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  • Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday

    10/27/2020 3:45:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/20 | Justine Coleman
    Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath to Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday following her confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday evening. The Supreme Court announced that Roberts will give the judicial oath to Barrett in a private ceremony Tuesday after she was officially confirmed by the Senate in a 52-48 vote. “Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court,” the Supreme Court release states. Barrett will be recognized in a formal ceremony at a special sitting of the Supreme Court “at a later date.” The...
  • We May Get a Conservative Chief Justice

    10/26/2020 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 126 replies
    WSJ Op-Ed ^ | James Taranto
    The chief justice is an especially potent swing voter, because he also has the power to assign authorship of the majority opinion, including to himself. That can help shape a decision’s scope and direction—usually, in Chief Justice Roberts’s case, by making it more tentative. If the chief justice is in dissent, however, the assignment power falls to the most senior associate justice in the majority. Clarence Thomas is now the most senior justice, so he will assign authorship any time he is in the majority and Chief Justice Roberts dissents. Justice Thomas is something of an anti-Roberts. His lone concurrences...
  • Roberts Sides with Liberals in Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail Battle

    10/19/2020 8:04:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/20 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Republican application to stay the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant the Democratic Party’s request to make several changes to mail-in voting that critics have decried as vulnerable to fraud. As Breitbart News reported last month, “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled … that ballots received three days after Election Day will still be counted — even if there is no evidence they were postmarked on time.” Republicans sought a stay. The Supreme Court, however, split 4-4 on the request, leaving the decision of the lower court in place. Chief Justice John Roberts...
  • Supreme Court Denies Republican Challenge to Mail-in Ballot Extension in Pennsylvania

    10/19/2020 4:35:11 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/2020 | Fox
    Judge Roberts casts deciding vote against Republicans. Pennsylvania ballots will be counted for an additional 3 days past 11/3/20.
  • Senator Cruz says Chief Justice John Roberts 'despises Donald Trump'

    10/05/2020 11:39:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | Updated: October 5, 2020 - 12:36pm | By Sophie Mann
    "I think it is personal," the Texas senator said about Justice John Roberts' motivation to turn away from the conservative movement with his court decisions........ Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz says Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts "despises Donald Trump," which accounts for a number of the decisions he had made from the top seat on the high court in recent years. In an appearance on David Brody's recently launched show "The Water Cooler," Senator Cruz, an attorney and author of the new book "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History," told the host that...
  • FOX News' John Roberts LOSES IT: Angrily Attacks Critics After Pestering Trump Over 'White Supremacy' (Video)

    10/01/2020 12:13:40 PM PDT · by montag813 · 99 replies
    24News ^ | 10-01-2020 | Ron Kersten
    by Ron Kersten Many FoxNews viewers were not pleased when the (formerly) "fair and balanced" network hired liberal hack reporter John Roberts from CBS News. And today they were vindicated when Roberts erupted -- ON AIR -- against critics who rightfully slammed him for joining the media's ridiculous attacks against Trump over the non-existent "white supremacy" of the Proud Boys. Here's Roberts parroting the media's new attack line against Trump, endlessly demanding denunciations, despite repeated reminders of exactly that from his Press Secretary: Roberts was immediately SLAMMED by FoxNews viewers and conservative pundits for his tantrum, and he couldn't...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts: RBG was a <strikeout>Rock Star</strikout> Racist

    09/24/2020 7:23:21 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 30 replies
    Freep ^ | 09-24-2020 | CharlesOConnell
    "It was said that Ruth wanted to be an opera virtuoso but became a rock star instead," Chief Justice John Roberts eulogized. "She found her stage right behind me, in our courtroom."              "Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of."- United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quoted in Emily Bazelon, "The Place of Women on the Court", The New York Times Magazine, July 7, 2009
  • Oh My! Ghislaine Maxwell May Have Turned Over “Nude Videos Of Individuals”

    07/29/2020 2:11:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 143 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The saga of now-deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “fixer” Ghislaine Maxwell continues to grind on, generating headlines that the New York Post and the Daily Mail in the UK simply can’t resist. And let’s be honest… neither can many of the rest of us. The Daily Mail has uncovered (pun intended) yet another gem from the disgraced madam’s upcoming court proceedings. If the reports turn out to be accurate, the court now has videos of a very provocative, if not pornographic nature involving unnamed “individuals” who may have been with some of Epstein’s young victims. And until some names are attached...
  • Conservatives blast Supreme Court ruling (capping attendance at Nevada churches): Roberts has 'abandoned his oath'

    07/25/2020 6:38:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Conservative lawmakers blasted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after he sided with the court's liberal justices in a 5-4 decision Friday that rejected a Nevada church’s request to block the state government from enforcing a cap on attendance at religious services. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted early Saturday morning that Roberts had "abandoned his oath." "What happened to that judge?" tweeted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). "Freedom of religion is our first freedom. Yet SCOTUS has ruled that casinos can host hundreds of gamblers, while churches cannot welcome their full congregations. Justice Roberts once again got it wrong, shamefully closing...
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns down church challenge to Nevada pandemic rules

    07/25/2020 4:47:12 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 24, 2020 | Jan Wolfe
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to lift a 50-person limit on religious services adopted by Nevada's Democratic governor in response to the coronavirus pandemic. By a 5-4 vote, the justices denied a request by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in rural Nevada for an interim order that would have allowed it to host services for about 90 congregants. Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, voted with the court's four liberal members.
  • What Ghislaine Maxwell knows

    07/03/2020 8:11:25 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 104 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2020 | Tiana Lowe
    ...That sound you hear is that of princes, politicians, and international party girls and playboys all shaking in their boots with the realization that a woman with everything to gain and nothing left to lose is in the custody of prosecutors who would love to hear her secrets. Maxwell spent decades as Epstein's girlfriend slash partner in crime. She stands accused of orchestrating the procurement of children to rape and traffic to their famous friends. A comprehensive case detailing what exactly Maxwell knows would probably require a book, not a news item, but it's worth evaluating just what she was...
  • Relax, Conservatives, John Roberts Will Never Let You Down (Satire)

    07/02/2020 5:07:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-1-2020 | KYLE SMITH
    Some of you have pointed out that when I joined the liberals to save Obamacare eight years ago by declaring that the penalty for not complying with the individual mandate was a tax, I not only disagreed with the people who wrote the law but switched sides at the last minute. It wounded me when some of you described this as "chickening out." I prefer to think of it as "alternative courage." As I said at the time, "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices," even constitutionally dodgy ones. You vote...
  • One Man’s Supreme Court [Justice Roberts]

    06/30/2020 7:09:27 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 30, 2020 | The Editorial Board
    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that a state can’t even require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital. And the logic of the concurring opinion from Chief Justice John Roberts, who provided the fifth vote, suggests not even de minimis regulation of abortion will survive his Court’s scrutiny. Here’s the stunner: Four years ago a different Court majority overturned a similar Texas statute, with then Justice Anthony Kennedy joining the four liberals. Chief Justice Roberts dissented in that case. Yet on Monday the Chief joined the liberals, citing his duty to follow precedent. As the dissenters point...
  • Supreme Court Holds 5-4 That State School Voucher Programs Can't Exclude Religious Schools

    06/30/2020 7:40:09 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 39 replies
    Supreme Court of the United States ^ | June 30, 2020 | Chief Justice Roberts
    Held: The application of the no-aid provision discriminated against reli-gious schools and the families whose children attend or hope to attendthem in violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the Federal Constitution. Pp. 6–22.
  • John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court to block controversial Louisiana abortion law

    06/29/2020 10:20:37 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:40 PM ET, Mon June 29, 2020 | By Ariane de Vogue, Devan Cole and Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices on the Supreme Court on Monday to block a controversial Louisiana abortion law that critics said would have closed nearly every clinic in the state. The 5-4 ruling is a win for supporters of abortion rights who argued that the law was not medically necessary and amounted to a veiled attempt to restrict abortion. The law barred doctors from performing the procedure unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The majority opinion was penned by Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote that the majority "consequently hold that the Louisiana...
  • Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

    06/29/2020 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/29/20 | Pete Williams
    The measure would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of a clinic. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court. The 5-4 decision in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the courts liberal justices struck down a law passed by Louisiana's legislature in 2014 that required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Its enforcement had been blocked by a protracted legal battle. Two Louisiana doctors...
  • Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions, with Roberts joining liberals

    06/29/2020 7:59:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/29/2020 | cassidy morrison
    00:00 01:16 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of protecting abortion rights in the case June v. Russo Monday. The court's opinion, led by Justice Stephen Breyer, "found that conditions on admitting privileges common to hospitals throughout the State have made and will continue to make it impossible for abortion providers to obtain conforming privileges for reasons that have nothing to do with the State’s asserted interests in promoting women’s health and safety." The case, June Medical Services v. Russo, called into question the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that mandated abortion clinics have admitting privileges in hospitals within a...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Rules (Roberts the Traitor does it again!)

    06/29/2020 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 65 replies
    Supreme Court of the United States ^ | June 29, 2020 | SCOTUS
    5-4 vote. The split you expect.
  • Supreme Court Overrules Trump on DACA [semi-satire]

    06/22/2020 11:00:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 June 2020 | John Semmens
    In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that President Trump cannot undo President Obama's executive order awarding privileges to individuals illegally brought into this country by their parents. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts explained that "while President Obama had no legal authority to issue the original DACA decree, it can't be undone without doing immeasurable harm to those who came to rely upon it. It is kind of like 'squatters' rights' where a person illegally takes possession of someone else's land, but evades detection and eviction for a period of time sufficient to earn a...
  • 7 Times John Roberts Was A Leftist Hack

    06/21/2020 8:28:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    thefederalist ^ | JUNE 19, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    John Roberts is a politician — a politician who consistently makes laws, inconsistently applies the Constitution, and can't be voted out of office. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Unelected leftist politicians in robes with lifetime tenure. Turns out, the Supreme Court is a joke, and the punchline is Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts has quite the track record of leftist judicial activism. It’s about time we call a spade a spade — or in this case, call a hack a hack. 1. Supported Unconstitutional Obamacare From the moment then-President Barack Obama signed into law the infamous Affordable Care Act, the mess...