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  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services (Roberts strikes again!)

    05/29/2020 9:56:22 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 108 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2020 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Chuck Schumer Threatens Gorsuch and Kavanaugh if They Uphold Pro-Life Law: “You Will Pay the Price”

    03/05/2020 12:15:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | March 4, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatened Trump-nominated Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday, telling them they will “pay the price” if they uphold a pro-life law from Louisiana that saves babies from abortion and protects women’s health. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price, Schumer yelled into the mic before a crowd of abortion supporters. “You won’t know what hit you if you go through with these awful decisions,” he added. Responding to the tirade, pro-life Sen. Ben Sasse tore into...
  • BREAKING: Trump Calls For ‘Serious’ Action To Be Taken Against Schumer For Threatening Justices

    03/04/2020 5:39:08 PM PST · by montag813 · 219 replies
    24News ^ | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen President Donald Trump responded to Democrat Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) threat against Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday by saying that “serious” and immediate action needed to be taken against Schumer. “This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer,” Trump tweeted. “If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW!” Trump’s remarks came after Schumer threatened the Supreme Court Justices earlier in the day while speaking at a far-left pro-abortion rally near the Supreme...
  • BREAKING: Chief Justice Roberts Condemns Chuck Schumer For Threatening Gorsuch and Kavanaugh

    03/04/2020 2:35:42 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 74 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/4/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Chief Justice John Roberts condemned Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a rare statement on Wednesday after the Senator threatened conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
  • 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...
  • Rand Paul Exposes the Coup Plotters in a Brilliant Floor Speech

    02/04/2020 11:48:48 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 111 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Late Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky delivered one of the great speeches in American history. In the course of just five minutes, Paul exposes the whistleblower who served as the catalyst for this impeachment scam, a coup dÂ’etat on American soil. He exposes the Chief Justice of the United States and Adam Schiff and several Schiff staffers as co-conspirators. And he exposes not one, but two Vindman brothers as also serving as willing co-conspirators in this coup attempt. This speech is brilliant for its content, its courage, its timing and its delivery. Below is a clip, and a...
  • Nolte: Let’s All Thank President John Roberts for Outing the Fake ‘Whistleblower’

    01/31/2020 7:05:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jan 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    We all owe Chief Justice John Roberts a big thank you for confirming the name of the phony, Deep State whistleblower who launched this stupid impeachment hoax. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella, a CIA analyst and raging partisan who falsely accused President Trump of impeachable crimes, who has a history of working with former Vice President Joe Biden, and who might have had his own agenda in wanting Biden’s corruption in Ukraine covered up… Yep, that’s him. After much speculation that Ciaramella is the guy, Roberts confirmed it Thursday through his unconstitutional act of commission. Justice Cuck...
  • Chief Justice Roberts rejects Democrats' effort to be roped into impeachment

    01/31/2020 6:09:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 31, 2020 | Stephen Dinan
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. rejected Democratic efforts to rope him into possibly playing an active role in the impeachment trial of President Trump, saying he will not cast any tie-breaking votes. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Democrats’ floor leader, had suggested the chief justice could break ties, pointing back to the trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868, where the chief justice at that time did cast votes to break two ties on procedural issues. Senators rebelled against that involvement, and Chief Justice Roberts said he didn’t consider those two “isolated episodes” to be sufficient precedent for him to...
  • Chief Justice Censors Senator [semi-satire]

    01/31/2020 4:18:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    At the impeachment trial of President Trump being conducted in the Senate, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court John Roberts refused to carry out his duty to read a question posed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken). Paul tried to ask what involvement Rep. Schiff's staff might have had with Obama Administration holdovers in efforts to oust Trump from office. Roberts, as had Schiff before him during the House impeachment investigation, said he "blocked the question because it might lead to the disclosure of the whistle blower's identity. The government often relies on confidential informants to build a case against...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • John Roberts blocks Rand Paul's question on whistleblower

    01/29/2020 6:30:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 29 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) attempt to ask about the whistleblower whose report helped spark the impeachment inquiry is running into a roadblock in the form of Chief Justice John Roberts. A source confirmed that Roberts has indicated he would not read a question from Paul regarding the whistleblower at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. The question from Paul is expected to name the individual. Because Roberts is responsible for reading the questions that would put him in the position of publicly outing the person on the Senate floor. Paul indicated to reporters after a closed-door Republican dinner that...
  • Democrats scale back language as Trump and GOP press ahead with attacks on Senate impeachment trial

    01/23/2020 5:23:01 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Jan 23, 2020 | Seung Min Kim, Elise Viebeck, Colby Itkowitz
    House Democrats charged with prosecuting the impeachment case against President Trump on Wednesday scaled back their fiery language following a rare scolding from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., as they began laying out their case for Trump’s removal from office for pressuring Ukraine to help him win reelection. But as Democrats softened their tone if not their message, Trump and his fellow Republicans dialed up their partisan rhetoric, with GOP senators largely ignoring Roberts’s admonition and leveling scathing attacks against the trial’s prosecutors.... The Republican barrage was led by Trump himself, who in Davos, Switzerland, called the top House...
  • 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...
  • Live: Senate to vote on USMCA trade agreement, formally present impeachment articles

    01/16/2020 8:37:40 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 53 replies
    Fox Business / Youtube stream ^ | January 16 | Staff
    Expected live at 11 a.m. ET: The Senate is expected to vote on the USMCA trade agreement. At noon, impeachment Managers, led by the House Sergeant at Arms, hold a procession ceremony.
  • FISA Court Appoints Obama-Era National Security Leader at DOJ to Review FBI Reforms

    01/10/2020 6:58:11 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2020 | Christina Laila
    Last month presiding FISA judge Rosemary Collyer announced she would be stepping down early due to ‘health issues.’ Chief Justice Roberts tapped Judge James Boasberg, an Obama appointee to replace Collyer. On Friday, Judge Boasberg announced in an order that he has appointed Obama-era national security leader at the DOJ David S. Kris as amicus counsel to review the reforms the FBI will be making to its FISA application process. This order was in response to the FBI abusing the FISA process after it obtained a total of four FISA warrants on Carter Page. The government had until Friday January...
  • Devin Nunes tells @dailycaller it is "shocking and inexplicable" that the FISA Court picked Obama's David Kris to oversee FBI's FISA reforms

    01/11/2020 8:59:46 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 38 replies ^ | 8:42 PM · Jan 11, 2020 | Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC
    Devin Nunes tells @dailycaller it is "shocking and inexplicable" that the FISA Court picked David Kris to oversee FBI's FISA reforms. Kris has been entirely dismissive of allegations that FBI misled the court to surveil Carter Page.