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  • Chief justice says pandemic teaches humility, compassion

    05/23/2020 10:40:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2020 | Mark Sherman
    Chief Justice John Roberts told graduating seniors at his son’s high school that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control” and he counseled the students to make their way with humility, compassion and courage in a world turned upside down. “Humility. The pandemic should teach us at least that,” Roberts said in a seven-minute video message posted Saturday on the website of the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut, where his son, Jack, is a senior. Roberts didn’t talk at all about the Supreme Court’s hefty load of high-profile cases that include disputes over President Donald Trump’s taxes,...
  • FREE REPUBLIC EXCLUSIVE: Justice Sotomayor slips up and says "WE are asking for his personal tax returns" in SCOTUS arguments on Trump tax case today

    05/12/2020 11:49:34 AM PDT · by nwrep · 72 replies
    C-SPAN AUDIO FROM SCOTUS ^ | May 12, 2020 | Supreme Court Audio+Transcript
    In the Supreme Court Oral Argument on Congressional Subpoenas for President Trump's Financial Records broadcast live, Justice Sonya Sotomayor slipped up and said "WE" are asking for his personal tax returns", while questioning President Trump's lawyer Patrick Strawbridge. Her use of "WE" instead of referring properly to the Congressional subpoena showed her true colors. Audio and transcript at 16:25 in the embedded video on the C-SPAN link.
  • SCOTUS/CJ John Roberts pauses order requiring Justice Department to turn over Mueller grand jury materials to Congress

    05/11/2020 6:50:45 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-8-2020 | Anthony Lionardi
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts paused a lower court order that would have forced the Justice Department to provide secret grand jury materials to Congress next week. On Friday, the high court granted a request from the Trump administration to pause an appeals court decision requiring the Justice Department to provide grand jury documents to the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee. The order, signed by Roberts, gave the congressional committee until May 18 to file its response. In the absence of the Supreme Court's order, the DOJ would have been required to give lawmakers on Monday secret grand jury materials...
  • YouTube removes clip of Rand Paul reading alleged name of Ukraine whistleblower on Senate floor

    02/13/2020 9:37:12 AM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/13/20 | Rashaan Ayesh
    Paul told Politico, "It is a chilling and disturbing day in America when giant web companies such as YouTube decide to censure speech. Now, even protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Senate floor, can be blocked from getting to the American people. This is dangerous and politically biased. Nowhere in my speech did I accuse anyone of being a whistleblower, nor do I know the whistleblower’s identity." YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said, "Videos, comments, and other forms of content that mention the leaked whistleblower’s name violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and will be removed from YouTube. We’ve...
  • Trump to Fox News Reporter: ‘Are You Working for CNN?’

    04/02/2020 9:27:17 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/02/2020 | Melanie Arter
    President Donald Trump lashed out at Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts on Wednesday, accusing him of working for CNN after Roberts mentioned that the president was accused of getting rid of the Pandemic Office in the National Security Council. Roberts was piggybacking off of another reporter’s question about whether Trump would take former Vice President Joe Biden’s call about the coronavirus.
  • Gregg Jarrett: Judge who attacked Chief Justice Roberts is a biased liberal flamethrower

    03/12/2020 8:48:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    A federal judge in Wisconsin is making headlines by trashing Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. This is likely what he wanted. The first thing you should know about U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman is that he is a zealous and habitual flamethrower. His latest diatribe, published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, was designed to shock with the incendiary title, “The Roberts Court’s Assault on Democracy.” Using the word “assault” was an invective guaranteed to conjure up images of criminal behavior, although that is nowhere in Adelman’s article....
  • Chuck Schumer Doubles Down: Why Didn’t Justice Roberts Call Out Trump For Criticizing Sotomayor And Ginsburg?

    03/05/2020 7:09:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2020 | AllahPundit
    A simple “I regret my poor decision to threaten two Supreme Court justices” would have worked fine here, but eh. NEW stmt from Schumer spox: “For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen Schumer said, while remaining silent when Pres Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor & Ginsberg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes.”— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 4, 2020 Let’s go in order. Schumer’s comments earlier weren’t a reference to “the political price Senate Republicans will pay” for confirming Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. It’s insulting to our collective...
  • Roberts signals he could side with liberals in Supreme Court abortion arguments

    03/04/2020 8:35:51 AM PST · by NRx · 168 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-04-2020 | Tucker Higgins
    Chief Justice John Roberts left open the possibility that he could side with the Supreme Court’s liberal wing during intensive, fact-based arguments on Wednesday in a high-profile abortion case. A vote with the court’s four liberal justices to strike down a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers would be a dramatic turnaround for the chief justice, who joined a dissenting opinion from the court’s decision upholding a similar law in Texas just four years ago. But Roberts suggested that he saw that decision as binding, which found that the Texas law had no medical benefits and placed an unconstitutional burden on...
  • The Supreme Court will consider Obamacare's constitutionality — and the outcome could bring 'total chaos'

    03/03/2020 7:51:23 AM PST · by John W · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 2, 2020 | Adriana Belmonte
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal case on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, that could potentially invalidate the entire law. On Dec. 15, 2018, a Texas judge ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate was unconstitutional. Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with the plaintiffs who argued that the lack of a penalty invalidated the “individual mandate” provision of the law, and if that part of the law was now invalid, then the whole law was. Democratic states and the House of Representatives appealed the decision, and the case made it all the way up to the...
  • Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case

    02/13/2020 4:40:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 13 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., issued a statement Thursday obtained by The Hill rejecting the notion that outside pressure will influence the court’s ruling on Roger Stone’s case. Judge Beryl A. Howell responded to President Trump’s attacks on Stone’s sentencing judge, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, assuring “public criticism or pressure is not a factor” in the court’s decision. Howell and Berman Jackson are both Obama appointees. SNIP Howell further underscored that judges do not take sentencing lightly and said that his colleagues take all aspects of the case into consideration when they make a decision....
  • Read The Question About Eric Ciaramella That Chief Justice John Roberts Refused To Read: You Decide Whether It Should Have Been Allowed

    01/31/2020 8:51:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/31/2020 | Kylee Zempel
    During the Senate impeachment trial Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts declined to read a question submitted by Sen. Rand Paul which included the name of Eric Ciaramella, the man RealClear Investigations has identified as the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. The Kentucky Republican submitted the question card, and after reading it, Roberts replied, “The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted.” Paul’s question did not use the term whistleblower or identify Ciaramella as the whistleblower. Senator @RandPaul sends question to the desk during Impeachment Trial.Chief Justice Roberts: "The presiding officer declines to read the question...
  • 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...
  • Democrats to ask Chief Justice Roberts to rule on witnesses amid fading hopes of winning vote

    01/31/2020 5:45:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 151 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 30, 2020 | By Stephanie Ebbs
    Democrats are increasingly looking to get Chief Justice John Roberts involved in the debate over witnesses in the impeachment trial as Republicans claim they have the votes to block testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and others. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has said he plans to introduce a motion on Friday that would call for Roberts to rule on subpoenas for witnesses, documents, and questions on executive privilege around the additional information Democrats’ want to bring into the impeachment trial. “No Republican can question the fairness of this approach- the Chief Justice oversees the highest court in...
  • Roberts visibly reacts to Warren's impeachment question about his 'legitimacy' without trial witnesses

    01/30/2020 11:15:16 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Chief Justice John Roberts seemed visibly irritated when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., formally asked a question during President Trump's impeachment trial Thursday that referenced him and questioned the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and Constitution in relation to the proceedings. In accordance with Senate rules, the chief justice of the United States must read aloud the questions posed by senators to the impeachment managers and the president's counsel. Roberts formally recognized Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, who then submitted her written question to a clerk. Roberts read her question from the card -- which referenced him.
  • Nadler appears to steal podium from Schiff in viral impeachment moment

    01/30/2020 11:17:24 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, may have been the leading House impeachment manager, but it was Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who got the last word in a comical moment that quickly went viral on social media. Wrapping up the second day of questioning by the Senate jurors, Chief Justice John Roberts called on the House managers to answer the final question of the evening. "Could you please respond to the answer just given by the president's counsel and provide any other comments the Senate would benefit from hearing before we adjourn for the evening?" Roberts read from the card.
  • Another Creature Rises Out of the Swamp—Chief Justice John Roberts

    01/30/2020 10:06:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 68 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/20 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, shifty Schiff seems to have found a new protector for his Whistleblower, one that brings new meaning to the term “snake in the grass”. Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts is back again heaping misery on a much beleaguered Republic. Not all Creatures of the Swamp come with pencil necks and shark fins. Roberts is one of the type who slither on their bellies—a veritable Snake in the Weeds kind.
  • Washington Post's Dana Milbank Blames Justice Roberts for Impeachment

    01/25/2020 8:38:08 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 24, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pass the salt and pepper. It appears that the Washington Post's Dana Milbank has written another column that he needs to eat. This time it is a column chock full of abusurdity so it will probably be harder to digest than during Milbank's previous column dining experience. The premise of Milbank's column on Thursday is that the real reason why we are currently experiencing an impeachment process is not due to the Democrats' urge to impeach from the moment President Trump was elected in 2016. No, according to Milbank the true impeachment culprit is..... Chief Justice John Roberts. I kid you not....
  • Washington Post Blames Chief Justice John Roberts For the "Impeachment Mess"

    01/24/2020 11:52:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/24/2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    Who is to blame for the impeachment of President Trump? It has to be either Trump or the House that impeached him. Or maybe a combination of the two.But the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank claims that, somehow, the “mess” is Chief Justice Roberts’s fault. Milbank is the Post’s clown prince. He’ll say anything, usually with as much snark as he can muster, to try to score a point against one of his boogeymen — a class that includes anyone who stands against his leftism.In this case, Milbank has outdone himself.Why is the U.S. Chief Justice responsible for the impeachment mess?...
  • Oops: Nadler's Senate Tirade Had Opposite Effect on Key Swing Vote Senator (Murkowski)

    01/23/2020 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/23/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sometimes when prosecutors appeal to jurors to do their duty, it works. Other times, it backfires. For impeachment manager Jerry Nadler, it went up in flames. It turns out his condemnation of the senators during the Trump impeachment trial didn't just earn him an admonition from Chief Justice John Roberts. It may have cost him a swing vote. During his remarks in the Senate on Tuesday night, Nadler alleged that any senator who voted against a measure to allow additional witnesses was guilty of a White House "cover up." It was an incendiary and outrageous claim that was soundly rejected...
  • Chief Justice Roberts admonishes both sides at Senate impeachment trial, after marathon session erupts into shouting match

    01/21/2020 11:03:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21 2020 | Gregg Re
    A marathon first day in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump erupted into a shouting match well after midnight early Wednesday morning, as Trump's legal team unloaded on Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. -- in an exchange that prompted a bleary-eyed Chief Justice John Roberts to sternly admonish both sides for misconduct in the chamber. Nadler began the historic spat by speaking in support of the eighth amendment of the day proposed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, after each of Schumer's previous attempted alterations to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's rules were rejected by a united...