Chief Justice John Roberts seems to forget that justice delayed is justice denied

In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s majority opinion that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, Chief Justice John Roberts suggests that minority rights in this country should be withheld until most people find them acceptable. One shudders to think how long landmark court rulings in cases involving blacks, women and other minorities would have been delayed if Roberts’ attitude had prevailed all along. Roberts said this: Indeed, however heartened the proponents of same-sex marriage might be on this day, it is worth...

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This guy predicts that Chief Justice Roberts will be impeached — by history

The I-word — impeachment — is thrown around with reckless abandon these days, especially by right-wing types who have been bent on politically, if not literally, lynching Barack Obama from the day he moved into the White House. But historical impeachment, as opposed to the technical kind that falls within the jurisdiction of the U.S. House of Representatives, is another matter. It happens all the time. History is a hard-nosed  judge. It can even posthumously condemn a chief justice of the United States. Roger Taney of Dred Scott...

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Die-hard birthers: Impeach Chief Justice Roberts if he swears in Obama for a second term

Just when you thought these people had crawled back beneath their rock, they come up with something like THIS: The birther movement is now targeting Chief Justice John Roberts for impeachment if he swears in President Barack Obama for a second term later this month. Craige McMillan, a columnist for the conservative publication WND.com, wrote a piece last week asking Roberts to not swear Obama in, because, according to McMillan, Obama does not meet the Constitution’s definition of a natural born citizen. In the piece, McMillan claims...

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Drudge Report smears Chief Justice Roberts for taking medicine to control epileptic seizures

The Drudge Report, which sets the agenda for much of the right-wing noise machine, stooped to a new low today with THIS: In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of health care reform, the Drudge Report is smearing Chief Justice John Roberts over the possibility that he might use epilepsy medication and suggesting that it affected his judgment. Drudge linked to a Real Clear Politics post that contains a clip of right-wing radio host Michael Savage claiming that “if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the...

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When Chief Justice Roberts was a young lawyer, he favored radical court-stripping measures

In a post HERE yesterday, I criticized President Obama for his intemperate remarks about the “unelected” U.S. Supreme Court. My knock on the president made me uncomfortable in several respects, not the least of which is that it placed me in the company of conservatives whose umbrage at Obama’s remarks was as hypocritical as it was boundless.  Many of these same right-wingers have frequently been heard to whine about the “judicial activism” of “unelected” federal jurists. Ah, but here’s my chance...

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