07-02-2012, 06:02 PM
so Rush was talking about a story on CBS News - Roberts caved to political pressure, by left wing news
so now the chief justice can be bullied ......... :nomoney:
07-02-2012, 06:04 PM
CBS Confirms, Justice Roberts Caved To Political Pressure And Changed Obamacare Vote (http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2012/07/cbs-confirms-justice-roberts-caved-to.html)
By Susan Duclos
The reason Supreme Court Justices are given lifetime terms is to prevent public opinion or political pressure from influencing their vote. That was why I have largely ignored speculation since the Obamacare ruling which suggested Chief Justice John Roberts changed his vote in May from invalidating the individual mandate as unconstitutional to allowing it to survive as a tax.
No more ignoring it now that the Robert's flip has been confirmed in a 4 page CBS News report.
Quick summary from NRO:
As Daniel and Pat mention below, CBSí Jan Crawford is reporting that John Roberts switched his vote in the Obamacare case, much as Anthony Kennedy did in the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey abortion case. Crawford has come out with a more detailed report, whose key points include:
Anthony Kennedy took the lead, and was ďrelentless,Ē in trying to get Roberts to re-join the conservative bloc.
The conservatives found Robertsís reasoning so flawed that they refused to join, or even acknowledge, his opinion, even in the areas where they agreed (such as the limits to the Commerce Clause).
Robertsí change of heart was almost certain to have been driven by left-wing media anger around the possibility that the law would be overturned. Roberts reads the papers, and is very concerned about the Courtís image.
Roberts tried to lobby Kennedy to join him and leave the other conservatives, but Kennedy refused.
The conservative dissent was not originally written as a majority opinion, as some have speculated, but reads strangely because the conservatives refused to acknowledge Robertsís opinion.