief justice position from a voter-backed, state constitutional amendment approved at the polls last week. The amendment allows...
  • Judge declines to immediately halt chief justice amendment (WI)

    04/10/2015 7:43:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-10-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— A federal judge declined Thursday to put an immediate halt on an amendment to the state constitution adopted by voters this week that would allow the members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to choose the chief justice. The job of chief justice has automatically gone to the most senior member of the Supreme Court for the last 126 years. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and her supporters sued to keep her position as the court's leader on Wednesday, a day after voters approved changing how the chief justice is selected. She argues the provision can't go into effect until her...
  • Courting Confusion

    04/02/2015 4:18:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Wailing that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is “dysfunctional” is a favorite tactic whenever Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s Liberal allies are trying to defeat a Conservative justice, so it’s revealing this week to see how desperate they are to preserve the status quo. As we’ve mentioned, there’s a referendum on next Tuesday’s spring election ballot. A “yes” vote would amend the Wisconsin Constitution so that the chief justice would be subject to election every two years by a vote of all seven sitting justices. This would replace the current system, in which the chief justice is whichever one has been on...